Happy Earth Day Everyone!!

  I couldn’t resist shopping today for some great Herbs , Tomatoes and Flowers at one of my favorite nurseries to name a few. In the spirit of Earth Day I am going to start some container gardens. Of spearmint, orange mint,  basil and tomatoes.  Hopefully all grows well so I can use them in my Homemade Recipes! 
   Love ❤️through Food is my Motto!

Baby Baked Eggplant 

  

  I  had to go to a wonderful family Bridal Shower this weekend, on the way home I couldn’t resist stoping at a few of my favorite  Vegetable Stands and Bakery to name a few.  I love being able to park your car and walk one block and  buy anything you need to create a great meal right at your fingertips.  I was lucky enough to find these super tiny eggplants and thought I’ll  buy them and   Stuff and Bake them!  I also picked up some delicious Crusty Italian Bread and dessert too.  Now mind you I have made this recipe before with baby Eggplants but these were really little so I used the same recipe on theses cute little eggplants and they came out just as Delicious .


Ingredients 

  1. Eggplant ( Small Size Works Best). 
  2. Seasoned Breadcrumbs.  I had 11 Eggplants so I used 2 Cups
  3. 3 tbs. Pecorino Romano
  4. 1/4 tsp. Salt
  5. 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  6. 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

Wash and cut off ends of Eggplants .

   
Cut your Eggplants in half lengthwise , then once you have done this make cuts down and across each Eggplant making sure not to go thru the skin of the eggplant as shown.

In a mixing bowl bring together all the above ingredients , and mix well.  Once the Breadcrumb stuffing is incorporated it’s time to stuff your eggplants.  Without breaking them apart , crack eggplants open and sprinkle  your breadcrumb stuffing into each one. Place the Eggplants after they are stuffed into a baking dish.

 

Pouring enough water to cover just the the sides of the eggplant, as shown. Drizzling   the tops of each eggplant with extra virgin olive oil and cover with tinfoil  and bake at 350 degrees until soft .

     
 

Love ❤️Through Food is My Motto!

ToniAnn’s Bean Salad

Look out Spring  here we go, time to break out the Barbecue and start grilling, and add  more flavorful salads to our menu.  This simple Bean Salad is very reasonable to prepare to.

  

Ingredients 

  1. 1 15 oz Can Red Kidney Beans 
  2. 1 15 oz Can of Cannellini Beans 
  3. 1 14.5 oz Can of Yellow Wax Beans 
  4. 1 14.5 oz Can of Cut Green Beans 
  5. 2 garlic cloves chopped 
  6. 1/4 cup evo 
  7. Either Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic which ever you prefer,  the amount Of vinegar You use depends on your own personal preference.
  8. Handful of Cherry tomatoes 
  9. Handful of Basil Chopped 
  10. Salt and Pepper to taste 
  11. Garlic Powder 1/4 tsp 

All your canned goods should be drained and poured into a bowl, followed by the rest of the seasoning.  Chill at least 1 hour, before serving.

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    Linguine  With White Clams and Shrimp 

    Hi all ToniAnn here ,  I’ve been making this recipe for a number of years now.  If you enjoy enjoy your White Clam Sauce,  a little Creamy then you will enjoy this recipe.  Let me know how it turns out , I love to hear the feed back thanks.

     

     Ingredients 

    1. 1 dozen whole clams
    2. 1 lb of cleaned Shrimp
    3. 1 Can of Cento White Clam Sauce
    4. 1 Bottle of Cento Clam Juice
    5. 3 Garlic Cloves Chopped
    6. 1 Stick Butter
    7. 1/2 Medium Onion Chopped
    8. 3 tbs. of Flour. ( Wisk your flour in  about a half cup of  very  Cold water to ensure no Lumps)
    9. Fresh chopped Italian Parsley
    10. 1/2 Lemmon slices  
    11. Salt and Pepper to taste 
    12. 1 lb.. Of Linguine

      
    Directions:

    Clean your clams make sure you scrub and rinse from  any debris under cold running water.   Place your clams in a large stock pot with sliced Lemmon pieces ,  some chopped parsley and water (some white cooking Wine can be added) also.  Add enough water to come half way up the sides of the  stock pot. but  not covering the clams. Depending on your likeness let your imagination go with it !  Steam  covered untill the clams open, this is a short process  it only takes about 5-7 minutes remove  the  clams from the stock pot discard any unopened clams   Remove  some of the clams  from their shells ,but not all  of them leaving some shells,  set the clams aside.  I like keeping  some of the clams in there  shells  also to  show real clams were used in the recipe.  The shrimp should be cleaned and deveined .  The shrimp are going to be added later to the sauce during  pasta cooking time otherwise they will become tough.
    In a pot melt the  stick of butter and sauté onion, and garlic till soft not brown add salt and pepper.

      
    Add Cento White Clam Sauce and Cento  White Clam Juice,  chopped fresh parsley on a low medium heat,  then slowly add your flour and cold water to the sauce making sure to continually to stir so that it dosent  stick.    The thickness  of the sauce  can be adjusted with a can of chicken stock, if you feel your sauce is too thick.   Add  your chicken stock a little at a time to ensure proper thickness or likeness .
      
    Bring your pasta to a boil,  add your clams and shrimp to sauce during pasta cooking time.  Cook pasta according to pasta directions ,  drain and add you sauce to your pasta.

      
    Love ❤️. thru Food is MY Motto. !

    Simple Easy 6 Ingredients Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

    This is such a easy and simple salad, and will compliment any dish,  and it’s only 6 ingredients that go into this  simple receipe  that you can  even  eat alone or with any main dish you decide .  I use a lot of   Cento Brand Products,  they are. All.  Natural ingredients, I highly recommend   useing them.

       

     Ingredients 

    1. 1 Cucumber  Chopped
    2. 1/2 Red Onion Chopped
    3. 1/4 tsp.  Cento Garlic Powder
    4. 1/4 Cup  Good Extra. Virgin Olive Oil ** Remember your eating this raw so taste is Key*
    5. Cento Balsamic Glaze I never measure  I splash on to taste
    6. Handful of Chopped Fresh Basil
    7. Salt & Pepper to Taste
    •  Love❤️ throgh. Food is My Motto !

    Peel and chop your cucumber , chop your red onion and basil add. All your seasoning , toss to coat and your done. !!