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Italian Tomato Sauce is simmered in a large pot filled with caramelized onions, garlic, seasonings, roasted bones and lots of crushed tomatoes. Photo by Sue Doeden

A saucy gift from the kitchen

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This time of year many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap up their homemade cookies, candies and breads to share as gifts.


I've been doing that for years. It's a tradition I grew up with. My mom was a fantastic baker and her Christmas goodies, made with real butter, were something friends, neighbors and her co-workers looked forward to each year.

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