Tag Archives: tomatoes

Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup is a comforting, flavorful and fast weeknight dinner. Top with tortilla strips, cilantro and avocado! Get the Recipe: Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Mini taco cups with Roasted Tomato salsa

This dish celebrates mexican cuisine.Tiny baked cups perfectly hold refried beans, veggies and the utterly addictive salsa. Salsa is made by roasting tomatoes, onions and garlic in oven and blending with cumin powder, fresh lime juice and coriander. This salsa is perfect for a movie night when you have a bowl of chips to finish […]

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have […]

Farmer’s Market Scramble

The Olympics does this to you. You’ll be sitting on your butt eating Cheetos and then… blammo. You realize you’ve been eating nothing but complete crap your entire life and, DUH, if you just ate organic free-range celery, you would totally be (and look like) that beach volleyball player. Enter: the farmer’s market trip on […]

Sweet Tomato Basil Bisque

It’s the dead of winter, but I am craving tomatoes. I have a full-on tomato jones going. Best way to fix that is with this tomato soup, made more fanciful by calling it bisque. A bisque (say it bisk) is a rich, smooth, creamy soup often made with shellfish, and thickened with said shellfish including […]

Fresh Corn Salad with Spicy Shrimp and Tomatoes

This stunning salad is so summer. Made with fresh tomatoes, corn and bell pepper, it almost made me forget that it’s 99 degrees outside today. I love the bright colors. My grandmother always said that you should try to always make sure your table is multi-colored – never put out a meal that is monochromatic! […]

fried-green-tomatoes and jalapenos
Spicy Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes

Beth Kemper sends us this yummy recipe for a Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with bacon , goat cheese and jalapeños… and served with a variety of hot sauces for that little extra “ooomph”!  I love her addition of fried jalopenos – if you’ve never had those, they are great. Here’s Beth’s how-to on making them, […]

Salsa & Guacamole for the Fiesta

No Mexican Fiesta is complete without Salsa, Guacamole and chips.    I really don’t care much for the salsa that comes in a bottle or jar, and prefer pico de gallo, so I make my own.   It tastes so much fresher and doesn’t contain all those preservatives and other junk they throw into the bottled kinds. […]

Gulf Coast Grouper Dinner
Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Asparagus & Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My man and I spent Valentine’s Day at the beach this year, having narrowly escaped the snow and rain that blanketed the Southeast.  We LOVE seafood and our first stop when we arrived was the local seafood market.  I picked out some grouper filets and my favorite, Smoked Tuna Dip, and we headed to the […]