Homemade Tomato Broth

I say “peanut butter” and you say “jelly.” I say “salt” and you say “pepper.” If I say “tortellini,” what comes to your mind? My reaction is “tomato soup.” In the summer I chopped up some beefy tomatoes and stored them in the freezer for the Winter. It’s Winter now, so I can enjoy the …

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Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

When you’re in the mood for Italian food, serve up a hearty bowl of pasta with a homemade tomato sauce! Although buying a jar of spaghetti sauce is convenient, making a quick batch of homemade sauce is easy with your high-powered blender. Get things started by heating up a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive …

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Homemade Ketchup (in the Vitamix)

Ketchup is a staple in 97% of American households, probably in 100% of the homes with children. That’s why it’s lovingly called America’s Favorite Condiment. Chances are high that you have a red bottle in your refrigerator, and maybe a spare reserve in your pantry as well. It’s a basic sauce composed of tomatoes that …

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chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

A fresh chimichurri sauce is the perfect accompaniment for grilled steak, chicken, or even spooned over grilled vegetables. It tastes best if used fresh, but can be stored for a day or two to allow flavors to meld and still taste great. Ingredients 1 cup of Italian parsley 5 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of …

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Cranberry Sauce

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, one thing that’s surely on everyone’s shopping list is cranberry sauce. This year, why not forgo the can-shaped purple gel and make something fresh. It’s extremely easy to make and your guests will certainly be able to taste the difference. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) bottle Framboise Lambic beer (such as …

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Pesto ingredients

Fresh Pesto

Ingredients Fresh basil leaves – 2 cups (3 if you like the fresh taste of basil) Olive oil – 1/2 cup Pine nuts (or walnuts) – 2 Tbsp Peeled garlic – 2 cloves Salt – 1 tsp Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup Freshly grated Romano pecorini cheese – 2 Tbsp Butter, softened in …

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Fresh Marinara Sauce

This time of year, the end of growing season, always results in an overabundance of tomatoes, which is awesome news since I love making fresh tomato sauces. Having a good, high-performance blender makes quick work of all those tomatoes and turns them into a delicious, fresh marinara sauce that goes perfect on pasta, pizza, or …

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