I’m second generation Italian-American and if we didn’t eat pasta at least once a week, there was something wrong. I always looked forward to dinner at grandma’s and grandpa’s! They always made homemade pasta and sauce and it was AMAZING. So of course I will be participating in national pasta day! Some tips… put LOTS of salt in your water to give the noodles more flavor! Also, if you add a table spoon of butter to your boiling water, it’ll give your noodles a unique flavor and make them tender. If you are looking for a garlic pasta, add a clove of garlic to your water and allow the noodles to soak up the flavor as they cook. That’s my favorite way to make pasta! Here is a step-by-step video on how to make homemade pasta if you are interested.