Tomatoes and Peppers

This month Kristen, from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker and host of the Improv Cooking Challenge, called for us to get creative with tomatoes and peppers.

I eat and cook with tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic a lot.  I didn’t come up with anything new for this months challenge, but want to revisit some of my favorite recipes that feature tomatoes and peppers.

The Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant Style Salsa is great!  It’s a pot luck crowd pleaser anytime I make it.  This is my version here.

Fall will be here before we know it and Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili will be simmering at my house.

If you are looking for more of a Mexican flare Beefy Enchilada Casserole or Chicken Tortilla Soup might be more your style.

J and I are breakfast for supper fans.  Breakfast Hash is one of our favorites.

I really enjoy tossing peppers and tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper then grilling them.  I add the grilled goodness to tacos, sandwiches, casseroles, or eat them right off the grill.

As you can tell tomatoes and peppers are frequently used at my house.  Fresh, canned, frozen or roasted these ingredients can be used in a wide variety of dishes all year round.

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18 Responses to Tomatoes and Peppers

  1. Bridget D. says:

    I like your tomato picture and quote, Robyn. Kevin loves tomatoes and they are kind of his hobby. He collects seeds from around the world, starts them in early spring in our house, and then plants them in the garden when the time is right. We have 92 tomato plants this year and no two are the same variety. And yes…. we do a lot of canning and eat a lot of fresh tomatoes, and still have plenty to share with family and friends!

    • Robyn says:

      Bridget, for some reason I can totally see Kevin doing this. lol! 92 plants is a lot of tomatoes, wow! I wonder if I don’t have 2 varieties of tomatoes. I have the big round ones, I think they are beefsteak. I also see some smaller oblong looking tomatoes. They were all in the same 4-pack. I will have to keep watching them. I wish I had more turning red. I may get over run with them as J is NOT a tomato eater.

  2. Kristen says:

    That photo of the chili reminds me that I haven’t made any in a long time. I am looking forward to September, cooler temperatures and a big bowl of chili!!

  3. Pat says:

    The best part of summer is having homegrown tomatoes!

  4. Melody♪♫ says:

    🙁
    Sure wish my tomato & pepper plants survived our gastly heat this summer! Your chili looks yummy, by the way.

  5. Candy C. says:

    Love the tomato quote and picture and I too am looking forward to cooler weather and some chili! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      I get to craving chili when the air gets brisk. It was 48* when I got up this morning with a high in the upper 60’s today. Sounds like the weekend will be cool also.

  6. There’s nothing like eating a fresh home grown tomato. 🙂

  7. Carletta says:

    The chili sounds delicious. I love mine peppers and tomatoes and some onions roasted and then sprinkled with a little vinegar.
    The best way to eat a tomato is just plain! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Carletta, I like rice wine vinegar. I am a big fan of salt also; lucky for me I have low blood pressure. I have eaten a few new crop garden tomatoes and it is amazing the taste difference between them and store tomatoes.

  8. The chili looks so welcoming and yummy! I love the tomato quote~ Just perfect!!

  9. Nancy says:

    Robyn, your posts just keep getting better and better — as well as your photography. Lovin’ it! Thanks for sharing at Rural Thursday this week. 🙂

  10. Kim says:

    OK, you’re making me hungry here, Robyn! :0)

  11. Bethany says:

    Nice food shots!
    Thanks for linking up!

  12. Liz says:

    Mmmmmm….I love all the dishes you’ve shared, and once the weather cools, I will try your beef and black bean chili…mmmmmm.

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