Tag: tomatoes

Provencal Vegetable Tian

The remarkable looking Provençal Vegetable Tian is definitely a super simple showstopper you can make to impress your family and friends alike; made with organic garden fresh vegetables such as; zucchini, vibrant yellow squash, tender purple […]

Baked Ziti

Oven-baked pasta such as Baked Ziti has a long, remarkable history. Making delicious pasta dishes was a perfect opportunity for a person to show off their cooking creativity. Baked pasta, aka pasta al forno, was adopted all […]

Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad is one of those salads you can pretty much enjoy year around, combining simple ingredients such as Israeli Couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black […]

Chickpea Salad Recipe

This delicious tasting easy to make Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite organic garden fresh vegetables in one fabulous easy recipe. The chickpeas are combined with zucchini,  vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced green onions, sweet yellow bell […]

Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs

It’s tomato season, my favorite time to pick perfectly ripe, taut and juicy tomato specimens right off the vine. However, there is always a few overripe, extremely juicy counterparts hanging out among the bunch. Panzanella With Mozzarella […]

Pastitsio – Greek Lasagna

Pastitsio – Greek Lasagna is one of my childhood favorites made with comforting layers of long tubular pasta, a delicious homemade Mediterranean meat sauce spiced with ground cinnamon, allspice, cloves,  nutmeg, this classic Greek dish is […]

Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados

Shrimp and Berry Salad with Avocados is a super simple, addictive,  deliciously, healthy, lunch or light dinner idea you can readily make in no time flat with fresh ingredients such as crisp romaine lettuce, succulent gulf […]

Cincinnati Chili Recipe and it’s many "Ways"

In the Roaring Twenties,  a new star would emerge on the food menu of the Cincinnati-based Empress Lunch Room owned by Greek immigrants Tom and John Kiradjieff, that recipe is what has been known for 90+ […]

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore }

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore } looks very impressive on the dinner table, but really it’s so simple and easy to make. All you’ll need to make this delicious tasting Hunter-Style Chicken is chicken thighs, flour, olive […]

Chicken and Berry Salad

Chicken and Berry Salad is an amazing way to wrap up summer with a beautiful bang. It’s so simple and budget-friendly to make this amazing salad combining leftover Mojito Chicken or any of your favorite […]

The History of Caprese Salad {Insalata Caprese}

The first mention of the beloved Caprese Salad {Insalata Caprese} was in the early 1920s, Caprese Salad appeared on the Hotel Quisisana menu;  where  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, founder of Futurism, in the summer of 1924 […]

Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar

Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar are so super easy to make you can almost sleepwalk through the process of making this delicious breakfast, combining delicate buttery phyllo dough, sunny side up eggs, […]

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules }

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules } is one of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes usually served on Holidays and special occasions, made with long grain rice, Spanish tomato sauce, sofrito, pigeon peas, […]

Simple Black Jasmine Rice Salad

Simple Black Jasmine Rice Salad is the perfect  salad for summer when it comes together it has so many appealing textures and outstanding  flavors, including mildly nutty organic Black Jasmine rice, fresh organic vegetables such as ripe […]

Spaghetti  with Meatballs Florentine #PublixVivaItaliaSale + Giveaway

My family recipe for Spaghetti with Florentine Meatballs is so easy to make, combining a simple pasta sauce made with Hunts Tomato Sauce®, Hunts Tomato Puree®, diced tomatoes, garlic, onion and garden fresh herbs, labeled […]

Southern-Style Fried Green Tomatoes

Southern-Style Fried Green Tomatoes are deliciously tart with a Southern-style crispy batter made from all-purpose flour, self-rising cornmeal, and Cajun seasoning. In the South, we love our fried green tomatoes as much as we love […]

Red Creole Crawfish Gumbo

Gumbo is one of the oldest beloved Creole and Cajun cuisines in Louisiana, Gumbo is as much of a cultural symbol of as the bayou or jazz music heard playing in the French Quarters of […]

Cheesy Grits with Andouille Sausage and Cajun Red Gravy

Cheesy Grits with Andouille Sausage and Cajun Red Gravy is a welcoming meal to any Southern Soul from the Deep South; made with the Southern-Style cheesy grits,  Cajun Red Gravy made from the Holy Trinity, […]

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Making delicious fresh Guacamole dates back to the ancient Aztecs; the Guacamole then was very similar to what you might make in your own kitchen in this day and age. The more traditional Homemade Guacamole […]

Homemade Pizza Sauce and Pizza Bagels

Homemade Pizza Sauce and Pizza Bagels are a perfectly quick way to have a delicious  Pizza snack or lunch for the kids or even adults, ready in no time flat. This delicious Homemade pizza sauce […]

Creamy Homemade Mexican Tomato Soup

My signature Creamy Homemade Mexican Tomato Soup is hands down the best homemade tomato soup I have ever tasted in my life. Made with organic tomato purée, organic diced tomatoes, roasted red peppers, fresh garlic, […]

Cajun Flavored Hoppin’ John

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hoppin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hoppin John like most Southern […]

Mexican Meatball Soup – Sopa de Albondigas

Mexican Meatball Soup – Sopa de Albondigas is pure Mexican comfort food made with love, then ladled in a favorite bowl to be enjoyed on a cold day. This fabulous soup centers around the famous Mexican Albondigas […]

Sicilian- Style Stuffed Peppers made with Sausage & Couscous

One of my favorite comfort foods to date is Sicilian-Style Stuffed Peppers; made with Sausage & Couscous. A delicious version of stuffed peppers made with quality Italian sausage, Ramano-Parmesan cheese, couscous cooked with Rosemary and […]

Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce are so darn good, you may want to make 2 batches of this Delicious Chicken Mexican goodness wrapped in fresh corn tortillas with fabulous homemade red sauce, a hint of […]

Mediterranean Chicken and Wild Rice Blend

Mediterranean Chicken and Wild Rice Blend is that healthy yet delicious recipe you have been looking for with a great Mediterranean vibe and fantastic smoky, nutty flavor. Combining a quality wild rice blend with boneless […]

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is 100% pure Italian rustic comfort food, right down to the braised chicken thighs, drumsticks, and sautéed red peppers with onions. Cooked to a pure Italian comfort food goodness in San Marzano tomatoes […]

Creole Red Beans and Rice

Creole Red beans and rice is a traditional popular dish of Louisiana cuisine; usually made in native homes with red beans, Andouille sausage,Tasso ham, the Holy Trinity which consists of bell pepper, onion, and celery, […]

Basic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Basic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a delicious take on an Old Comfort Food that has a well-seasoned ground beef, ground pork, rice, onions, and herbs all bundled in a perfectly cooked cabbage leaf and buried […]

Jambalaya with White Quinoa

Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spices over freshly cooked white organic quinoa all […]