Thursday, January 6, 2011

homemade noodles = adult play-doh

I have finally attempted to make home made pasta! As I was making the pasta  I kept thinking to myself even if this comes out terrible I wont be upset because making this stuff is a blast!
  When I was a kid I owned this play-do kit that you see pictured that had the ability to make spaghetti and making actual pasta strongly reminded me of playing with this toy.  After all I am still going through basically the same process only now it is so much better because I am an adult! And as an adult I get to use my baby, my love, my one and Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

Fun Fact!
Play-Doh has more ingredients than Egg Noodles do.

Play Dough via
~2 cups flour
~2 cups warm water
~1 cup salt
~2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
~1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
~food coloring (liquid, powder, or unsweetened drink mix)


Egg Noodles via The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles
2 cups all-purpose flour
3Large eggs, beaten

For my birthday my parents bought me the complete Kitchenaid pasta making kit! I have been totally stoked to use it and made sure to watch these super helpful videos that Kitchenaid posted featuring Peter Pasta (fyi I don't mean to be redundant but the words that are a different color like this one are a link). Much to my surprise my angel hair pasta noodles came out looking really good!  Fortunetly or unfortunetly my husband and I couldn't really tell much of a difference between my noodles and the ones in the box.  So next time I am going to make thicker noodles so that we can seriously taste the difference.  Here are some pictures to show you my pasta making skills!

Here you can see my pasta dough hanging out with my very lovely Red lady.  

The Play-doh phase
  When I finally put the pasta in the boiling water I swore it was going to fall apart
but it didn't!

I have a confession to make... I didn't make my own sauce!  I know this is a surprise but I knew it would take me soo long to make my own noodles that I didn't want to bother trying to make my own sauce too.  After all I'm not Super Woman! Also who can blame me when I am using this super delcious sauce from Trader Joes?  

                                     *Ta Da* 

This is what we had for dessert!  A cupcake bakery just opened down the street and we just had to try it!  They were HUGE and oh so yummy! 
P.S. If my husband and I had not gotten married yet Today we would have been dating 5 years!  I think I am in shock that I am old enough to be in a relationship for that long but  I feel so very blessed to have gotten to grow with him.
  I love you Robbie! Thank You for making me your bride. 


  1. I love the new look of your blog! Your noodles look fantastic, and there is nothing wrong with using jar pasta. It is better to take some help from store bought items, then to not cook at all.

  2. Nice work! I'm impressed... I am coveting that beautiful red mixer just a little bit right now ;) Also, that vodka sauce is pretty much amazing...

  3. Thanks guys! Im glad you guys both support me on the use of the jarred pasta.