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The Best Tomato Pasta Sauce Ever

best tomato sauce ever recipe

After making this tomato sauce a couple of days ago, all I can say is that I am really thankful that I have found another wonderful and delicious pasta sauce recipe.

This sauce offers the purest tomato taste which is wonderfully accompanied by some luscious cream and seasoning. Truly yummy! Just try it, you’ll love it!

Here’s how…

 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

1. Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan. Place over medium heat.

2. Chop up 1 shallot, 1/2 onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Brown them in olive oil for about 5 minutes.

3. Add the canned tomatoes and the peeled fresh tomatoes in the pan (if you wonder how to peel tomatoes, you can find the steps in one of my recipes here.)

4. Add the seasonings – crushed red pepper pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.

 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

5. In a separate bowl, combine the cream with about 1 tbsp of flour and whisk together. Then add the creamy mixture to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.

6. Remove from the heat and add more salt to taste, if necessary.

 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

7. Finally prepare your favorite pasta and serve all together while still warm.

As a bonus, I added a little sauteed mushrooms and a few chopped spinach leaves in my sauce. We loved it. In fact, you can stir in any vegetables that you like in your sauce, I am sure it will taste just lovely.
 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

Mmmm, gorgeous.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was inspired by www.chewonthatblog.com.)

The Best Tomato Pasta Sauce Ever
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 14.5 oz (410 grams) can tomatoes
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan. Place over medium heat.
  2. Chop up 1 shallot, ½ onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Brown them in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes and the peeled fresh tomatoes in the pan.
  4. Add the seasonings – crushed red pepper pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the cream with about 1 tbsp of flour and whisk together. Then add the creamy mixture to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
  6. Remove from the heat and add more salt to taste, if necessary.
  7. Finally prepare your favorite pasta and serve all together while still warm.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Polka Dot Squares

crochet polka dot squares

Hi friends! How are you doing? I hope everything is fine. It definitely is with me.

I am enjoying the first weeks in our new place, decorating this and that, taking lovely long trips around the neighborhood and basically, being very happy and content. Of course, my days involve a lot of crocheting too.

Which is exactly what I wanted to share with you today.

I have a new project that I dived into a couple of weeks ago. It’s a polka dot blanket. Currently, I am in the stage of making about one zillion squares, but I see the result taking a sharper shape each day. Love this project to bits. I took a few pictures from my crafting table for you to today…

 

crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

 
crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

Thank you for letting me share. I will show you the whole blanket as soon as it’s finished.

Btw, do you have any projects that you are working on these day? Do share!

With love,

Petra

 

3 Ingredient Pancakes

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

There’s never enough pancake recipes, is there?

That’s exactly what came to my mind when I noticed this recipe for 3 ingredient pancakes. The title itself looked so interesting that I knew I had to give them a try.

And the result?

I like these a lot!

Are you curious what might those magical 3 ingredients be? I sure have the answer for you…

 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

It’s a banana, eggs and a little bit of cinnamon. Such small number of ingredients can indeed result in flavorful and yummy pancakes. The bananas make them sweet enough to just eat plain.

As the original recipe says, the ingredients make these pancakes really high in protein, low calorie, gluten-free, paleo friendly and taste really good! And I agree.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

1. To make the pancakes, in a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.

4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

5. Pour 1/4 of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes on both sides.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

Cute and yummy.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

You can serve your pancakes as is or garnish them with anything you like. I topped mine with a few slices of banana, cinnamon and a little honey.

Yum, yum, yum.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.recipebyphoto.com.)

3 Ingredient Pancakes
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Serves: 4 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.
  2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.
  3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.
  4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.
  5. Pour ¼ of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1½ minutes on both sides.
  6. Serve as is or garnish with anything you like (banana slices, cinnamon, honey...).
  7. Enjoy!

 

Big Summer Yarn Giveaway – WINNER!

big summer yarn giveaway - winner

Hi friends!

Today I am super happy to announce the winner of the Big Summer Yarn Giveaway!

So… the WINNER is…

 
 

big summer yarn giveaway - winner

The lucky commenter number 120 – Christina!

Congratulations Christina! You will be contacted via email soon.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in the contest! I really enjoyed learning about your fun summer plans!

Oh, and stay tuned – there is a new giveaway coming soon!

With love,
Petra