Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

 Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce, an easy and hearty roasted red pepper sauce! Some of my favorite meals end up being just simple, hearty, and well… comforting! Comfort food is where it’s at, my friends. Give me a bowl of noodles with this red pepper sauce and I’m in heaven! (And, a side of whole wheat bread doesn’t hurt either!) When you think of a classic marinara you probably wouldn’t think of a roasted red pepper sauce. But, you HAVE to try this version. Roasting the red bell peppers gives this sauce such a unique flavor. I love to use it as is over pasta, in a lasagna or even as a dipping sauce! Our family has a long history of good spaghetti sauce. Normally it takes hours to cook. But, this version of roasted red pepper sauce is just as flavorful from those amazing charred peppers! If you’re in a pinch and can’t wait long enough for the peppers to char in the oven you can use store bought roasted red peppers. Or, another alternative is to use the broiler. Prepare the peppers the exact same way as the recipe states but just place them under the broiler on high. Be sure to keep a close eye on them, they char pretty quickly! Then, just go about the recipe as is! I really hope you enjoyed this red pepper tomato sauce. What are your favorite roasted red pepper recipes? For even more yummies, please visit my blog This Silly Girl’s Kitchen! See you there! Print Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce Ingredients 2 red peppers halved length-wise, stemmed and...
Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta

Stop what you’re doing. Drop everything right now and go make this homemade ricotta cheese! Your life will never be the same after you’ve done this once! I always want to make everything homemade. There are several reasons why. Number one: making food fascinates me. Grabbing a couple simple ingredients and turning into something stunning is an art form. It soothes me. Number two: I know exactly what is going into my food. I know that when I make bread at home, I use flour, yeast, salt and water, sometimes milk or olive oil. It’s a few simple ingredients, not fifteen which include 5 ingredients I have no idea what they even are. Number three: I like to impress my guests. Let’s face it. When you say you’ve made stuffed manicotti with homemade ricotta, your guests will stopping eating and oooh and ahhh even more over the food they’re eating. And my final reason: It. Just. Tastes. Better! SO much better! I dare you to make this homemade ricotta cheese recipe just once and compare it to the store bought one and then let’s talk. Now about making ricotta… I have two different versions I make.  One takes whole milk and heavy cream which is much richer and thicker because of the fat content. The other takes 2% milk which has less fat and less calories. Even though it’s a little thinner consistency, the taste is still incomparable to store-bought ricotta. You bring milk almost to a boil. Add vinegar to curdle. Let it sit, strain and then enjoy. That’s it! It doesn’t get any easier than this. Both...
Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

Please do your turkey a favor and DO NOT use canned cranberry sauce on it.  The jelly texture gives me the heebie-jeebies and does anyone even know what’s in it?   Fresh cranberry relish is the best way to magnify your juicy turkey.  Tart cranberries, sweet applesauce, juicy oranges with a little kick from a jalapeno?!?!  Your turkey will never be complete again without it!  The vibrant colors of this dish are decoration enough… BUT, I have fallen in love with this white pumpkin bowl.   I can’t wait to serve my cranberry relish in it!  There are also matching salt and pepper shakers.   I love Thanksgiving!    Print Cranberry Relish Ingredients 1 12-oz. package fresh or frozen cranberries 1 Tbs orange zest 1 navel orange peeled and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and coarsely chopped 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro Instructions Pulse cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Pulse next 5 ingredients in food processor 3 to 5 times or until orange, pepper, and cilantro are finely chopped. Stir into cranberries; cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. I’ve only begun building your Thanksgiving feast!  Don’t forget about these side dishes.   Apple Sausage Stuffing     Creamy Mashed Potatoes...

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Print Avocado Ranch Dressing This creamy and tangy version of ranch dressing will become your new favorite dressing with an added bonus that it's healthy! Ingredients 2/3 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 medium ripe avocado peeled and pit removed 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbs lemon juice 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp dried onion flakes 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 Tbs fresh dill chopped 1 Tbs fresh parsley chopped Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 Tbs fresh chives finely chopped Instructions Add all ingredients, except chives, into blender or food processor. Blend for 30 seconds to a minute until blended well. STIR in chives. Enjoy with vegetables or a...

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