While tomato sauce with meatballs is a popular dish with Americans, Italians serve it as a first course and never as an entree. Nevertheless, this family recipe is hearty, rich and delicious no matter how you serve it. I use san marzano tomatoes even though they have become hideously expensive just because I cannot skimp on the ingredients or the sauce won’t have that fresh, homemade taste. Also, grandma and mom might make a scary appearance if I change the formula, and neither of them are residing on this planet right now. Have you looked at pasta sauce ingredients? They all begin with tomato paste. Seriously? No self respecting Italian family makes their sauce using tomato paste. Tomato paste is added in small amounts, but the base of the sauce is made with 2 or 3 large cans of imported Italian plum tomatoes in juice NOT TOMATO PASTE.
It’s President’s Day weekend here in CT. and everyone is out and about, after a week of being trapped at home by 12 inches of snow. It’s a good day to make some cocoa brownies, in case my own family members venture out to visit. Because they taste dark, fudgy, […]
Coconut rice made with coconut milk and basmati rice is easy, cheap and delicious; three reasons to make it often as a side dish,or even as dessert.
It definitely is a labor of love to make these molasses-free gingerbread men. But when you are done, you will be thrilled with your adorable, winsome cookies that look and taste like Christmastime.
This buttery, crispy golden cinnamon french toast wading in real maple syrup makes Saturday morning breakfast a reason for sleepy heads to give up sleeping in.
For those of us who are trying to bake lighter but still delicious pastries,these blueberry oatmeal crumb bars are a welcome answer. And for those of us who look for IBS safe recipes, (and it is not easy to find recipes that are safe), I provide substitutions for those following fodmap and IBS guidelines.