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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Friday Favorites - Fresh Tomatoes



I'm sure those of you with gardens in your backyard are knee deep in fresh tomatoes by now. I'm so jealous! I swear, next year we need to clear part of our jungle backyard to keep a vegetable garden. I know I'll be the one doing most of the upkeep, but what a fun learning experience for the boys! Ahh fresh cucumbers, spinach, zucchini, and of course several varieties of tomatoes. Speaking of red, juicy tomatoes, here are some of my favorite Semi Homemade recipes!

Slow Cooker Fresh Tomato Sauce
My mom makes her own tomato sauce throughout the summer and freezes portions in ziploc bags. What a great way to have fresh tomato sauce through the year!






Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
This is a fun lunch idea as well. You simply can't beat the taste of roasted tomatoes.






Tomato Pesto Pizza
I used cherry tomatoes because I had them on hand, but feel free to substitute whatever variety is hanging out in the fridge.




Here are 10 of my favorite tomato recipes pinned to my boards. Click on the source at the bottom of the picture to view the recipe. Drool away!




Tomato & Black Bean Salad - Wonder Woman I Am Not






Black Bean Corn Salsa - Pocket Change Gourmet






Roasted Tomato Pasta - Lynns Kitchen Adventures






Baked Caprese Rigatoni - Pinch of Yum






Pesto Tomato Ravioli - Eat at Home Cooks






Garlic Rubbed Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Tomato - Kitchen Joy






Tomato Shrimp Risotto - Mostly Food and Crafts






Sausage & Tomato Tortellini Soup - Dessert Now Dinner Later






Grilled Bruschetta Chicken - Jaime Cooks It Up






Baked Parmesan Tomatoes - Eating Well






7 comments:

  1. You win! These all look SO amazing. Awesome finds!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I thought they looked pretty tasty.

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  2. Love tomato season...and you offer some great choices! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I was checking out your roundup and saw my risotto. Im glad you liked it - it's a great dish.

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  4. Kelly, those tomato recipes all look so yummy! Thanks so much for stopping by posedperfection.blogspot.com and leaving me a sweet comment about the Sweet & Sassy Turkey Sammie. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. Just wanted to let you know that I am your newest follower. I would love for you to visit again and click on my "Follow Me" button to add Posed Perfection to your GFC. Hope you have a blessed week!
    ~Nici

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  5. We make spaghetti sauce using fresh tomatoes too - a great freezer stash! I also love roasted tomato soup... my goodness does that do something amazing to the flavor. I have had those roasted cheese-topped tomatoes on my "must-try" list for a while now, and I planned them on our menu this week so I can no longer skip them!

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  6. Gotta check out the tomato sauce!
    I made your tomato soup a few weeks ago and I'm reposting it on Thurs next week - my kids and I loved it!

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