tomatoes

Pan Roasted Swordfish with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

September 22, 2017

I’ve been a little absent lately on the blog but I have been cooking up a storm. I have been enjoying my CSA shares from Fernbrook Farms every week. Right now there has been an abundance of end- of- the- season cherry tomatoes and I can never pick enough of them. So what to do […]

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Three Cheese Tomato Basil Pie #SundaySupper

April 2, 2017

This week, the Sunday Supper tastemakers are all about fresh tomato recipes. Yay (while hooting and hollering)! You know how much I love tomatoes! When you live in NJ, it’s hard not to be a lover of fresh tomatoes. While I truly think NJ produces the best tomatoes (of course I do), I like to […]

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Pork Chops Caprese #SundaySupper

February 19, 2017

This week Sunday Supper is all about easy to make pork chops. As you will see below, there are so many ways. The pork chop recipe possibilities are endless. I came up with this Caprese version because I cannot live without tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil.  I served some noodles on the side and they were […]

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Skinny Bolognese Zoodles

March 11, 2016
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Dear L.B.S, This week I got my first taste of spring and I decided we need to break up.  I have big plans this summer and really need to be free from you. You are a drag to run with and I have a few trips to Florida, a high school reunion and vacations that you […]

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My Jersey Tomato Sandwich

August 24, 2015
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A simple tomato sandwich was one of the staples of my childhood. In fact, it might have been one of the first ways I got my cooking hobby started.  I’m not sure if making a tomato sandwich is considered cooking however it led to making grilled cheese, English muffin pizzas, pasta and eventually this food […]

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Caprese Cocktails

June 23, 2015
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You know I am a girl that just adores tomatoes. Today I have a real treat for you. I bet you’ve had plenty of bloody Mary’s but never a Caprese cocktail. This cocktail is light, savory and perfect to sip on a hot summer night. I used my KitchenAid Maximum Extractor juicer to make this cocktail. Once […]

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The Best Meatball Recipe from It Ain’t Sauce It’s Gravy

January 29, 2015
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I hope you are hungry because today we are talking meatballs. Let me first tell you that I am a meatball snob. I very rarely order them at a restaurant. Back in the summer I had the opportunity to go to a wonderful media dinner at Martorano’s in Atlantic City.  Boy, does Steve Martorano know how […]

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Caprese Chicken Cutlets

December 9, 2014

We are not even in the midst of winter but  the evenings are already cold and dark. When this happens I feel like I have to eat food that reminds me that summer will be here again. Salads are great for lunch but they just don’t cut it when it comes to a main course […]

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Fried Mozzarella & Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Crostini

May 13, 2014
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Are you ready to get saucy? I know I am. I am happy to announce that I am one of 30 bloggers competing to represent Saucy Mama in The World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November. I had to create an original recipe using one of the sauces or dressings I was sent in the blogger […]

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Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014
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I think I am finally seeing the faint light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a really tough winter in NJ. Between the snow storms, frigid windy weather and now dreary, rainy days, we are finally getting a nice weekend.  Spring break for my kids starts at 3pm today and everyone is happy. Everyone except my […]

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