Ok, so I am a total sucker for cuteness. Cute babies, cute little tiny anythings, and cute hearts. Especially when those hearts are in unexpected places.
So yeah, the heart pepperonis were totally not my idea. I’m sure I saw them on Instagram or Pinterest. But man were they just too cute to resist.
They did take a few minutes to make, but it was easy and fun and totally worth it! (Kind of like cutting paper snowflakes, except they’re just hearts, and you’re cutting pepperoni instead of paper!)
Of course that’s not all I’ve got for you today. If you’ve been hanging out with me for long, you are very familiar with my Homemade Pizza obsession.
What you may not know, is that I have never made homemade pizza sauce before! I don’t even know why, except that I seemed to keep picking up jars of Trader Joe’s pizza sauce and thinking that had to be easier than making some myself.
Well, you know what? It’s not any easier! Seriously. Ok, maybe 2 minutes of work is too much, but you guys, this sauce is so good and so worth it. Give it a try next time you run out of pizza sauce!
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (less if you don't like a little spice!)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic to sauté for about 30 seconds, until very fragrant.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil quickly over high heat and then immediately reduce to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better, the flavor only intensifies as it simmers!).
When you are about ready to start assembling your pizzas, turn off the heat so the sauce can cool back down a bit.
This should be enough for 2-3 pizzas (or one batch of my favorite homemade pizza dough). If you have leftovers, cool completely and store in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 weeks!
Now go make some pizza! (And Happy Everything-Hearts Week!)