Sweet Yellow Tomato Salsa with Vidalia Onion, Red Chilies, Lime, and Cilantro

Andrea Meyers - Sweet Yellow Tomato Salsa with Vidalia Onion, Red Chilies, Lime, and Cilantro

Last year we started growing heirloom Ivory Egg tomatoes using plants we bought at Debaggio’s, our favorite herb farm and nursery. They always have a fantastic selection of healthy plants, and we ended up with 20 tomato plants, 4 tomatillo plants, 6 bell pepper plants, and 12 hot pepper plants. That may sound crazy, but… 

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From the Pantry: Cholula Hot Sauce (Hot and Spicy Crab Dip)

From the Pantry: Cholula Hot Sauce (Hot and Spicy Crab Dip Recipe) - Andrea Meyers

We keep quite a few different kinds of hot sauce in our pantry, and one of my favorites is Cholula, that familiar bottle you see on the table in restaurants all over the country. We usually have a couple bottles on hand, my favorites being the Chipotle and the Chili Garlic, and we use them… 

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Salsa Fresca (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Salsa Fresca

Every year we plant a few new (to us) tomato varieties to see how they grow in our garden, and one of our new favorites for this year is the Amish Paste, a meaty plum tomato that doesn’t have too much juice, so it’s perfect for sauces and salsas. Our plant has grown huge, over… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

Roasted Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa Recipe with Avocado - Andrea Meyers

Creamy with a kick is what comes to mind when I dip tortillas or lavash into this salsa. The September Daring Bakers challenge required the members to make both lavash and a dip or other condiment to serve with it, and considering our abundance of tomatillos and jalapeños coupled with my utter devotion to avocados,… 

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Roasted Green Tomatillo Salsa (aka Salsa Verde)

Roasted Green Tomatillo Salsa Recipe (aka Salsa Verde) - Andrea Meyers

We didn’t expect our tomatillo plants to grow as large as they did, and Michael was downright skeptical when I brought them home. M: “What kind of tomato is this?” A: “It’s a tomatillo, not a tomato, and we’re going to try growing some this year.” M: “What do you use them for?” A: “Good… 

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa - Andrea Meyers

I wish I could come home after picking up the kids from school and have time to cook a nice meal. I long for a calm, zen-like cooking experience each day, but instead I find myself chasing after my sons who prefer to run amok, trying to keep them from raiding the refrigerator and the… 

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Layered Bean Dip and a Tribute to Fundraiser Cookbooks

I have a relatively small collection of fundraiser cookbooks. One is from my grandmother’s church, two are from hospital auxiliary groups, two are from elementary schools, two are from overseas women’s groups, and one is from a law firm that donated the proceeds to charity. I would really like to have more fundraiser cookbooks, because… 

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