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Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe and Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe

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Maybe you haven’t met us in real life yet, but let me share something about these kiddos of mine.  They are snack addicts.  They are convinced that once we finish a meal, we should immediately start talking about snack time.  It use to bug me until I made one very simple rule.  You can snack at any time as long as it comes from the bottom half of the refrigerator.  That half is usually full of fruits, vegetables, sometimes cheese, and yogurt.  Let’s be honest, if the kids don’t eat at mealtime because they filled up on carrots, you are probably winning as a parent anyways.

Snack AttackEvery week we start our grocery shopping trip by hitting up the fresh produce section at Walmart.  We love the market fresh fruits and vegetables we can buy while getting the rest of our groceries.  We have a system and I get what I need for our meal plan and the kids each get to pick out something they really want to have.  Usually that means bananas, carrots, blueberries and celery.  Sometimes, they change it up and ask for some fruit or vegetable I don’t know what to do with so I have to hit up my friendly Pinterest account.

Farm Rich In StoreWhile I am all for eating tons of fruits and vegetables, sometimes we just want something else.  When I saw the Farm Rich line of products in the freezer section at Walmart, I decided to pick up a few things because when my niece and nephew are here, they always want something quick and easy to make.  I knew the kids would love the Pepperoni Pizza Bites and the Breaded Mozzarella Sticks.  I knew the Boneless Chicken Buffalo Bites and the Jalepeno Peppers would be a hit as well.  I also knew that the kids would love their snack even more if I whipped up some homemade dipping sauces for them.  Guess what – I was right!  When they saw what I was making, they couldn’t wait to sneak those chubby little fingers onto the plate of food.

 Madison eating snacks

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I decided to make them a homemade marinara sauce and a homemade ranch dip.  The ranch sauce only took minutes to make, and the marinara sauce didn’t take much longer than that.  Since the kids loved them so much, I figured I would share the recipes with you.

Curb Your Snack AttackThe kids love helping to make homemade ranch dip because it is really fast and easy and they get to help decide how much of each spice to add in.  I always add a lot of dill, but if it were up to me, I would just make regular old dill dip, but the kids can’t get enough ranch.Ditch the store bought and make your own homemade ranch dip in just minutes with this homemade ranch recipe.

Homemade Ranch Dip
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Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • ⅓-1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • ½-1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½-1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½-1 tsp Dried Basil
  • ½-1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1-2 tsp Dried Dill
  • Salt as desired
  • Pepper as desired
Instructions
  1. Mix together Sour Cream and Mayonnaise.
  2. Add in spices.
  3. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Ditch the store bought and make your own homemade ranch dip in just minutes with this homemade ranch recipe.
Next up was our homemade marinara sauce.  I had canned tomatoes earlier this year, so I used those, but you could use whatever crushed tomatoes you have on hand.  It doesn’t take very long to make and it’s super yummy.

Looking for a quick and easy marinara sauce recipe with tons of taste?  This homemade marinara sauce recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.Marinara Sauce IngredientsIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/ cup freshly chopped basil
  • Salt, Pepper, Sugar as needed

Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion, celery and garlic. Saute until translucent.

Onions and Celery and Garlic
Add in spices, stirring continuously for 2-3 more minutes.
Add in crushed tomatoes and bay leaf.

Mixing ingredients
Simmer until at desired consistency. Usually about 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf.
Taste adding salt, pepper or sugar as needed.
Eat eat eat.

Looking for a quick and easy marinara sauce recipe with tons of taste?  This homemade marinara sauce recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Farm Rich

Per Serving 569 calories

Fat 55 g

Carbs 21 g

Protein 5 g

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped basil
  • Optional: Sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  2. Add chopped onion, celery and garlic. Saute until translucent.
  3. Add in spices, stirring continuously for 2-3 more minutes.
  4. Add in crushed tomatoes and bay leaf.
  5. Simmer until at desired consistency. Usually about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf.
  7. Taste adding salt, pepper or sugar as needed.
  8. Eat eat eat.

This recipe freezes well so you can make a big batch and freeze it in individual servings.

Looking for a quick and easy marinara sauce recipe with tons of taste?  This homemade marinara sauce recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Feed the dip lovers in your life with these homemade ranch and marinara sauce recipes and pair it with your favorite Farm Rich products like we did.  Which ones are your family favorites?