Monday, June 30, 2008

Sicilian Penne and Sausage ala Batter Splattered

Today was a standard busy Monday. I had physical therapy, where they finally let me on a stationary bike for a whole 6 minutes. Yay! Then I helped my fabulous mother-in-law learn some fun tricks in Word. And it's been rainy and fairly cold today. So I decided to finally participate in Ruth over at Ruth's Kitchen Experiments' weekly blog event Bookmarked Recipes (every Monday).

Molly at Batter Splattered posted this recipe for Sicilian Rigatoni and Sausage in late April and I've been waiting for the opportunity to make it ever since. I didn't have any rigatoni so I substituted some penne. And I only had 2 large ripe tomatoes so I added a can of petite diced tomatoes. This pasta was worth the time it took to cook. It was rich and delicious. I think next time I make it I'll do it exactly as she posted it because it was so satisfying that I can't think of a way to improve it.

Also, the always lovely Amanda over at Mrs. W's Kitchen has awarded me the Arte Y Pico Award for creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community. I am so incredibly honored.
I am very happy to pass this award on to these other deserving bloggers:

1. Jennie of Straight From The Farm because she not only informs about interesting plants and gardening, but also creates tasty recipes for a variety of vegetables and herbs.

2. Speedbump Kitchen who is extremely informative about cooking for children with allergies. I like to peek on her site when I need to figure out how to be careful about cooking for people with food allergies and intolerances.

3. Clara over at I heart Cuppycakes who consistently makes a better cupcake entry for Cupcake Hero than me. And who has some fierce skills in decorating.

4.Courtney of Coco Cooks because she lives an exciting and glamorous life and the diversity of dishes on her blog reflect it.

5. Janna, The Honeyed Hashette, who creates beautiful desserts and dinners. Her Paula Deen Chocolate Cake had me drooling!
Here are the rules for this award:
You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contrubutes to the blogger community.
Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
Each award winner must display the award along with the name and link to the blog that gave it.
Winners must link to the "Arte Y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
Winners must display these rules


Speedbump Kitchen said...

Too kind! Thank you! Cooking for my kids can be a bit daunting, blogging keeps me from getting too bummed about what I can't make and getting creative with what I can!

Janna said...

Mary! I am so honored! Thank you so much! Your site has me drooling too. Once we get settled in our house I am going to have to seriously consider daring bakers. WOW! That Danish braid is ridiculous (in a good way).
Thanks again!

Jennie said...

Thanks so much, Mary! I'm so honored! :) Can't wait to pass the award along to some of my favorites. :)

glamah16 said...

You are so kind... Glamorous and exciting hardly!My knee is acting up today and I m thinking of you and all you have been going through.Need to check it out.

CB said...

me? little ol me? Stop that "better than me" crap! You inspire me all the time. Thanks for the award. You're so sweet!

Deborah said...

This sounds so delicious! I really need to participate in this event - I just can't keep up with everything!

Psychgrad said...

I recall this recipe. I think I starred it too. It has been a while since I've actually cooked a meal with pasta - but I've been craving it as of late. Looks great!

Ruth Elkin said...

Great pasta dish, sounds like it was packed full of flavour!

Thanks for sending it to Bookmarked Recipes