Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October Is Near

So here are a few fun and spooky magnets to get you in the mood.

Friday, September 6, 2013


A friend of mine on Etsy shared her amazing marinara sauce recipe and I thought I'd share it: The Best Marinara Sauce on the Planet 2 lb. garden tomatoes, washed 1 6-oz. can Italian tomato paste 1 T. brown sugar 1 medium clove garlic, minced 1/2 t. kosher salt 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper 1/8 t. red pepper flakes 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 4 oz. very finely chopped Vidalia onion 2 T. sweet white wine 1 T. minced fresh parsley 1 t. finely chopped fresh oregano 4 large (lettuce leaf) or 8 small leaves fresh basil, cut in chiffonade Place tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, minced garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a food processor (preferably a Vita Mix); process 'til completely smooth (tomato seeds are totally liquified). Meanwhile, heat oil over medium low heat in large saucepan; add onion and saute 'til soft, about 10 min. Add tomato mixture and white wine; heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1/2 hour. Add parsley, oregano and basil; stir and ENJOY! (4 recipes yields 10 pints, if canning) Happy eating! Thanks Maya!