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We Love It, We Love It!

It is really hard not to get excited when someone tells you they like what your company is doing. It brings you a sense of satisfaction rarely matched in life. OK! It might be matched by your child’s first steps or your wedding day. Anyway, when it was brought to our attention that Cooking Light Magazine had given a rave review of one of our products it nearly knocked me over.

In their Cooking 101: Essential Ingredients shopping guide McCutcheon’s Marinara Sauce was listed as a “unanimous favorite.”

Here is what they had to say about what we are doing:

“Not labeled as lower-sodium, but it is—only 185mg in a half cup. No added sugar, so it’s decidedly savory, with just the right amount of herby-garlicky kick. The unanimous favorite, it has become our default pasta sauce. (We buy ours at Whole Foods.)”

Click here to see Cooking Light‘s full “Start with a Jar of Pasta Sauce” cooking guide.

So now I ask you this, do you have a favorite recipe you use either of Marinara or Spaghetti sauce in? IF SO, let us know and you could get a chance to share it with all of our followers.

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11 thoughts on “We Love It, We Love It!

  1. We recently discovered your marinara sauce at Whole Foods. It is far and away our favorite sauce! We travel over half an hour to Whole Foods just for the sauce. I love that it is savory and not sweet. The low sodium is what prompted us to try it in the first place. Kudos to you for making such a great sauce and congrats on the highlight in Cooking Light.

    • Unfortunately, Mike, McCutcheon’s has yet to establish any retailers out in Utah. However if you are interested in giving our pasta sauce and other products a try I would recommend you check out our online store at mccutcheons.com. You can get mail order direct to your home. I hope you like what you find there! Thanks for the interest!

  2. We love this marinara sauce. I use it in my lighter version of eggplant
    parmesan.
    This healthy recipe eliminates the breading and frying.
    2 large eggplants
    1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    1/2 cup olive oil
    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1 large clove garlic, grated
    Freshly cracked black pepper
    1 1/2 cups McCutcheon’s marinara sauce, divided
    9 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or small chunks
    6 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano
    
Slice the eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds and toss with the salt in a large colander, and allow to sit and drain in the sink for 30 minutes. 

 In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and pepper. Without rinsing the eggplant, toss them with the vinaigrette, and let marinate for 15 minutes.
    Grill the eggplant slices until tender (about 5 minutes per side)
    or roast at 400*F. for about 20 minutes or until tender.


    Heat the oven to 425°F.
    Pour about a cup of marina sauce in bottom of baking dish.
    Place the eggplant slices on top of sauce.
    Then place the mozzarella pieces on top and and pour remaining
    marinara sauce over eggplant.
    Finally sprinkle on the Parmigiano Reggiano.
    Bake for 30 minutes until the marinara sauce is bubbling, and
    the cheese is melted. Let rest for 10 minutes.
    Serve on a bed of pasta or with crusty bread and salad.

    • Mrs. Ballantine! Thank you so much for the recipe. Is it okay if I feature it on the blog as a post? I would make it, photograph it, and write about it for all of our followers. When I heard you might be visiting this hokey little website I was so excited. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any suggestions, be them about english grammar or food, please share them with me. It was good to hear from you. I hope all is well.

      • It’s good to know that you’re blogging. Change the quantity of sauce to the entire jar, because I do when I plan to serve it over pasta. Feel free to post it and check out the apple pizza recipe from the Martha Stewart
        website I posted under the pie pops (which I love). I’ve been sharing your blog on my Facebook page. I am truly enjoying being a grandmother. but also really miss teaching literature. Have you thought about applying for writing for the federal government ? One of our teachers got a job as a speech writer and one of the benefits was tuition payment for her MFA.

  3. Does anyone know where we can buy this sauce? The two places I use to buy it no longer sell it and I miss it! Thanks for the help!

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