New Traditions: An Italian-Themed Thanksmas

New Traditions: An Italian-Themed Thanksmas

In 2018, Grant and I began a fun tradition with some of our closest friends - Friendsgiving. The tradition continued each year, with 2020 bringing plans to getaway to the Finger Lakes region for wine tasting and new scenery to be enjoyed by the three couples. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, our plans had to [...]

Meaty Marinara Sauce

Meaty Marinara Sauce

Ingredients 1 lb Italian sausage1 lb ground beef1/2 medium onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced(2) 6oz cans tomato paste(2) 14.5oz cans crushed tomatoes15oz can tomato sauce1/4 cup water, if necessary3 Tbsp brown sugar (this offsets the acidity of the tomatoes)1 Tbsp basilChopped parsley, to taste or for garnish Instructions In a large pot, cook and crumble [...]

Caramel Apple Pizza

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ingredients Premade sugar cookie dough2 large apples, diced (I prefer Granny Smith)Lemon juice1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted1/2 cup mini chocolate chips1/2 cup caramel sauce4oz cream cheese, softened1/4 cup butter, room temperature1 cup powdered sugar1 tsp vanilla1 Tbsp cream (can substitute milk or half and half) Instructions Preheat oven as instructed on dough package. Press [...]