Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Simple Marinara Sauce

I think that I got this recipe from the Flylady website years ago. It is so easy and delicious for a simple meatless tomato sauce...tonight we will have it over spinach fettuccine.

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, pressed
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add tomatoes and all the spices. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Much cheaper than buying a jar of sauce and it tastes more "fresh" to me too!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Derby Pie

This has been a family holiday staple for many many years and as of late it has made its way into the every day's too good to wait for! My daughter and I made two yesterday afternoon in about 5 minutes. Enjoy this sweet treat any time of the year!

This is the "real" recipe and in parentheses is how I now make it in order to be a wee bit healthier.

2 frozen flaky pie crusts
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar (organic cane sugar)
3/4 cup flour (whole wheat pastry flour)
3/4 cup melted butter (organic)
1/2 tsp. vanilla (organic)
1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Mix well and pour into pie crusts. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream. Makes 2. Freezes beautifully!