I love the idea of family traditions. It always seem like the simplicities of life come back to you as the swseetest memories when you get older. In my family there were 6 of us kids and every Friday we would have mac and cheese with fish sticks, and each week everyone was vying for who got the last the of mac and cheese. Now, every Friday at my house we have pizza night. There is something about forming these kind of traditions that I just enjoy. We always have pizza, but we do mix it up by trying different crusts, sauces and toppings. When I was looking through Family Circle Magazine they had a recipe for Sicilian pizza and it turned out wonderfully. If you like to make pizza, or even if you just like to eat pizza then you should give this recipe a shot. It is good!
I also want to say a huge thank you to Kim, Miz Helen, Cassandra and Alison for awarding me the stylish blogger award in this past week. I am honored and flattered to receive the award. I do not participate in passing on awards, but I did want to thank these lovely ladies for their kindness. And, I would like to share a link to each of their great sites so that you can go and visit them.
Kim @ Mo Betta- Kim’s blog has lots of wonderful recipes that will make your taste buds water and she also has some great tips.
Miz Helen @ Miz Helen’s Country Cottage- Miz Helen is truly a sweetheart. Visiting her blog feels just like visiting a friend. She is such a kind lady and every Thursday she hosts Full Plate Potluck. I know she’d love to have you come by for a plate at her potluck.
Cassandra @Butter and Oven Mitts- Cassandra’s blog has so many delicious recipes. I am especially wanting to make her whole wheat applesauce bars with cream cheese icing. Yum.
Alison @ Prairie Story- Alison always has amazing pictures of all the delicious dishes she makes and she hosts a recipe swap on Thursdays.
Now for our recipes:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 14 ounce can of diced tomato (the original recipe calls for San Marzano)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan heat the oil and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and simmer with a tilted lid for about 30 minutes, stirring occassionally.