Pasta Recipes

Pasta Recipes

Pasta has to be one of my favourite go to meals! It's so easy just to toss a few simple ingredients together with pasta for a quick and tasty meal and it's versatile enough to be used in everything from soups to salads to casseroles and lets not forget, simply with a tasty sauce! I have been making a lot of pasta lately so I thought that I would take some of the best pasta recipes on Closet Cooking and share them with you here in this roundup of these top pasta recipes! These recipes include some of the most pinned pasta recipes, some of my favourites along some of the most viewed! With the cooler days I have been enjoying noodles of all sorts in soups, casseroles and with hearty sauces but lets not forget some of the lighter pasta dishes! If you are looking for a tasty pasta meal, you can'y go wrong with one of these!

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
Another classic dish at Chinese restaurants is egg drop soup! This is a super simple soup where a egg is poured into simmering chicken broth in a thin stream the cooks into smooth ribbons that gives the soup an amazing creamy texture. I like to use a homemade chicken broth for this to maximize flavour but store bought will also do! The chicken broth is jazzed up by simmering it with green onions, ginger and white peppercorns along with a dried shiitake mushrooms and a few slices of bacon. The green onions, ginger and white peppercorns give the chicken broth a nice Asian flare and the dried shiitake mushrooms and bacon add layers of umami flavour and a hint of smokiness and meatiness! Once the broth is ready cornstarch is added to thicken a bit before the eggs slowly are added in a thin stream that allows them to cook into thin ribbons in the soup. The egg drop soup is finished off with toasted sesame oil, for its magical aroma, along with a garnish of green onions and optional sliced shiitake mushrooms. The perfect way to start off your Lunar New Year celebrations!

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta
This quick and easy spicy garlic shrimp pasta is one of my favourite recipes for busy weeknight meals or for special occasions! The combination of shrimp in spicy garlic tomato sauce using Pomì organic chopped tomatoes comes together with almost no effort and it's sure to impress! If you're still looking for a last minute Valentine's Day dinner, look no further!

Check out my tasty spicy garlic shrimp pasta recipe on Pomì!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Next up in my V-day dessert lineup is a red velvet white chocolate chip skillet cookie that I came across on pinterest a while ago. Chocolate chip cookies are an absolute favourite and the idea of a single huge skillet cookie that you eat with a spoon was a must try! This skillet cookie is really easy to make where you mix the standard butter, sugar, egg, flour, baking soda and salt, and throw it in the oven to bake, just like a cookie or a brownie. What makes these cookies "red velvet" is the addition of a full tablespoon of red food colouring and a bit of cocoa powder. When making this recipe for the photos I had one of those kitchen accidents where I grabbed the dark cocoa powder rather than the regular cocoa powder and this red velvet skillet cookie came out more of a dark red velvet, which I actually like! Melting ice cream is one of those pure delights in life and these red velvet white chocolate chip skillet cookie are simply divine when topped with it!

70 Valentine's Day Recipes

70 Valentine's Day Recipes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and that means that it's time to start thinking about what recipes you want to make for that special person in your life. Homemade food is a great way to show that you care so I thought that I would take the opportunity to roundup some of my favourite recipes for Valentine's Day. This list includes tasty recipes for everything from breakfast in bed, to appetizers, dinners for two and of course plenty of decadent chocolate treats! Most of these Valentine's Day recipes are super quick and easy to make for all levels of cooking skills. No matter what you make, a homemade Valentin's Day recipe is bound to bring a smile to that special person in your life!