Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses and Walnuts [Bertolli Giveaway]

by Heather on August 31, 2011

Sigh.  I have a really sad story for you.  The other night I made the most incredible Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses and Walnuts.  I lovingly made pasta for the first time in my life and painstakingly photographed it all.  All the nitty gritty details, the flour, the EMOTION of it all.  I served it up hot and bubbling in this beautiful Le Creuset stoneware dish.  We ate every bite and loved it.

 

After cleaning up I went upstairs to upload the photos only to find out that all of those beautiful photos?  You know, with the emotion and the pasta?  Those?  I took them without a memory card in my camera.  So all of the “footage” of the amazing meal and what I think are some of the best photos I’ve ever taken are long gone.  I’m left with the memory of the delicious meal and my first pasta-making experience.  The end.

Now, that being said, you too can make this same meal at home thanks to this amazing giveaway sponsored by Bertolli!  They’re the ones who are sponsoring it all, and I have to say I’ve been nothing but completely impressed with the amazing gear that they sent.  The winner will receive:

  • Bertolli coupon for a FREE sauce product
  • Gnocchi Maker
  • Gnocchi Board
  • Le Creuset Au Gratin Dish

Seriously, what’s not to love?!  Plus we all get to watch this great wine pairing video, something I know I could use a little help with ;)

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Here’s what you can do to win, and please leave a separate comment for each one:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite pasta shape and/or pasta dish;
  • Head over to the Bertolli Tastes of Italy! Map on their Facebook page, like it, and upload a tip, story, recipe, or photo from your favorite region of Italy.  And remember, you don’t have to have traveled to Italy to contribute! They want to hear about a favorite homemade Italian dishes or local Italian restaurants as well!
  • Follow Heather’s Dish on Twitter
  • Like Heather’s Dish on Facebook

This will be running for a solid week, which means that y’all have until Tuesday, September 6, at midnight to enter!  The winner will be chosen Wednesday morning and announced on Wednesday afternoon.  Winner must be a US resident.

 

Oh, and don’t forget the memory card.  Apparently they make those for a reason…

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{ 123 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley August 31, 2011

I LOVE pasta shells because all of the sauce gets trapped on the inside. Especially delicious for mac n’ cheese!

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2 Ashley August 31, 2011

I follow you on twitter…obviously :)

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3 Ashley August 31, 2011

Liiiiiike you on Facebook!!!

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4 Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook. August 31, 2011

I’m a sucker for cavatappi. And I love cavatappi tossed with salmon, asparagus and a grainy mustard/sour cream mixture. Yum!

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5 Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook. August 31, 2011

I follow you on twitter.

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6 Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook. August 31, 2011

I follow you on Facebook.

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7 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 31, 2011

Oh no! I never take the memory card out for that reason, otherwise I’d probably do the same thing every day!
My fav pasta shape farfalle b/c my mom used to make it all the time growing up :)

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8 Allie @ The Constant Pursuit August 31, 2011

I am a sucker for gnocchi – SO GOOD.

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9 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 31, 2011

I follow you on twitter!

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10 Allie @ The Constant Pursuit August 31, 2011

I follow you on twitter!

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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 31, 2011

And… I like you on fb!

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12 Allie @ The Constant Pursuit August 31, 2011

Liked you on facebook. :)

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13 Emma August 31, 2011

I love cavatappi! It is so curly and fun! It may also be because I have curly hair, that my noodle preference is curly. But, a good cavatappi with a creamy tomato sauce, italian sausage, and parmesan is hard to beat! (Unless it’s gnocchi with italian sausage and vodka sauce… dang.)

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14 Andrea August 31, 2011

I love all pasta, but my fave is cavatappi!

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15 Andrea August 31, 2011

…and I follow you on twitter :)

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16 LeeAnn August 31, 2011

Does ALL pasta count…bring on the carbs!!

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17 Stephanie August 31, 2011

I can’t decide between baked ziti or good ol’ mac and cheese!!

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18 Stephanie August 31, 2011

I follow you on Twitter!

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19 Stephanie August 31, 2011

I like you on Facebook!

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20 Emily P August 31, 2011

butternut squash mac n cheese!

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21 Emily P August 31, 2011

i had already liked you on facebook

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22 Emily P August 31, 2011

i had already followed you on twitter :)

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23 Anna August 31, 2011

Favorite pasta: butternut squash ravioli. Yumm!!

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24 Tracie Trump August 31, 2011

My fav is bow ties!

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25 Tracie Trump August 31, 2011

Like you on FB!

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26 Ashley August 31, 2011

YAY!! I love this giveaway! Home mac & cheese is my favorite pasta dish :) Keeping it old school!

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27 Ashley August 31, 2011

I also follow you on Twitter!

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28 Jill E. August 31, 2011

i am actually making there pesto tonight. love it. quick, easy and yummy.

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29 Jill E. August 31, 2011

liked you once facebook!

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30 Christina August 31, 2011

I love bowtie pasta, just with oil and garlic…YUM!

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31 kayleigh August 31, 2011

i liked you on facebook!

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32 kayleigh August 31, 2011

gnocchi is probably one of my favorite pastas…or fettucini alfredo. hmm.

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33 kayleigh August 31, 2011

i did the bertolli italy map as well

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34 cecilia August 31, 2011

I like you on facebook

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35 cecilia August 31, 2011

My favorite pasta dish would be stuffed shells!

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36 amy marantino August 31, 2011

i like cavatelli with broccoli

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37 Sarah August 31, 2011

penne!!

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38 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) August 31, 2011

I love lasagna! Nothing like homemade lasagna…

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39 Mike@Squirrelhead August 31, 2011

I have always loved the Campanelle pasta. It is fun and tasty.

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40 Mike@Squirrelhead August 31, 2011

I am following on Twitter.

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41 Mike@Squirrelhead August 31, 2011

I liked you on Facebook.

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42 Julie @SavvyEats August 31, 2011

That is a very, very sad story. I would probably cry.

My fave is probably cavatappi!

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43 Julie @SavvyEats August 31, 2011

I follow you on twitter!

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44 Julie @SavvyEats August 31, 2011

I like you on FB!

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45 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 31, 2011

i love mini bowties!

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46 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 31, 2011

i follow you on twitter!

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47 Baking Serendipity August 31, 2011

I’m so impressed with your pasta making skills…even if the photographs are missing! I guess it’s the perfect excuse to recreate the dish :) I love whole wheat penne pasta.

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48 Baking Serendipity August 31, 2011

And I already like you on Twitter :)

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49 sara August 31, 2011

Wow, what a great giveaway! :) My favorite pasta shape is the big shells, but my favorite dish is my mom’s vegetarian lasagna (SO GOOD!)

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50 Amy B @ Second City Randomness August 31, 2011

Oh wow! I heart Bertolli…

My favorite pasta is usually angel hair. But I LOVE gnocchi, too! My friend introduced it to me once a few years back and I’ve become obsessed- it’s what I always get when out at any Italian spot…

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51 Ashley H. August 31, 2011

I love lasagna!

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52 Ashley H. August 31, 2011

I like Heather’s dish on facebook.

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53 Sarah @ Recipe Love August 31, 2011

My favorite pasta shape is fettuccine…mmm!

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54 Sarah @ Recipe Love August 31, 2011

I’m a follower on Facebook! :)

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55 Sam August 31, 2011

My favorite shape is definitely radiatori. I don’t know why, but I love the little squiggles. And honestly, my favorite pasta dish is just noodles with a little butter and salt. It’s my ultimate comfort food. Of course, now I make it with healthier pasta (Ronzoni purple box is my favorite). But I could live on what I lovingly call: noonies.

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56 Sam August 31, 2011

And I already like you on facebook!

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57 Kim August 31, 2011

i love cheese and arugula stuffed ravioli! awesome giveaway :)

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58 Meagan August 31, 2011

Mac & Cheese…but it has to be my Granny’s mac & cheese :)

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59 Meagan August 31, 2011

I “like” you on facebook :)

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60 ezzie August 31, 2011

My favorite shape of pasta? Those fun cartoon-shaped pastas that Kraft (i think?) comes up with in their easy mac boxes. I don’t really care for the powdery cheese, but it’s just plain fun to eat pasta shaped like Spongebob! :p

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61 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 31, 2011

I love farfalle with crumbled turkey sausage. It is just delicious!!

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62 Ali August 31, 2011

I might have to go with penne. Farfalle is a close second. :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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63 Emily August 31, 2011

My favorite pasta shape is fusilli…it’s so good at sucking up sauce and has great texture!

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64 Emily August 31, 2011

I liked you on Facebook!

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65 Nelly Rodriguez August 31, 2011

Favorite pasta? Manicotti!

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66 Nelly Rodriguez August 31, 2011

I Follow Heather’s Dish on Twitter

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67 Nelly Rodriguez August 31, 2011

I liked you on FB

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68 Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 1, 2011

I love most pasta dishes but lasagna is probably my favorite.

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69 Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 1, 2011

I follow you on Twitter

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70 Miranda September 1, 2011

I love big penne, when they get filled with sauce!!

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71 Rachel September 1, 2011

I love angel hair pasta with zuchinni/mushroom sauce and lots of parm! Yum!

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72 Emily @ A Cambridge Story September 1, 2011

Bow tie is totally my favorite. With shrimp and cream, please!

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73 Emily @ A Cambridge Story September 1, 2011

I follow you on twitter (@acambridgestory)

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74 Emily @ A Cambridge Story September 1, 2011

I like you on facebook :)

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75 Jackie September 1, 2011

I love bow tie pasta the best!

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76 Kelley September 1, 2011

I love penne – it has more ‘pasta’ per bite to love!

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77 Laura September 1, 2011

I’m a fan of most small shaped pastas!

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78 iamgogo September 1, 2011

My all time favorite will always be fettuccine alfredo. Love it!

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79 JenniferG September 1, 2011

I just found and have SO very badly want to make this too!! I am a proud new follower of you on twitter! and I love pasta of all shapes!

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80 Betsy September 1, 2011

Following on twitter!

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81 Betsy September 1, 2011

I love fettuccine!

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82 Betsy September 1, 2011

Like on facebook!

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83 Urban Wife September 1, 2011

That’s a bummer about your lack of memory card. What a lovely giveaway, though! My fav pasta dish is inspired by whatever I have in my fridge & pantry at any given moment. So far, I think my best creation has been Basil Pesto Spaghetti (with thin, whole wheat noodles <– best.ever.!) with a Red Creamy Vodka Sauce. Slurp!!!!!!! :)

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84 WendyF September 1, 2011

orechiette. and plain ol’ elbow macaroni.

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85 Christine September 1, 2011

My Favorite pasta shape are rotini. The sauce gets caught in the pasta.. yummy!

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86 Kari September 1, 2011

Elbow is the best for making a perfect homemade Mac & Cheese.

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87 Valerie September 1, 2011

I love making ziti.

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88 Valerie September 1, 2011

I follow Heather’s Dish on twitter

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89 Phoebe September 1, 2011

Homemade mac & cheese (mine – made with barilla pasta, cabot cheddar, parm and swiss- my grandma’s, or my aunt’s – all are completely different, but so good. ) Or homemade fettucine alfredo – with homemade pasta,plenty of freshly ground black pepper and fresh parsley from the local farm (it’s the best parsley EVER – I’m obsessed).

Oh, and my daughter “borrowed” the memory card from my camera and accidentally erased all of our pictures from our beloved 3 day vacation in Boston last year. I cried.

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90 Eileen September 1, 2011

Plain ole spaghetti… I’ve never been a fan of any of the shapes… unless we’re talking stuffed things like lasagna manicotti or shells, but the favorite is still the spaget.

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91 Eileen September 1, 2011

Liked you on facebook

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92 melissa September 1, 2011

Oooh my favorite pasta dish is definitely baked ziti. But instead of using ziti, you use homemade ravioli. yum!

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93 melissa September 1, 2011

following you on Twitter as @koskim~

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94 melissa September 1, 2011

like you on Facebook!~

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95 Wil September 1, 2011

My favorite noodle is elbows, but that’s because I’ve been an avid blue box macaroni fan.

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96 Jessica L September 1, 2011

My favorite pasta dish is definitely a gourmet mac and cheese with lots of mushrooms, bacon, and yummy cheeses! And of course it has to have a crispy panko top!

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97 Kelly J September 1, 2011

We love orrecchi!

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98 Becca September 2, 2011

My favourite pasta shape is farfalle (bows) because you get the nice al dente bit in the middle where it’s all bunched up, but the outside is softer so it’s not too crunchy! Yum :)

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99 Becca September 2, 2011

I liked you on FB! :)

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100 Jennie from Cole Camp September 2, 2011

I love angel hair pasta with a simple tomato, garlic, butter, basil, and parmesean sauce.

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101 Lauren S September 2, 2011

I love medium sized shells, I use them in a dish with Italian sausage delicious.

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102 Lauren S September 2, 2011

I “like” you on FB!

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103 Lauren S September 2, 2011

I follow you on twitter.

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104 kate September 2, 2011

mmm i adore gnocci! it’s fun to make too!! i can’t believe you didn’t have a memory card in, that’s so sad!! you didn’t post your recipe even at all though! you’ll just have to make it again i guess… :)

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105 kate September 2, 2011

i take that back, you totally linked to their site…my bad.

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106 Caroline September 2, 2011

My favorite pasta dish is probably pasta with cream, peas and bacon- such creamy, sumptuous, salty goodness! Yum!

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107 Jen M O September 2, 2011

I love ziti especially with tomato sauce. Yum!

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108 Elizabeth September 3, 2011

My favorite pasta dish depends on the day, but I think I would go for my husband’s mac & cheese with leftover pulled pork.

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109 Elizabeth September 3, 2011

I have liked you on FB. I found your site through the recent virtual baby shower for Peas and their Pod.

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110 Elizabeth September 3, 2011

I also now follow you on twitter. And you’re in my RSS feed, so yep, I’m totally feeling like a stalker now! :)

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111 Angela September 4, 2011

I think I have to go with good ole macaroni…but even better is the ‘and cheese’ part! :)

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112 olivia September 5, 2011

My favorite pasta dish would have to be cannelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta. YUM!

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113 Beth @kitchen minions September 5, 2011

I love the little ears (orchietti?) so much fun!

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114 Beth @kitchen minions September 5, 2011

I follow you on twitter!

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115 Mikki September 5, 2011

My favourite pasta shape is macaroni and i love macaroni cheese :)

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116 Taylor Baker September 5, 2011

I think my favorite pasta has to be spaghetti. Plain and simple and unbelievably wonderful :)

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117 Taylor Baker September 5, 2011

Just ‘liked’ you on facebook!!

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118 Natalie M. September 5, 2011

My favorite pasta is actually gnocchi! My Nonna and I used to make gnocchi from scratch and I remember her rolling the pasta on a fork to get that perfect gnocchi shape. I love putting vodka sauce with peas on gnocchi. Delicious!

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119 Alicia @ Treble Tart September 6, 2011

Gnocchi and penne are definitely my favorites, although I can’t decide between the two for 1st place. ;) As for pasta dishes, almost anything with homemade alfredo sauce makes me weak in the knees!

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120 Alicia @ Treble Tart September 6, 2011

Following you on Twitter!

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121 Alicia @ Treble Tart September 6, 2011

I’ve liked you on Facebook! :)

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122 Alicia @ Treble Tart September 6, 2011

Also contributed to Bertolli’s Facebook map!

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123 Kimberly September 6, 2011

My favorite pasta shape is orecchiette! Little ear shaped pasta makes me giggle!

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