Spaghetti With Semi-homemade Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Simple hacks to store bought spaghetti sauce makes this a sublime, satisfying meal. I had this first at a Telugu friend’s place – she tweaked a storebought ragu sauce with some Indian spices, and chili powder and I loved it. As a new immigrant who wasn’t used to eating sweetish tomato sauce with pasta, this made it very palatable. Not just palatable, but it became a family favorite, when I added some vegetables – fresh carrots, spinach, broccoli… Try it! It comes in handy on those busy nights, but you won’t feel guilty about opening a jar of store bought sauce.

Homemade Butter With Store Bought Whipping Cream

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I had no idea churning butter was this easy! I had about half a pint of whipping cream expiring soon and didn’t want to eat it with fruits or anything. And found this easy method to make it into butter! And all it took was about ten minutes. My daughter loved it with the homemade bread I had lying around. Feeling very much like an old time settler. Or like my grandma.