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Why I’m Growing Tomato Plants In My Yard

Why we grow our own tomatoes each year and how we do it.

I just came in from planting 35 little tomato plants in the garden. I love being able to grow my own tomatoes each year. We started growing tomato plants a few weeks ago from seed and they finally grew big enough to be planted outside. And now the hard part starts… waiting for them to keep […]

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Tomato and Sweet Potato Freezer Soup

Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup that freezes well.

I’ve been using up a lot of tomatoes from the garden lately. Tomato season is coming to an end and to be honest, we’re getting a little tired of eating them with lunch and dinner each day. Instead I’ve been putting them into recipes (along with making tomato sauce etc.). Here’s a current favorite. I […]

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My Best Tips For Using Garden Fresh Tomatoes

I thought I’d share a few simple tips with you for storing, cutting, peeling and deseeding tomatoes. These will come in handy when you are blessed with an abundance of garden fresh tomatoes (like we are right now). These tips will come in handy if you grow your own, or get a big basket of tomatoes from […]

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Zucchini and Ground Beef Stew

My neighbor down the road is a big gardener. He’s gotten a much earlier start this year than we did … Plus I guess it helps that he actually knows what he’s doing. We stopped by earlier today to talk about plants and how to best take care of our tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, zucchini and […]

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Tomato Pie Recipe

Here’s a recipe from my latest Kindle book The Tomato Cookbook: Tomato Recipes From Soup To Grilled. It’s a great little tomato pie that’s perfect for a light lunch or an appetizer when you have guests over. What better way to show off your homegrown tomatoes? I love this recipe because it is so simple. […]

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Cold Tomato Basil Soup

A bowl of cold tomato soup with a basil leave on top

Our farmers market in town is overflowing with fresh garden-ripe tomatoes and of course I couldn’t resist. Here’s what we had for lunch a few days ago. It’s a cold tomato basil soup, perfect for a warm day. I did the cooking early in the morning while it was still cool and then stored it […]

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Pasta Sauce From Garden Tomatoes

I am looking for a good pasta sauce to put up using my garden tomatoes. I want something different than what I’ve used for years. From the Hillbilly Housewife  We’ve been blessed with a lot of tomatoes the past two years and I had a chance to play with a few different recipes. Here’s my […]

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Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe

A bisque recipe you say… isn’t that a bit fancy for a hillbilly website? Well, I am a big fan of any kind of tomato soup and bisque simply means a creamy, smooth soup. Fancy name, quick and easy to make and oh sooooo delicious. Tomato Bisque 2 tbsp margarine (or butter) 1 onion 1 […]

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Tomato and Corn Salad

Here’s a super quick summer salad full of corn and tomatos. Using canned goods makes it quick and easy to put together. It is a delicious summer sidedish and perfect for summer potlucks and picnics too. 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes 1 can (15 oz) corn 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp rice vinegar […]

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