I received a couple of wonderful-looking new cookbooks over the holidays, and last night I finally tried one of them out. I decided on a spaghetti dish with broccoli, walnuts, and a ricotta sauce. It was more exciting than it sounds–I finally got to use the zester I’d picked up months ago! The only trouble was with the cheese; after stirring in the ricotta, it didn’t take on the creamy texture the photo in the book displayed. After some Internet searching, I think the cheese should have been mixed or blended before-hand. I’ll try that next time. Other than that, it was fantastic and I have plenty of leftovers for tonight.