Taking Charge

Today I got back to my roots.

What can I say? I saw the dough and went for it.

I hate to say it, but Anne was clearly trying to steal my thunder….look at her devious smile, plotting to take over the dough.

I took the job of homemade sweet potato ravioli very seriously. Very, very, very seriously.

It started out well enough.
But then, all hell started to break loose.
It was all Anne’s fault. Don’t believe what she may tell you later.


More flour! More flour! WE NEED MORE FLOUR NOW!

In the end, we still came through and saved both our friendship and lunch for all.





Thanks, La Cucina!


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    Evan Thomas
    June 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    What a fun time! And I’ve been loving learning about these omega-3 facts over twitter.

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    June 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    how fun!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I think I would have eaten most of that dough straight up, but with sweet potato I can imagine it was absolutely heavenly!!

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    June 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Lol you look so focused making that pasta! I’m glad it all turned out ok (am now off to Anne’s blog to read her account of this!!!) The final result looked delicious, I’m glad you had a great time.

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    June 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    love sweet potato ravioli and the amazing photo journey you just shared lady!

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    June 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Those ravioli look amazing!

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    June 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You and Anne are definately “loves”!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    That looks so fun – it’s like a dream of mine to make fresh stuffed pasta 😛

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    Amanda @ Organic Eats
    June 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    That looks like some stellar ravioli!!! And loads of fun, too!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    How fun! You look so at ease in the kitchen. I can tell it’s ‘your place’! : )

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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara
    June 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Haha, looks like a lot of fun! 😀

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    June 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Those look stellar! I love making ravioli 🙂

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    June 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    what fun for everyone involved. how great you get to do this

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    June 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    ha- fun story in photos. looks like a great time!

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    Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    June 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!

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    June 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like you girls had so much fun! The pasta looks delish!

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    June 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Looks like a blast!!

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    June 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    very cute! friends that cook together stay together!

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    June 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    You look so cute today. Looks like your having a good time.

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    June 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Wow those turned out amazing!! Good job on those! Seems like you had a lot of fun making it!

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    June 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    OBSESSED with this post! ROCK it girrrll.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Homemade pasta looks like so much fun. I always wanted one of those sheet making things. But I’m not patient enough to make it.

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Too, TOO funny!! Looks like a terrific time and photos!!
    I came back tonight from long walk on Carmel Beach loaded with FANTASTIC New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from local Southern Latitudes Wine Shop was prepared to savor–ultimate pairings in my head. Neighbors all on deck-so shared the wine with them and their guests. Everyone Up-In-Arms over Gulf Oil Armageddon….so the wine came in handy. Comments about BP unprintable. And no wine left for me with food. But–oh well. Saved me calories and I did my good deed bringing balms to the afflicted!!

    Off to cook sans wine!!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    PS–I really don’t LIKE to get back to my roots. Because not the same as current hair color!! Hmm.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    June 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Those ravioli look perfect! 🙂


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    June 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I love your blog! Plus, I like the fact that we both love to run and cook with friends!

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    A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    This looks like fun! . . . On the fish oil note, Mom (an M.D.) started giving to to me a couple of years ago. The biggest difference that I noticed was my mood change. After a month or so, I felt happier and more lively. Also, my skin has benefited and is less break-out prone.

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    June 6, 2010 at 1:26 am

    amazing post and great pictures 🙂 I would love to try that raviolo!

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    Kerry Dyer
    June 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

    how fun!

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    June 6, 2010 at 4:43 am

    That ravioli looks aMAZing. I really need to get me one of those pasta press thingies one of these days. I’ve done ok with a rolling pin and enough time for an upper-body workout so far, but that gets old.

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    June 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Do you have a recipe? It looks yummy!

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    June 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I love making fresh ravioli!! I took a class last spring and then I just HAD to own one of the rollers 🙂

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Um YUM!! Delicious!! I love reading your side of this trip.. so funny!

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    June 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

    You’re so pretty! and that looks like loads of fun 🙂
    hope you have a good rest of trip :DD

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    Sarah (OC2Seattle)
    June 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

    How fun and what a great reminder to bust out the old pasta making tools – so much better than bought!

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    Shannon, Tropical Eats
    June 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

    hahah love this recap. needing that ravioli dough looks intense! 🙂 enjoyed your recap ! have a relaxing Sunday back home !

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    June 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    That looks like so much fun! My mom did a class like this recently in NY and I was so jealous, the food looks amazing!

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    June 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    You should do a step by step ravioli post!! Homemade ravioli is something which still needs mastering to me.

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    June 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    How fun!! That’s awesome you got to dig into some dough 😉

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Haha…I can relate! I’m such a take-charge kinda gal in the kitchen. It’s serious stuff. 😉

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    June 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    That looks delicious! Nice job, guys!

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    June 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Fun! Ya’ll are too cute 🙂 And sweet potato ravioli sounds seriously good!

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    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    June 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I love love love ravioli!! Yours are looking pretty sweet too

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    June 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Homemade ravioli is the best! It seriously can’t be beat. I’ve never made sweet potato ravioli but we used to make a wicked ricotta and spinach version back home.

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    Anne P
    June 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I heart you!!!!!!!!!

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    Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life
    June 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Awwh too fun!!

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