Friday, April 08, 2011

Recipe Swap Roundup - Pasta

I host a weekly recipe swap on my cooking board and thought it might be nice to have all the recipes in one central location. Introducing the latest component of the recipe swap - the blog roundup!

This week's theme was pasta and man, were there some awesome submissions. Just putting this post together is making me drool. This roundup isn't mandatory since some of the ladies participating don't have blogs.

First up, Pasta with Swiss Chard and Italian Sausage from Cassie, which was a spin on the traditional pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe:

Kate got a comfort food classic, Chicken Spaghetti:

Melissa's recipe was for Pasta with Lentils:

Jey tackled Cincinnati Chili, a regional take on a winter staple:

Jillian conquered making her own pasta for Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli:

Katie made Spicy Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Pasta:

Carrie enjoyed Chicken, Pea and Pasta Salad:

Christine had traditional spaghetti and meatballs:

The title of Mary Ellen's recipe, Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola, was quite a mouthful but the result was delicious:

Melissa had another comfort food classic, Four Cheese Stuffed Shells:

Delia made a quick and easy One Pot Pasta:

Heather had my recipe for Creamy Tomato Chicken:

Lisa tried something new with Fusilli with Creamy Leek Sauce:

The Cooking Nurse added her own twist to Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Bake:

Kimmicooks made Baked Campanelle with Spinach and Meatballs:

And here is my recipe, which was for Bacon, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pasta:

Last, but not least, is Linguine with Clams, as made by Jenna:

Since Jenna doesn't have a blog I'm including her write-up here.

I made Linguine and Clams from Hezzi-D's food blog. I have to admit that I don't cook with seafood that often and so when I saw this recipe in the swap e-mail, I was a little scared. But, I rounded up all of the ingredients and started cooking. Halfway through the cooking process, the kitchen smelled so good. I couldn't wait to eat it, and J made several comments about how good it smelled too. When I served it, J examined it like it was a dish from a foreign country. I just told him to eat it and not worry about the ingredients. I sat down and swirled my first bite up onto my fork and was in pasta heaven when I put it in my mouth. It tasted like something I'd expect to get at Olive Garden and the flavors were complex but not overwhelming. It was such a great dish and so easy to make. I'm excited to put this into my regularly made recipe list.
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  1. I am sad that I missed the pasta recipe swap, but it looks like I have lots of new recipes to check out and try!

  2. How might one get in on this cooking board of yours??? :)

  3. Lisa - I think I'll do pasta again. I LOVE pasta and it's always fun to try something new.

    Jaida - The board is called What's Cooking and is part of message board community.

  4. One can never scroll through too many pictures of pasta. Awesome.

  5. Thanks for doing this. Love seeing the round-up!


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