Elizabeth’s Spaghetti Sauce

Elizabeth's Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 roll of Bob Evans Italian Sausage
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 1 can of Hunt’s Traditional spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes flavored with green pepper, celery and onion
  1. Crumble a roll of Bob Evans Italian Sausage into a large saucepan and brown.
  2. Add in crushed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  3. Stir to combine, raise the heat until it bubbles (careful of the splattering, hold the saucepan lid over the pan), then turn it down to low and let it simmer very gently until it is heated through. The longer it sits, the better.
  4. Add over your noodles and you have dinner!


Mary’s Marinating Stick Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Kimberly L. Congrats!

I love products that make my life easier. Who doesn’t? I am a person who never remembers to pull dinner out the day before or anything like that. Marinate? Never happens here, because I never plan ahead that far. That is why when I heard about Mary’s Marinating Stick, I knew I had to try it out.

Mary’s Marinating Sticks are made from high grade 304 stainless steel.  What you do is take your favorite aromatics (onions, garlic, celery, carrots, etc) and cut them up.  You open one of these marinating sticks and place the cut up aromatics inside and then close and secure the clasp.  You then insert the closed marinating stick into your piece of meat (Make sure you leave the ring outside so you can more easily be able to pull it out when done).  You then cook like you normally would.  After cooking, let your meat rest for around 10 minutes and then pull the stick out.  That’s it!  Oh yeah, and these marinating sticks are dishwasher safe!

My family loved this.  I loved it because I was able to make flavorful dinners and not have to plan too far ahead.  I do recommend that you use fresh ingredients in this because they dried ones (like the minced garlic and minced onion you can get in a bottle) didn’t flavor quite as well.  However, the fresh ingredients gave us a much more flavorful dinner.  What happened that I didn’t expect was how tender using this marinating stick will make the meat.  You literally could cut some of the roasts we made with a butter knife.  They were also extremely juicy.

Mary’s Marinating Sticks are a product we will be using for years to come.  A pair of these sticks will marinate a roast up to 10 lbs., a leg of lamb up to 10 lbs, and/or a turkey up 18 lbs.  You can also use these on pork, fish, and pretty much anything else you can think of.  They even include some recipes with the marinating sticks that you can try!  With Father’s Day coming up, this would make the perfect gift!

Since I love these, I know one of my lucky readers will too.  Here’s what I need you to do (please put each thing you do in it’s own comment):

What would you put in your marinating sticks? Garlic and onion? Something a little more spicy?

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Slow Cooker Chicken

This is a really easy to make recipe for the slow cooker! Plus, these 4 ingredients you should have in your house!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 cup sour cream

Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the cream of chicken and the cream of celery soups together until smooth. Pour over the chicken making sure they are well coated. Cover and cook on low for 7 – 8 hours. Stir in the sour cream about 30 minutes before serving.