Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’

Tomato Chile Salsa

April 30, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian

If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky […]

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Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

September 21, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Southwestern, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

One of the things I love about September is the potpourri of ripe veggies available at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Last week, I visited my local farm stand and purchased all the makings for these tasty quesadillas that are stuffed and garnished with a medly of fresh corn, chile peppers, summer squash and tomatoes. The quesadillas […]

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Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Quemada)

September 7, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This salsa rocks! If you’ve never made fresh salsa before, I highly encourage you to make a batch of it. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up and how delicious it is! Of course, starting with top quality ingredients (vine-ripened tomatoes) is key to a good salsa, while dry roasting the veggies in a pan […]

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Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes

August 24, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

One of the beautiful things about summer is the abundance of fresh-tasting recipes like this one for Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes. It’s super easy to make and a great way to feature those sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes. If you don’t like blue cheese, a good substitute would be slices of fresh mozzarella. Serve the grilled […]

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Pico De Gallo Salsa

July 19, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Sauce, Snack

Homemade salsa is super easy to make and waaaaay better than most you’ll buy at the grocery store. Plus, you can make it exactly how you like it (spicier, milder, more lime, etc.). Whip up a batch of this salsa, buy the best tortilla chips you can find and invite some friend over! Homemade salsa is […]

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Summer Minestrone with Pesto

November 14, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable

I got together with a group of girlfriends from my bible study on Friday to organize a friend’s garage. The friend we were helping is a mom of two young boys and her husband has been in the hospital for several months awaiting a heart transplant. Needless to say, it’s been a difficult season for this family, so a chilly, overcast November day was […]

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Ranchero Beef Stew

November 6, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew is always a favorite at my house. Sometimes I like to change it up by making Ranchero Beef Stew, a Spanish-inspired dish that features beef simmered with carrots, green chilies, tomatoes and green olives. It’s hearty, filling and and a nice change from traditional beef stew! The recipe states that the stew only needs […]

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Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce

October 18, 2010 by andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Mexican, Recipes, Southwestern

I love trying new recipes and am intrigued by “twists” on classic dishes. For this reason, I wanted to try out this recipe for Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce. Mole (pronounced mō-lā) is a type of sauce (or dish based on these sauces) that uses chili peppers as the common ingredient. Many moles […]

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Zucchini Caponata

September 6, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Italian, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of that summer zucchini, try this recipe for Zucchini Caponata. The combo of zucchini, tomatoes and olives makes a great topping for grilled bread or a quick, fresh sauce for cooked pasta. I bet it would also be really good as a topping for grilled chicken […]

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Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I […]

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