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

Summer Squash and Onions with Tomatoes

This was so delicious and so easy!  Another great recipe for enjoying all the summer produce from your garden. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 – 2 onions, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 zucchini, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 yellow squash, chopped or sliced 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with … Continue reading

Tomato Salad with Pancetta Crisps

This salad is an easy and yummy way to use up some garden produce! 6 thin slices pancetta or bacon 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper 3 large tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 red onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350.  Place pancetta or bacon … Continue reading

Zucchini Salsa

I know exactly what you’re thinking – #1 She has gotten way out of control with this zucchini thing and #2 that doesn’t look very appetizing! Let me explain, I found this recipe for zucchini salsa and decided why not since my kitchen is covered in zucchini and so I gave it a try and … Continue reading

Fast No Fuss Pasta

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it but we’ve been in the process of moving into a new house the past few weeks and mealtime has become mostly takeout which to be honest I’m getting sick of plus it’s no good for the waistline!  The other night I just decided it was time to stop unpacking … Continue reading

Zoodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce

You are looking at a delicious dinner made mostly from our garden!  If you have a garden and planted zucchini then you really should check out the Veggetti like this one from Amazon for $9.99.  They are super easy to use, just put the zucchini in and twist and voila!  zoodles!  I sauteed the zoodles … Continue reading

Fresh Tomato Soup

Still trying to use up all the yummy tomatoes from my garden.  This recipe is great comfort food and was so warming on Sunday night for dinner.  It would be great with a grilled cheese sandwich.  The recipe comes from “Raising Generation Nourished”. 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped … Continue reading

Homemade Tomato Sauce

All of the sudden I’ve got more tomatoes than I know what to do with so I went looking online and found this homemade tomato sauce recipe that you can freeze and then use in place of canned tomato sauce in recipes for soups and spaghetti sauce, etc so I’ve been making sauce like crazy … Continue reading