Sunday, October 23, 2011

Trader Joes Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Butter And Sage

Lazy Sunday with no time to cook. What to do? Heat up some Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage. Steam some broccoli to go along, open a bottle of wine and you are all set.

Best Biscuits Ever!

I have made biscuits before but they have never turned out quite as good as the ones by The Flying Biscuit in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Baked to perfection and served with apple butter, yum! If you are ever in the area you must try these.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Basil and Mozzarella

Easy and so good!

Serves 8 / An easy appetizer. Be sure to use a glass or enameled pan (not plain metal) to avoid any reactivity with the acidic tomatoes. Splurge on a flavorful, fragrant olive oil for the best results.

Good-quality olive oil
4 medium-large, ripe tomatoes
½ cup chopped fresh basil, plus whole leaves for garnish
4 large cloves garlic, crushed
8 very thin slices mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450˚. Pour a little olive oil into a glass or enameled baking dish.
Cut tomatoes in half and roll cut part in olive oil; then turn over and arrange in dish, cut side up. Sprinkle each tomato with chopped fresh basil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and a thin cheese slice. Drizzle again with olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes, until tender and lightly browned.

Garnish with whole basil leaves.

PER SERVING: 86 cal, 5g fat (2g mono, 0g poly, 3g sat), 18mg chol, 7g protein, 2g carb, 0g fiber, 177mg sodium