I decided to make some homemade marinara sauce in the hopes it might be a fun and cost-effective way to stock up on some pantry essentials. Wow was I mistaken! $40 of locally grown Alaskan tomatoes from Bell’s Nursery (20 lbs.) only gave me 6 quarts of sauce. I could probably buy that at… Continue reading Marinara Sauce: The Tomatoes’ Slaughter!
This is a rich sauce. I serve it over green beans for Thanksgiving, in place of the more traditional casserole. I think it would also be delicious over baked chicken breast. You could eliminate the sherry, but it really won’t be the same. It gives a lovely perfume, and the alcohol cooks away. So good… Continue reading Mushroom Cream Sauce
Easy Roast Chicken Roasting poultry the old-fashioned way in a large pan is very beautiful, but it takes a lot of basting, and it gets your oven greasy. One of modern technology’s greatest inventions (okay that’s perhaps a slight exaggeration) is the Oven Bag. It is a nifty way to cook a bird without the… Continue reading Roast Turkey and Roast Chicken