I’m writing about two cherry tomatoes that we grew this year, so that I don’t ever forget their names – they were great! We had only one plant of each, but we didn’t need any more; and I’ll bet we have about a million volunteer cherry tomato plants next year because we couldn’t keep up with them.
The first was a tiny, very prolific little red tomato called Matt’s Wild Cherry. It’s very tasty – like tomato candy.
The second was a slightly larger (about an 1″ in diameter at the largest) yellow cherry tomato called Sun Gold. It may just be the tastiest (in [...]
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This is a delicious breakfast (or snack) bread that gets flavor from not only cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; but also orange juice and orange liqueur. The ingredient list looks long; but it’s just all the spices, and it goes together quickly. The spices make it super tasty, and it smells wonderful coming from the oven. The original recipe is from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back To Basics.
2 cups coarsely chopped dates (10 oz. pitted)
1/3 cup orange liqueur (like Cointreau or Triple Sec)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temp)
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 cups all-purpose [...]
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I’ve lost the source of this recipe – but really like it because it can be assembled the night before, baked in the morning, tastes great, and serves a crowd. The edges of this batch got a little crispy, but it’s still so tasty…..
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup champagne or white wine
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
10 eggs, beaten
5 cups cubed day-old French bread
1 3/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
12 ounces ham, cubed
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet, add the green onions and cook until wilted. Add the [...]
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