Roasted Cherry Tomatoes aka Tomato Candy

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes - Tomato Candy

Some years I kind of dread cherry tomato season.  We always have way more than we can use and Jim ends up walking up and down the street giving them away to the neighbors!  But not this year.  I’m not sure what happened to our tomatoes this year but they are not doing well.  We had lots of sun this summer so you would think they would!  So now I have resorted to walking up and down the street asking my neighbors to share their cherry tomatoes! If you don’t [Continue Reading...]

Marinated Skirt Steak with Tomato Relish

Marinated Skirt Steak with Tomato Relish

It’s been a hot week here in Portland.  We’re in the 90’s and that is 10 degrees higher than our average temperature for this time of year.  I’m not complaining but when the temperatures get that high my desire to turn on the stove or oven go way down.  To almost non-existent!  Thank goodness for our grill.  Keep that heat outside! Today’s recipe uses skirt steak.  Skirt steak is a nice inexpensive cut of meat but it definitely needs to marinate.  I marinated it over night.  I would give it [Continue Reading...]

Quick & Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

Quick & Easy Tomato Soup @yourhomebasedmom.com

I have always loved tomato soup.  Growing up my favorite lunch and sometimes dinner was a bowl tomato soup and of course it was always accompanied by a grilled cheese sandwich.  We didn’t have a lunch room at my elementary school so I walked home for lunch every day and many times I came home to a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.  It always tasted wonderful, especially when I had to walk home through 10 feet of snow for blocks.  (at least that is what I [Continue Reading...]

Bacon Bruschetta

bacon-bruschetta

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ andFarmland but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #porkinapinch  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO We pretty much live by the motto of “Everything is better with bacon” at our house. One of our favorite recipes to make this time of year, when the tomatoes are running rampant is bruschetta. Sometimes it is our meal. Tessa recently attended a dinner party where they served bruschetta as one of the appetizers and she came home raving about it.  I of course emailed her [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Corn & Tomato Bruschetta@Your Homebased Mom

I’ve become obsessed with roasting corn on our grill this summer. I love eating it right off the cob as well as cutting it off the cob to add into things. Last week I shared a yummy Grilled Vegetable and Peach Salad where I used roasted corn. Today I’ve got another delicious recipe for you using roasted corn over at I Heart Naptime. Come check it out – you’re going to love it! Roasted Corn and Tomato Bruschetta is the perfect summer appetizer.

Mango Salsa

mango salsa

Today I am sharing a recipe that is a little heat and a little sweet over at I Heart Naptime.  It is a recipe for a yummy Mango Salsa.  It is so delicious and so pretty!!   We are huge Mexican food fans at our house and our first and most important criteria for a Mexican restaurant is how good their chips and salsa is!  We are serious about our chips and salsa!! This salsa would also be delicious served with chicken or fish.  Come back tomorrow to see what I [Continue Reading...]

Cilantro Lime Chicken Chop Salad

cilantro lime chicken chop salad www.yourhomebasedmom.com

I am not a big fan of mall food  – that is unless we are eating at the Nordstrom Cafe.  A delicious little cafe tucked away upstairs next to the Point of View Department at our Nordstroms.  Their food is wonderful and my favorite dish to order there is their Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad. I was craving it the other day and didn’t want to make a trip to the mall so I decided to create my own version at home.  I needed to take a salad to a St. [Continue Reading...]

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

  This post was originally shared over at Time Out for Women Blog.  I am the mom of four young adults and an empty nester. My husband and I are going on our second year of being empty nesters and we are still trying to figure it out. Some days I am better at being an empty nester than others. I love being a mom and I loved being part of my children’s lives, being involved in their day to day activities. I am a much better supervisor than I [Continue Reading...]

Tomato Basil Tart

Tomato Basil Tart

Today I’ve got another Recipe Redo for you – one of my favorite recipes I shared in the beginning days of my blog that is so good it deserves a little facelift. This recipe for Tomato Basil Tart is a  perfect dish for a brunch, luncheon or as a side dish for dinner.  You can combine it with a green salad and you have a meal. It is also a great dish for a picnic which is how I recently enjoyed it. This recipe came  from my mother who had attended a [Continue Reading...]