I’m continuing our challenge from 2013 to make at least one new recipe from our two newer cookbooks each month. There’s a category on the blog for these posts called “recipe review 2014.”
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Okay, so, not only is this recipe for my one-or-more-new-recipes-from-my-cookbooks-per-month challenge, but I’m giving myself another challenge. I’m calling it Mission Pasta-ble. I have a LOT of pasta in my pantry closet:
It was on sale. And then another store had it on a better sale, and I forgot how much I already had. Husband thinks it’s hilariously ridiculous (thankfully, he’s totally seeing the funny side), especially considering I have a few more boxes in the other cupboard (::blush::). I will not be buying more pasta until this supply is significantly depleted (or gone?), and hopefully we’ll be powering through some great pasta recipes in the coming weeks and months! 😉
Now, without further ado, here is the first recipe in Mission Pasta-ble:
Recipe: Quick Tomato Sauce from The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013, (pages 243-244)
- when did we make this? Friday, February 14, for supper. Served over linguine.
- did we change anything? Although I used Tuttorosso tomatoes (a recommended brand), the kind I had on hand already had basil in them. I also didn’t have fresh basil on hand (very sad, I know). So in a way, these two changes cancelled each other out. Sort of.
- what did we like? The sauce is delicious!! The sauce is super-quick!! The sauce is easy!! We liked it so much, we had to make more pasta 🙂 Even our daughter was chanting for more!
- what didn’t we like? Sometimes I like my tomato sauces to be a bit sweeter. It certainly is tasty, though! Rather than add more sugar, I decided to temper the acidity with a dollop of whole-milk ricotta. YUM.
- will we make it again (any changes in the future)? Absolutely, definitely, and for sure. I like it so much that I hope that this becomes a memorized, go-to recipe.