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Fresh Tomato & Herb Sauce

Tweet This traditional recipe has been passed down from generation to generation by Pellegrino Artusi, gastronome (a connoisseur of good food) and author of Science in the Kitchen and The Art of Eating Well, published in 1891. Use only the freshest  and finest quality ingredients for the best results. Artusi suggests straining the sauce but, I prefer […]

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Light Basil Pesto

Tweet Pesto is an Italian sauce that is a specialty of Genoa, Italy. It is never cooked (or heated for that matter) and is made with fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and cheese. Pesto’s primary purpose (and only purpose if you ask a Genovese) is to sauce pasta. Purists will tell you […]

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Roasted Garlic lemon Cream

Tweet Some days it is just too darn hot to cook. This is especially true if you live in the Grand Canyon state of Arizona! So, standing in front of the refrigerator with the door wide open, I stare at the contents looking for inspiration. My first thought was to make a no-cook pasta sauce […]

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Lemon-y Cream Sauce

Tweet My lemon-y cream sauce is the result of having a little bit left over of an ingredient called for in a recipe. It’s not enough to really do anything with but it is too much to simply throw out. The Mango Soft Serve ice cream recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk and doesn’t use […]

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Fresh Ricotta Sauce

Tweet One hot summer, (hot for California, not so much for Arizona) I was searching through my pantry and refrigerator for the makings of a quick summer meal. The result was this “needs no cooking” sauce. The ingredients go into a blender, pulse until smooth and once poured over hot pasta, the two become one, […]

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Simple Tomato Sauce

Tweet My grandmother made two kinds of tomato sauce. Sunday’s sauce, which was used for spaghetti and meatballs (we ate this every Sunday for years) and a simple sauce for dishes such as, macaroni and peas, pasta alla Norma and melanzane alla Parmgiana. Sunday’s sauce was always made in the same enormous pot that simmered on the […]

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Pasta & Sauce

Tweet “Marco Polo did not introduce pasta to Italy from China. During the days of the Roman Empire, wheat was imported into Italy from Egypt and the northwestern African coast (then called the province of Africa), by the later days of the empire, Sicily had become the granary of the Mediterranean world. Wheat cultivation transformed […]

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