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Caprese Skillet Chicken is a crazy fast weeknight meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Caprese Skillet Chicken

Caprese Skillet Chicken is a healthy, colorful stove top 30 minute meal that will get raves from everybody — be prepared to make this on a weekly basis because the family’s going to demand it! This recipe for Caprese…

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

The best way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the simplest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything! This is the side dish of the summer — it’s fresh, sweet, juicy,…

Luscious end of summer Green Tomato Cobbler

Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits

Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits is a delicious savory cobbler that goes with any meal.   Tart green tomatoes form the base of this ultimate down home comfort food! Gather up those green tomatoes from your gardens, people,…

Watermelon Gazpacho

You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The combination of red ripe tomato and crisp watermelon…

Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

Does your dad send you articles?  My dad has been sending me articles ever since I left home.  At this point the envelopes from him with the carefully folded newspaper clippings and scanned magazine articles are some of the…

grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

It’s high summer, tomatoes are at their peak, and the grill can be fired up at a moment’s notice. Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta is a delicious way to take advantage of all that. I saw the idea on Todd…

caprese salad with micro basil

Caprese Salad in a Jar

It’s official, we’ve gotten over the February hump — yay!  That’s big, people.  Now all we have to do is over-indulge a little bit on St Paddy’s Day, and when we come to…it’ll be APRIL!   I’m celebrating today…

bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer! Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is as simple as it…

Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

Minimal Monday: Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this salad was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight, only to realize after opening to the page that it’s a…

Micro Caprese Salad 7

Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato…these are an elegant presentation for a special occasion, or a healthy little lunch for any old day. These Micro Caprese Salads…

Early Girl Gazpacho

Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only make and enjoy a truly great gazpacho in…

Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese 13

Minimal Monday: Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese

I don’t know if there’s a heaven, but if there is, I’m pretty sure they serve this for lunch…a beautiful, light, and healthy tomato salad, with a big blob of cream filled burrata cheese right in the middle of…

Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes have been in the stores now for a month or so.  But it’s when they start showing up at the farmer’s markets that you know they’re going to be amazing.  I found my first little baskets of…

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart

You only need a few ingredients for this tart.  A sheet of frozen puff pastry, and any soft spreadable cheese will do for the base.  I used mascarpone, but there are so many different varieties out there.  Boursin or…

Minimal Monday: Roasted Tomato Risotto

Roasted Tomato Risotto is a simple but luxurious meatless meal. I have a weakness for tomatoes on the vine.  I think we all do, that’s why they are coming up with varieties that stay attached to their stems longer. …

Dried Cherry Tomatoes

My older daughter just finished her year long internship in DC and has moved to Madison Wisconsin to start graduate school.  Her new apartment is in a converted 19th century house, and the  kitchen is better in every way…

Minimal Monday: Fresh Tomato Sauce

It takes just 15 minutes to make a vibrant, Fresh Tomato Sauce — you’ll never go back to cans or jars again! Here’s a dirty little secret that all those Italian grandmothers don’t want you to know.  You can…