I am telling everyone I know about this new pasta sauce from Trader Joe's. It's called Italian tomato starter sauce, and it's a simple blend of tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and a little salt. That's it. Nothing fancy. The idea is to add your own embellishments (meatballs, cheese, etc.), but our family gobbles it up just as it is on top of spaghetti. It tastes fresh, and it is relatively low in sodium compared to other prepared pasta sauces. Cost: $1.49. Trader Joe's is at 3250 Dale Road in Modesto.
-- Kerry McCray