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Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is a great Sunday afternoon dinner. Yum!  Nothing like a spaghetti sauce with pasta.  Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is the comfort food we crave.   Making a tomato sauce is easy, all you need is time for the sauce to slowly cook.  This concentrates your sauce as water evaporates out leaving […]

Sliced Tomatoes on Toasted French Baguette

Sliced tomatoes with basil on toasted French baguette. I love tomatoes, especially when they are freshly home grown.  When you start with great flavor it only requires an easy recipe and a few ingredients to capture and enjoy a rich tasting experience.  My good friend Felecia shared with me a delicious appetizer idea that is sure […]

Pesto Rosso Sauce with Almonds, Tomatoes, and Parmesan

Create a classic pesto rosso sauce in minutes. A pesto rosso sauce is a classic Italian spread also known as red pesto sauce.  Its main ingredient being sundried tomatoes gives this sauce both its color and taste.  In comparison, green pesto sauce derives its color and flavor from basil.  Both sauces generally contain nuts; pesto rosso […]

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless Looking for a great appetizer… maybe a small bite for brunch?  Then try my mini tomato basil quiches.  They’re just the perfect finger food for any special occasion; easy to pick up and very easy to eat.  The filling is made of tomato, basil, and chives, now surround that by custard, and you have […]

Greek Salad with Stuffed Grape Leaves

Greek Salad with stuffed grape leaves is a traditional favorite. A Greek salad makes a delicious lunch or dinner side.  The basic ingredients include lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  What gives this salad a Mediterranean flair are the extras:  Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and stuffed grape leaves.  Combine all of these ingredients in a homemade salad dressing […]

Roasted Pepper Tomato Dip with Toasted Flatbread

Roasted pepper tomato dip is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy your vegetables. Enjoy your vegetables in a different way: try roasting them.  Take this a step further and blend these ingredients into an amazing dip.  My roasted pepper tomato dip is a satisfying and healthy way to enjoying your vegetables.  This recipe is easy […]

Greek Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Feta, and Olives

A Greek cucumber salad is a healthy light alternative for a summer side. Light and refreshing… that’s what I think of when I eat my Greek cucumber salad.  Cucumbers are combined with tomatoes and onion for a simple yet satisfying combination.  I enhanced my salad with a “Greek” twist by adding feta cheese, kalamata olives, […]

Meatloaf with Beef, Veal, and Pork

Meatloaf is a comfort food that’s easy to prepare. Why do I love eating meatloaf for dinner?  Let me count the ways!  Whether it’s with the family or friends, meatloaf makes a great dish to serve any group of people.  Not only is this recipe simple to prepare and delicious to eat, the mix of […]

Stuffed Shells in a Hamburger Tomato Sauce

Stuffed shells are rich and creamy and delicious when combined with a hamburger tomato sauce. When it’s cold and snowy outside, and all you’re looking for is a little comfort, I have the perfect recipe to warm up to!  In fact, why not throw a few more logs on the fire and invite some friends over, […]

Hamburger Goulash with Tomato Sauce

Hamburger goulash is a great family meal; it’s a dish that serves many. Hamburger goulash is a one pot dish that’s chock full of goodness, and it seems to have been around forever.  It’s easy to make and easy to please, so it’s a great recipe to add to your collection.  Whole wheat grain pasta, […]

Tomato Basil Pie

The combination of tomatoes, basil, and cheese makes this tomato basil pie a wonderful addition to your recipe collection. This is the time of year when tomatoes are at their peek and taste.  If you’re like us we grow our own tomatoes.   August is the month when we have an abundance of them and we’re always looking for a great […]

Broccoli Salad with Olives and Feta

It’s a summer broccoli salad with a Greek influence.   Summer is a perfect time to add vegetables and salad to your daily meals.   When I make a salad, I prefer to use organic vegetables. We also grow tomatoes on our back deck; which make for a welcome treat on those lazy August afternoons.  My […]

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