Friday, January 7, 2011

Presto Pasta Night #195 Happy New Year

It's hard to believe but Presto Pasta Nights is almost four years old and still going strong. 2011 starts out spectacularly and I want to thank everyone for making it such a huge success week after week. But you don't want to hear me blabbing, you want to check out the awesome entries, so without further ado, here they are...

First up is Joanne of Eats Well With Others – I’m glad her New Year’s resolutions include eating more pasta and sharing with Presto Pasta Night often. Her Pappardelle with Peas, Sausage & Ricotta has me drooling.
Georgia of Oh Kitchen, What Won't You Do? sent us her mom's version of Spaghetti Carbonara - lighter than many and perfect choice for the New Year.
Ever have one of those days when you can't decide between pizza and pasta... no worries, Debbi Does Dinner made the choice easy ... Pizza Pasta Soup in the Slow Cooker. Check it out!
Helen, of Fuss Free Flavours is a wonderful PPN regular and this time she shares a very flavourful dish of Pea, Horseradish & Smoked Fish Penne. I love all those strong tastes together.
Being a grandmother myself, I can relate to this story that Nico of Cocoa & Coriander shared. It seems her grandmother's cavatelli with tomato sauce & meatballs was so good, that she never was allowed to make any other version. Do try Nico's Broccoli & Sausage Orecchietti.
LimeCake has me drooling with another robust flavored pasta - Walnuts & Anchovies definitely caught my attention.
Tina over at Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor always shares great dishes and this time a cookbook as well. I love the Chicken Soup with Orzo in the Slow Cooker... perfect for a wintry day.
Michelle of Ms enPlace, shared this Lemon Risotto, and although it's not made of pasta... unless one uses orzo that looks like rice... I had to share it with the resto of you.
Branny Boils Over is hoping 2011 is better than 2010 - me too! With recipes like this Pasta with Chickpeas, I'm sure we're all going to be better off.
Tigerfish of Teczcape is back - and I'm always glad to share her gorgeous and delicious dishes. This Stir Fry with Whole Wheat Noodles has me drooling.
Julie of Pictures of a Princess is a newbie to PPN and I hope she plans on coming back often. My mouth is watering from this creation - Pumpkin Cream Pasta. I can't wait to try some.
Jen of Tastes of Home is back with gorgeous photos, a great dish of Korean Black Bean Noodles and a history lesson.
Nic of Lemon & Cheese made one of my favorite Jamie Oliver recipes - Chicken & Mushroom Pasta. It's a hard one to beat.
And last, but definitely not least my version of a Donna Hay unbelievably easy and yet over the top spectacular - Roasted Garlic, Kalamata Olives & Ricotta Pasta.
Once again - thanks everyone for making the first PPN of 2011 so special.

Next week Claire of Chez Cayenne will be hosting again. You can send your entries to cdmcculloch7 at)gmail (dot)com and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by January 13th.


bellini valli said...

I am drooling too Ruth:D

Tina said...

You are a great hostess! This looks like a fine roundup and I am looking forward to visiting all those yummy sites :-)

Ruth Daniels said...

Val, I find myself needing a bib when I read here ;-)

Tina, thanks - you make me blush. Hope to see you at future roundups.

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Ruth, thanks for another great round-up! Hope everyone has a great 2011!

Jules said...

I love it! They all look so good I can't wait to start cooking.

Johanna GGG said...

Happy new year ruth!

am sure it will be a good year of pasta - noticed my ppn post wasn't there and discovered in my christmas busyness I forgot to send it to you - oh well, another is on the way soon

daphne said...

happy new year!! YAY! It's back ;) My entry will be in next week. For now, I would have to drool over all these lovely dishes.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

Lovely round up Ruth!

Here is to a happy, healthy & successful 2011. And lots of yummy pasta!

Lana said...

Ruth, How did I screw this up? I sent a post URL without the recipe (dumb, I know), and then I fixed it, wrote the recipe,and sent it again.
My entry is not there, and I am sure I did something wrong! Should I try to re-submit for the next round? Help, I am a techno-peasant!

tigerfish said...

Off to a great start, Ruth!

tigerfish said...

Off to a great start, Ruth!

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks everyone for contributing and coming back week after week to check out the wonderful pasta dishes.

Lana - probably the best thing to do is to re submit for the next round. Just email the link to Claire at Chez Cayenne cdmcculloch7 at)gmail (dot)com and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

Joanne said...

What a wonderful round up and an excellent way to kick off the new year!