Overhead shot of penne alla vodka in white bowl next to glass of red wine.

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka is a dish you’ll find yourself making over and over again. Tender penne pasta is coated in a lusciously creamy and spicy tomato vodka sauce to create a classic, comforting dish that’s perfect for date night or family dinners.

This recipe was originally published in 2018. It was updated in 2021 to add new photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

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Two lamb chops on plate next to grilled lemons, green beans, and pilaf.

Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

My Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic is an easy summer grilling recipe you can cook in minutes. Each chop is saturated with rich and earthy flavors thanks to an herbaceous marinade made with simple ingredients.

I teamed up with American Lamb to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Dessert board arranged on wood round serving tray.

Chocolate Dessert Board (Dessert Charcuterie)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% my own.

This Chocolate Dessert Board is a fun twist on a charcuterie board. This spread features cookies, pretzels, caramels, fruits, chocolates, and a creamy hazelnut spread for dipping.

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Side view of two pickle martinis garnished with small pickles.

Dill Pickle Vodka Martini Recipe

This Dill Pickle Vodka Martini is a fun twist on the traditional dirty martini. Made with just 3 ingredients – vodka (or gin), pickle juice and dry vermouth.

Right up there with my other favorite cocktails – the Aviation and the Bee’s Knees – is this Pickle Martini. To make this whole sheltering thing a bit more manageable, many of our Friday nights have involved a filet mignon dinner, paired with baked potatoes and a couple of these martinis. It gives a whole new meaning to “Eating Good in the Neighborhood.”

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