Going Down Memory Lane-Making Homemade Pasta

Today I decided to make homemade pasta; something I haven’t done in a long time! My husband pulled out the pasta machine as I collected the ingredients. I thought of my grandmothers as they both loved to cook. My Mema used to make homemade pasta and short bread while my Italian Grandma cooks most things from scratch . Most of my family has Italian blood and it shows.

When I was a kid she could make peas taste amazing and breaded chicken so moist and juicy. Now as a mom, I desire to try to be like her in my cooking. She has always encouraged me to eat good food and that it’s always important. I remember one time one of my relatives asked me if I wanted some toast and I told her “honey, you don’t need to ask cause I bet ya she’s already made me one.” Sure enough, I walk in and she says in her cute accent “I made you some toast.” My grandma is the true image of an Italian grandma.

I can’t tell you how much I miss her cooking so much and how much I miss her. She always smelled like garlic and olive oil. I know that some people don’t like that smell but just imagine a smell that brings you back to a fond memory or image of a person you love. I was also blessed to taste my Great Grandmothers cooking. My Mema has passed but I still think of her often. Every Christmas, She used to make homemade pasta and short bread with this delicious sugared strawberry. I am so happy that I get to share this experience with my kids and teach them how to make all the foods that brought me comfort in my childhood.

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