Saturday, January 5, 2013

Presto Pasta Lives on With a Different Name

While it's true, Presto Pasta Nights' weekly roundup has decided to call it a day.  Jac of Tinned Tomatoes has picked up the pasta pot.   Check out how to be a part of the new monthly Pasta Please.  I'll be sure to see you there.  

And if you need some inspiration, don't forget to visit our Presto Pasta Night Archives.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Presto Pasta Night Grand Finale

I hate to say Goodbye,'s time to call it a day for the weekly Presto Pasta Night Roundups. I'm not sure what project (i.e. food) I'll be highlighting next, but I do want to say a HUGE "thank you" to everyone who's shared their passion for pasta over the years and I'm sure to keep up our friendships even if there's no Presto Pasta Night to come to every Friday.  So here's the link to the grand finale...
 And for everyone who needs a little pasta inspiration now and then, please take a walk through the PPN index of 290 roundups, and close to 4500 dishes!!! If that's not enough of a choice, you can join my Pinterest Pining for Pasta Board.

Friday, November 9, 2012

End of an Era - Last Presto Pasta Night Roundup

Not to get too nostalgic and mushy, but Kirsten of From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours has just posted the final guest host roundup - Presto Pasta Night #289 and it looks pretty fantastic, I might add. Kirsten has hosted six times since she started blogging three years ago and, brought a wonderful touch to the hosting.  So a HUGE thank you, Kirsten and I know we will continue to be fast friends even without the pasta link.  As for all of you PPNers, thanks so much for sharing such tasty treats with us over the years.

Which leads me to the very last Presto Pasta Night roundup next Friday.  I'll be hosting and throughout the week I'll be sharing a walk down Pasta Memory Lane over at Once Upon a Feast.

As a special request, I'd love to have you not only share a pasta dish, but your stories about how you first discovered Presto Pasta Night, the bloggers you've met through PPN and the friendships that have grown along the way.  Don't forget to tell your friends to share a pasta dish too and make this party worthy of a Guinness World Record.  

For those new to Presto Pasta Night - better late than never - here's a guideline
  • Write a post mentioning Presto Pasta Nights with a link;
  • Include my email address so all your friends can join in the fun 
  • Email it to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, November 15th;
  • If your friends don't have a blog, I'll be happy to write up their recipe on my blog

Friday, November 2, 2012

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #288 & Two To Go

This week Simona of Briciole  first hosted back in June, 2011 and has been a great PPN host every time she .This time... the ninth time she did a wonderful job with Presto Pasta Night #288 and everything looks delicious.  So a huge thank you to all who shared.

Next week Kirsten of From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours will do her last hosting job - her sixth, the first one way back in December 2010.  I hope to make this a memorable one and try to whip up something special for her. What pasta dish will you be sharing?   Just write about it, mention Presto Pasta Night and From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours and send your URL to kirstenmlindquist (at) gmail (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, Nov 8

Friday, October 26, 2012

Presto Pasta Night #287 & Three to Go

Next week, Simona of Briciole will be hosting for the NINTH time!  You can send your perfect (or not so perfect) pasta and story to her at simosite (at) mac (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday for the roundup on Friday.  

If you were paying attention at the title of this post, you're wondering what "and three to go" means.  If you didn't read the title, at least I have your attention now.... just kidding.    After over five years, and what will be 290 roundups hosted by close to 100 charming hosts and too many recipes to count, it's time to call it a day.   

On November 16th I'll be hosting the last roundup and I hope to see lots of you there.  For those who have enjoyed being a part of this over the years (I started it in 2007) I'd love to hear about your relationship with us... how you discovered Presto Pasta Night, the blogging friends you've made through those weekly parties and maybe your favorite dish.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Presto Pasta Night Short but Awesome Roundup.

Lail of With a Spin did a lovely hosting job of this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup.  And our two awesome PPN regulars didn't let us down either.   All three dishes were fantastic - I only wish there would have been more of them.   Thanks all for participating this week.
Next week, I'll be hosting over at Once Upon a Feast .  All you have to do is share your pasta dish with us.  If  you have a blog, write, mention Presto Pasta Nights and Once Upon a Feast with links and send your URL link to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com If you don't have a blog, just email me your recipe and I'll post it for you.   Deadline is Thursday, Oct 25 at midnight wherever you live.   Check back for the roundup on Friday, Oct 26

Friday, October 12, 2012

Presto Pasta Night #285

Val of More Than Burnt Toast has me drooling... not just for the fantastic roundup and everyone's delicious dishes, but also for her 50 things to do once she gets to Italy.    Thanks Val, for sharing both and thanks all for the tasty treats.

Next week, Lail of With A Spin is hosting for the first time.  In fact, you can send your entries to her any time now.  Send your entries to elegancemeetschic(at) yahoo(dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, Oct 18 and check back for the roundup on Friday, Oct 19