We went grocery shopping two weeks ago when I saw this….

pizza seasoning! :)

pizza seasoning! 🙂

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just herbs. no salt. 🙂

….and got inspired to make pizza with the girls. I wanted to make our own pizza sauce, so that it’s not full of sodium and preservatives. IMG_5039 We used fresh tomatoes. I instructed Noelle to peel them with her fingers but that proved to be difficult and too time-consuming. I just took out the centers with a small knife, and she helped me slice the tomatoes. IMG_5042   I asked Danae to crush the garlic with a mortar and pestle. We sautéd the garlic in butter until translucent, then added the tomatoes and olive oil. :) We sautéd the garlic in butter until translucent, then added the tomatoes and olive oil. I added fresh basil! And pizza seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. The pot was nearly full of tomatoes, therefore it took a longer time to boil them all into a sauce — maybe 2 hours. IMG_5044 You can also opt to add mozzarella cheese into the pot. We used store-bought pizza dough (one day I'll make my own), spread the pizza sauce which was on the stove for around 2 hours until it became saucy, put mozzarella cheese and more basil. You can add whatever ingredient you want. My kids like cheese and they're okay with basil. so we kept it simple. :) We used store-bought pizza dough (one day I’ll make my own), spread the pizza sauce, put mozzarella cheese and more basil. You can add whatever ingredient you want. My kids like cheese pizza and they’re okay with basil, so we kept it simple. I wasn't able to take a picture of the new batch of cooked pizzas, so this is the one we made the first time. I tore up the basil leaves then and didn't put enough on the pizza. :) I wasn’t able to take a picture of the new batch of cooked pizzas, so this is the one we made the first time. I tore up the basil leaves then and didn’t put enough on the pizza.

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There was so much sauce left over after making two whole pizzas! I would probably add more basil and take out as many seeds from the tomatoes as I can next time, but otherwise, I can’t wait to use it for pasta or just plain bread. 🙂

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

5 responses »

  1. This is so nice Tita Phoebe. 🙂 Got hungry as I was reading. huhu. :))

  2. mommycharm says:

    I’d love to try making our own pizza sauce too! Thanks for this recipe =)

  3. mommycharm says:

    I’d love to try making our own pizza sauce too. Thanks for this recipe! =)

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