Friday, August 27, 2010

My Secret Recipe

Super Secret Recipe



Hello everyone, I am sorry I didn't have a blog up yesterday there was a lot of things I needed to catch up on around the house. Mainly Bailey's clothes she has a ton of them I had to go through them all. It took me four hours to complete this task, with just a lunch break in the middle.
So today I figured I would give you guys a treat, I do not share this recipe with anyone. So today you all get to have my recipe for my marinara sauce. I am part Italian on my father's side of the family but being Italian doesn't mean you know how to cook, although most Italians will admit that they all like the flavors like the garlic, the herbs and of course the many veggies that traditional Italian recipes have in them, veggies and fish are traditional Italian foods as well. I am sure the list goes on and on. With that being said this is truly my recipe I didn't look this recipe up and no one told me the recipe this is just what I like in my marinara/spaghetti sauce. I hope you all enjoy it as well.


A mix of cherry tomatoes and reg. tomatoes, we usually use the ones right from our garden. You will want at least 12.
5 cloves of garlic
fresh basil about 5 leaves
plain tomato sauce ( I make my own and I will save that for another recipe in the coming weeks)
You will need 32 ounces.
1 large onion or two small onions
1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 orange pepper and 1 yellow pepper
1 summer squash
1 banana pepper ( or you could use any hot pepper if you like yours hot)
1 zucchini (optional)
1 carrot
2 stalks of celery
half of a pound of mushrooms
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
tin foil lined cookie sheet


Dice all your veggies up except for the tomatoes you will want to quarter those. Put them on the cookie sheet and sprinkle salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil over the top. Roast at 475 for about 20-25 minutes. Take out your veggies and peel the skin from the tomatoes. Put veggies in a food processor or a blender. Blend until smooth if you like a smooth sauce if you like yours chunky just pulse until it looks like something you would like.
In a large pot add your tomato sauce, basil another clove of garlic and the veggies you just blended. Cook on a low heat for about 3 hours just until the flavors concentrate. Cool and either serve it right away or store it in your freezer for up to 6 mos.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe my family loves it when I make homemade sauces like this and I hope yours will too. Have fun with this you can use any combination of veggies you and your family likes. So everyone get in the kitchen have fun and make some memories and while your at it live, love and laugh while your at it.

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