New York Style Pizza Sauce

New York Pizza Sauce on a tasty pizza

I have an obsession, a pizza obsession. I have a super duper long post in the wings about pizza dough that I need to shrink down but I have a lot of feelings about pizza. That, though, is another post. My pizza obsession needs a sauce. I used to use Prego spaghetti sauce as pizza sauce. It’s something I have done for years since I was a teenager, the best Prego sauce was Roasted Garlic Parmesan, mmmm. I figured after a while, if I take pride in my pizza making, I would need to find a good pizza sauce to accompany my awesome pizza dough. Sidetrack…I love Cooks Illustrated, they always have awesome recipes and some of the best have come from one of their former chefs J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. One of his best recipes was how to make the best shake shack hamburger clone. Long story short, he left Cook’s Illustrated to become the Managing Culinary Director for Serious Eats, which is where I found this recipe. It is now my go to sauce recipe. Its got great tomato flavor and hints of garlic, oregano and fresh basil. It is a really great New York style pizza sauce.

New York Style Pizza Sauce

New York Style Pizza Sauce

New York Style Pizza Sauce

The Best Lemon Bars Evar!

Lemon Bars

I know, I know, he’s posting another lemon recipe, but this is the best of the best. The piece of resistance. The cream of the crop! Jonna over at Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake has created the best lemon bars ever! The best part of the lemon bars is they have a shortbread crust. The crust gets all of its flavor from brown sugar and some lemon zest, oh and butter, lots of butter. These are a hit every time I take them to family dinner, people even request them for their birthday dessert.

Lemon Bars

Salsa of Awesomeness

Salsa of Awesomeness

I am a Mexican food fiend. It’s my favorite food group. Yep you read that right. Salsa is my test bed for whether or not a Mexican food place will be good or not. More often than not if the place has good salsa it will have great food.

That being said I have a lot of jalapeños and serrano chiles growing in my garden this year. I have had to figure out something to do with them. My usual go to is salsa. Sometimes I add them to salads and other fun things.  This recipe makes a lot of salsa so you may want to share with your neighbors. It’s a good welcome to neighborhood or housewarming gift. My kids love this salsa, lately they have been taking it for lunches. I feel it’s much healthier than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Have fun with it, it’s pretty forgiving if you want to add things too it.

Salsa of Awesomeness