Mom’s Awesome Meat Sauce

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Everyone needs a killer pasta sauce in their recipe chest, right? Look no further it’s Mom’s Awesome Meat Sauce!

Each month this year I’ve been introducing you to some of the recipes that my mom was famous for – at least in our family. She made a killer lasagna, just a fact. At the heart of the recipe was the slow-cooked meat sauce that made it rich and delicious.

As you know, here on EatInEatOut™ The Blog I like to stick to recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. I know people have busy lives, on the go, no time to cook. Well sometimes to get the best results you just have to take a moment, chill out and cook it low and slow. I like to make Mom’s Awesome Meat Sauce when I have a free 90 minutes on the weekend. That way I can make a double batch and freeze it in serving-sized containers. Then on a busy weeknight it’s easy to pull out, thaw in the microwave, and spoon over pasta or veggies. Comfort food perfection…

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Weeknight Beef & Mushroom Stir-fry with Rice Noodles

Need a delicious, good-for-you, weeknight meal in 30 minutes? Done! I can’t believe we’re into the last two weeks of summer vacation, it goes by so fast. While there’s still a few late-summer days to be enjoyed, it’s also time to start planning ahead for the September rush. Soon we’ll hurry home from work and school,…

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Fully-Loaded Oatmeal Chipwich

Late-summer fun needs ice cream sandwiches! Does anyone remember Chipwiches? I may be dating myself, but I totally loved those bad boys. They were made with vanilla ice cream, sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies, and rolled in mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. OMG awesome idea… let’s steal it and make them at home! Remember those Fully-Loaded…

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Family-Style Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Salsa

Family-Style Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Salsa

Time to celebrate the last days of the season by welcoming the late-summer produce – peaches, plums, nectarines and tomatoes A visit to the farmer’s market at this time of year is a beautiful thing: the kaleidoscope of colour, the fresh, earthy aroma of just-picked produce, the boxes and baskets overflowing with the season’s gems… a delight to the senses….

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Blueberry, Lemon & Thyme Cheese Danish

How does starting your day with flaky pastry, exploding berries and the tang of lemony mascarpone cheese sound? I’m hooked on these huge, plump and juicy blueberries. Did you know that British Columbia is the largest highbush blueberry growing region in the world, with Canada ranking third as a country. Highbush blueberries are also grown here in Ontario so…

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10 Ways to Use Up Your Zucchini Harvest

Welcome to zucchini time! What a versatile little veggie. It’s easy to grow and easy to eat… in so many awesome ways! I thought instead of talking on and on about all the ways to use up your zucchini this season, I’d just go right to the good ol’ list. Here’s 10 creative ways to cook…

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Nectarine Pie

August means peaches and nectarines are flooding into the markets, time for pie! Nectarines are similar to peaches, but different. It’s like the best parts of a peach married the crisp goodness of a plum, what a perfect fruit! Sweet, juicy and delicious. In August, nectarines are just hitting the peak of their season here in…

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Stout-Marinated Pork Kebobs

Summer on the deck means BBQ, kebobs and beer. Bring all three together in these kebobs that are sure to become an instant classic. During the hottest days of summer I look for recipes that are simple yet flavourful, using lots of local fresh ingredients. Usually that means kebobs; meat, veggies and a stick, what could be easier? Just…

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

Sweet of the Month for August: A NO BAKE way to take advantage of summer berries With summer comes berries; strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. What could be more simply sweet? These precious little morsels don’t need much added to them, they are naturally delicious. That’s why placing them on a light cheese tart with just a drizzle…

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