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KLG cooking mystery: What the heck is Jared sauce?

April 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM ET

Sometimes, the live TV cues can be kind of hard to read. Kathie Lee was briefly confounded by one that introduced today's cooking segment that seemed to highlight a weird new ingredient.

"Jared sauce?" she asked right before the commercial.

"Jarred!" sighed Hoda (as in, in a jar). Ohhhh. Phew.

Cooking Light contributor Allison Fishman came by to show the ladies how to make healthy chicken cacciatore, which involves using prepared sauce from a jar. Thus jarred, not Jared, the guy from "My So Called Life." That wouldn't taste very good on pasta.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She makes her own Jared sauce.

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