Tuesday, February 15, 2011



I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from
followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month!

Sending a bunch of Prim Dried Carrots with some Dried Grass to a lucky FOLLOWER that has commented during February!
These will be perfect for your Spring Decor. Remember each new posting you comment on, will be another chance for you to win the Prim Dried Carrots & Dried Grass


This is your basic old fashioned recipe for egg noodles, just like grandma used to make! Try making them next time you prepare your favorite soup or stew. Don't forget that fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dried! You may use a dough hook attachment on your electric mixer or your hands to make the pasta dough.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter


In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the beaten egg, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8 inch thickness.
Allow to air dry before cutting
I hang mine on the back of the kitchen chairs to dry.
Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
To cook fresh pasta, in a large pot with boiling salted water cook until al dente.
Use with the Homemade Chicken Stock from yesterday’s post to make chicken noodle soup.


Mushrooms are high in Vitamin D! Choose firm, unblemished mushrooms with a tight underside (it is easiest to determine this when selecting mushrooms freely instead of in packaging).


1 ½ pounds mixed fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon coarse salt
9 ounces fresh or dried angel-hair pasta or linguine
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

Slice mushrooms into halves or quarters. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms and thyme, tossing until garlic begins to soften. Add broth and salt. Cover and simmer 7 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to warm pan. Stir in butter and parsley, tossing to combine. Divide pasta among 4 serving plates. Make a well in the center of pasta and fill with mushrooms. Drizzle mushroom cooking liquid over the top and season with black pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
Recipe from Relish


If you love the flavor of mushrooms, this pot roast is for you. Pancetta is “Italian bacon” and can be found in the deli section of the supermarket. Serve over premade polenta, found in chubs in the supermarket.


3 cups reduced-sodium beef broth, divided
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1 (3-pound) chuck roast
1 tablespoon chopped ham or pancetta
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 cups dry red wine
1 (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and crushed


Heat 1 cup beef broth. Add mushrooms and soak until softened.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook until brown on all sides. Transfer meat to a plate. Add ham, onion, carrot and celery to pan. Cook, stirring, until onions are golden.

Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf, sage, parsley, tomato paste and wine. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.

Add meat, tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, mushroom soaking liquid and remaining 2 cups of beef broth. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until meat is tender. Turn meat over halfway through cooking time.

Transfer meat to a cutting board. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with vegetables and juice.
Recipe from Relish


BumbleBeeLane said...

Is the egg noodle recipe the thick noodle that they use in homemade slippery potpie? I used to have a friend who made homemade chicken potpie with the thick square noodles and have wanted the recipe for years.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Another awesome recipe! I love the mushrooms and pasta and the Italian Roast but the noodles--that one is the bomb! I need a go-to noodle recipe!

jderouin55 said...

noodles only cost 99 cents maybe when I retire

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You always post such yummy recipes, I need to wipe the drool off the keyboard, now.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Domestic Goddess said...

I make homemade pasta all the time for chicken pot pie and other soups. My kids really like to help crank the pasta machine and watch how the lump of dough changes until it's thin enough to cut.
I also wanted to let you know we have been making the vinegar cake several times as it is so easy to toss together when people call to visit.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

Deb Riddell said...

Well, I for one have never made homemade noodles but think I'll have to give it a try now! Thanks so much for this recipe Sue! Deb