First in, and a first timer to PPN boot! is Megan of Chez Megane - a wonderful blog with a terrific start to the roundup. It's a Portobello Mushroom Pesto on Penne and looks absolutely delish.
Another PPN first timer is Judith of Think On It and she shares this pasta with cabbage and cherry tomatoes that she discovered on a trip to Puglia (in the heel of Italy). I never would have thought to use cabbage in a pasta - this recipe changed my mind.
Haalo of Cook (Almost ) Anything is back with a gorgeous and easy dish (good thing for me since this week everything seems a challenge). This Gnocci Sardi with Asparagus and Saffron really says "Sunshine" to me. And I always love just saying the word "Gnocci" - so musical!
Next up is Katie of Other People's Food (another first timer here - welcome!!!) She shares another Gnocci dish. This one is with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe. It also looks fabulous.
And Sher of What Did You Eat? is back with a gorgeous dish of Spaghetti with Scallops & Hot Garlic Sauce. Unfortunately her scallops tasted a little metallicy - not the fault of the recipe, which does sound delicious.
Next at the table, is Shawnda of Confections of a Foodie Bride. She's here for the first time and since she eats pasta often, I hope she plans on sharing more of her dishes with us. This time she brings us Chicken Pesto Pasta using farfalle. They're one of my favorite noodle shapes and always make me smile.
Gattina of Kitchen Unplugged, a regular PPNer is back with one of my favorite kind of pasta - Baked Shells. Her's are stuffed with Zucchini, Onion, Salami & Fontina. How fabulous is that!
Katherine of Toast Point is another PPN first timer and a pasta junkie. Welcome! She brings Buckwheat Pasta with Cabbage & Almonds to the table. So up until this week I've never heard of cabbage in pasta and this roundup has two!!
Truffle of What's On My Plate is a PPN first-timer too - and I'm so glad she decided to join the fun. She brings a very exotic Calamari on Squid Ink Fettucine with Roasted Tomato Sauce. Sounds scrumptious.
Judith of Aroma Cucina is back with a really intriguing dish - Ravioli with Toasted Ricotta. How cool does that sound! You have to check out the secret.
and, finally, my own sad story...you know the adage about the shoemaker's children having no shoes...well...read it and weep for me. Next week will be better. Everything move related will be done and my flight to Halifax is next Thursday, so expect something simple from me.
I feel terrible! In all the chaos around here - packing for the movers, organizing for the garage sale I somehow overlooked Lis of La Mia Cucina (one of my favorite blogs) and a spectacular pasta maker (along with everything else she makes). She submitted this awesome (all my fave things) Campanelle in a Creamy Garlic Sauce with Baked Garlic/Herb Shrimp . I wish I had some on the table right now - oh yeah - I don't HAVE a table! I guess it will be one of the first dinners I make in Halifax.
I will be adding late additions to this week's Presto Pasta Night until Saturday. Any I receive after that will be part of next week's PPN Event. So don't forget to join the fun. Remember that ALL noodles dishes count as pasta for this fun event. Find out how to participate here.
In the meantime....Happy Pasta Eating!!!
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