My only child loooooooooves spaghetti. I have always made sauces from scratch, but it was always "a little of this, a little of that," whatever I had on hand, as far as canned tomato products (diced, stewed, sauce, paste). And I'd throw in sweet peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, any vegetable sitting around that might reasonably work in a spaghetti sauce. I even used my hand blender to try to hide veggies from my daughter when she was little. Haha. (She told me in her mid-teens that I wasn't fooling anybody.). Anyway, I now find myself an empty nester... my baby has moved out. I'm going to visit her for the holiday weekend and wanted to assemble a care package. Naturally, any care package would have to include spaghetti sauce. I looked around for a recipe, to see how other people make (legit?) home-made sauce, and this was one of the best rated... and it sounded pretty good. Simple. So I tried it, it's been simmering for about 2-1/2 hours so far. I followed the ingredients and method almost exactly-I didn't have a whole onion, so I supplemented with green pepper, I used cranberry flower honey instead of white sugar, and I added a little thyme along with the second Tbsp basil. I am loving the samples I'm taking every time I stir, deeper flavor every time. I'm sure my daughter will love this and feel a warm embrace from home any time she pulls one of the jars out of the freezer... along with Chef John's Italian Meatballs, which I'm making as an accompaniment. Thank you SO much!
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My only child loooooooooves spaghetti. I have always made sauces from scratch, but it was...