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How did I start making Marina’s Sauces?
When John and I got married and we started our own family, I took the invaluable lessons I learned from my mom, aunt and nana and used them in my own kitchen. I started to make my own tomato sauce and meatballs, recipes passed down from my nana Rina to me, on Sundays. Over the years I took these recipes and made them my own. I honed them; I added and then took away. My husband and then my children became my taste testers. Their critiques I took to heart and then to my kitchen to make already great recipes into amazing ones. After many years of of this the final product is what you now know as Marina’s Italian Style Tomato Sauce and Marina’s Italian Style Meatballs.
For years my children were involved in sports that took them all around the country and then the world. My husband and I always seemed to be going in two separate directions with the kids but we always seemed to make the time for dinner. Even if it was for 15 minutes at the end of the day, it was our time to be together. Due to this hectic schedule, meatballs and sauce became a staple in our home. Because the meatballs and sauce are healthy with minimal ingredients, my kids were able to get the nutrition they needed without me spending hours in the kitchen away from them. To us they are a “fast food” a fast healthy family meal!