Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

The cherry tomato plant in our garden would be 10 feet tall if we had stakes that high.  What is it about the small tomato plants that makes them grow like crazy?  We grew those small yellow pear shaped tomatoes one year and it was absolutely out of control as well.  Grew up and over… Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta


Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

 Last Saturday Benzo and I vowed to come straight home after church group and cook dinner instead of going out.  We're trying to be good for the next few weeks about not eating out much, since the past few weeks have been an eating-out extravaganza. My original meal plan was to make pizza on Saturday… Continue reading Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta


Spring Rain & Roasted Tomato Soup

Good morning! Can you believe it's already Thursday? I feel like this week has gone by fast.  Yesterday was a fantastic day.  In the morning and early afternoon it was sunny and got up to 65 degrees F!  I went out on my lunch hour to do some errands and soak up the sun.  I… Continue reading Spring Rain & Roasted Tomato Soup


Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks

For Valentine's Day MIL gave us a bag full goodies.  Two of those goodies were heart shaped pasta and Dave's Gourmet heirloom tomato sauce.  We decided to have them for dinner last night.  I also made homemade garlic breadsticks and vegan parmesan cheese. The breadsticks recipe I used was Quick and Easy Garlic Breadsticks from Hillbilly Housewife. … Continue reading Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks


Easy Baked Polenta

I'm sort of a polenta virgin.  I've heard about it here and there but I don't really know much about it to be honest.  I've had it maybe once in my life.  But I've always been interested in making it at home.  So when I came across a recipe for easy baked polenta on All Recipes not too… Continue reading Easy Baked Polenta


It’s Not Delivery, It’s Homemade – Part II: The Sauce

And so begins Part II – The Sauce. I previously posted Part I – The Dough (see below) to explain how to make homemade pizza dough. Now the next step: Pizza/Calzone Sauce ½ green pepper, chopped ½ onion, chopped 2 small cloves garlic, minced 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, undrained 1 8 ounce can… Continue reading It’s Not Delivery, It’s Homemade – Part II: The Sauce