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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cookie's Marinara Sauce

My alter ego's nickname is Cookie.
Why Cookie? Because she's Cookie the cook, and her friends are Drunkie the drunk, Studdie the stud, and DJ-ee the DJ. 
She thinks she's an Italian-American socialite. 
Any good Italian-American Sunday dinner needs good bread, red wine, and a nice homemade marinara sauce.

Cookie's Marinara
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
2 15oz cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup red wine
Up to 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper, optional

Heat the oil in a large pot. Sweat the garlic and onion. Add remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally and breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. 
Mangia. :)

To make true Sunday gravy, simply add sausage/meatballs/porkbone/ meat etc... ;)