Simple and Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe Using Fresh Tomatoes

Whether it's the middle of summer or tomato season is ending, you don't need any reason to use up extra ripe tomatoes to make a delicious yet extremely simple sauce that is better than any store bought sauce. Of course store bought sauce is easier by far, but if you have the extra tomatoes and... Continue Reading →

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Knockwurst Sausage Over Braised Cabbage Recipe

While perusing the farmer's market in Pawtucket, RI, I decided to stop at the PV Farmstand to see what Frank Martinelli, the self-proclaimed "King of Boar," had to offer. I ended up purchasing some knockwurst sausage and immediately knew I wanted to try using them to make something other than a simple sausage sandwich. If you're... Continue Reading →

Roasted Beet Salad with Yogurt and Arugula

Beets are one of those love 'em or hate 'em vegetables that you can find all year round, but which are at their peak from June to October. Their sweet, but unmistakably earthy taste combined with their firm yet tender texture when roasted makes them a sort of maroon oxymoron of flavors. Many of us... Continue Reading →

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

It took some time for mango salsa to grow on me because in the past I just didn't enjoy the cloyingly sweet flavor that often accompanies many fruit salsas. What turned me around on the whole thing was trying a store-bought mango pineapple salsa that had a really spicy kick to it. There was just... Continue Reading →

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

I've always wanted to make my own barbecue sauce and I finally got around to it. I came up with this recipe that creates a sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce that is surprisingly well balanced. I chose to use tomato paste as the base rather than something like ketchup because I wanted to make sure... Continue Reading →

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