Once the dough is made you roll it into little balls and then into little "worms". It is a fairly easy dough to work with though I think I made my "worms" much too fat. The next time I make this I'll try to be very patient and roll the dough out thinner. The fat Makaruni were good, but a little bit daunting to eat as they were quite a mouthful.
I served the pasta with a red pepper sauce--sauteed bell peppers and crushed tomatoes. This is a sturdy pasta, so I think a heavier sauce works best. Lidia serves it with a mushroom sauce. You can find the recipe for the Makaruni here:http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/tiptechniqueview.cfm?objectid=6C3B1AD1-A12D-8169-4AA919A917F109D1
For dessert, super sweet watermelon with banana liqueur.
Though Dave and I are suffering through the heat and have not really felt like eating much, the weather has not affected our cat Little Grey Pebble's appetite. I make a bowl of wet cat food with supplements every day, and every day Little Grey Pebble sticks his head in the bowl while I'm mixing the food and makes a huge mess. He usually ends up with his whole head covered in cat food. He is such a funny cat, though he is a big brat and gets in trouble at least twenty times a day.