Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Family Secret Sauce Recipe Found!




Upon spring cleaning last week, my husband discovered an old family recipe book full of cooking treasures!  He chose this wonderful marinara sauce recipe his dad used to cook when he was young.  It was a very intricate recipe that took nearly 5 hours to cook - and that was without a crockpot!  



Wonderful aromas filled the house and brought back great memories for my husband.  He told us stories of how much his dad enjoyed cooking - and now my husband can pass on those wonderful traditions and memories to our family.....


He ended up canning several batches of sauce and generously offered it to family and friends!



So far we've made spaghetti of course,  and today I used it for a penne pasta bake with chicken, mushrooms, basil and asiago cheese - it's a very versatile sauce - and very very yummy indeed!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow it looks absolutely delicious! The sauce looks so thick! I love how you jarred them.

Teresa R said...

They do look so beautiful in their jars!

Have you thought about putting together a book of those family recipes? Would make a great gift for relatives or for sale!

Janet said...

Teresa that's a great idea! Do you mean actually saving the original and making a book of those, or typing them up and making a new book of old recipes? Either way what an awesome gift idea that would be! Thank you!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Janet! what a fabulous post! I am so in love with homemade sauce and canning too! 2 of my favorite things! Yours looks scrumptious too!! Now you have me in the mood to Can something :) I make my own sauce every week, I find it so relaxing and comforting!!

Thanks for sharing sweetie! Hugs, Cynthia

Pam said...

Wish I could have the recipe - it looks and sounds delicious.

Mary said...

That looks like it would be great on home made pizza!Yum! :O)

Hisako Hill said...

Hi Tim,

Great tomato sauce! I made the Penn Pasta bake last week. Dennis and I enjoyed it so much. It was soooo
good!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sako