New Cookbooks

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.