Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CSNstores Product Review Coming Soon & A Quick Penne Vodka Recipe

It's time for another CSNstores product review.  If you don't already know CSN is an online retailer with over 200 sites selling everything from kitchen bar stools to cookware products.  With all of these options availabe what will I be reviewing...well you'll have to check back in a few weeks to find out.

Penne with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

 1/4 cup olive oil
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
 1 (28oz.) whole peeled plum tomatoes, crush by hand or with food processor
 3/4 tsp. salt
 1 lb. penne pasta
 2 Tbsp. vodka
 1/2 cup heavy cream
 1/4 cup basil, fresh/chopped
 4 Italian Sausages

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over moderate heat.
2. Remove casing from sausage and add to skillet; Cook, breaking up the meat until brown.
3. Add garlic and red pepper; cook until golden brown.
4. Add tomatoes and salt; bring to boil.
5. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or longer.
6. Meanwhile, in large pot, cook penne as directed; Drain and return to pot.
7. Add vodka and heavy cream to sauce and bring to boil.
8. Stir sauce into cooked pasta and cook over low heat for 1 minute.
9. Stir in fresh basil and serve.


  1. Love the sound of vodka cream sauce!

  2. Vodka cream sauce is one of my absolute favorite pasta sauces! Can't wait to see your reviews.

  3. Like Joanne and Jan said...I adore vodka cream sauce. It is by far one of my favorite ways to enjoy pasta. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday night!

  4. Penne with vodka sauce is such a great comforting meal! Love it!

  5. I am adding this to my must try list.. I have seen vodka cream sauce recipes, but I have yet to try. Love the addition of the sausage too!!
    Yumm Theresa!! :)