If you want to heat things up in the bedroom, first start in the kitchen.

This is what I teach in my cooking classes.

I wanted to share a little bit of my life with you so you can understand why I am so turned on by couples cooking together.

When I met my husband, about 20 years ago, he loved food but didn’t really know very much about cooking. Over the years, we have shared some pretty spectacular meals and traveled around the world eating…and I have spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking and entertaining.

Until recently, Michael stayed away when I was in the kitchen and let me do my thing, but then I began teaching him some basic cooking techniques like cutting, chopping, and sautéing. Now he loves cooking and is a wonderful Sous Chef!

We have so much fun cooking together and even if we’re having a fight, once we get in the kitchen something magical happens. By the end of the meal we are no longer angry with each other. Our hearts are mended by the comraderie and team work, and we’ve slowed down enough to take a deep breath and let it all go.

Michael grows his own tomatoes and at the end of the summer, we have a plethora of them. I always make my tomato sauce with these, so I taught Michael how to make it and now he’s an expert!

Check out how he wears goggles so he doesn’t cry from the onions! So cute!!!

He’s so proud of himself and I’m so proud of him too.

We make large batches of our tomato sauce. Actually, I bought a vacuum sealer machine which is the best way to freeze. In the winter, it’s so wonderful to grab a bag of our frozen tomato sauce and toss it with some pasta or make a chicken cacciatore. The smell brings back the memories of summer. Just add a pinch of fresh basil and this is one great way to spice up your life.

Here’s our recipe! Hope you make it with someone you love..


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, chopped

2 chopped anchovies

12 Roma tomatoes (more or less depending on size); sliced in half and insides squeezed out, then chopped into a small dice

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon oregano; fresh or dry

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

a few leaves of fresh basil, chopped

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add oil.

Saute onions about 4 minutes, then add garlic. Toss for 1 minute. Add anchovies, then tomatoes, salt and pepper, oregano, sugar, and pepper flakes.

Bring to a strong simmer, then turn down a little and cook, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Throw in fresh basil at the very end. Taste and season as needed.