Hangin' In The Kitchen

One of my very favorite places to be is in the kitchen! Music blasting, wine in hand, and cookin'. That's my bliss. Last weekend can be put very simply: we didn't stop! We shot back to back weddings on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday it was my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Quite a milestone. In honor of that, MK and I had the family over for home made spaghetti and some celebrating.

It's as simple as this, pasta from scratch is the absolute best! Its easy too. The only thing you need is flour, eggs and a little salt and water. Oh, and a little patience of course.


I wanted to share my baguette recipe with you since it is easy to make and perfect with basically any meal.

  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a dash here and there of rosemary or thyme (or whichever spices are your favorite)

All you do now is put the water and yeast in your mixer and let sit for 5 minutes, then add everything else. Flour a surface, and knead the bread. Let rise for about 40 minutes, knead again, shape into baguette, make 3 or 4 slices in the top and bake on 450 for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Make sure its a golden color for that little crunch.


A party without cake is just a meeting.
— Julia Child