Ultimate pizza sauce. Seriously, this is ultimate. And homemade. YUM.
(BTW – Michael found this online and made it. He’s an awesome cook!)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped (we left this out, but to each their own!)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 6oz can tomato paste2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small bay leaf
1 teaspoon fennel seed (no idea what this is)
In a large skillet, melt your butter with your oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and saute until soft.
Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer. We had to add a little water because it was really thick and burning on the bottom. Use your best judgement :).
Let simmer for 30-60 minutes (ours was about 35 – all depends on how you like it). Remove the bay leaf and spread the sauce on your pizza dough. We added sausage, pepperoni, and a ton of freshly shredded (by yours truly) mozzarella cheese to our pizza. Cook and ENJOY :D.
Now let me humor you with a little story.
Once upon a time, Michael and I went to a pumpkin farm and ended up getting some apples. Since we were in the cooking/baking mood, we decided to try and make a homemade apple pie. By homemade I mean we bought the crust but made everything in the middle.
So late one night Michael and I stayed up slaving over this apple pie. He skinned the apples while I sliced and cored them. It was great team effort while we watched This Is The End (horrible, by the way).
Here’s what you’ll need for the filling:
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of flour1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
8 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (we used about 6 medium sized apples)
So here we are, prepping the oven according to the directions for our crust. Michael is mixing the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. The apples get added in and are covered in our amazing filling. We pour the mixture into the bottom crust and add butter to the top before placing the top crust on. Michael spends so much time trimming the ends and making the neatest design.
We wait, patiently, for our apple pie to cook to perfection (which took about 40 minutes). By the end of this process, we are both exhausted but decide to enjoy a piece of our hard work. Let me tell you, this apple pie was delicious.
Well. We start the clean up process and let me just say that at 2:45a I was a little tired. Nonetheless, I picked up the pan the pie was on and it fell. Straight to the floor. We both laughed, kind of cried a little inside, and went to bed.