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I've got a couple new Circle B Kitchen features that I'm pretty excited to tell you about!  Firstly, I've started a new series on my Matters and Musings page dealing with quick and easy dinner prep.  We all have those nights when it seems that there just isn't time to get dinner together or we just don't feel like cooking and I've got some nifty ideas and recipes for you on that subject.  I’ll be posting something new as often as I can, so check it out!!  The other change is a little more subtle, but still pretty awesome.  At least I think so.  

Here's the thing... sometimes reading through a recipe to figure out what you're supposed to do and when you’re supposed to do it can be a huge pain, especially if you're in a hurry or time is limited.  And the truth is that in the restaurant world, recipes are not laid out the way they are for home cooks, so I've added a feature that sort of mimics how things are often done in restaurant kitchens, which is to add a section to each recipe after the ingredients list called "prep".  In that section, I will list each step to take to get everything prepped and ready before you ever start the actual cooking.  It's sort of based on the whole "mis en place" theory, which truly does make cooking faster and easier.  I hope you find both of these helpful in getting dinner on the table quickly, easily and with a lot less hassle.

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Pasta 101

One of the many perks of grandparent-hood is getting to have grandchildren :D.  I would not want to be a grandparent without them, and mine happen to be super awesome. 

So one day last week, my granddaughter, Leah, and I decided to spend the day together, and we also thought it would be most fun to make some pasta and turn it into raviolis.  So that’s what we did and we were right… it was great fun.   Leah is 8 and a very creative, ingenious child, so it was no surprise that she turned out to be a superior pasta-maker.

First we made the dough...

Then we made the stuffing (4-cheese) and made our raviolis....


 Then we ate them...

And we decided that making pasta is really fun and quite delicious.


Printable Recipe for 4-cheese Ravioli

Reader Comments (3)

She is sooooooooooo cute! You are such a wonderful grandma!

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhenrywoodman

I'm too excited about cooking for crismus to work, so here I am looking at pasta recipes. These ravioli may be on the top of the list for our dinner! Leah is just way too cute :)

December 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCousin Katie

hello I think you respice is great

November 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermu

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