Scallion-Ginger Chicken Soup with Fresh Noodles

Scallion-Ginger Chicken Soup with Fresh Noodles

I had a suspicion that when I made fresh pasta/noodles for the first time, I would likely get addicted to the process.

It is incredibly satisfying knowing that all it takes is flour, a liquid like eggs or water, time and a pasta machine to make fresh pasta/noodles from scratch. So here is my encouraging nudge to dust off a pasta machine you may have tucked away in your pantry and bring it out for the sake of trying something new!

I’ve been meaning eyeing the Scallion-Ginger Chicken Soup from Cynthia’s new cookbook, A Common Table, for several months now, and the rainy weather the past few weeks was all I needed to make this comforting soup. I like recipes that are simple, with very few ingredients, but have great flavor, and this soup is that type of recipe. Cynthia’s recipe boils dumplings or pieces of dough in the hot soup. I recommended this recipe to my sister, Kristen, and she said she switched out the dumplings for soup noodles. I knew I would like noodles better, so I decided it was finally time to try using a pasta machine for the first time.

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Baked Scallion and Sesame Seed Buns

Baked Scallion and Sesame Seed Buns

This is my Thanksgiving but not so Thanksgiving post. 

I've been anti-make-Thanksgiving-food-before-Thanksgiving this year. Last year I went all out because it was my last year in college. I hosted a Friendsgiving and cooked everything by myself and from scratch. There was a roasted chicken (because it's smaller), stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce, and a gorgeously cracked pumpkin pie. If that sounds stressful it really wasn't because I was in my element. I had a rough timeline set out, I went grocery shopping a few days before, I called Popo to ask her how to make her stuffing and cranberry sauce, my friends made drinks, and everyone loved the meal. It was a great success with no disasters if I may say so myself. 

But, it wasn't the Thanksgiving I really wanted. 

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