Homemade Pumpkin Pasta with Pecan Sage Finishing Oil

For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of handmade pasta!  I know its with a blog name like Almost Properly, its not shocking that I prefer a less than perfect looking hand vs. machine cut pasta.  We’ll call it rustic style. Pasta rustico. 😉 For me the pasta making process is magical, nostalgic, and darn-near therapeutic.  I love the rolling, slicing, and arranging.  I love the boiling, saucing, and plating.  And of course, eating is the very best part.  Loving the hearty rustic nature of this pasta in all its simple sauced wonder. Since its fall, I made handmade pasta with pumpkin!  In this recipe, pureed pumpkin replaces the eggs in…

Simple Mother’s Day Table Decor

Wild flowers in Alaska, gardens, quilting, and birds. If it belongs outside, flies, or was lovingly stitched by hand, chances are its one of my mom’s favorite things.    So when decorating a table for mother’s day, I wanted to incorporate as many elements as I could, without it looking like some sort of the quilted-hippie design love child. So, I wanted to create an earth-toned palate (table covering, wood-slice, and vase) with a few pops of color (flowers and table runner).  Simple but bright. I outline all of the items I used below, but I have to tell you about this table runner really quickly!  Plus, it would make…
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