Hi! I’m glad you stopped by! I’m Cheryl and the author and photographer of PastaPrincessandMore. Recipes that I share come out of my kitchen in Northeast Ohio.
In my “perfect world” I would be living on the beach in a warm, sunny climate spending my days walking the beach looking for seashells, soaking up the sun, and traveling the world, hiking with my camera, and of course, creating new and colorful pasta creations!
One of my passions is nature photography. Looking through the lens of the camera, I am totally in the moment; time stands still. I enjoy and appreciate all beauty – music, the arts, nature … flowers blooming in my flower beds, the dew glistening on leaves in the early morning, the smell of fresh falling rain, the sun as it sets over the ocean and creates a canvas of beautiful colors across the sky.
I have learned so much through the years about life, passions and dreams . . . and I’m still learning every day. I love using my creative talents and I find food blogging to be a creative outlet to connect with others and share what I have learned, and to share my passion for creating delicious meals. Enjoy life, enjoy the journey, one moment at a time!
Holy cow. That is the most beautiful pasta I have ever seen, and as I worked in the gourmet food business for a long time, I have seen a lot of it! -kate
Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! You made my week!! 🙂
Thanks so much for signing up to follow my blog! I hope you enjoy every single visit.
Your recipes look amazing—and your pasta looks incredible! How’d you get those stripes in the ravioli? I’ll have to comb through your site to find out. I have a wonderful recipe for Black Bottom Cupcakes as well—I actually remember clipping it out of the Plain Dealer back in the 70s. Yes, I’m that old. I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, but now live in Virginia where, I’m sorry to tell you, there’s pretty much nonstop sun. It’s nice to e-meet another Buckeye!
Take care, and thanks again for the follow!
It is my pleasure to follow your blog! You have a great blog and I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for stopping by! I do have a post that shows how I made the stripes in the ravioli – it really is not as hard as you may think, just a bit time consuming. My mother used to make black bottom cupcakes when I was growing up so that recipe, in one form or another, has been around for awhile and they are still as good as ever. How lucky for you to get out of Northeast Ohio! lol My husband and I want to move South to sunnier skies and a warmer climate but we’ll have to work out the logistics – not as soon as we’d like! Semms we have quite a few things in common – it is nice to e-meet another Buckeye! 🙂
I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! xx http://eatnowtalklater.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you so much Vered. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your recipes and pictures look amazing. I will definitely be trying out some of them. Have you submitted any of your pictures to Foodgawker?
Thank you so much for the compliments – they sincerely are appreciated! 🙂 I have submitted some photos to Foodgawker but keep getting rejected. 😦 I’ll keep on trying though!
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day and to let you know I have awarded you The Liebster Award. Check out my post today for more details. Love your blog, keep up the good work.
Thank you so much – I really appreciate that and I’m glad you like my blog! 🙂
I’m passing the Versatile Blogger Award to the Pasta QUEEN! Love the pictures!
Thank you so much for the award! And besides passing along the Versatile Blogger Award to me you even upgraded my status to Pasta QUEEN! Ha Ha 🙂 I hope you’ll be inspired to make some awesome pasta.
Have you seen your pictures of ravioli? Of course I’ve been inspired!
Thank you! 🙂
Hello 🙂 nice to meet you and your blog! I love the story of how you’ve become obsessed about making pasta and the pictures of the ravioli is amazing!!!
Hi 🙂 Nice to meet you as well! Thanks so much for your nice comments!
You’re welcome 🙂 Glad we’ve found each other’s blog hehe
You have a great blog! Looking forward to reading more!
Thank you so much for the nice compliment! I hope you find some recipes that you love!
Hi there – found you today after you read and commented on my Orzo salad post on my blog…and I’m so happy you did – you’ve got some fantastic recipes that I can’t wait to try! Thanks for checking me out…looking forward to ‘exchanging’ recipes! 🙂
Hi! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m glad you found some recipes you like! Aren’t food blogs great?! I’ll be stopping by again – have a great week! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Since you call yourself Pasta Princess I just ‘had’ to follow your blog 😉
My pleasure, I enjoyed looking at your blog. Thanks so much for following! I hope you find some recipes that you love.
Hey Cheryl! Thank you for popping by to read my post. I’m so glad you did cos it led me to your great blog! And how great is it that I’m (finally) going to invest in a pasta machine! I’ve already spotted so many things I want to try… Yum… Can’t wait!
I love discovering new blogs and enjoyed looking through yours! Thank you so much for the nice compliment! Once you get your pasta machine look out, it might become an addition! 😉 Once you make your own pasta you will never want store bought pasta again.
You’ve been tagged! I hope you will play 🙂 See my recent post ‘Tag, You’re It!’ for instructions and have a great day.
Thank you! That sounds like fun … I’ll have to think on some of those answers!
Cheryl, I’m so glad I found you. The photos of your pasta are just stunning (I’m sure you’ve heard that a ton already). It’s not fair that I’m going to have to do a little extra on the elliptical so I can indulge. Looking forward to what you’ll be sharing with us next!
Hi 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind words! I sincerely appreciate it! I’m thinking I need to step up my exercise with all this pasta!! Have a great day!
Great colors for such a “simple” food. We, too, love to cook, travel, and my hubby loves nature (and now food) photography as well. In November, we got to share homemade gnocchi with the owners of the B&B that we frequent in Florence, Italy. It’s a labor of love for sure! You can see her creations on our blog as we celebrated “Gnocchi Day” on the 29th of each month.
Keep up the great work!
Hi 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your comments – I appreciate that so much! I will be sure to check out your blog and the gnocchi. I’ve been thinking of making those next. How fortunate you were to travel to Italy! That is on the top of my list! Have a great day!
I am a pasta lover and your site is amazing….such beautiful photographs and I love pink & crowns so hey you’ve covered all my basis lol.
Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the compliments! They are much appreciated! Lol … pink and crowns … guess I’m still a girlie girle!
You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by The Ranting Chef. Check out the nomination at rantingchef.com
Thanks so much for the shout out and nomination for the Versatile Bog Award … I appreciate it!
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Hi there, I just recently found your blog through a series of clicks, and I am now nominating you for a Creative Chaos award. http://obsoproject.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/ot-creative-chaos/ Participate as you wish. cheers
Cheryl, I have so enjoyed your delightful, gorgeous pastas, not to mention all your other non-pasta foods as well. I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. http://kolpona.com/2012/04/04/sharing-the-love-blog-award/ ~ Tahmina
Hi and thank you so very much! It means a lot to know that my blog is being enjoyed! I very much appreciate the award.
Hey, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award – http://eatnowtalklater.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/blog-awards/
Hi! Thanks so much for the nomination! It means a lot to me to know that you and others enjoy reading my blog! Thank you!
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You are hereby nominated to receive The Versatile Blogger award! Please go to http://talesandtravelsofthetinman.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/the-versatile-blogger-award/ to see the official posting of your nomination. Please enjoy the award, it is well deserved. Much Love, The Tin Man
Ahhh … thank you so very much! I have been nominated already for the versatile blogger award, but that doesn’t diminish the award any less. I so much appreciate it – thank you Tin Man!! I will have to do a post anyway on the award. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
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Greetings! Because I love your blog so much and consider you an important part of my blogging life, I have selected you to receive the SunShine Award. Please check out my blog at http://talesandtravelsofthetinman.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-sunshine-award/ to see the announcement……..don’t tell me I am second AGAIN
Best Regards, The Tin Man
Hi there Tin Man. I’m so excited to tell you that you are FIRST this time! Thank you so much Tin Man for the SunShine Award and for passing on the smiles! We all can use Sunshine in our lives … I will bask in this sunshine for awhile! 🙂
Miss seeing you at my blog ………… hope we did not offend.
Oh my … I’m so sorry. No you have not offended at all! I haven’t been very good at keeping up with things lately … it seems I’m in over my head. My perennial flower beds have always kept me busy and this year I added vegetable gardens! Seems I’m a glutton for punishment lol. Actually, I am quite enjoying the vegetable gardens and watching them come up and grow from seed. I thought of you when I was looking at my Iris plants blooming. 🙂 I’ll try to do better Mr. Tin Man. 🙂
Hello! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I realize that you’ve already won this award but your blog is definitely in my top 15 so I nominated you again. 🙂 You can read more here: http://thelittlegsp.com/2012/04/16/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you very much … I appreciate the award and I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog! Thanks for making my day bright! 🙂
Hello, I wanted to stop by to say thank you for subscribing to my blog. Have a wonderful day!
My pleasure! You have a great blog!
I so love pasta AND meeting the pasta princess just made me feel better (I’m a bit feverish at this moment). Nice to meet you!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Nice to meet you as well and I hope you’re feeling better! Cook up some pasta … that’s a cure all! lol
You’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award!
Here are the steps for the award:
Name the blogger who awarded you this fantastic award
List 7 random facts about yourself
Award 15 other bloggers this award
Thank you so much … you’ve made my day brighter!! I appreciate it. 🙂
You are welcome! I love looking at all the pictures of your pasta! It always looks SO good 😀
Congratulations! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award ☺
*** The Liebster, which means ‘favorite’ in German, is a way to recognize your favorite blogs that have fewer than 200 followers. What a great and supportive way to get the word out about up and coming blogs!
When you receive the Liebster award, you are supposed to do the following:
1. Choose five up and coming blogs to give the Liebster award to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
5. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received the award.
6. Share five random facts about yourself.
Thank you very much! It feels great to be recognized by a fellow blogger – I appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend!
I hope to one day be able to make pasta as beautiful as you! Thank you for your posts ~
My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed … you will be able to make beautiful pasta – it’s not difficult at all! 🙂
Thank you. Can’t wait to try! I’ll keep you posted 🙂
Your recipes all inspired me to try making some pasta at home, the dough will be a little tricky (i learnt that from my last attempt) but thank you for the inspiration.
You have been nominated for ‘one lovely blog award’
Thank you very much! I very much appreciate the compliments and the award! It means a lot to me to know that other bloggers enjoy my blog. I’m so glad I inspired you – home made pasta is the best – I’m sure yours will turn out great! Have a great weekend and thank you for the award! 🙂
the pictures on your blog are gorgeous! my food pictures look horrendous next to these lol i look forward to seeing what other gorgeous dishes you whip up.
Thank you very much for the nice compliment! You made my day! 🙂 I’m sure your pictures don’t look horrendous! I know I’m really critical of my own pictures as well. Have a great day!
I’ve named you for the Sunshine Blogger award, because there’s not much more inspiring than your pastas and your photography! You’re no newbie to awards, of course, but you can check out the whole award bit here: http://locolocavore.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/id-like-to-thank-the-academy/
Thank you so much Mason! You made my day – I very much appreciate it! 🙂
I nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.
All the best,
i have awarded you with the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ http://daisyandthefox.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/fresh-start-new-name-revamped-style-versatile-blogger-award/ – congratulations – you most certainly deserve it! ))
Daisy and the Fox
Thank you so much for passsing the award to me and congrats to you!!
Hi Pasta Princess!
I’ve been following your blog for a while now. I have a pasta-making related question and thought who better to ask than you.
I recently purchased a pasta roller (a simple one like this, although I honestly don’t remember the brand off the top of my head: http://www.target.com/p/cucina-pro-pasta-machine/-/A-715184?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C715184&CPNG=Kitchen&kpid=715184&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=715184). The first time I made pasta, my dough was too wet. It got all stuck and caught up in the attachment that cuts the pasta dough into neat little pasta pieces. Now it’s hardened, but still stuck in many hard to reach, inner parts of the attachment. I’ve tried rolling some fresh dough through to try to clear it out, but that just gets stuck on the old crusty dough and doesn’t help.
How do I clean it? It says not to put it in the dishwasher or wash with soap and water to avoid rust… I don’t know what to do! I’d like to use the attachment… it looks so much easier than cutting the pieces by hand!
I hope to hear from you soon.
Sorry for the slow response .. I’ve not been quite as active on my blog lately – taking a little break for awhile. The only thing I could suggest is maybe trying a toothpick and a small brush. My pasta attachment operates on the same basic principal and it too says no water or sharp objects. But it came with a brush and it says that a toothpick may be used. I used that and it does help. I hope it works for you! When I made my first batch of pasta mine too was too sticky. Thanks for stopping by and asking. I’m glad to see you are making pasta! 🙂
I don’t think we tried a toothpick–will have to experiment. Thanks!
i just love to make my homemade pasta fron stratch too..
i just like infused pasta, colour and flavour actualy…
squid ink, basil puree, colorful veggies puree and many more, you name it..
you’ve expert even more..
thx for sharing then…
Hi and thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I think making pasta is addictive, it’s so much better fresh and the possibilities are endless. Have a great weekend.
Congratulations, I have nominated you for the ‘Lovely blog Award’
Claim it here-> http://gypsyfoods.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/happy-birthday-celebrating-with-awards/
Keep up the blogging,
Thank you so much for the nomination! 🙂
Hi 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can find it here: http://welcomebackbelly.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-liebster-award-d/
Thanks so much for the award!
Hi Cheryl, I just found your blog through the “followed by bloggers you follow” tab. Great blog! You’ve found yourself a new follower 🙂
Thanks Julie and thanks for the follow. I hope you find some recipes that you will love! I’m going to check out your blog as well. Have a great week!
Great blog! I love your style and taste in food. And your garden is gorgeous! Nice to find your little space in the blogoshere! 🙂 I look forward to following and seeing what you are up to!
Thanks so much for the nice compliments!! I hope you find recipes that you enjoy. Have a great day! 🙂
I love the pretty pasta picture!
Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I have never tried my hand at homemade pasta before…..in under a minute I have found three that I want to try. This is amazing!
Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment! I’m happy you found some pasta recipes to try … let me know how it goes. It really isn’t difficult. 🙂
Hey Cheryl! My husband and I just came upon your sight and are already swooning over it! While I cannot cook by myself (lets just say I am a magnet for disaster in the kitchen), my husband LOVES to cook and loves to come up with the most amazing and creative dishes just from the top of his head! I always tell him he should be on Gordon Ramsey’s Master Chef but he just laughs. He and I have already written down at least over a dozen recipes he wants to try (we cook together in kitchen, or rather, he cooks and I clean up behind him!) Definitely looking forward to trying to Kabobs! Chris has some seriously great meals he cooks! I’ll have to write down how he does them and what he uses and post them! He has an incredibly pallet and a way with flavors and textures! I am so excited to really dive into your blog and cook up some of your amazing recipes!! Thank you so much for posting them!!
Hi :-). Wow what a nice compliment! Thank you for taking the time to write and let me know you liked my blog – I love getting feedback! Let me know how you like them. :-). I think that’s wonderful that your husband cooks and to do so without recipes is really a talent! Who knows with your encouragement he may one day be on food network!! If you get a chance to post his recipes I’d love to see and try them. Thanks again and have a fun Labor Day! 🙂
looked through a ton of your recipes and am definitely going to put them to use 🙂 the reason for this contact though is you have an amazing photo of mill creek park on your site and I would love to be able to use it for a project that i’m working on if it would be okay with you. if you could contact me at your earliest convenience that would be great thank you so much.
Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice compliment. Thank you for asking permission to use my photo. Yes, you may use my photo as long as you credit me on the photo. I’m curious, what kind of project are you working on?
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Find out more here: http://fightforthebite.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/liebster-award/
I wish you won’t mind that I nominate you to the ‘Dragon’s Loyalty Award’ 2013. I knew you have few awards already, but if you like to join in, please click in this link: http://matchamochimoo.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/thanks-for-the-dragons-loyalty-award-blog-of-the-year-2013-award-3-stars-%E2%98%86-%E2%98%86-%E2%98%86-in-dec-2013/#more-3988. Enjoy it!
Hi, I’m following your blog now and I just wanted to let you know that I love your photography, especially your decorated sugar cookies- they’re my favorite cookie of all time. Keep up the good work 🙂
Hi 🙂 Thank you so much for the follow! I hope you find some recipes that you will enjoy. Thank you so much for the nice compliment about my photography … it sure was a struggle in the beginning and I continue to try to improve.
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