Not my cousin Vinnie, but someone's cousin Vinnie...The original recipe was only slightly different - I modified it for canning. Just keep in mind if you choose to can it - this recipe has NOT been laboratory tested for safety! If you're not a canning pro and not willing to take the risk, then store it in the refrigerator and use soon, or freeze for long term storage. This sauce should only be canned using a pressure canner. That said, this is a flavorful sauce that works well as is over pasta.