Happy International Pasta Day!

Updated: Oct 26


Pasta. Is there anyone who doesn't love pasta? I've never met anyone. Can these people possibly exist? I'm voting no.

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Most people love it. We feed it to babies and not only do they enjoy it, we often get a good laugh. It's worth the mess. My son once fell asleep in a bowl of spaghetti.

People of all ages enjoy pasta. Even our furry friends indulge. How could they resist, it's just too delicious.

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Homemade Gluten Free Butternut Squash Ravioli


There are so many ways to make pasta and so many sauces to top it with. One of my favorites is making homemade pasta dough, my hands hard at work kneading, rolling and shaping. I used to help my maternal grandma make homemade ravioli from when I was a small child.. (see How My Ancestors Fed Large Families During The Depression And Then The War Years)

Pasta enhances many meals and added to soups is both filling and delicious. I love to break up spaghetti and add it to lentil soup. I add elbows to vegetable soup and penne to red vegetable soup. On a really cold day, nothing beats a tasty lasagna soup to warm the heart and soul. Visit my Soup category for amazing soups for the coming winter months.

Speaking of lasagna, I make it so many different ways. Traditional is always delicious. If I'm in a hurry, crockpot lasagna is quick and easy and then there's a delicious, nutritious vegetable lasagna

It wouldn't be Sunday in an Italian family if a big Sunday dinner wasn't served and the whole family didn't come over. When I was a kid, we went to my paternal grandparent's every Sunday. Now, the family gathers at my parents' house.

Mom's Macaroni With Cauliflower and Shrimp is always a hit! If you love shellfish, this recipe is for you!

One of my family's favorite meals is Pasta Primavera - loaded with veggies and so colorful and appetizing. Please visit my YouTube Channel, subscribe, hit the bell for notifications so you don't miss any new videos and give a thumbs up to the videos you like. Feel free to share and comment/ask questions. Check out my YouTube Playlist - Baked Goods.

Holidays ALWAYS have at least one pasta dish, especially on Christmas Eve. Read all about the Fettuccini Alfredo superstition in my post Fettuccini Alfredo - Can Easily Be Made Gluten Free.

In honor of International Pasta day, I had leftover pasta with leftover eggplant parmigiana for lunch.


Happy International Pasta Day. What's your favorite pasta?

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