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Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise Recipes-From Scratch

Updated on May 1, 2013

Use Fresh ingredients for your sauces

Fresh tomatoes make the sauce
Fresh tomatoes make the sauce
No more bottled mayonnaise
No more bottled mayonnaise
Garlic is magic for me
Garlic is magic for me
Enjoy Fresh sweet onions for your sauces
Enjoy Fresh sweet onions for your sauces
Fresh spices are always better than dry
Fresh spices are always better than dry
Tomato sauce from scratch
Tomato sauce from scratch

Easy Recipes for Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise

I have been working on cutting down on buying canned products and pre-made sauce which include tomato sauce and mayonnaise. There are many easy recipes for tomato sauce and mayonnaise. Even if the label claims there are no preservatives or additives I don't trust food that has been in a can or jar for a long period of time. I still buy tuna and black olives in cans as I haven't found a way to make my own of these particular foods. When you make your own sauces from scratch you know exactly what ingredients you are using, thus alleviating any concerns you may have about prepared foods.

There is more work and time in preparing your own sauces

Making your own sauces from scratch does create more work, and you have to make these sauces more often as they do not keep as long as those with preservatives. It is not as easy as opening up the cans of chopped tomatoes and tomato paste or a jar of mayonnaise. However, most of the sauces take little time to make and the taste is well worth it. The best thing is the self-satisfaction you get from producing your own sauces from natural ingredients. How many products do you buy that have the word "natural" on the label, and wonder what it really means. The FDA has some generous boundaries and acceptances of many additives that I cannot even pronounce.

Save Money

You will save money if you purchase the raw materials carefully. Buy tomatoes when on sale, as well as eggs and olive oil. If you buy an entire lot of tomatoes you can make a large amount of different type tomato sauces and either can or freeze for future use. And what fun it will be to see your pantry with far less cans and jars of prepared foods.

Make Tomato Sauce From Scratch

There are many recipes online and standard cookbooks for making your own tomato sauce. I have found the following one as a satisfactory and easy one to use for all my tomato sauces. I sometimes add garlic, parsley, lemon juice, for the basic sauce.

You boil at least 5 or 6 large tomatoes. You can use any type you wish. When the water is boiling remove the tomatoes from the stove and run them under cold water. Remove the skins and chop the tomatoes in small pieces. Put the tomatoes and chosen spices in the blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate immediately.

Spaghetti Sauce: Add a tablespoon of Oregano, Basil and Thyme. salt and pepper to taste. You can simmer the sauce for an hour to stir up all the flavors. Add a tablespoon of olive oils as it brings out the taste of the spices.

Salsa Dip: Add fresh cilantro, one seeded jalapeno pepper, one-half onion, garlic powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Blend in the blender until smooth. Refrigerate until

You will get great pleasure for using easy recipes for tomato sauce and mayonnaise from scratch.


Mayonnaise

Make your own mayonnaise from scratch. You can use a variety of different healthy oils along with the egg yolks.

Put two egg yokes with a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Using your whisk add a drop of oil at a time and beat thoroughly.

You can make this mayonnaise quickly by using your blender and adding a drop of oil at a time.

Use virgin olive oil, walnut oil or grape seed oil.

Add garlic powder, oregano, basil, cumin, cayenne pepper for different tastes. If you like hot mayonnaise add cayenne pepper to your taste.

Healthy Dips

Special Homemade Dip: Blend together your homemade mayonnaise with Greek yogurt in equal proportions. Add one garlic clove, one-quarter of a small onion, one anchovy (this enhances the flavor of the dip with no taste of anchovy), seasoned salt and pepper. Blend in the blender until well mixed.

You can vary this vegetable dip with more onions, cayenne pepper, curry powder, rosemary and any other spices you wish.

Bean Dips-Black, white and pinto beans

I have a bean cooking day every few months. I cook large quantities of black, white and pinto beans in separate pots. I freeze the beans in separate plastic containers--sized for dips or soup. When I want to make bean dip I defrost the beans and add lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings and run through the blender. I no longer buy canned beans.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      The mayonnaise recipe sounds easy and I'm with you on all the added ingredients that the FDA allows. I wonder how long it lasts once made, or do you need to use it up quickly? I'm willing to give it a shot when I need a batch. I've been saving empty mayo jars for a while so there had to be a reason. lol

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Eddie..as always

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Pstraubie: It is pretty tasty and as you know from my recipes I like healthful ingredients. Thanks for comments as alwaysl

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the mayo recipe. I have never made my own because I rarely even buy it in the jar so the idea of making it never came to mind. But it is summer practically here in Florida and recipes using mayo are sneaking out. So I will try your recipe when I make a salad calling for mayo Thanks for sharing.

      Have a lovely day Angels are on the way :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the mayo recipe. I have never made my own because I rarely even buy it in the jar so the idea of making it never came to mind. But it is summer practically here in Florida and recipes using mayo are sneaking out. So I will try your recipe when I make a salad calling for mayo Thanks for sharing.

      Have a lovely day Angels are on the way :) ps

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I make it often and it is delicious . I really like knowing what goes into the food I eat. Thank you for dropping by and comments.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      This is awesome Carol. I have to say I never thought of making my own Mayonnaise. I use it on my sandwiches. Have you ever tasted homemade Mayonnaise? Made any?

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for stopping by and it is always nice to see you.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another for that recipe book of mine. Thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping in for a visit..always nice to see you.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Great tips! It is always nice to have this hub. It might come in handy.

      :-)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for lovely words. As you know with the canned beans if you drain them most of the sodium is gone. I am sure you knew that. I like making my own stuff to save money but it is healthier and tastier. Thanks for dropping by and votes..

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Carol, you're a frugal cook after my own heart! Red sauces freeze great; that's a great idea. I would love to try homemade mayo. And I love your bean day. What a great idea. I'll admit I depend on canned beans too much; they are loaded with sodium.

      You offer some great alternatives! Many votes!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks again grandmapearl...Love when you come for a visit and thanks for the kind comments and votes etc...

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      Connie Smith 5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      I love these easy homemade recipes! I am with you when it comes to not trusting what's in the jars at the store any more. I have bookmarked and pinned this. Voted Up and Awesome. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much for lovely compliment..You made my day.And thanks for dropping in.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A brilliant recipe to try thanks for this Hub

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for comments and I enjoyed the visit..so thanks for everything.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thank you Thumbiz7... thanks for commenting and stopping by for a visit.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      I've been wondering how to may homemade mayo and just hadn't taken the time yet to look it up! I'm so glad I ran across your article! Thanks!

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Interesting hub...

      Your method of making tomato sauce looks pretty easy....

      Thanks ffor sharing...

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping by...and always appreciate such nice comments.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Carol,

      Thank you sharing these make you own sauces. Not only do they sound delicious, they are healthier than canned that are overloaded with sodium and other ingredients are bodies don't need.

      Voted up and awesome

      Have a good day. :)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I rarely use sugar for anything. I don't even have any in the house. Occasionally I use xylitol. Thanks for the visit and lovely comments.

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      Jewels 5 years ago from Australia

      Refreshing to see recipes without sugar! I was looking for one to make mayonnaise and here it is. Great hub.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      No problemo...Mr. Bill. You can join the party anytime. actually it doesn't start until you arrive. And I always enjoy the visit. GOing to be starting on some very different hubs..

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Debbie: finish your hub because you will have different things than I do..and that's what makes this all fun. I made a turkey loaf with veggies tonite and just remembered to take a photo..It makes it easier to have in the file and when the mood hits to write..there it is. thank you for sharing and dropping by.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm sorry for missing this one Carol; I just saw it on the feed and it didn't look like something I had seen before.

      Great hub; I love mayonnaise and I'm all for saving money. This hub will really come in handy for our household. Thank you and again, I'm sorry I'm late to the party!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love this hub.. you cook like i do.. I started a hub and never finished it about making my on tomato sauce and spicy tomatoes.. I should finish it and post it,, great hub here I love it

      sharing

      Debbie

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for dropping by rolly a chabot. Make that tomato sauce before the frost comes. Hugs back.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      pringoooals: thanks for dropping by. So the next time you run out of mayo make your own. Let me know how it comes out.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carol... this sound delicious... Time to pick all the tomatoes anyway to beat the frost...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Karina 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      How easy and useful. I never thought I could actually do it myself and so many times run of them at home. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks so much for stopping by for mayo and tomato sauce. And thanks for voting up and sharing...

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Wow, these sound easy enough even I could do them.. thank you so much for sharing these! I love that you added some healthy options too :) Voting up and sharing!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Habee: I would love some of your tomato creations. I have to wait until tomatoes are on sale. The mayo is good because you can add all these interesting spices to it. Thanks for all the votes.

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      Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

      When we had a HUGE garden, we always had lots of tomatoes. I made my own tomato sauce, salsas, spaghetti sauce, etc. I've never made my own mayo, however. I LOVE your ideas! Voted up, useful, etc.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for the visit and the votes and sharing. The beans are great to have on hand for soups, dips etc....

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub Carol. I've made tomato sauce but never mayonnaise. Will have to give it a try. The dips sound great also. Great tips for saving some money and making some healthy dips and sauces. VU and sharing.... Great Job.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much for dropping by with lovely comments and voting up.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      So many times we buy premade foods and forget that it is possible and even easy to make it yourself. It tastes better because it is fresh and you can make it to your exact specifications. These recipes show us the way. Voted up.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for stopping by for a visit, next time stay for some tea. thanks for tweets, pins and sharing...Couldn't ask for more. See you later.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These are fabulous suggestions. I never knew mayonaise was so easy to make. That sounds wonderful and I use more of that than I should. Excellent hub! Tweeted, pinned, and shared!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I feel anything I make from scratch I am ahead of the game. And it always tastes better. thanks for the Votes.

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Carol, great ideas for saving money and making really yummy sauces! Years ago I tried making mayo -- I think it turned out OK. High time to give it another go! I remember my grandmother made homemade tomato "gravy" for pasta. I need to try that one too. That way I can control the seasonings and we won't be consuming all those nasty additives and preservatives. Voted up, useful and awesome!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping in for a visit. I like to chop sometimes..I feel in touch with the tomato. Just kidding. The tomato sauce is really good as you know.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      I find salsa tiresome to make, at least the chunky kind (all that chopping!), but mayo and tomato sauce are so easy! And they taste so much better than their premade counterparts, especially storebought mayonnaise. Nice hub! I bet you inspire lots of really wonderful taste experiences with this one!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for the visit...and that is true. I am a very suspicious person when it comes to food.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      At least when you make it yourself you know what's in it!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thank you for such lovely comments. We all need a little boost once in a while. A lovely comment for me to start my day. Send over some of the tomato sauce andwe can spaghetti together. You know we lived in Newport, Or for five years..part time. Sorry we didn't get to meet. Thanks again Mama Kim 8.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      I am a huge fan of making my own sauces and mayo ^_^ I put a recipe for my families olive oil mayo in my tuna stuffed tomatoes hub.

      It's so nice at the end of summer when all the tomatoes are ripening and you can make a huge batch of tomato sauce then freeze it in serving sizes and have your own homemade sauce all year! Love it! ^_^ Wonderful hub!! Voting a whole bunch because its awesome just like you!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I will read them and try to link at least one of them here. I know most food is sprayed with pesticides and buying organic is not always practical or affordable. But we can wash our produce well and that helps. Thanks for the visit.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, carol, for these very useful sauce recipes. I will try the tomato sacuce first. You are so right about the nasty additives the FDA allows in canned and other foods. It is so upsetting I wrote three hubs about 'Interview with FDA Spokesperson' you may find of interest.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Wow! thanks so much ..I always enjoy a visit...and thanks so much for voting up and sharing! Drop by again sometime and stay for coffee.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol ,very useful and interesting recipes. Wonderful to have homemade stuff devoid of preservatives.

      Bookmarked and voted up, useful and interesting.

      Shared on facebook.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for coming by and nice comments. The bean idea is good as you don't have to think about cooking them for hours when you want to make a bean dish..just thaw.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love trying new things. I like the mayo as I can add flavorings. Thanks for dropping in and Voting UP.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      angelo52: Thanks for stopping by and nice comments.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I like your quick and easy approach to homemade tomato sauce! Since we don't have many pre-packaged foods here in Peru, we have also learned to make more foods from scratch. I like your idea of making large quantities of beans and freezing them. Thanks for all these great tips!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      looks like fun to try the mayonnaise and dips. I am already doing the tomato sauces and love having enough to freeze. Thank you! Up and useful!

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice basic touch to making sauces. Thanks for sharing.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for kind words. Thanks for the visit.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      ptrg777 from carol7777. Thanks for dropping by and visiting.

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      They look delicious. I may have a go this weekend. thanks Carol.

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      Peter 5 years ago from New York

      Nice an easy. Just the way I like sauces to be. Definitely going to have to try that salsa.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing. Much appreciated.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I'm with you. I like natural foods. Glad you showed me how to make mayo--always wondered about that. Thanks for sharing and sharing this.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I have never tried canning. Sounds like a lot of work. However I might just do that. Thanks for stopping by and your suggestions.

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      OldRoses 5 years ago

      Good hub! Have you ever tried canning? That way you could preserve your sauces for use after the growing season when it is no longer possible to obtain fresh, local produce.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for dropping in and for voting and sharing. Come by for tea sometime.

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Carol7777, thanks for sharing these great ideas! You save us a lot of money. Great job, voted and shared!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I used to buy cans of beans and drain them. I thought it would be just as easy in the long run to cook my own. Just one day of cooking provides enough beans for months. Thanks for vote.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks as always for the visit and votes. Don't you feel really good when you don't open that can? And the taste and health benefits..

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      hecate-horus: thank you for stopping by and thanks for the vote up and share. I wish I had all those tomatoes. You can freeze tomato sauce very well...So you can be stocked for winter.

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      Catherine Dean 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      I will have to try making my own dip...sounds good and healthy. I voted!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      You make this all sound so easy! I do make my own tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce and picante sauce. I love the bean dip idea. Definitely going to give that a try! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      hecate-horus 5 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Thanks for the recipes and ideas. I have a bumper crop of tomatoes and have my own chickens (for eggs) so I'm always looking for more recipes on how to use both. Useful, voted up, and shared!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for stopping by and I always love compliments.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      teaches12345. It is worth the extra time to enjoy our own food made from scratch. Thanks for stopping by and voting up. ...as always I appreciate.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I don't eat mayo because of the fat content, but your recipe looks interesting. Never thought of making mayo from scratch. I'm a mustard kinda girl. Fab hub!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      There is nothing better than fresh tomato sauce as a base for spaghetti, salsa and chili. We also try to avoid buying canned and frozen items. We enjoy our home-made items much better. Voted up.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      it is just a little work and of course making sure to have ingredients on hand. Thanks for stopping by and kind words.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Janine: Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit and I always appreciate how supportive you are!...Sharing and voting and pinning..whatelse could I ask for. Have you ever tried your own mayo...It is really good. Thanks again.

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      Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      I love to see people taking the initiative and getting rid of the bunk that also comes with a lot of the things we buy and consume every day. Good for you! :D

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Carol, very interesting article. I already make our own homemade Pico de gallo, which I use as salsa when doing Mexican and also make my own homemade diced tomato sauce sauce when doing certain pastas Nd am right with you with doing this being both easy and tasty too. Have pinned your article to refer to, voted and shared too!!