{ Simple & Positively Delicious }

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Keeping it hopeful, simple & positive, as in simple yet delicious foods and continuing with a hopeful and positive 2022!
Most of my families & friends favorite dishes are often the easiest ones to make!
An easy-peasy way to bring out the full flavor of store bought tomatoes that makes your home smell like a cozy Italian restaurant & have everyone's mouths watering with anticipation is to give them a quick roast.
It's a yummy one because the tomatoes get all caramelized and rich in flavor, which is a lift to your senses during the brisk grey days of winter.
This un-recipe is especially useful when the tomatoes sitting on your counter start to look a bit questionable, like they're getting pruney, but will work just as deliciously with fresh tomatoes too.
BTW: It's called an un-recipe because I grew up with my Italian
Nona & Mom who cooked from they're heart & soul not a cookbook.
Bonus, it's not just a perfect winter comfort recipe, but can be used anytime of the year from store bought to vine ripened tomatoes.
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come whispering 'it will be happier.'" ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Simple Roasted Cherry Italian Tomatoes
(you can use this recipe for any size tomato, just cut your larger tomatoes up before seasoning & roasting)
  • tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dried Italian seasonings ie: (basil, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes)
  • XV olive oil
  • roasting pan with an edge

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees

Place the tomatoes on the pan & drizzle with XV olive oil

Season with salt, pepper & dried Italian seasonings

Toss tomatoes around

Put in pre-heated oven and roast until the tomatoes start to pop & blister (approx. 15 - 20 minutes)

Delicious over pasta with fresh grated Romano cheese or use your imagination!


~ Marinella

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