Hello Friday, how YOU doin’?
This week I received an email from reader Julia about my roasted tomatoes recipes. She was asking for advice on using the big, juicy tomatoes sold now at just about every local farmers’ market. Ironically, just a few days before I’d taken a frozen batch of my roasted tomato sauce from the fridge to make room for this year’s harvest. There’s so much you can make with these babies. I turned it into my tomato basil soup and subbed in grilled cheese croutons instead of orzo pasta to go on top. So easy, and frigging divine I tell you.
So, I’ll give you the same advice I gave her. If the tomatoes are really large, yes, you can cut them in half, or even quarter them before roasting. If they’re seedy, ditch the seeds so whatever you do with the tomatoes doesn’t leave you plucking seeds stuck between your teeth. Cooking time will vary depending on how big the tomatoes are, but like any good cook, keep an eye on them and go with your gut.
This week we delivered our baby girl to university. I’m so stoked for her and all of the adventures she’s about to have. But even more, I can’t wait for her to come home for a visit, where I can treat her like my 8-year-old baby as she dips her grilled cheese in soup again.
But before that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy!
This 10-year-old jumped from the sidelines to help her struggling mom finish a marathon. So many hearts for this one!
And, it’s that spooky time! How much do you really know about Halloween movies?
This new series (based on the bestselling book) looks so good!
Behind the scenes: How the New York Times Magazine makes a magazine cover. As a former magazine designer I love seeing it, even if it does give me a bit of PTSD.
My sloppy joes are one of my favorite easy dinners, so obvi sloppy joe pasta is right in line with my cravings.
I am ready for finger-licking-dipping with these Greek-style chicken wings.
This creamy pork chop dish is a fall comfort food home run.
Get your hot honey glazed salmon here.
With fall here, this is a lovely steak dinner that isn’t on the grill.
It seems most everything is feeling retro these days and this dessert is perfect proof of it.
But, I don’t know…This might be the ultimate retro dish!
I spied this Korean tofu soup recipe and immediately texted it to Smudge because it is her fave of faves.
I’ve seen several versions of this warm and gooey chocolate dip but this one looks exceptionally sweet.
This veggie-loaded soup is 100% health-conscious approved.
I love curries because it’s an all-in-one dish and this one looks damn good.
A better way to use your box grater and save yourself some labor.
Stanley Tucci has a new cookware line and it looks as classy as he is.
I went shopping with my Smudge and fell hard for this puffer vest. So hard that it’s now mine.
This turtle neck sweater is perfectly slouchy.
And thus, the best and only way to hang a sweater.
And then I bought these cargo pants in both black and olive. So when you see me, you’ll know it’s my new winter wardrobe.
These serene spas are the ultimate way to recharge and relax. I wanna go.
11 one-player card games when you’re tired of playing solitaire.
That’s it for this week. Have a great one!
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