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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Homemade Pizza Sauce

I wish there were a "Sautéed Garlic" scented candle. Does anyone make those? I think it would be an excellent Xmas present to get me....or columbus day present...Thursday present.....
blogger needs to add a
"scratch-n-sniff" gadget, for reals.

This pizza sauce created all kinds of great smells in my kitchen.
Especially when I began making some apple muffin cake while it was simmering.
Mmmmm garlic, apple, italian seasoning, cinnamon.....



I found a homemade pizza sauce recipe online and decided to try it out. I can't seem to keep enough pizza sauce in my house and I have been saving up my pickle jars for reuse. (reduce, reuse, recycle!) This recipe was great, I bet you have just about everything you need already in your pantry- I did. It's super cheap to put together, has no processed junk in it, and made enough to cover two pizzas with an entire jars-worth left over!
In true Susan fashion, I read the recipe and only saw things I wanted to change. Here's my version:

Ingredients:
as many garlic cloves as you want!-minced
(no vampires in my house)
3 tbs olive oil
1 (29oz) can tomato puree
3 medium tomatoes chopped
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs dried basil
1 tbs oregano
1/2 tbs red pepper flakes (honestly, it could've done with more) 
1/4 cup water

Directions:
saute garlic, drool over sauteed garlic. add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil on medium heat. Bring heat to low and simmer until it reaches required thickness. If you don't like it chunky, throw it in the blender when it's all simmered and lovely. If you do, please wait until it's cooled a bit before funneling it in your mouth. Because when you smell your kitchen, this is what you'll want to do.

Feel good fact: tomatoes have copious amounts of vitamins in them, so homemade pizza sauce is good for you! yippee!