by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I know. You’re thinking, what the heck? A recipe for sauce? That’s just . . . lame. Or something. I mean, all you do is open a jar. Am I right? That’s all there is to it.

But it’s not. Trust me.

A few blog posts ago [translate: years], I shared my recipes for infused olive oil and polenta. But I never shared the awesome sauce that goes with it.

Y’all ready for this?

Frankly, My Dear . . . : The Best Pasta Sauce. Period.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : The Best Pasta Sauce. Period.

Now, this is a post for pasta sauce, but let’s recap the food it covers.

  • Pasta: Boil the water and a dash or two of olive oil. Add the pasta. Boil 8-10 minutes or until al dente. That means until it doesn’t stick to each other, but it also isn’t limp like a piece of cereal left in milk for more than a few minutes.
  • Polenta: So, first, ya wanna take your infused olive oil and heat it in a covered skillet until it’s “ouch” ready. That means for goodness sake, be careful when you lift the lid and don’t touch it! Slice the polenta into coins and fry for 6-7 minutes until golden and crispy. The longer the fry, the better the crunch. Capice?

Okay. Got your base food ready? Let’s make some sauce!

The Best Pasta Sauce. Period.

The Best Pasta Sauce. Period.


  • 1 large jar pasta sauce. I like Newman's Own Sockarooni as a good starter.
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes. If seasoned, use garlic, oregano or other Italian flavors.
  • 1/2 clove garlic, pressed like a good Italian should do.
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, you guessed it- diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms. No, not diced. Sliced or pieces. Okay. I guess that means diced.
  • 1/2 cup red wine.


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Heat thoroughly. [Note: the flavors are better if you let sit in a slow cooker for about two hours, stirring occasionally.]
  3. Serve on pasta or polenta.
  4. Or just eat with a large spoon.

That’s it. Easy-peasy. And the clean up? Fuggedaboutit. [That means hakuna matata, no worries.]

How do you serve your sauce?

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With a big fork and lot of garlic,
Happy eating!
~Molly Jo

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!


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