Oh, it also helps to have a pasta machine handed down from the old country, as this aged box depicts.
A keepsake from my wife's side of the family, we have inherited the machine and try to use it as often as possible.
It turns ~50 cents worth of eggs and flour into homemade linguine, or spaghetti of varying thicknesses.
BAM! Linguine. Just boil for 3 minutes, or air-dry it by hanging it to preserve.