Homemade Pasta Anyone?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

We are in a lockdown ice situation here in North Texas. What's a girl gonna do when she has time to kill? Well, why not try out that new pasta machine your husband gave you for Christmas? Why not?

I gathered my ingredients, prepared my area, and made my plan. First, I needed to research several homemade pasta recipes. And as you can imagine, there are plenty to be found. I found a site that I really like called Love & Lemons. The site has great visuals and videos.

I have always loved fresh pasta so I am finally taking the plunge to give it a try. There is nothing like good, fresh food in any form and I am looking forward to this attempt. This should be interesting.

I am currently in the "resting the dough" phase. I will chronicle the next phase and final product. Keeping my fingers crossed for some yummy, fresh pasta! Viva la Pasta!

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Comments (20)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  Bill

Feb 02, 2023 01:37 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is at least 1 thing to do when you can't get out. My wife used to make her own pasts, but now it's much easier to go out and no one has to clean

Feb 02, 2023 01:51 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hey, thank you, Bill Salvatore - East Valley. Staying home today and enjoying an ice day.

Feb 02, 2023 01:57 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I get it, Ed Silva but, in our little town, we have to make our way into Fort Worth to find some good, authentic fresh Italian food. 

Feb 02, 2023 01:58 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Oh, Yes, Please.  Home-made pasta with a homemade sauce ... what is not to like about that?  It will turn out perfectly.  How could it not with you behind the dough?

Feb 02, 2023 02:01 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

It was sensational Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist if I do say so myself. Fresh pasta makes all the difference.

Feb 02, 2023 02:50 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paula.
What fun, trying your new pasta machine.

Feb 02, 2023 04:43 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Yes, Carol Williams and, it was so much easier than I could have imagined.

Feb 02, 2023 06:06 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Do you deliver? 😉

My dad and I made pasta for the first time last year.  He pulled out his pasta maker and opened the box he bought it in for the first time.  It was over 10 years old! 

It ended up being fun to make and it was very good.  It sounds like you had a good experience making yours too.  Congratulations!

Feb 02, 2023 06:23 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hey, Ray Henson - I didn't wait 10 years - only over a month. It really was so much fun.

Feb 02, 2023 06:24 PM
Ray Henson

I agree.  It is fun to make.  I need to get my dad to get his machine out once again. 

Feb 02, 2023 07:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paula- we have a pasta machine and Larry makes homemade fettuccini and ravioli. You can really taste the difference!!!

Feb 02, 2023 08:02 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald thank you for sharing delicious homemade pasta.

Feb 02, 2023 08:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Paul,

I love home made pasta and we made it in a small cooking class in Florence Italy. Loved it!! I just got my power back after 24 hours with none from our ice storm.....I would have loved to have been able to cook something! Anything!

Feb 02, 2023 09:10 PM
Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information and a time to try out the new pasta machine, Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 03, 2023 02:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paula... I love pasta anything! Looking forward to hearing how your pasta making adventure came out.

Feb 03, 2023 05:34 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There are few things as wonderful as homemade pasta.  I have a pasta machine like the one pictured.  I must admit I've only used it once.  Shame on me.

Feb 03, 2023 09:14 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Myrl Jeffcoat you should consider getting it back out. The pasta was fantastic.

Feb 03, 2023 01:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH my gosh, what a fun idea, Paula! One of my BFFs is Italian and she makes homemade pasta that is out of this world. Since we've dined with them over the years, I've wished for a pasta maker! Kudos to your hubby for giving you something to do during the Ice Lockout. Can't wait to see the results...

Feb 06, 2023 05:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Paula, for sharing your cooking adventures.

Chef Dolores is still in rehab after her hip replacement and I miss her pasta dishes.

Feb 07, 2023 06:06 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Sounds like the perfect thing to occupy during lockdown. Any photos of the finished product?!

Feb 07, 2023 08:36 AM