10 rom-com-inspired recipes to warm the heart
- Make the pasta dough and let it rest. It rests 30 minutes (or up to 1 hour), which helps to relax the gluten and makes it easier to roll. Use the hands-off time to prep your drink and side salad.
- Make the signature cocktail. This cooking date shines with the bright pink Cranberry Gin Sour. Our spin on the classic adds cranberry juice for a bold color and a sweet-tart flavor. An egg white makes an impressive fluffy topping, adding a creamy mouthfeel to the drink and smoothing out the flavors.
- Use the remaining downtime to make a side salad and the pasta filling. Cocktail in hand, prepare the beet ricotta filling and a side salad — such as baby arugula dressed lightly with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and parmesan shavings. Or, head to the Gem Lettuce Boats recipe.
- The main event. Now, you’re ready for the challenge: making pasta together! (Cue romantic Italian music.) This will be a project, but there’s nothing more fun than seeing — and tasting — the result. If you’re making this recipe for two, freeze half of the ravioli for another meal and cook the other half. Then, halve the garlic butter sauce, which will make your kitchen smell like an absolute dream.