With my love of cooking and baking, when I got married, and married to a guy that truly appreciated all of the good and delicious treats that I made for him, I just "assumed" that my Italian Spaghetti Sauce recipe was a given. No questions asked. It is perfection!
Little did I know that we would have a battle in the kitchen when it came to Spaghetti Sauce! He loves his family recipe, which is decidedly NOT Italian - but it is a very good sauce, just different from what I think of a homemade Italian meat sauce.
Over the years we have found a peaceful balance - if he is making the sauce, he uses his recipe. If I am doing the cooking, I use MY recipe. Simple!
This is the real ticket - a homemade Italian meat sauce that cooks low and slow all day. Thick, richly flavored - a very robust Italian meat sauce even better than what you will experience at your favorite Italian restaurant.
This is also the base sauce that I use for my lasagna and other Italian favorites - so I usually end up making a double or triple batch. This sauce freezes well, so you can always have some on hand.
If you are lucky enough to have a fresh herb garden, use fresh herbs whenever you can for an incredibly fresh flavor.
And if you have a good friend over while you are making the sauce, I would suggest adding some red wine as well - a cup to the sauce, and the rest to sip on while this sauce is simmering and to serve with dinner. Salute!
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