Tom Douglas’ Creamy Tomato Soup

Do you have a comfort food?  For me its always soup.  Gumbo when I’m sick, chili when I’m cold.  Tomato Soup cheers me up.  It seems like a bright, happy food to me.  Pair it with a smoky grilled cheese sandwich with basil, and I’m a new woman. So, when I heard an interview with…

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Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

This is true comfort food to me. All it needs is a glass of wine, maybe a chocolate chaser, and I am in heaven.  I have not a drop of Italian blood in me, but I somehow have the stomach of an italian.  I love crusty bread dipped in Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.  I…

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Anyone have tomatoes overflowing in their garden?  If so, please drop some off at my house!  I’ve been loading up at the farmer’s market.  My favorite stand has these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes that have made their way into sandwiches, salads, and salsa almost daily the last two weeks. Here is a fresh salsa recipe that…

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Anyone have an overabundance of tomatoes in their garden?  If so, I am completely jealous!  Our garden has yet to produce much, aside from copious amounts of mint.  But I hear tell that it is tomato season, and I see evidence of it at the farmer’s markets recently.  Beautiful bright red romas, colorful heirlooms.  My…

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Smoky Gouda, Tomato and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is my go to sandwich in the summer.  I’ve been making it since we first got married (which was ten years ago this month!!!), and we both love it.  4 ingredients, all of which I generally have in the summer, and it tastes absolutely AMAZING. Just take a few slices of any gouda (I…

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