tomatoes

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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Easy 25 Minute Marinara Sauce

March 20, 2014
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Did I ever tell you I’m a red sauce snob? Sorry, I’m admitting it now. When it comes to food, I can be a real pain in the you- know- what sometimes. If I go to an Italian restaurant I hardly ever order red sauce. Because I am picky and like my own. I keep batches of red […]

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Salsa Fresca with the Magimix by Robot- Coupe Food Processor

March 4, 2014
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I think I made the best salsa ever and it was purely by accident. Maybe not the best ever but one of the best. Have you ever planned to make something but then realized you were out of something? It was snowing. And they hadn’t plowed the roads. So I had to make do with I […]

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Tomato Pesto Caprese Bites

January 13, 2014
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Who’s ready for some football? While I am a Giants fan and the rest of my family are Eagles fans (shhhh….don’t tell anybody), none of us will be cheering for our favorite team in the Superbowl.  But that doesn’t mean football is over. We still have some good games to watch and great food to eat. […]

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

August 19, 2013
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I know I have been a little absent but I will be back this week. I am refreshed  from vacation and my new kitchen is completed so there will be plenty of cooking and blogging going on.  Today we have Lisa from Whisk and Cleaver sharing a wonderful salad.  So happy to have her here! […]

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Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad

August 2, 2013
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Jersey tomatoes are here and I am in heaven. How do I like my tomatoes? They are so good eaten with just a bit of sea salt but let me count the ways.  The Caprese salad has always been a simple favorite of mine. I make this in various forms and love it as a […]

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Pesto Tortellini Skewers

April 6, 2013
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Today’s recipe is an easy to make appetizer. I brought these tortellini skewers to a party last week and they were a hit.  For some reason, people love to eat food off of sticks. Did you ever notice that? Typically it is hard to get pasta on a stick (have you ever tried spaghetti?) but […]

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Herb Roasted Shrimp And Tomatoes Recipe For Fresh Florida Tomato Month

April 2, 2013
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If you are looking for some tomato eye candy, you have come to the right place.  If you read my blog, you know I am a tomato fanatic. While I love NJ tomatoes in the summer, now I am enjoying  Florida tomatoes as April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month. The Florida Tomato Committee sent […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

March 7, 2013
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The other night I cooked a whole box of quinoa and stuck it in the fridge.  This grain- like seed is full of nutrition and the perfect food to make a quick week night dinner.  I had dreams of making all kinds of healthy dishes but then forgot about my big bowl of quinoa. After […]

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Tomato Ricotta Tart

August 23, 2012

I am trying to enjoy every last drop of summer so the other day my son and I went crabbing at a county park about an hour from my house. We caught some crabs but only one was big enough to be a keeper so we didn’t take any home to cook. What I did […]

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