Monday, February 23, 2009

Best Marinara Sauce Yet and Awards!!!

I cannot believe that this is my 100th Post!!! Did I really post 100 times? Oh my....I can't believe it. It sounds like so much but really I don't feel like it is at all!
First off I would like to thank Pamela of Cookies With Boys and Katherine of Smoky Mountain Cafe for some wonderful awards. I would like to share both of these with all my fellow bloggers who enjoy visiting my site. Thank you both so much for these awards. I am always soooo happy to receive them!!!

Today's recipe is for a marinara sauce. Where is the picture? My brain went on "vacation" while I made this and I forgot to take of picture of it. If it wasn't a really good sauce I wouldn't even bother posting it. But it was excellent. I rarely try different tomato sauces since I have been making the same one for years that my grandma used to make but I wanted to try a plain marinara, something without any meat and this really hit the spot. I found it over at allrecipes. I've been finding quite a few really good recipes there lately! Enjoy!

2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
4 tablespoons fresh parsely, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup white wine

In a food processor place tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped parsley, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

In a large skillet over medium heat saute the finely chopped onion in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine. (I also always add a pinch of sugar to counter the acidity from the tomatoes.)

Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally


Pam said...

Congrats on your awards. The marinara sounds really good - simple and tasty.

Elyse said...

Congrats on the awards! Your blog is definitely deserving--the proof: this awesome marinara sauce recipe! I can't wait to make it; I've been looking for the perfect marinara!

Donna-FFW said...

You SOOO deserve the awards. Congratulations. Marinara is one of my favorite go to sauces also!!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the awards, very well deserved! Have you posted your Grandmas Marinara Sauce yet? I would love to try to make it!

noble pig said...

What a great recipe, I'm always trying a new marinara.

Dragon said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and your awards!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards and your 100th post! Great Marinara recipe!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Big Congrats on your 100th post and your awards. Debbie you really deserve them! I love a good marinara sauce and yours sounds fabulous. I need to take the time and make this one!

Natashya said...

I love a good marinara sauce, congrats on 100 posts and lots of groovy awards!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on your awards! My brain often goes on vacation too. Maybe they should travel together!

Judy said...

My Italian husband would freak out over stewed tomatoes in a marinara sauce, but I've used them with chicken for excellent results. This recipe looks good to a Hungarian like me.