Sunday 15 March 2015

Master chef or Master Fail

Back at home now far away from the fantastic food of Italy I figured I would tackle a recipe I have wanted to make for a long time. Ragu! Now our pasta sauce pales in comparison. We brown some beef and throw in a jar of pasta sauce we bought from the shelf of the grocery store. Convenient? Yes. Fast? Absolutely. But people I tell you, this isn't pasta sauce.

Today I had my head set that this was going to happen. I had my husband (Enrico) talk to his sister in Italy about the recipe and off we went to the Italian Store. Certain pasta and certain sauce cannot be found in regular stores.

With my groceries ready I set out following her directions. The whole process takes about 3 hours. 30 min prep and 2.5 cook time. This why opening a jar is much more convenient for us. I have to admit I was nervous. I wanted this to turn out. I wanted to master this sauce so I no longer have to settle for the sauce we have here. Nearing the end the house filled with an aroma similar to what I have had the pleasure of at Enricos sisters home. Oh please sauce turn out I thought to myself.

I am sure you have all seen the pictures from Pinterest where people make things and their picture of what it should be and what it really turned out to be is terrible lol like this below.


I did nail it!

Tomorrow we tackle lasagna :)



  1. Oh now you know i am going to have to get that recipe loves! I am a pasta girl! Thanks so much again for your support and linking up with #foodpornthursdays

    1. The recipe is on the link below. I would LOVE if you made and and let me know what you think

  2. Wow I am so impressed!!! 3 hours to make sauce, I bet it was amazing.Well done hun. Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

    1. It is truly the best sauce you will ever taste. Its well worth the try ;)

      Thanks for having me :)

  3. So true - no way shop bought sauce beats homemade on anything except time! #foodpornthursday


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