Anna Captain and Paul Hedreen’s


In Little Italy, NY (The Real One In The Bronx), there are lots of Good Ingredients that we can’t afford. But we can buy Crushed Tomatoes (SCLAFANI Brand), throw in some other schtuff, and Eat Pretty Darn Well. + Lots of Leftovers.


  • 2 cans SCLAFANI Crushed Tomatoes
  • One Stick of butter (inspired by Marcella Hazuus)
  • 2 Onion halves (one onion, I suppose)
  • Some oregano, basil (Dried) a few Shaves of Each
  • Some red pepper flakes
  • Mushrooms (Diced) (my favorite Part)
  • Pinch of Sugar, Pinch of Salt
  • I forgot about Sausage! 3 Sausage


  1. Sautee mushrooms, Italian Sausage
  2. ADD Tomatoes, Onions, Butter
  3. Let Simmer, ADD herbs, Salt, etc.
  4. After Some time, remove onions
  5. Boil PASTA
  6. Serve