With Gino too unwell to make into our studio today, Holly and Phillip were left flying solo.
So how did they do? Well, we learnt a thing or five during their seven-minute cooking adventure.
1. Holly needs more Prosecco practice
Fresh from celebrating her birthday with a glass of bubbly or two, we'd imagine our Holly would have become an expert at opening Prosecco.
Our medic Rhonda might disagree. Here's Holly captured at the moment the cork flew out of the bottle, sailed across the studio... and hit the very person who was here to make sure nobody got hurt!
2. You won't catch Phillip eating out on Valentine's Day
He's happy to cook his loved one a meal, but ask Phillip to eat out in a restaurant on February 14th and you'll get short shrift.
"I don't like themed nights when you go out to your favourite place and everything's pink. And there's a themed menu."
Cancel that reservation, stat!
3. Going... going... we're going nowhere in this gondola
What a great prop this handmade gondola is! It's just a shame we didn't have a stretch of the Grand Canal to sail it down. Next time, set design.
4. We DO listen to Gino
There's surely not a This Morning viewer in the land who doesn't know how to test whether their spaghetti is cooked to perfection.
That's because we pay attention to Gino when he says lob some linguine against the wall - if it sticks, it's ready to eat.
And if you're Holly, you might even make a little pasta picture in the process. Um... we see a coathanger. What do you see?!
Note to selves: Pasta throwing does NOT work against plasma screens. Sorry Holly.
5. "Gino, goodbye!"
It's not often that Holly and Phillip have to cook up their own TV lunch, but our dynamic duo came in on time, with 30 seconds left for tasting. Over to Holly: "We are good. The pasta is cooked to perfection!"
So is Gino out of a job? We wouldn't go that far, but next time you need cheering up, you could do worse than to watch Holly and Phillip trying to add crab to the pasta. That's cra-B, and not what it sounded like to Phillip.
"Because I am not putting that in my dish. It might end up being that, but I'm not starting with it!"