Q: I would like a recipe for penne a la vodka. Thank you so much.
Angela Maggio, Spring Hill
A: Alice Williamson of Homosassa shares a recipe for penne a la vodka, a dish found on many restaurant menus, that she got from Woman's World magazine in 2009. She said she has made it many times and will often cook a chicken breast to slice and add to the dish. This recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or for company. If you are not fond of cooking with liquor, chicken broth is easily substituted. Using the diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano adds loads of flavor.
Mara Scanlon of Lutz fondly recalls an apple tort dessert at Macaroni Grill. She doesn't remember the name but hopes someone has a recipe. John Wojtaszek of Sarasota is looking for a recipe for the corn bread served at the now-closed Sugar and Spice restaurant in Sarasota.
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