Caprese Salad

This is a quick and easy salad, but it has amazing flavor and is so delicious.

You will need

  • Mozzarella pearls
  • Tomatoes
  • Basil, fresh or freeze dried
  • Balsamic Vinegar glaze

In a large bowl add the mozzarella pearls and break apart. Cut the tomatoes into bite size pieces, I use the small tomatoes in different colors and cut in half. Then chop the basil if using fresh and sprinkle on the salad. Probably 4-5 leaves or if using dried 2 teaspoons. The basil is more to taste. If you like more add more, this is your salad.

Then drizzle with the balsamic glaze and mix. Enjoy!

Homemade is Always Better

Many years ago I was on the search for the best lasagna. I found it and I have a blog post that is completely devoted to that.  In finding that recipe I also found the absolute best sauce ever.

I will admit the idea of making my own red sauce for spaghetti or lasagna was never something I thought would be worth doing or easy. Turns out it is both. It takes a while for it to cook so that all the flavors really meld together. But otherwise it is very simple and definitely worth the time. Your will thank me, your family will thank me, and if your dog gets scraps, he will thank me.

It starts with browning the meats with garlic and onion. Then adding diced tomatoes that you have to crush by hand. I don’t know why but this is the way. I tried crushed and it didn’t turn out for me. I tried diced and I didn’t like that either. However open the diced and crush with your ands then add to the pot, perfect! Add spices and let that simmer for an hour!

After an hour of low simmering. You will have the most mouth watering smell floating through your home!

Then cook some pasta and there you go! Perfection on a plate. It’s good on a hunk of French bread. Not sure how I would know that, but I might have had to have a taste or two before serving.

I will be more than happy to share the recipe with you. Just message me your email and I will send it your way. Trust me make the time and try this recipe. You won’t be disappointed except with yourself for not trying homemade earlier.