Wow. It’s been a long time between regular posts here at my little corner of the food blog world. Many apologies – between work and life in general, there just hasn’t been a lot of time for much blogging.

But that’s the beauty of a food blog – it’s always here waiting whenever you decide to return!

And I am returning with these delicious Ricotta Tortelloni from the May 2011 issue of Bon Appétit.

I wish I had a picture of the finished product, all smothered in butter and Parmigiano Reggiano. Alas, while I made these babies during the day, they were served at night and everyone was so eager to try them I wasn’t about to force guests to wait while I took pictures.

You’ll have to trust me. They were delicious. And for those of you that are intimidated of making pasta dough from scratch, this might be the recipe for you as it’s made in a stand mixer. Now I’m one for kneading pasta dough by hand as you simply cannot underestimate the deeply statisfying experience of plunging your hands into flour and egg and forming something out of that happy mess.

Having said that, it was pretty sweet to have a pasta dough come together in just a few minutes without getting flour everywhere.


The best part was forming these little babies. It was so much fun to stuff and fold and twist and pull.

This is my entry for this week’s edition of Magazine Mondays, a little event I started awhile back to help apply at least a modicum of control to the magazine piles threatening to take over every corner of the house.

It’s been many weeks since my last MM post and I have been remiss. Here’s to getting back on track!

Remember that anyone can take part in MM. All you have to do is e-mail me a link to a post on your blog featuring a recipe from a magazine or clipping. Here’s who’s joining me for this week’s edition:

Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor made Jamie Oliver’s Zucchini and Garlic from an issue of Food & Wine.

Valerie of Sex, Food, and Rock & Roll made Bacon and Leek Risotto with Poached Egg from the April 2011 issue of Bon Appétit.

Janet from The Taste Space made a Sesame, Edamame and Pea Shoot Salad inspired by the June 1994 issue of Gourmet.

Recipe Sleuth of Eye for a Recipe made Chicken Tagine with Artichoke Hearts and Peas from the March 2011 issue of Food & Wine; Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch from the March 2011 issue of Bon Appétit; and Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime from the March 2011 issue of Cook’s Illustrated .

Thanks to everyone who joined me for this edition of MM!

Have a great week, everyone!


Ricotta Tortelloni from the May 2011 issue of Bon Appétit.