Penne with Spicy Vodka Sauce & a ta-ta for now…~Simple Saturday with girlichef

As life would have it, my Saturdays (and other days) have not been too simple lately. In fact, I’m in a somewhat madhouse period right now, and have come to realize that I have over-extended myself. Meaning? Meaning that this is going to be my last regular Simple Saturday post. I have really enjoyed my time here in Our KrAzY KiTcHeN and will miss visiting with you on Saturdays… but I’ll be around whenever possible!! And never fear, the wonderful Martha of Martha’s Menagerie and our very own Krazy Kitchen will be stepping back in to take over Saturdays!


To say so long for now, I cooked up something quick & simple…Pasta with Spicy Vodka Sauce
by girlichef
~1/2 lb. uncooked pasta
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 pinches crushed red chiles
pinch salt
1 (14.5 oz) can Fire-roasted, diced tomatoes w/ juice
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. Absolut Peppar Vodka (or other chile pepper infused vodka)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook your pasta in boiling, salted water until just al dente. Drain, reserving ~1/4 c. or so of pasta water. While your pasta is boiling, heat oil in large skillet over medium and saute garlic, salt and crushed red pepper for a minute or so, then add tomatoes and their juices. Simmer for a few minutes or until the tomatoes start to break down a bit. Add cream, vodka and reserved pasta water…give it a quick stir. Toss with warm pasta and season to taste. Grate fresh Parmesan over top and serve!
It’s been so great meeting so many great foodies and I will definitely see you around the Krazy Kitchen… and the blogosphere… get ready for Martha 🙂

~3 Sides of Crazy~

Hubby is going to love this recipe. He saw a similar one on a menu somewhere recently and commented on it so I think I’ll surprise him.

I too hope things calm down for you soon. Let us know when you’d like to guest host, the door is always open.


Sorry to see you go girlichef! We sure will miss you. I look forward to having you come back as a guest host here at Our Krazy Kitchen. I hope things calm down for you soon. Thanks for all your wonderful contributions here. Hope your holidays are happy 🙂