Roma Tomato Sauce

The war on zucchini is coming to an end and thus begins the war on tomatoes. But with this recipe, I think I will win easily! It is so easy and so yummy and uses 5 pounds of tomatoes per batch. (I’ve already made two batches!) Oh and it’s so much better the second day. … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Pasta

I’m gonna be honest, this wasn’t great but I think it’s my fault because I used Roma tomatoes instead of grape because that’s what I have in my garden and the Roma aren’t as juicy as the grape so I need to try it again with grape tomatoes. I just dumped a jar of spaghetti … Continue reading

Greek Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

A perfect summer salad! SALAD 2 avocados, diced 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cucumber, diced 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup Feta cheese 1 cup olives, halved 1 pound chicken, boneless, cooked and diced DRESSING 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

One Pot Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

If you are looking for the easiest dinner ever, you can stop looking because here it is! You just layer everything in a pot, put it on the stove and let it boil away. Oh and by the way, it tastes great too! 12 ounces pasta, recipe suggests casarecce or fusilli, I used ziti 1 … Continue reading

Italian Sausage Pasta

I made this for dinner last night and there was only a tiny lit bit left over, the sign of a really good dinner! 16 oz pasta 1 pound milk bulk Italian sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced or pressed garlic 2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 cup heavy … Continue reading

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

I gotta be honest . . . I didn’t love this but the hubs was all over it. I like this sauce better which is made with Roma tomatoes. 4 cups cherry tomatoes, stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper 1 … Continue reading

Pasta with Artichokes

Oh pasta, I would it eat every day if my family would too but they won’t. 12 ounces pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (10 oz) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed or 10 oz bottled artichoke hearts, drained 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

Good, easy, hearty winter soup.  That is all. 1 (16 oz) bag frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed 2 cups beef flavored broth 1 cup water 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained 1 (19 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon dried onion 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Parmesan … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Gemelli Skillet

Don’t you just love a good one pot, 30 minute meal? I know I do! 1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained and cut up 12 ounces uncooked cavatelli, gemelli or rotini pasta 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 cup water 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning … Continue reading