Friday, September 7, 2007

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #28

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Every week is a great week here at Presto Pasta Nights and this week is no different. Fantastic dishes and many of them in answer to a reader's request for non cheesy pastas for her husband who has allergies. The Presto Pasta Night crew really came to the rescue. Of course there are also a bunch of really cheesy dishes too. I'm sure this roundup will keep everyone happy.

First up this week...because I wasn't paying enough attention last week...and I do apologize profusely to Madhuli of My Food Court. She sent a fantastic looking dish of Farfalle with Lima Beans early in the week and somehow, I missed it when it was time to actually put the roundup together. So here it is in all it's glory and again, apologies. Please send us more great pasta dishes.

Lorraine the Italian Foodie is back - welcome, welcome! and brings this simple and simply gorgeous Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Pepperoncino. It's one of my all time favorite pastas and not just when I can't think of anything to make for dinner.

Ulrike of Kuchenlatein is making me jealous. My daughter, Joanna has a new pasta maker, but the ravioli attachment we bought her hasn't arrived yet. When it does I know we'll be making Ulrike's Pumpkin Ravioli.

Kevin of Closet Cooking made a scrumptious Oven-Roasted Tomato Pesto. For all you gardeners with an abundance of tomatoes and a pantry/freezer already stuffed with home-made sauce, here's another fantastic option. And for those of you like me...well, the farmers' markets are loaded with tomatoes of every shape and size.

Dharm of Dad, Baker & Chef has a great post ...go try his short but telling quiz and then as a prize...try his great Leftover Lasagna.

The fantastic pasta queen Judith of Think on It is gearing up for cold weather - which is a good thing for me, since I had to wear a thick sweater this morning - with this wonderful Pasta e Fagioli.

Katie of Thyme for Cooking is back with one of my all time favorite salads - Salade Nicoise. She thinks it's one of the last for summer, but I love it any time of year. It reminds me of a visit to Nice a million years ago. I can still see myself there, on a terrace cafe eating a perfect salad with a baguette....mmmmh!

Haalo of Cook (Almost) Anything has a fantastic looking Fettucine with Meatballs and an excellent trick to keep the meatballs from drying out.

Andrea from Germany doesn't have a blog, but she sent in this very yummy sounding Pumpkin dish just in time for Hallowe'en...Ghostly Noodles.

Julie at the Persnickety Palate came up with this scrumptious sounding dish of Prawns & Noodles in Thai Coconut Broth. I love it when I find a recipe, am missing half the ingredients and come up with an even more outstanding dish. You'll have to read her post for the details.

Sara of I Like to Cook is back with a funny story (I'm still smiling) and a great dish for those of us not too comfortable with tofu...Tomato & "Cheese" Pasta.

Tigerfish of Teczcape is another favorite PPNer of mine. This time she shares a gorgeous Warm Shrimp & Shredded Celery Pasta Salad. And now I have to go hunting for a celery shredder!

Deborah the Humble Housewife is back with a great looking Homemade Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Oil. Guess this will be high up on the list for when Joanna's ravioli making attachment comes in.

Mike at Mel's Diner shares a Zucchini Primavera pasta that sounds simple, quick and delicious.

Dayna my favorite Vegan Visitor shares this absolutely fantastic sounding Spinach and Beet Lasagna. Too bad we can't see just how pink the pasta is! I guess we'll have to make some and see for ourselved.

Katerina of Daily Unadventures in Cooking shares a very adventurous and equally delicious sounding Hot Artichoke and Spinach Pasta.

Anna of Morsels and Musings is back, I'm happy to say and has a very special Greek dish of Trahanas to share with us. Hopefully I can find the pasta here in Halifax.

Sher of What Did You Eat? serves up one of my very favorite combos...basil and garlic in this Spicy Spinach Pasta with Garlic & Basil. I can't wait to dish some up!

Tara at Should You Eat That? made gnocchi for the first time and shares the challenges. Sounds like it was all worth it in the end. Check out the Pumpkin Gnocchi with Leek & Basil Sauce.

Joey at 80 Breakfasts actually sent this fantastic Scallops Arrabiata into PPN in June, but it's a perfect no -cheese pasta for Mary and ...what can I of my favorite dishes.

Marye of Apron Strings & Simmering Things shares this Fusili Fresca that sounds wonderful.

I have a couple of pasta posts this week...Week 3 in our Family Pasta Making weekend stars Lentil Cannelloni that my Honey says is the best pasta he's ever had.

And a plea for Pasta without cheese recipes for all my lactose intolerant friends. If you have any to share, send them our way.

I also had a little chat with Judith of Think On It to clarify the semolina goof I made.

Sherra of Our Taste of Life comes a little late to the party and brings a Creamy Spaghetti Soup that was worth the wait.

Don't forget to join in the fun for next week and please visit the Presto Pasta Gang on Facebook.

As always...a very big thank you to all of you for playing along and visiting every week!!!


Katie Zeller said...

As usual, wonderful!
Now that the weather is turning a bit cooler (not that it ever got hot!) some of those baked, gooey dishes are looking awfully good. I can almost feel the pounds slipping back on...

test it comm said...

Great roundup! So many good looking pastas. I now have a few more bookmarks in my to try list.

Anonymous said...

delicious as always..I need to tryt he pumpkin ravioli, I am intrigued

Anonymous said...

Delicious round up as usual! I'm such a fool for pasta and your round up's never fail to get my tummy growling :)