How to store homemade pasta

We will explain in this article how to keep pasta fresh. There are four main techniques for keeping homemade pasta fresh.

You’ll find out how to store pasta fresh or dried, storage times, and our helpful tips below. Continue reading

Green Spaghetti with Poblano Chili Recipe

Recipe In breast recipes we have noticed that the poblano chili is one of the most used chilies in Mexican cuisine to season all kinds of dishes, from rice, potatoes, fish, and even pasta. It contains a very low degree of spiciness so it is ideal for all those who want to get into the ingredients of Mexico but without overdoing the spiciness. Continue reading

Low Carb Italian Protein Pasta

The low protein-carbohydrate paste is a paste with high protein content and a very low value in carbohydrates. It is the perfect alternative to traditional pasta without giving up its flavor, but with the advantage that it is not fattening. If we add to these qualities that it is made in Italy, the cradle of pasta, we get the best low-carbohydrate Italian Protein Pasta that you can add to your diet. Continue reading

Macaroni cake recipe

This macaroni cake is a masterpiece of pasta-based cooking. The macaroons are an ingredient that always looks good, with tomato, cheese or some tuna are impressive. We are going to present this pasta in a way that will make it even more palatable, in the form of a delicious cake. We will fill this delight with a bit of ham, cheese, and mushrooms, a staple of any pasta sauce. Top this cake with a little grated cheese and good sensations. Take note of how an incredible macaroni cake is prepared in record time. Continue reading

Essential Christmas sweets: The Gourmet Gift packs

We propose different options to give you kitchen products made by ourselves at Christmas. Original, unique, homemade, and cheap gifts.

Christmas is when we usually exchange gifts, but we must not spend a lot of money. Self-made gifts are a great alternative to commercial products. These are unique, homemade, and inexpensive gifts. On this occasion, we propose amazing ideas for Christmas sweets that should always be like the lots of gourmet gifts made up of them and we give ideas on how to present them:

Coin chocolates for Christmas

These chocolates or coins with nuts, spices, and other ingredients are a perfect gift option. An original sweet, made with love and with a spectacular presentation. What better than these chocolates to make a special gift? Deliver them in a box with Christmas motifs and close it with a bow in gold or red tones.

Chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles are a Christmas classic. Very easy to make at home and perfect to give at Christmas or any special occasion. Choose some pretty pastry capsules to present and store them in a box. If you prefer, you can also put them in a bag and close them with a bow.

Gingerbread and cinnamon

How to prepare homemade gingerbread and cinnamon cookies for Christmas? They are very easy to make and they are delicious. Children can help decorate them and give them fun shapes: tree, doll, star … They will love it! To give them away, you just need a nice box, paper to put on the bottom, and a red bow.

Polvorones candy

Polvorones are probably the most popular Christmas candy. You can make them at home and give them away in recycled boxes decorated for the occasion. Also, you can wrap them with a nice cellophane paper as if they were candies.

Homemade chocolate and hazelnut

Nougat is one of the most precious Christmas sweets. There are different types. But, without a doubt, the one that triumphs the most is the chocolate one. In Open Kitchen, we teach you how to make homemade chocolate and hazelnut nougat in a very simple way and without an oven.

Marzipan and Caramelized Almonds

Marzipan is one of the most popular Christmas sweets. Surprise your friends or family with a box of hand-made marzipan, accompanied by caramelized almonds. You can keep marzipan in a box, like cookies or chocolates, and caramelized in a transparent bag with a red bow.

Homemade berry jam

Jam is a delicious way to preserve fruit even out of season. You can make a homemade orange, apple, pear, or berry jam. On this occasion, we have chosen the one with fruits of the forest since it is perfect for decorating Christmas desserts or taking with rolls and a little pate. Cover the jar’s lid with a piece of cloth and tie it with a bow or kitchen string, which will give it a rustic, craftsman look. You can also add a label indicating the name of the product and the date of manufacture.

A cookie tree

Get or make yourself a structure in the shape of a Christmas tree with a wire that you can mold without problems and attach cookies like these. Star-shaped cookies painted with colored sugar. You will have to make a little hole to pass them a small string.

For handymen

With cardboard, you can fold well, make boxes like these, shaped like Christmas candy, and paint them with glitter paint to simulate the candy canes’ red stripes. Ideal to surprise your guests with marzipans inside, for example.

Bottles with life

“Dress them up” as reindeer with four easy details: red nose beads, eye stickers, and brown pipe cleaners to create the antlers. Decorate a side table with them during the Christmas holidays and you will see how many “visitors” it receives.

Romantic bags

Get some kraft paper bags (it is the best for this detail), fill them with sweets, close them by covering them with a paper base for a round tray like these and to close the bag, make two holes, pass a cord with red stripes and tie with him a candy cane.

Do you already know what details you are going to do this year? Well, get in, and never better said. Because, this year, sweets are must-have pieces. The Christmas sweets give a vintage touch to your home and are very practical. Don’t try to make a hole at your table for your sweet creations. They will be so beautiful that they will deserve a special place.

Recipe for making Mexican spaghetti

When you want to prepare a delicious meal in a short time, dry pasta is undoubtedly among your first options. Try this Mexican spaghetti recipe for a different alternative to prepare pasta.

Your guests will be delighted and you will not need a large budget to buy the ingredients, it is likely that you already have some of them at home.

Ingredients:

  • 450 gr of spaghetti (dry pasta)
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of sauteed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of canned tomato sauce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:Mexican spaghetti

In a large pot, heat salted water to a boil. Then add the spaghetti and stir to avoid sticking. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat.

Meanwhile, cook the onion with the olive oil in a pan for about 2 minutes, until it softens. Then add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

Add the sauteed tomatoes, the canned crushed tomato, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over a fire for about 8 minutes.

When the pasta is done, drain it in a colander. Next, spoon the sauce into a large bowl with half of the pasta and stir to mix well.

Then add the remaining pasta and cover with the rest of the sauce. Stir again to combine well. Lastly, pour the chopped avocado on top.

To accompany, you can prepare the salad that you like the most. One option is a romaine lettuce salad.

You just have to cut some new leaves from the lettuce and prepare a dressing of white wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Next, place the lettuce leaves in a large bowl, pour in the dressing, and add a little chopped parsley. Stir the salad to mix the ingredients well and you’re done.

The avocado is a fruit known for its high content of healthy fats, vitamins (E, A, B1, B2, B3, D), and minerals (such as iron, phosphorus, and magnesium). This makes Mexican spaghetti a very healthy dish. Therefore, if you like to eat healthily, do not hesitate to prepare this delicious meal for you and your family.

Now, you just have to serve the pasta and sit at the table with your guests to enjoy Mexican recipes with them and especially this Mexican spaghetti recipe.