--1 jar (14 oz) of pizza sauce
--3 empty jars full of water
--1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
--1/2 red onion, chopped
--1 cup sliced mushrooms
--1 can diced tomatoes, drained
--2 already-cooked Italian sausage
--1 cup sliced pepperoni, sliced in quarters
--8 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or 1/2 T dried)
--1 T dried oregano
--1/2 to 1/3 cup of dried pasta (if your pasta is tiny, use 1/3 cup - if it's big, do 1/2)
--shredded mozzarella cheese (to add later)
Use a 5 or 6 quart crockpot for this recipe. Serves 4 hungry adults, or 2 hungry adults and 2 kids with enough leftovers to feed them all again.
Wash and prepare veggies. Dump them into the crockpot. Cut up the sausage into small pieces--I sliced, then cut the pieces in fourths. Add to crockpot. Cut up the pepperoni, add it, too. Add basil and oregano. Pour in the pizza sauce, and follow with three empty jars of water.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Everything in this is already cooked, so you are really only heating through and allowing the flavors to meld.
Thirty minutes before serving, add the dry pasta, and turn to high.
Garnish/top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
- 1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/3 c heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 c apple cider, or apple juice
- dash of cinnamon
Stir together brown sugar and whipping cream in a large sauce pan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until it starts to bubble. Stir in vanilla, apple cider and cinnamon, cook 10 min stirring often, garnish if desired.