Penne ala Vodka

This tasty dish, can be prepared nearly completly ahead of time. The recipe comes from my sister in law, who made this for Christmas. I love the pink sauce! Not exactly low fat, but hey, it’s pasta, what do you expect?


  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • ts red pepper (more is you want it spicy)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • basil
  • oregano
  • 3-4 cloved garlic
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/8th lb proscuiuotto (you can make it with out this)
  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • 1lb of cooked penne
  • In a pan, coat the bottom with olive oil and heat. Add onion (chopped), a dash of red pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon), salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Add garlic and sautee. Add 2 cans of diced tomatoes Simmer 20-40 mins. until tomatoes are soft and mushy Chop prosciuotto into small pieces and add to the mixture. Add vodka Simmer for about 20-30 minutes Remove from heat, and add 1 pint of heavy cream and heat through. Add sauce to penne.

Aunt E’s rice crispy squares

These are a favorite holiday treat. Aunt Eva would bring these to most family events.

Serves not enough:

  • 1c. sugar
  • 1c light corn syrup
  • 1c peanut butter
  • 6c. kelloggs rice krispies
  • 1 6oz nestles semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 6 oz. butterscotch morsels
  • Combine sugar and syrup in 3 quart sauce pan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and mix well. Add rice krispies. Stir until well blended. Press mixture into buttered 13. x 9 pan.

    Melt chocolate and butterscotch morsels together over hot but not boiling water, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat, spread evenly over rice krispie mixture. Cool until firm and cut into bars. Yield 48 bars. 2 x 1 in.