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{Good Eats} Marinara Sauce + Homemade Meatballs

So, way back when I posted about how I don’t cook meat. Well that hasn’t really changed, if I imagine its cookie dough and I’m preparing to bake cookies instead of meatballs! It was a dreary, rainy weekend, so I decided to whip up my dad’s recipe for delicious marinara sauce. Nothing goes better with that than yummy homemade meatballs, so I toughed it out and made some. And it was SO worth it.

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 fennel, chopped
  • 2/3 bottle of cheap red wine, drink the rest if you want
  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Herbs de Provence {or any blend of Italian spices}
  • Hot pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Dice onion, garlic, and fennel. Add to pan on medium heat with olive oil. Add herbs, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Let simmer 5-10 minutes {the longer it simmers, the better it turns out}
  • Add 2/3 bottle of wine. Let simmer 25-30 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and paste. Let simmer another 25-30 minutes. Add a small bit of water if too thick.
  • Serve with homemade meatballs and you’ve got yourself a delicious, somewhat nutritious, easy to prepare meal!

For dessert, I made cherry cobbler… Post on that coming later this week!

Happy Monday!




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{Good Eats} Guacamole

Guacamole… I don’t think there’s a better dip/sauce/whatever you want to call it in the world. For the longest time, I refused to eat it, I thought it was gross and kind of reminded me of that icky green ketchup stuff. Anyways, that’s all changed, and I’m so glad. It’s good on just about anything! My friends have been asking for my recipe, and honestly, once I have the basic ingredients, I guestimate on how much of each to use, but here goes:

*Disclaimer: I definitely can’t take responsibility for this recipe… My masterchef of a dad came up with it, and deserves full credit!


2 avocados {The ripeness totally determines how good it will be. The riper the better, but not brown}

2 Roma tomatoes

1 small onion

1 jalapeno

1 lime {for juice}

2 tsp cayenne pepper {to taste}

Salt {to taste- definitely don’t go light on it, second to avocado ripeness, salt makes all the difference}


*All of these ingredients can be adjusted to what you like, there’s no set ratio, whatever you think tastes good! This is just my preference…


Mix all ingredients together, serve with your favorite chips and margarita of choice!

Happy Weekend and Happy Summer!


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