Spinach-stuffed Tomatoes

¾ lb. spinach 8 medium size tomatoes 1 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 ¼ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided use 2 Tbsp. dry breadcrumbs 1/8 tsp. nutmeg Pick through spinach leaves, discarding stems and any yellow or wilted leaves. Plunge spinach into a large quantity of cold … Read more

Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 large cloves garlic, sliced as thinly as possible 2 lb. cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, very thinly sliced In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and garlic over … Read more

Tomato Basil Soup

3 Tbsp. butter 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, shredded 4 to 5 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 4 cups) ½ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves ¾ tsp. sugar ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 cups chicken broth Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the … Read more

Dilly Cheese Bread

3 cups Bisquick 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×5 inch loaf pan. Combine Bisquick, cheese and sugar. Combine remaining ingredients and add to cheese mixture, beating … Read more

Oven Roasted Veggies

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges 3 medium zucchini, diced 2 medium orange or yellow bell peppers, diced 1 large red onion, diced 1 teaspoon Hepp’s sea salt … Read more

Colorful (and Flavorful) Gazpacho Salad

This bright and flavorful combination of veggies makes for the perfect salad for picnics, potlucks, cookouts and salad buffets!   5 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice … Read more

Insalata Mista with Mint

Makes 4 side dish servings 5 cups torn mixed greens ½ cup halved yellow or red cherry tomatoes 3 Tablespoons snipped fresh mint 2 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella ¼ cup Greek olives, pitted (optional) 2 Tablespoons dry white wine 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/8 … Read more