Posts Tagged ‘marinara’

Target – Giada De Laurentiis – Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce – Food Review

01/06/2012

This is as good or slightly better than the Vegetable Marinara.  But it didn’t hold up to the lasagna test.

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Baked Mostaccioli with Giada De Laurentiis Vegetable Marinara Sauce – Recipe

12/27/2011

A no-doctored test of Giada’s tomato sauce.

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Target – Giada De Laurentiis – Vegetable Marinara Pasta Sauce – Food Review

12/27/2011

The search is over.  This is number one.

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Trader Joe’s Traditional Marinara Sauce – Food Review

11/25/2011

Thoughts can be dangerous.

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Risotto In Tomato Sauce – Recipe

11/05/2011

The thought sounded good,  creamy rich rice combined with thick flavorful tomato sauce.  In reality, not so good.

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Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets Parmigiana

06/26/2010

If I had ever looked ahead and discovered I’d eventually be taking pictures of cardboard boxes,  I never would’ve bought the camera.  But here I am again.  First it was the box of Trader Joe’s Spanakopita, and now it’s a box of Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets.  But to make something good out of something bad (taking the picture of the box is bad, not the cutlets themselves), there are two very interesting things about the box.  Read on. 

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Lasagna with – Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

05/29/2010

This was something of an experiment and another chance to pop open a bottle of wine.  While walking the Trader Joe’s isles, I noticed a section of spaghetti sauces.  Since the price was only a little more than the cost of ingredients for my home-made marinara sauce, I decided to put Trader Joe’s to the test.  In a nutshell, it worked pretty well, but is probably better used for a quick pasta sauce than for using in lasagna.

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Spaghetti with Meatballs – Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs

02/05/2010

This is an easy one and one you probably don’t need to read.  However it does point back to the marinara sauce recipe which is what’s really important.  With a little crusty Italian bread to soak up any excess sauce on the plate, a glass of red wine, and Billy Joel playing on the stereo, it doesn’t get much better.

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Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

02/05/2010

This is an easy one and one you probably don’t need to read.  However it does point back to the marinara sauce recipe which is what’s really important.  With a little crusty Italian bread to soak up any excess sauce on the plate, a glass of red wine, and Billy Joel playing on the stereo, it doesn’t get much better.

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Basic Italian tomato sauce – marinara

11/29/2009

 Basic tomato sauce marinara

Simple, fast, inexpensive and tastes better than just about anything that can be purchased.  A thick rich flavorful tomato sauce that forms the basis of other things Italian.  Once you’ve made the sauce here’s a great use for it, lasagna.  Although the sauce itself is so good by itself, you’ll need to stop yourself from eating it straight out of the pot.

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