Friendsgiving 2018

Friendsgiving is a popular term that popped up around a decade ago.  Of course, the idea of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends goes back much further than that, but the term seems to have been coined around then.  I imagine that the earlier end of the Millennial generation were responsible for this fad term….

How to Make Use of Extra Ravioli Filling

If you have been following my blog, then it would be not a surprise for me to say I have been making a LOT of ravioli lately.  After all, I did make three types of ravioli filling for Pasta Fest and another filling when I made gluten free ravioli. Sometimes you might happen to plan…

Bolognese and Pappardelle

These posts have been taking me awhile to write recently.  I have been having some health problems (especially with migraines) and it has been difficult for me to get through my days at work, let alone sit down and write a post.  It makes me a bit sad because this blog brings me so much…

Gluten Free Ravioli

Although it may be a bit tedious and exhausting, making homemade pasta is becoming my new favorite hobby.  When my dear friend, Ashley, had said she hadn’t had ravioli in years because she can’t ever find them gluten free, I knew I just had to fix that for her.  I said to give me a…

Pasta Fest

I haven’t posted in over a week, but it isn’t because I went away.  It was because I was vigorously preparing for the biggest (and by far my favorite) Catie Cooks project since I started this blog three months ago.  This occurred on Sunday evening, but I have been spending this whole week making sure…

Truffle-Making Class at the Chocolate House

The Chocolate House is a small chocolate boutique in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in DC.  Sitting in an English basement, this small business sells chocolate bars and truffles from around the world.  They also have chocolate tasting classes and truffle-making classes. I booked a truffle-making class for $49 using a Travel Zoo voucher (normally $75…

The Hungry Trio’s Lunch Adventure

This has been an interesting week for me.  It felt so strange to be going back to work after a week off for vacation (my first in two years!).  I was ready to come home, but I was not quite ready to get back to work on Monday.  It took me a few days to…