Tri-Colored Gazpacho

When the garden is overflowing with sun-kissed, juicy, “eat like an apple” tomatoes, it’s time to make gazpacho. And nature sets the ingredient stage for this summer soup with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and basil, all garden fresh and ready to pick at the same time! Gazpacho can be made lots of different ways but when…

Puttanesca Sauce

As I mentioned in an early post, my goal for 2018 is to eat more seafood. By combining some pantry basics like anchovies, canned tomatoes, capers and olives, you have a fast and easy way to make a flavorful pasta sauce and as a bonus, you get your omega 3’s.  

Elevated Marinara

I’ve made many tomato-based sauces over the years but this is hands down the best marinara I’ve ever made. This recipe, which I adapted from Cookinglight.com, makes a rich, intense killer sauce. The difference is that it’s baked in the oven rather than simmered over the stove. Full disclosure, I did use my husband’s award…

Deliciously Simple Fresh Tomato Soup

My husband’s garden continues to produce a bountiful supply of tomatoes (check out his post at Main Line Haven) so my daughter suggested tomato soup. Tomato soup is surprisingly easy to make. You just need tomatoes and a few simple ingredients. It’s fast and delicious. Total prep time: 10 minutes.  Total cooking time: about 30…

The Caprese Salad (culinary simplicity at its finest)

It’s that time of year. When tomatoes are at their peak, mouth-watering juiciness, it’s time to make the Caprese salad. So simple yet flavors so perfectly matched. I would never even consider making this salad without vine-ripe garden tomatoes and sweet summer basil. Get yourself some fresh mozzarella and a high quality extra virgin olive…

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Frozen shrimp is a staple in my freezer.  It’s healthy, fast food. You don’t even have to remember to defrost it because frozen shrimp will defrost quickly under cold, running water. Add shrimp to stir fries and quick pasta dishes. Brush it with BBQ or hoisin sauce, grill it, sprinkle with scallions and wrap it…