Tag Archives: tomatoes

My Garden: First Year

I grew up in a big-time gardening family.  My parents gardened for necessity: the cheapest way to bring your large family high quality produce is to grow it yourself.  They still keep a big garden and are my go-to people … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Corn Roasted Salsa

  I discovered this really cute blog. On it, I found this really awesome recipe. I made it tonight. It was so worthwhile that I am staying up late to post about it. ;) Black Bean and Corn Roasted Salsa … Continue reading

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Venetian Apricot Chicken [Olive Garden Recipe!]

Can you imagine my delight when I realized that Olive Garden offers some of their recipes online?  Although they didn’t share all of them, they did share a favorite that we tasted there once.  If you know me, you know … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza

I couldn’t resist sharing some pictures from the homemade pizza we had this weekend :)

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Stay-home Taco Night

  I’ve shared that picture before, but it still makes my mouth water every time I see it. I love tacos.  I love burritos.  I love nachos.  That’s all there is to it!  However, the price of restaurant tacos can … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Peeling Tomatoes

linked to Tammy’s Recipes My tip is quick this week.  It’s how I peel tomatoes for cooking. 1. Cut any bad spots out of the tomatoes, as well as the cores, and place in a bowl or pan. 3. Heat … Continue reading

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Homemade Better-than-Campbell’s Tomato Soup

I’ve mentioned before that my mom has some pretty great recipes.  This is another one of her recipes that is tried, true, and fabulous! Growing up, my mom made this tomato soup recipe in the summer and canned it for … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Recipes? Hmm.

Sometimes award-winning recipes don’t win awards in my book. This is the case for a recipe I made recently from my “Taste of Home Winning Recipes” book (volume 2).  I have to first say that this is a very nice … Continue reading

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Not Quite Perfect Stuffed Tomatoes

I have really enjoyed all the fresh tomatoes from my mom, and now my brother!  Of course, as soon as I got them I began looking through my cookbooks and looking online for new tomato recipes beyond things like salsa … Continue reading

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Homemade Fresh Salsa

My generous older brother and sister-in-law let Bogdan and me pick as many tomatoes and peppers as we wanted from their garden! (Since they had a baby recently, I think they have had a few other things on their minds! … Continue reading

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