Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

Honey Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Just a refreshing anytime salad that is quick and easy to make.  The secret to it is rice vinegar.  The cucumbers I used was end of the season large and full of seeds.  I seeded them and peeled them.  You can slice them the way you want. Add tomatoes cut in wedges and thinly sliced…

Baked Eggplant BLT Sandwich

Looking for something different to make with a large eggplant?  Try it in a sandwich, but not just any sandwich, a BLT with provolone cheese.  You start by slicing the egg plant and baking the slices in the oven.  Large eggplant can be bitter, so you can remove some of the bitterness.  Also eggplant can…

Black Bean, Corn and Rice Salad

Very light and refreshing  salad made from cold cooked rice, chopped celery, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, chopped sweet red peppers and chopped fresh baby spinach. It is a complete meal in a bowl because the rice and beans together makes a whole protein. With the addition of corn, tomatoes, celery and spinach gives you…

Freezing Tomatoes

What can you do with extra tomatoes that are past their shelf life?  Instead of letting them spoil freeze that last tomato.  It is easy to do and it don’t take very long to do.  You just need a pot of boiling water and a small baggie. I had several large tomatoes was close to…

Cherry Tomato Crouton Salad

A zesty salad that take no time to prepare for yourself or a crowd.  Make croutons your self from slices of bread.  Other ingredients are cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil vinaigrette. The salad can be served by it’s self or on a bed of greens. Also you can use the cheese…

Arugula, Tomato,Bacon and Provolone Salad

  Simple easy salad for any time of the year.  You can make this with any greens you have and any mild cheese.  I used a pastry wheel to cut the slice of cheese into wedges.  I sometimes see this salad pictured with the tomatoes stacked up with the cheese between them on a bed…