Presto Pasta Nights: Week 177

How times flies when one is having fun! 

One is having fun…. Right?  Right???

I had fun this week: reading new blogs, finding new pasta recipes, trying to get out of my cooking slump….

Nothing like traveling around the globe, reading how other people treat their pasta to get a little inspiration.

Without further ado…..

Presto Pasta Nights, Week 177: The Round-up!  (HeeHaw)

First in this week was Ruth, herself, of Once Upon a Feast.  Fresh from moving house, she still managed to entertain the family with her special "Trademark Pasta".  One only has to look to know why this is a favorite:


Coming to us from Los Angeles, Kirsten, of From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours made this luscious Creamy Mushroom and Wine Sauced Farfalle.  Don't you just want to dive in?  And not share?


Heather, of girlichef, is also into comfort food this week. Although she complains rather vociferously about the photos (I think they're rather lovely, myself) she assures us that the Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Rosemary is the best thing she's eaten….


Valli, of More Than Burnt Toast, is suffering from the same malady as me: a glut of cherry tomatoes. She created this delectable solution to the problem: Ricotta Gnocchi with Cherry Tomato and Olive Sauce.  I can't decide if I should make this or just fly to Canada and let her feed me….


Abbhi, of Soulful Creations, is thinking 'light'. This gorgeous Lemony light Pasta emphasizes fresh lemon, which I dearly love, and a a bit of cream cheese, which I also dearly love…. Sigh…..


Exactly on the other side of the planet from me (Hawaii), Claudia, of Honey From Rock shows how to make home-made pasta with home-made pesto.  I assure you, there is NO processed cheese in her Pasta with Pesto!


If I didn't know better, I would swear that Joanne, of Eats Well With Others had been raiding my garden.  Her Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Pasta has both the yellow courgette and purple basil I have been using with abandon all summer.


Judith, of Think On It, is not pleased with her Italian internet at the moment. She had to do her post in 2 parts….. She starts with a primer on how to make the pasta using her (and my) beloved Atlas pasta machine. Then she makes Shrimp and Black Pepper Pappardelle

And, as if that's not enough – another plate for the Crab Pasta. 


The Food Hunter, of The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine, could have been in my garden, as well….Her Pennette with Summer Squash & Ricotta is made with the traditional, green courgette and…. Fresh Ricotta.  She says 'Serve immediately'…. as if I could wait….


Haalo, of Cook Almost Anything, is (almost) making me long for winter. She made Baked Tortiglioni with Osso Buco and Peas with leftover Osso Buco.  And tho photos are making me drool… (How undignified!)

Satya, of Super Yummy Recipes, is celebrating her Independence day with Minestrone Soup with Tricolor Pasta, a bit patriotic as the pasta has the colors of her flag.  I'd celebrate with this soup, too!

Tricolor minestrone soup

Elizabeth, of Blog from OUR kitchen is not having a good internet day….. I don't even know if she knows…. But me being talented (and she sending my the links last night) allows me to post her recipe anyway: Grilled Shrimps with Basil Pesto and Whole Pecans.  I'm sure the dish is good and the post a good read…. usually is.  Oh….. her email ended up in my Spam box, too.  Not her day!

Reeni, of Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice, wants to eat healthily, but wants to eat foods she enjoys as well.  Her solution? Learn to fix food in a way that appeals to you…. Like the kale in this Hot Italian Sausage and Kale Ragu with Penne   It's all in how you do it… This looks just right.


To wrap things up here are two of my own….. It's been a busy week….

Chicken, Green Bean and Tomato Pasta with Peanut Dressing

Pasta with Chicken and Peanut Sauce

Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Tapenade

There you have it: Presto Pasta Nights, #177 all rounded up and tucked into place.

If I have missed anyone, please let me know and I will add you immediately.

12 thoughts on “Presto Pasta Nights: Week 177”

  1. Excellent roundup, Katie! The only thing wrong with it is that I have to figure out some way to introduce another meal between lunch and dinner. There are so many dishes here that I suddenly neeeeeeeeed to try.
    (I’m happy to report that my site is back online again … at least I hope it is.)

  2. Glad to see you got out of your cooking slump. Thanks for hosting such an awesome roundup. Now to spend some time with each of the dishes…and their cooks, of course. Thanks all for a great feast.

  3. YUM-all the way across the board 🙂 Every dish sounds fabulous in its own right. Thank you for hosting and for such a delicious round-up!

  4. Thanks, Val… so very true!
    Pam, so would I… thanks!
    Elizabeth, you can have pasta for breakfast…
    Kirsten, thanks – I wish you could raid my garden, too!
    Ruth, you are so very welcome ;-))
    Ina, happy to! Thanks.
    Thanks, Food Hunter
    girlichef, thank you and you’re welcome….

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