I LOVE fall. I love the apples, the squash, the pumpkins, and the cooler temperatures. After a busy day out, we headed home and fired up the BBQ. My husband was in charge of looking after the steak and I was in charge of the side dish. My daughter asked what we were having with the steak, and I told her it was a surprise. I had come across a recipe for "homemade pumpkin pasta" and I was eager to try it. The recipe promised to be easy so I thought I'd give it a try. SO glad I did!
Just to be clear, I've never made homemade fettuccine pasta before. The closest I've come to making pasta is Gnocchi and Perogies, Although I didn't have a lot of time and it might not have worked out, I couldn't resist the idea of bringing two ingredients together to make pasta, and pumpkin pasta at that. Honestly, it was as easy as the recipe promised. It came together with ease, wasn't hard to roll out and was easy to slice with a pizza cutter.
The simple sage brown butter sauce paired perfectly with the steak. There was little conversation over dinner as we all enjoyed the flavours. Everyone loved the pasta, For a first go, I was happy with it. Next time I would roll it out even thinner and I'd make the strips a little more narrow. All in all it was homemade, easy, delicious, and "pumpkin"! The perfect side dish for fall.
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Fettuccine with Sage Butter
Recipe credit to Wholefully
This piccata is a no fail dish that is guaranteed to dazzle every palate. Every time I've made this dish it comes out a winner. The chicken will practically melt in your mouth and the combination of the garlic, lemon, parmesan and zing from the capers leaves you wanting more. The creamy twist on this piccata produces a subtle lemon flavour. It's absolutely divine over spaghettini.
My daughter, Jessica was turning 20 and requested this meal for her birthday dinner. I'd made it a couple of times and we fell in love with the flavours, so when she put in her request, I was a meal just for the girls, I probably would have stuck with just making the gnudi, but I had a man in the mix so I decided to complement the dish with a beautiful sage and garlic marinated pork tenderloin.
It might sound extravagant but it's not. If you have a blender you'll be able to whip this up easily for an amazing weeknight dinner. I modified the recipe based on two recipes I found on Pinterest; Veggie Alfredo Lasagna and Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce. I made it for my daughter and her husband and didn't get to try it myself, but they said it was delicious and encouraged me to make it again. I will, perhaps you will too.
I love to share recipes with friends especially when I know it is a guaranteed winner and easy to prepare. Recently I shared the never fail, packed with flavour, oh so easy to prepare meal One Pot Salmon Coconut Curry Pasta (credit and thanks to The Culinary Tribune) with my dear friend and colleague, Marlene. I hadn't heard back from her and forgot about it until I saw her post on Facebook.
All things cooking, from simple and clean to gourmet and exotic (and everything in between) have been my passion for over 30 years. Since discovering Pinterest, I pretty much exclusively cook from the recipes I PIN. My saying is, "if you can PIN it, you can cook it". I love to PIN recipes and I love to cook. I thought, why not blog the recipes I make from my Pinterest food boards. I'm the self-declared, Pincook.