June 18, 2010

presto pasta night #168 roundup

Update:  I seem to be having trouble with my email account this week and haven't been receiving all of your submissions.  If you don't see your post below, it's because I haven't received it so please send it to me again.  A thousand apologies and thank you for your patience!

I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting Presto Pasta Night again. Unfortunately I didn't get around to posting my own pasta dish this week but I'm sure no one will even notice because, as usual, everyone's contribution this week is spectacular!

Thank you Ruth for the opportunity to host this week and thank you everyone for participating in this week's roundup and making my turn at hosting so much fun! I hope to see you next week when Mansi of Fun and Food Cafe will be hosting.
And speaking of Ruth, she's made her mouth-watering and healthy Hottie Tottie Manicotti turned lasagna.  Whatever you call it, this dish looks delish!

Next up is Mary from Food Floozie who has amazed herself, and us, with her Spaghetti with Garlic Scapes.  I got some scapes in my CSA box this week and will definitely be trying this out.  Thanks for the inspiration Mary!

Girlichef features an "ode to couscous" on her blog this week with Grilled Eggplant, Couscous, Toasted Pine Nuts and Herbs.  This is poetry I can get into with no problem!

For all the new mums out there, Muneeba from An Edible Symphony has found a perfect antidote for those sleepless nights:  Penne in Gorgonzola Sauce, proving my theory that cheesy pasta makes everything better!

Haalo from Cook Almost Anything served up this "love it or hate it" Squid Ink Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce and Pangrattato.  Me, I'm definitely in the "love it" camp!

Ching from Little Corner of Mine threw together this Stir Fried Macaroni with Broccoli and Tuna  to go with her baked fish on her "lazy" day.  If this is Ching on a lazy day I can't wait to see what she can come up with on a good one! 

Katie of Thyme for Cooking shared this gorgeous and seasonal Pasta with Ham, Spinach and Mascarpone and a great story about her disappearing dog.

Kristin over at Holy Cannoli Recipes made this Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo when her parents came to visit.  It was a big hit, which is no surprise as it looks awesome!  And congratulations to Kristin for her Beautiful Blogger Award!

From Kits Chow we have a lovely noodle dish with the best name I've heard in a long time:  Spicy Mama Noodles, Yum Ma Ma.  You'll never look at instant noodles the same way again!

Kait of Pots and Plots decided to make her own convenience meal and this Fiesta Skillet Mac sure beats anything in my grocer's freezer!

My oh my, I love a good Spaghetti Pie and so does Chaya from Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog who shares her gluten-free version.  Looks delish!

Another pasta pie from Mangocheeks of Allotment 2 Kitchen who made a Mosaic Spinach and Pasta Pie as a treat for her hubby while she was away from home for a couple of days.  Her husband is a very lucky guy!

EJM of blog from our kitchen combined fresh black pepper noodles and fiddleheads for a lovely seasonal spring pasta.  I will definitely be trying this next time I make fresh pasta!

Michelle of Italian Mama Chef was inspired by David Rocco to make this Pasta con Ricotta.  His may have been made over an open fire in Italy but Michelle's version looks wonderful.

Continuing the ricotta theme, Nic at Lemon and Cheese made this awesome Asiago, Spinach, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta.  Absolutely gorgeous!

Helen at Fuss Free Flavours whipped up this Tamari Pasta with Pak Choy with just four ingredients.  According to Helen it's also lovely cold.   A handful of healthy ingredients, delicious hot or cold - this is my kind of food!

And Daphne at More than Words made Roasted Pumpkin and Capsicum Pasta with Pinenuts.  Daphne is a big fan of roasted pumpkin and I can't say that I disagree.  Yum!


  1. My breakfast granola is looking pretty darned pitiful right now, after perusing all of this!!!


  2. Everything looks delicious...fabulous round-up! Thanks so much for hosting this week =)

  3. gawd I love these round-ups! That squid ink pasta contribution is my new obsession!

  4. So much varity makes for a great round-up. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Gorgeous roundup! Great job hosting!

  6. Delicious Recap! Thanks for hosting!

  7. What a delicious roundup! Make me want to go to the kitchen to whip something up. :)

  8. Great roundup people! I look forward to the delicious entries next week:)

  9. Oh Sweet Kitchen - Every dish looks lovely, but My entry seems to be missing. I know that Ruth received it :(
    Just don't know what happened to it when I sent it to you.
    See link below.

  10. So sorry mangocheeks but I didn't receive your post. I've now updated the roundup to include your lovely pie.

  11. Great round up. (I do love pasta!)


    I was sure I had emailed you! (Maybe the email is still wandering around in space.) This week, I posted about fresh cracked black pepper linguini:

    The image I attached is here:

  12. Apologies Elizabeth - I didn't receive your post but have now updated the roundup.

    As there was a mixup with the email address provided on the PPN website, if I've missed any other submissions please email them to me and I will update the roundup.

    Thanks for your patience!

  13. oops! I just saw my post. It wasn't there 1 min before! LOL So ignore my repeated email. =) That is a great round up- and u have to conquer technology issues too!

  14. Whew - I think I've got them all now. Turns out I wasn't getting all of my emails but hopefully that's been fixed now. Technology - gotta love it!

  15. Thank you, SweetK! So sorry to hear about the email problem and hope it's sorted out now.

    If you do add pepper to your fresh pasta, make sure you add lots. It looks pretty but the flavour seemed to get lost. (heh. a lot of that going around this week....)


  16. Ah at least you mananged to include us all. Technology eh!

    Thank you so much for hosting Sweet Kitchen.

  17. Thank you everyone for a fantastic roundup and for being so patient with my technology woes. See you all next week!

  18. Oh, Well Done! There are some gorgeous pasta there, and with our cold weather some of those cheesy baked dishes are on my list!