Tomato Harvest Marinara Sauce
Fresh-tasting, Italian-style marinara sauce is a winter luxury, so why not try canning your own? It is a process to make this canned version, but it's oh-so worth it as each jar lasts up to a year! You'll love discovering a hidden jar of this sauce in your pantry in January. Vary the amounts of garlic and spices according to your family's taste. Use this as a base sauce and add sausage, ground turkey, and other spices.
Essanaye's Pizza Sauce
After trying several brands of store-bought sauce, I decided it was time to make my own. This sauce is great, and super easy to make, but you should refrigerate it overnight to allow the flavors to meld. I started with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. We all liked the sauce, but I will try it next time with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Refrigerate overnight before using. Makes enough for 4 large pizzas.
Amazing Apple Butter
I decided I wanted to attempt to make apple butter for the first time, so I searched everywhere for a recipe. There were so many to choose from, that I was confused on which one to pick, so I decided to take bits and pieces from a few of the best ones and come up with my own version. The result is 'Amazing Apple Butter.'
Super Fajita Marinade
This is best when prepared a day ahead. Makes zesty flavorful fajitas every time. Great for beef OR chicken.
Country Sausage Gravy
This is a family favorite that my dad taught me long ago. It's very filling and if company arrives unexpectedly for breakfast, just add more flour and milk. This recipe works best with a cast iron skillet as it holds heat so well. And besides, it makes the meal more authentic! Serve over buttermilk biscuits.
How to Make Country Gravy
This is a beautiful example of classic, very old-school American country cooking. There are a lot of variations, and this is my favorite. This goes on fried chicken, country-fried steak, and biscuits.