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Creating Tomato Base for Tomato Onion and Butter Sauce

Penne Covered In Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter By Marcella Hazan

For a late lunch this afternoon, we decided to make Marcella Hazan’s famous Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter.  This comes out of the Italian cookbook recommendation I made last week and can be found on page 152.  It’s not what you think of when you conjure up visions of a traditional marina sauce for spaghetti so be careful not to compare the two; they are different, though I am so fond of this incarnation that I find it hard to desire anything else.  If you prefer heavier sauces, this might not be your cup of tea.  You will never know until you try it.

Jamaican Rum and Caramel Cooking Banana Slices

Gordon Ramsay’s Scotch Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

The front page of Reddit yesterday had a Gordon Ramsay recipe for Scotch Pancakes with Caramelized Banana.  For my fellow Americans, that translates into a dessert made of buttermilk pancakes drizzled in caramelized bananas that had been flambéed in a dark Jamaican rum topped with vanilla bean ice cream.   [mainbodyad]Any time you combine fire with a drink made famous by…