Chef's Notes Plus

Home School: Easy Tomato Sauce

Reasons Why You Might Want to Make Tomato Sauce This Week: It’s delicious, and pasta is a pretty efficient comfort food. It’s also versatile and good for more than pasta (read: pizza, stirred into broth to make a soup, smeared on bread, etc.) It’s easy. It’s endlessly customizable, meaning you […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Raisin Bread with a Cinnamon Swirl

Makes 2 loaves This dough is sprinkled with fragrant cinnamon sugar before rolling up, creating a swirl. Mixing raisins into the dough studs the entire loaf with plump, sweet fruit. Although the recipe calls for dark raisins, you could easily substitute dried currants or diced dried apricots or prunes. Ingredients […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Simple Tomato Sauce

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 qt canned whole San Marzano tomatoes with their juices Kosher salt, as needed Directions Heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Desserts

Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves If you grow zucchini in your garden, you’ll be glad to have this recipe come late summer. Note that the larger a zucchini grows, the tougher its skin, the drier its flesh, and the more bitter its seeds. If you are using large zucchini for this recipe, […]