This easy tomato sauce is a hit in my family.  I make a pile of it in the summer when the produce is plentiful and cheap and water bath can as much as I can.

PastaHere's the recipe:

20lbs tomatoes (about 60 medium)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large)
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup finely minced fresh basil
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp Citric Acid (pint jars) or 1/2 tsp (quart jars) per hot jar
7 (16 oz) pine glass preserving jars with lids and bands or 3 (32oz) quart glass preserving jars.



Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set aside. Wash tomatoes; drain. Remove core and blossom ends. Cut into quarters. Set aside. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree tomato mixture in a food processor or blender, working in batches. Strain puree to remove seeds and peel. Combine tomato puree and basil in a large sauce pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until volume is reduced by half, stirring to prevent sticking.
Add 1/4 tsp Citric Acid or 1 Tbsp bottled lemon juice to each hot pint jar, add 1/2 tsp Citric Acid or 2 tbsp bottled lemon juice to each hot quart jar. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Centre hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
Process pint jars for 35 minutes and quart jars for 40 minutes (based on 1000 feet or less of altitude). Remove canner lid, wait 5 minutes, then remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours; they should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

These pasta noodles go great with any sauce, but are also a great way to make some ravioli or noodles.


Gluten Free Basic Noodle Recipe

1 cup Frankie’s All Purpose Flour
1 egg
.5 tsp Kosher
2 - 4 tbsp water

Instructions: In a mixing bowl combine flour, egg, and salt. Slowly add water until a soft ball is formed.

Remove from mixer and on a well floured surface knead the dough and roll out very thin. Cut into noodle shapes and let rest for 20 minutes.

Drop noodles in boling water and let cook in water for 1.5 - 3 minutes. Remove from water and add to your favourite sauce.


Here's a video tutorial on making the pasta noodles:

calzoneThis is the same recipe as the wrap recipe except for the baking of the product. You're going to love it and they're so easy to make.  They freeze well and you can grab one on the go and boom, you've got lunch already for yourself.


1 Tbsp. Psyllium husk
1 tsp. xanthum gum
1 tsp. citric acid
4 Tbsp. margarine
3 cups of Frankie's All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1 cup water
1 egg and 1/8 cup of milk for sealing and brushing dough with.
Your favourite cooked filling (I use left over meat sauce and cheese)

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Nothing tastes better than homemade Muffins right from your very own oven. You can even modify the recipe to have almost any ingredients you want in it.  Enjoy.


3 cups Frankie's all purpose flour

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

Mix all together in a stand mixer until blended.

To this add:

¾ cup of veg. or canola oil

¾ cup of water

4 eggs

1 tsp. of vanilla

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SugarCookiesThere's no better time to make cookies, than when your (or someone else's) kids are around.  The joy that kids get when they're rolling out the pastry and cutting out the shapes, and even watching the cookies bake.  It brings back that memory of when we were all kids and what our elders did for us.

Frankie's Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour can be used with virtually any recipe you like.  This recipe is from the old (orange) Betty Crocker cookbook that came out in 1969.  The only thing I did was used Frankie's flour whenever it told me to use wheat flour.  We've done this time and again with numerous other recipes, from numerous other cookbooks and the results have always been magnificent.


Traditional Sugar Cookie

3/4 cup of shortening (part butter or margarine, softened)
1 cup of sugar

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