Saturday, August 18, 2012


This recipe is from my mom, who found it in a catalog years ago.  This makes a wonderful tomato sauce base for making your own Speghetti Sauce, Pizza Sauce, use in Chili, Tomato Soup, etc.

1. Wash tomatoes (any variety you have) and de-stem, cut off bad parts, etc.(if using large tomatoes, cut into smaller pieces)
2. Fill a roaster or cast iron dutch oven as full as possible, then cover with lid
3. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 4 hours, covered
4. Remove pan from oven and dump tomatoes into another pan, removing some of the extra water on top
5. Puree tomatoes in a blender and pour back into the roaster
6. Put back in the oven for another 4 hours UNCOVERED
7. Carefully pour sauce into jars, ADD 1tsp Seasoning Salt to each jar and Can as usual

No peeling necessary!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Ok, I know you're thinking that this combination sounds funny, but we're not talking about Guacamole Chocolate Mousse, people...Avocados have very little flavor at all, which makes them the perfect base!  This recipe can't get much easier, and I could seriously eat the whole thing myself, it's soooo delish!  Here it is:

2 VERY ripe Avocados
1/2 cup cocoa or dark cocoa
1/2 cup honey or Agave nectar (I used honey)
2 T virgin coconut oil (optional but very yummy)
a couple TBLS of vanilla Almond Milk (optional)

Mix together in a food processor, chill for a little bit, and ENJOY!  Also yummy topped with whipped cream:)

Thanks to my brother in law, Mark Ritchie, for sharing this with me!!