1 medium-sized cucumber (very finely diced or shredded)
1 and ½ tsp dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
15- 20 Heavenly Villagio Marzano® Tomatoes
a bunch (or two) of green onions
*You will also need a couple of skewers (see below) and a nice platter for presentation.
Start off by making your filling: combine cream cheese, cucumber and basil in a bowl. Mix to thoroughly combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set in refrigerator once done until ready to use (this will help it firm up a bit, which will make stuffing easier).
Take your tomatoes and carefully cut a cross shape (2 slits as shown) on top of tomato with a small/sharp knife.
Then, using a small spoon or the knife, scrape out as much of the seeds/insides as possible. Set tomatoes aside, repeating until you are done with all of them.
Next, take a skewer and poke a hole in the bottom of the tomato (opposite your cuts), ensuring that the hole is large enough for a green onion piece to fit inside (you may need to poke a couple holes close together for a large enough opening). Repeat until you have done this with each tomato. Set aside.
Next, get out your filling from the refrigerator and stuff tomatoes as shown. Once done, place green onion piece in prepared hole. Continue until all are done.
Arrange tomato tulips into a bouquet on a platter or larger plate. Use extra green onions to wrap bouquet, or add more greenery for presentation, as shown.
1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup (more or less depending on preference)
1 bag of pre-shredded hash browns (thawed). We used the Simply Potatoes brand; 20 oz bag
1 and ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
milk if desired (for eggs)
1 to 2 pints Maverick Mix® Tomatoes
chopped parsley, if desired for garnish
Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside, Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a small amount of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add garlic and onion to skillet and sauté for a few minutes until tender and fragrant.
Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with the side of a spoon as you go, until cooked through.
Add in maple syrup, stirring it around and coating sausage with it in the process. Cook another minute or so, until syrup is thickened a bit.
Remove pan from heat and set aside, allowing sausage to cool off a little.
Next, in a large bowl combine hash browns, cheese and sausage mixture. Gently mix together until well-combined, add salt and pepper if desired.
Now it's time to fill your muffin tins: take a small amount of the sausage/cheese mixture and place it into each prepared well. With the back of a spoon, work mixture up the sides of the wells, adding more as necessary. *Please note: hash brown mixture will get smaller/ shrink as they cook, so overfill/ bring mixture up and out of the wells a bit, to ensure their nest form, as shown above, once cooked.
Cook nests in the oven for approximately 30 min. or until edges are crisp/ lightly browned. *Please note: oven times vary. Check on nests every 5 minutes or so, after the initial 15 minutes. Once done, remove pan from oven.
While nests cook: make scrambled eggs as you usually would. 6 eggs is suggested.
Also, while nests cook: briefly cook your tomatoes. Transfer tomatoes to a pan with a little bit of olive oil over low heat. Cook until just slightly blistered. Then remove from heat.
When everything is ready it is time to assemble your nests: Place scrambled eggs in individual nests, and top with a few tomatoes each. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and parsley as desired for garnish.
Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in a large bowl.
Whisk until the dry ingredients are combined.
Add the eggs, cream, butter and vanilla to the bowl.
Use your hands to mix everything together until incorporated and combined.
Use a rubber spatula to fold in the feta and chopped sage.
Transfer the dough to a cutting board and form into a large circle with your hands. Use a sharp knife to cut into size large triangles.
Transfer each triangle to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
While the scones are cooking, place the sliced Lorabella Blossom® tomatoes in a pot over medium heat.
Cook the tomatoes, stirring frequently until the tomatoes are reduced, about 20-30 minutes.
Add the coconut sugar and balsamic vinegar. Continue to cook until combined and thick, about five more minutes.
If you like chunky jam, transfer to a jar and set aside. If you like smoother jam, transfer to a food processor and process for about 30 seconds until the jam is less chunky before transferring to a jar.
When the scones are done baking, transfer to a cooking rack then serve with the jam.
Toss tomatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Unroll puff pastry on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cut into 9 squares. Roll in edges of puff pastry slightly to create a frame. Top each square with 1 tsp. pesto, feta and a tomato slice.
Using a sharp serrated knife, thinly slice the tomatoes. Salt them and place them on a cutting board. After a few minutes, transfer them to a paper towel and place another paper towel on top to remove as much liquid as possible. Wash and dry the sage leaves.
In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, then stir in the milk and olive oil.
When the oven is preheated, place the butter in a 9 x 13” pan and place the pan in the oven for a few minutes to melt the butter. Once the butter has melted, brush it over the entire pan. Arrange tomatoes and sage leaves on the bottom of the pan (ours fit 6 rows of 4 tomatoes; make sure to place the sage leaves upside down).
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. As carefully as possible, slowly pour the batter over the tomatoes and sage leaves, making sure not to move the rows of tomatoes. Smooth out the top with a spatula.
Place the pan in the oven and bake about 30 minutes, until the sides are browned (if your oven is uneven, at 15 minutes, rotate the pan for even baking). Remove from the oven and run a sharp knife around the edges, then carefully invert it onto a baking sheet. Top with a thin layer of finely grated Parmesan cheese and broil on high for 3 to 4 minutes until crisp.
Cut into pieces and serve warm (or at room temperature). To store, wrap the remaining pieces in aluminum foil and store refrigerated or frozen. Prior to serving, reheat in a 350F oven until warmed through and crisp (the bread becomes very dry when cold, so reheating for a few minutes in the oven is preferable.)
On large rimmed baking pan, prepare ravioli according to package directions. Sprinkle with black beans and cheese; return to oven and bake 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and beans are warmed through.
Serve topped with campari tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, onion and olives. Serve with guacamole, hot sauce, sour cream and lime wedges.
1 14.1 oz Package refrigerated Pillsbury Pie Crusts, use one of the two crusts
1 Egg white
½ tsp Milk
1 tsp Fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 400º. Remove one roll of dough from the box, remove dough from plastic wrapper and let come to room temperature for 15 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat oil and add sliced onion and salt and cook until caramelized, about 25–30 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat and drain well on a paper towel.
Unroll the dough and place onto crust – in order – onions, shredded cheese and mini san marzano tomato slices being careful to leave a 1-inch border around the edges of the dough for folding. Fold the uncovered 1-inch edge of the dough up around the contents. The filling inside the galette (or tart) should be visible. Brush a small amount of the egg white mixture over the edges of the exposed crust. Bake at 400º for 20–25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Top with fresh thyme before serving.
Slice the baguettes in cross sections ½ inch thick; lay out on a baking tray and drizzle liberally with the ¼ cup olive oil. Bake in a 350°F oven until just golden and crisp on the exterior, but retaining a soft core.
Toss the chopped roma tomatoes and the artichokes with olive oil and vinegar. Make sure to save any juice from chopping roma tomatoes and add back into mix. Add the fresh herbs, then season with salt and pepper to taste then spoon mixture onto the crostini. It is important not to dress crostini too far ahead otherwise they will lose crisp texture due to moisture being absorbed.