Spagetti and a Plate Full of Projects

Hey Everyone!

Yes, I've been struggling with blogging lately:(  I am right in the middle of trying to fine-tune small spaces in my home, plus I am designing a new pediatric dental office 
(which by the way ALL you Utah people have to go check it out)!

It's going to be AMAZING, your kids will LOVE it!:) 

The theme of the NEW building in Clearfield is a "Kids Town." It's going to look like a REAL miniature town, the perfect size for kids. You will see things like REAL lamp posts with street signs, a fire station, post office and even City Hall. And of course we couldn't leave out their little white dog mascot. 
The office will be done by the end of April. We are right in the middle of a construction zone. 

I will do a BIG long post on it once it's up and running :)

 Here is the logo and website that my husband's company designed 
for them! 

In the meantime..If you want to see my day to day design questions and posts, 
I am a VERY good InstagramerSo check me out there.

One more thing...I PROMISED I would post my most FAVORITE homemade spaghetti recipe. I am a BIG homemade... "made from scratch" kind of cook. I have a hard time with processed ANYTHING. I think we really should eat more stuff with single or few ingredients vs. food full of stuff that I can't pronounce. How can I expect my body to know what the heck to do with it if I don't even know what it is???  Anyway, I could talk for HOURS on that subject...I will spare you:) 
I do also know that we all have CRAZY busy lives. So I try to find recipes that are FAST and simple. you go, the next time you want something tasty that fills the kids' bellies, while maintaining a hectic schedule 

"Spagetti Sauce"... Heidi's version
Start with these 4 ingredients...
1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/3 cup chopped white onion
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, minced 
( I just buy my garlic already chopped in those plastic/glass jars...makes life easy!)
In a pan on medium heat....throw in chopped onion, minced garlic and 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil (let everything caramelize) takes a few minutes! 
Then dump in the tomato paste and stir everything together for another minute or two.

Then take this paste mixture, and throw it in a crock pot...
Add the remaining ingredients...
3 cans of tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar (depends on how sweet you like your sauce)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
Cook on low for an hour or two or whenever you are ready to eat! 
The sauce is especially good the next day! Perfect for freezing or using in another Italian dish!
Notice there isn't any meat in the sauce! I'm not a huge red meat fan, but you can totally add a pound to the recipe. Just cook it first and add it to the tomato paste mixture in step #1

Voilà, your family will love it!!!
Bon appétit!


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