Monday, June 25, 2012

Cooking Day with Ms. Drais

 Today's host of the post is Ms."Betty Baker" Jessica Drais of Salt Lake City. She will be showing you how to make her award winning marinara sauce served over ravioli with a side of sauteed green beans. For dessert she will show you how to create delicious brownies. All from scratch of course, never a box!
 These are the ingredients you will need.
 First, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil.
 Then, crush some whole canned tomatoes (preferably organic) with your hands. Add the tomatoes to the saucepan.
 Wait 15-20 minutes for the sauce to simmer. Season with basil, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Ms. Drais likes to add whipping cream or sour cream to create a richer tasting "pink sauce."
 Serve sauce with pasta of your preference. Add a green vegetable to create a well-rounded meal. Here, Ms. Drais sauteed fresh green beans in olive oil and rosemary to accompany her tasty pasta dish.
 For the brownies: Melt 1/2 c. of butter and 4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate.
 Mix in the dry ingredients, eggs and vanilla. The batter should have a heart-warming chocolaty vanilla aroma.
 Place brownie batter into prepared pan (lined with tin foil and greased with butter), bake for 40 minutes at 325 degrees.
 Serve warm brownie with ice cream and drizzled chocolate sauce.
Enjoy with your friends!

Please stay tuned for more cooking posts from Ms. Drais! Ta Ta for now!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! Ms. Betty Baker, indeed!!! What FUN along with very thorough instructions to boot! Makes my mouth water just looking : )

    Love how the brownie batter should heart warming, chocolaty aroma... I think perhaps you should consider writing a cookbook for happy heart. And I did hear the ice cream was peanut butter - is that right, or merely wishful thinking?

    Just for the record for all visitors, the stamps on Ms. Betty Baker's hands (viewable in the crushing canned tomato photo) are the still-fading happy evidence of attending the Utah Arts Festival repeatedly this weekend...