Creating your own pasta at home is easy to make and well worth the effort. Having friends over can help with experimentation and offers a chance to try out different cuisines in your home kitchen.

¼ cup olive oil
1 lb. fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied
2 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 tsp minced parsley
1 cup prepared pasta sauce
2 tbsp white wine (optional)

Pasta: Lemon pepper Linguine, Spaghetti, or Fettuccine.

To make Lemon Pepper Pasta, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon black or white pepper to one load of basic pasta. (For best results, add these to your liquid measure.)

Sauté garlic and oregano in olive oil. Add shrimp and sauté until done. Add pepper, prepared pasta sauce and wine. Stir. Remove from heat and pour over pasta. Garnish with minced parsley.