April 22, 2009

Calling All Pasta Dishes (Again)!

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Hello readers! I wanted to announce that this Friday Chew On That will be hosting Presto Pasta Night #110! This will be our second time hosting Presto Pasta Night, last time we had such a blast! Presto Pasta Nights is simply a roundup of great pasta dishes made by food bloggers across the web. This blog event was created by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast over two years ago and has been hugely popular ever since! Who doesn’t love a delicious heaping helping of pasta?

Details on how to submit your pasta dish after the jump!

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March 2, 2009

Whole Wheat Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

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Plain and simple, I love lasagna. It’s the epitome of versatility with its layers of noodles that let you slip in whatever ingredients you please. You can have meat lasagna, chicken lasagna, veggie lasagna – anything! It can be healthy, unhealthy, whatever you want. But the best part about lasagna is that it’s such a different form of pasta – the sheets of noodles give you a lot more of that smooth pasta texture than any other kind of noodle. To me, it’s the pasta dish for pasta lovers who need a twist every now and then, and no one makes it better than my mom.

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August 14, 2008

Taste-Defying Pasta Salad

Sometimes when you mix certain ingredients together, they become better than what they taste like on their own. You know, like that saying: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Well that’s how I feel about the pasta salad you see above. For someone like me who hates pickles, imitation crabmeat, mayonnaise and garlic powder, I never foresaw enjoying a pasta salad that incorporated all four (and yes, this time I went with boxed pasta instead of the alternative).

My sister-in-law introduced this pasta salad to me as an accompaniment to our homemade pizzas. I went along with her plan since she seemed rather excited about it. Who was I to get in the way of a side dish? So what if I didn’t love the ingredients. But low and behold, she was right and I was wrong.

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June 27, 2008

Presto Pasta Night #69!

Every week on Friday, I visit a little place called Presto Pasta Nights that was founded by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast. There, I drool over a collection of pasta dishes that range from homemade raviolis to dessert pastas to savory delicious dinners of tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. If it weren’t for these weekly drool-worthy roundups, I don’t know that I would realize just how versatile pasta can be. Pasta is the kind of food that provides “a little something for everyone” and there’s no boundaries to what you can make with it.

So with all that said, I am deeply honored to be chosen as the second guest host for a blog event we can all relate to. Kevin of Closet Cooking was a tough act to follow, but I hope you’ll enjoy this roundup of pasta dishes as much as we enjoyed having them at Chew on That.

But enough about me, let’s see what all of YOU made! On to the pasta!

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