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Tomato Stacks

tomato stacks

Avocado and Gouda BLT Corn Fritter Stacks with Chipotle Bourbon DressingGrilled Tomato “Lollipop” ToastsTomato-Beet SaladBurgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and MozzarellaFried Mozzarella, Basil and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic GlazeBlistered Tomato Grilled Toast Caprese Nachos with Balsamic Glaze

I’m writing this while I’m home in New Jersey. I’m only here for a couple of days, but one of the things I’m most excited about is the fresh summer produce. My town has a few farm stands where the peaches, corn, and tomatoes are so ripe this time of year. I’m planning a family dinner menu for tomorrow night and all I can think about are simple stacks and stacks of ripe tomatoes. I’m drooling over the ones above, but I’ll probably end up with something similar like to what I made below – heirlooms and creamy mozzarella drizzled with olive oil, balsamic crema, and herbed salt.

I think in the summer, this is all you need for a meal! (And look! None of these are pasta dishes!)

tomato mozzarella stack

Holiday Feasting

a few food memories from Christmas dinner…

Antipasti made from meats, cheeses and veggies from Claudios in Philly.

Red and golden beet, orange, blood orange and fennel salad.

Roasted cauliflower.

Fresh pasta with the best sauce ever.

Meatballs in the best sauce ever.

Christmas cookie tray...the pignolies were our favorite this year. YUM.

Here’s to food this good in 2011!