Fresh pasta cooks MUCH faster than store-bought pasta. It is also MUCH healthier, even than the whole wheat store-bought pasta, because none of the vitamins have had time to break down. To cook fresh pasta, bring a large pot of water (about 5 quarts) to a boil. I recently found out that you should use LOTS of water so that the pasta can move around and cook evenly. Add a little bit of salt (about a tablespoon) to the water as well to allow the pasta to absorb the flavor. Cook the pasta for 3-5 minutes. Check it after three minutes to see if it is done enough for your tastes. Pasta is a little healthier served "al dente" (this means it is less cooked and a little firmer).
Tomorrow, I'm going to give you a really cute 4th of July dessert idea. I'm going to take a break this weekend and enjoy my Fourth of July holiday...you should do the same!!!