I bought a used pasta machine on Saturday and on Sunday Kevin and I made homemade pasta. We did a simple half all purpose, half semolina recipe to start. And we served it with basil pesto from the garden. It was really good. I can imagine the process getting a bit easier with practice but not all that much so I don't think I'll be doing it on a regular basis. It was a lot of work. You have to put the dough through on the highest setting, then the next lowest setting till it's thin enough. Then you put it throught the cutters. And it was all very fiddly.