Bringing Grandma's recipes to your kitchen, one slice at a time.




1 lb 90% ground beef
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup diced onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1 can, 28 ounces crushed tomatoes, I love Tuttorosso
black pepper, to taste
2 cups water
4 torn basil leaves, plus optional more for garnish
8 ounces wheat or gluten-free spaghetti, broken in half (I love Delallo)
Grated parmesan cheese, optional for serving


Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat. (If your pot is not heavy, the sauce may burn.)
When hot add the beef and salt and cook, breaking up about 3 minutes.
Add the onions, and garlic and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes, black pepper, water and basil and stir, add the spaghetti, making sure the liquid covers everything without stirring.
Cover and cook medium-low heat (do not open) until the water is absorbed and the pasta is cooked, about 17 to 20 minutes.
Serve topped with grated cheese if desired!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?