Friday, July 24, 2009

Presto Pasta Nights #123


The moment you have all be waiting for...The Presto Pasta Nights Round-Up!!! These are presented in the order they received, not playing any favorites here!


Greek Pasta Salad

And I know, I said that I wasn't playing any favorites here, so it's a good thing that Kitchenetta from Got No Milk with her Greek Pasta Salad was the first entry, because Greek food is one of my favorites!


Veggie Stuffed Pasta Shells

Maybelle is one lucky little girl, I have to say. Look at these completely yummy,
Veggie Stuffed Pasta Shells posted by her mom at Feeding Maybelle . I don't know what I want more, those pasta shells or the beautiful bowl.


Winter Ravioli

Before blogging, I never really stopped to think that while I was enjoying the long, hot days of summer, someone else was having winter. So, I love that I get to see what people are cooking in their winter, like this fabulousWinter Ravioli Salad from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe.


Pasta with Lentils and Artichokes

The lovely Joanne at Eats Well With Others is a blog that I read regularly. So, I had actually already seen her Pasta with Lentils and Artichokes before she even sent me the entry. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of lentils, but I desperately want to like them, and I definitely going to try this.


Chicken Picatta

Deb from Kahakai Kitchen brings us Dreamy, Creamy (and Healthy!) Chicken Picatta Pasta. She uses brown rice flour to thicken the sauce, she is a genius, I tell you!


Green and Red Pasta

Quick...what's your favorite pasta sauce, red or green? Can't decide? Me neither. Well, thanks to Abbhi of Soulful Creations we don't have to. Her Green and Red Pasta offers us the best of both worlds.


Spaghetti with Garlic Shrimp

The Sweet Kitchen like me, does not like dentists. We do not like them one bit, not one tiny bit. So, after a particularly grueling appointment, she needed something fast and comforting. I pretty much need fast and comforting all the time, so her Spaghetti with Garlic Shrimp is going on my list.


Garlic Cherry Tomato Tuna Pasta

I think I've mentioned before, I love the name Daphne. It's such a happy name. All Daphne's should be happy. So, it saddened me to hear that Daphne of More Than Words was not feeling well. Lucky for us though, she had made Garlic Cherry Tomato Tuna Pasta back when she was feeling better.


Broccoli and Sausage Pasta

My go-to pasta dish always includes some kind of sausage, but Graziana of Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs) takes it a delicious step further by adding broccoli with her Broccoli and Sausage Pasta. Now, why didn't I think of that??


Nameless Pasta

Sarah from What Smells So Good? brings us what she calls her Nameless Pasta. Sarah, Sarah, Sarah...dear girl..have you not learned the fine art of pasta naming. It's simple, you do like I do, call it by every major ingredient in it. Your pasta shall now be referred to as Garlic, Tomato, Clam Pasta with Fresh Basil.


Presto It's Pasta

Sandi from Whistle Stop Cafe Cooking knows my two favorite words that go with pasta - quick and easy! She created Presto It's Pasta - a dish that is ready in the time it takes you to cook the pasta!


Roasted Chicken Mushroom Penne

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to use up my roasted chicken meat. Ruth, of Once Upon a Feast, also the lovely and talented creator of PPN, gives us a Roasted Chicken Mushroom Penne that is just to-die for!


Pistachio Pesto on Penne

I can always count on my dear friend, Kevin of Closet Cooking to come up with something inventive and creative, and once again, he does not disappoint with his Pistachio Pesto on Penne! Seriously, Pistachio Pesto, how does he come up with these??? Thank goodness for boring old me, I get to read Kevin's blog and try to let some of his creativity osmosively work it's way into my soul.



Debbie from Dining with Debbie offers up a wonderful use for all that mint you have growing abudantly in your garden. Because if you have mint, then you definitely have it in abundance! And I can think of no better use than this Sensational Summer Pasta from Cuisine at Home. Be sure and head over to her blog to read about Crock Pot Wednesdays!

Red Cabbage Udon Noodle Soup

The following is a sentence, that I say and repeat about 20 times a day..."Oh my gosh, I am sooo making this." Sometimes I follow through, sometimes I don't. But thanks to Tigerfish at Tesczcape - an Escape to Food I definitely mean it this time. Her Red Cabbage Udon Noodle Soup is everything I've ever wanted in a lovely bowl of noodles. Everything.


Pasta with Peppers and Tomato

Not only do I love a quick and easy pasta dish, but I also love a well-chosen phrase every now and then. As I was reading Judith's blog, Think on It, I came to the part where she was describing her pretty, fancy, but instructionless pasta. She had to keep continually testing it, but then informs us that we will probably not have that problem because we "will sensibly buy pasta with less charisma and more information." Sorry to disappoint you Judith, but I always buy the most charismatic pasta I can, and when I do, I'm making your gorgeous Pasta la Bandiera (Pasta with peppers and tomato).


Homemade Pasta

Some of you may know that for Mother's Day I gifted myself the pasta attachment for my Kitchen Aid. You may also have noticed that I haven't posted anything about it yet. Unlike me, Kristin at Sogkonnite Living actually makes pasta. Just look at her Homemade Pasta! I am in serious envy!


Well, that's all folks! Thanks for a great round-up. Be sure and start getting your entries ready for next week, which will be hosted by Amy of Very Culinary . Send your entries to amy (at) veryculinary (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.


Joanne said...

Awesome round-up. I'm going into carb overload just from reading it!

Ruth Daniels said...

Everything looks absolutely, unbelievably, droolingly delicious! Thanks for doing such an awesome job with the roundup. And thanks everyone for submitting such wonderful dishes.

Joan's Good Life said...

I read your blog and others that do the special posts. Like the cat blog or the Presto Pasta and such and I always want to do them too. But then I get lazy and don't ever try to get the information as to how to go about doing it. You're my hero. You actually do what I want to do!

Sweet Kitchen said...

Fantastic pastas this week with great commentary to match! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristin said...

Great roundup! I love that you put a little comment about everyone's post in, very nice. Now, off to look at all the recipies.

Peter M said...

Pam, a delicious roundup. Congrats on a job well's not easy arranging all these posts.

Eve said...

brilliant round-up! This post is book marked now for my "Crap, I don't know what to make for dinner" nights! ... Which are more often than I would like to admit. :)

Darnold23 said...

Thanks so much for the roundup. I am impressed that you can get around to everyone and that you are so diligent about doing so. That's very commendable. Thanks as well for the mention of Crock Pot Wednesdays. I hope to see you there:)

Kevin said...

Great pasta roundup!

Natashya said...

Beautiful round up of pastas! I wish I could sample them all.

kitchenetta said...

Sooo good-looking. Wonderful PPN hosting! Thank you.

maybelles mom said...

great round up--your write ups were wonderful and you had great entries this week.

food with style said...

i love love love this!

Johanna said...

I am just about to go browsing through this lovely swag of offerings because it is so full of inspiring ideas - thanks for a great round up

tigerfish said...

Thanks for such a fabulous round up!
I've visiting others now :) All the pasta sound so good!

Marjie said...

Pam, marvelous job on the round up. Now we shall all drool on our keyboards...

Debinhawaii said...

Wonderful round-up Pam! So many great recipes to choose from!

Nancy said...

I am bookmarking this page! Wow, I cannot wait to try some of these, or maybe all of these recipes! This is a superior blog post.

daphne said...

A very yummy round up!! Sure makes this cold day looks soo much more delicious =)

SweetPeaSurry said...

Oh my goodness, all of those dishes looked soooo unbelievably appealing!

I'll be starring this in my reader so I can go back and make several of them. Yummy-Oh!!!


katiez said...

Great round-up
I did en entry for you.... but lost internet before I could send the email to notify you.....;-((