Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Baked Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes and Basil

True confession: growing up, mac and cheese in our house was Kraft Dinner, y’know, in the blue box. Nothing against my mom, who was a pretty awesome cook, but, well, it was Kraft Dinner, it was cheap, easy, and it … Continue reading

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Gyro Dip

Yeh. It’s January 2, so, technically, the holidaze are over… But… I still have some celebratin’ to do; and what better way to celebrate with friends and family with a delicious layered dip that tastes a whole heckuva lot like … Continue reading

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This Sauce, Though…

First, I made a tasty batch of Iberian Meatballs – a blend of ground pork and Portuguese garlic sausage and other tasty things, sweety darlings. Then, I made the sauce. It is hard to describe how such a simple blending … Continue reading

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Pesto, Pancetta, and Tomato Sauce

First things first. This is a total cheat recipe, with almost everything coming off of a store shelf or refrigerator case. Doesn’t really matter though, because it was still wicked tasty. And then, there is this jarred pesto from ALDI. … Continue reading

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Tomato and Feta Soup in the Pressure Cooker

First, let me be totally honest here; I really liked this soup! My husband? Not so much; but, even after 20 years together next month, he is kind of a traditionalist when it comes to some flavor blends: Pumpkin should … Continue reading

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Chicken with Artichokes

I had a taste for chicken. And there was that jar of marinated artichoke hearts in the pantry… Surely there was something I could do with chicken and artichokes and… Hmmm. That basil on the front porch is getting a … Continue reading

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Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Salad

I belong to a Facebook group called “Recipe Clippings.” It consists of folk sharing images of recipes – usually old ones – they’ve come across that they think look interesting. That’s how I came across the original recipe for this … Continue reading

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Pasta Pie

We were having family over for a feast and, while I had the basics covered – Pickled Avocado, Snoop Dogg’s Most Excellent Ham, Deviled Eggs and the like; I was in need of some options. One nephew was vegetarian, and … Continue reading

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Ravioli Soup

This soup shouldn’t work, but man, does it ever! None of the veggies are cooked beforehand, everything but the ravioli and the sherry vinegar go into the pot at once, then gets brought to a bowl and left to simmer … Continue reading

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