Stuffed Shells with Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Shells with Tomato Sauce | Girl Gone Gourmet

There are tomato sauces and then there is this tomato sauce that I’m sharing with you today. Maybe you’ve heard about it? It’s Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce – you know, the one that has only four ingredients: tomatoes, onion, butter, and salt. There’s no chopping, peeling, roasting of anything – it’s just a 28 ounce can of San Marzano whole plum tomatoes, a white onion cut in half, five tablespoons of butter, and a pinch of salt….

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve Ever Made

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Perfect homemade chocolate chip cookies are like unicorns – I want to believe so much that they exist, but I’ve never pulled a perfect chocolate chip cookie out of my oven. I’ve tried in vain for many years  – I’ve made countless batches of Nestle Toll House cookies following the recipe on the back of the bag of chocolate chips, I’ve tried all of Alton Brown’s variations (the chewy, the thinthe puffy), and I’ve taken a stab at my own creation, which is forever buried deep in the archives. All of the recipes I’ve tried are decent, but they aren’t the best, so I’ve continued the search. Just like those pesky unicorns, I’ve always believed the best chocolate chip cookie recipe was out there somewhere – I just had to find it….

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Better Know a Mother Sauce: Veloute

Veloute Sauce |

 Have you seen The Hundred Foot Journey? It’s a wonderful movie about a family that opens an Indian restaurant in a small French village just 100 feet away from a Michelin Star restaurant run by a stately and proper women played by Helen Mirren. Of course the neighbors clash and what follows is a story about food, culture, family, pride, love, and, ultimately, understanding. If you haven’t seen it, you must – it’s a great foodie film and it will leave you happy, inspired, and craving French food. At least it did for me….

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