Pasta

So here’s the deal. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to find fresh seafood in Colorado. Actually, I take that back. You can of course find fresh seafood, but you will have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Unless it comes from a nearby lake or maybe, perhaps a surplus of fish from the …

…and it wasn’t a complete failure! Woohoo! Zach and I have yet to delve into buying a pasta machine. Sure we could go out and get the hand-cranked version. It’s cheaper, authentic, and looks pretty cool attached to the counter too. However, we have a great industrial strength stand mixer that has an attachment for …

Do you ever just crave “summertime” food? I know that I do. I love everything about the winter: the food, the snow, the outdoor fun and the cold, but I do enjoy a summertime meal every once in a while. One meal that just screams “summertime” is a cold pasta salad and barbecue chicken. Zach …

This is what I like to call a “play” on spaghetti and meatballs in a soup form. This wasn’t what I was going for originally. I was actually going for a thinner based soup (almost brothy-like), but it came out much thicker than I originally had hoped. I don’t hate it though. It actually came …

So for Christmas, I bought Zach some really cool bags of pasta. I actually found them at Homegoods! Surprise! Homegoods is so amazing sometimes, don’t you think? Actually, it’s amazing all of the time. I could get lost and go broke all at the same time in that store. Well this pasta is equally as …

This pasta salad is your perfect picnic dish. Whether it’s just the two of you out for a hike in the woods, or it’s a family reunion, this salad will be a crowd pleaser. Zach and I took this on our trip back East. It travels easily, and because it’s meant to be cold, there’s …

We are always trying to find new and exciting ways to bring our herbs to life. When we moved to Colorado, we moved into a condo complex, so any chance of having a garden in the ground was slim. We did have a large patio though, so Zach and I decided to create a container …

Sometimes here at Cooking and Beer, we like to go beyond just pairing beer with food and just go right ahead and stick the beer in the recipe. Now, we do not recommend doing this with just any recipe (after all, I am sure that your grandmother would not appreciate getting served some beer pumpkin …

One of our favorite things to do is to combine ingredients that you normally would not put together. Last time we checked, the words ‘pasta’ and ‘cajun’ normally do not lie in the same sentence or recipe. However, the richness of the Cajun jambalaya mixture pairs quite well with a wide noodle (like fettuccine). The …