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Tomato Pie

I love tomatoes but somehow until yesterday, I had never eaten tomato pie. We gathered a ton of tomatoes from the garden this week so I pretty much had to make a tomato pie. As I drove to the grocery store, I had this overwhelming feeling of guilt because I had written “9-inch deep dish pie crust” on my list. I always make my own crusts and apparently, my brain did not want to live with the guilt and allowed me to completely forget to buy one. So, I had to make one and it was easy and turned out great. I had a little extra dough so I made a mini pie in a ramekin. Eat this hot or cold. Top with Tabasco, or red pepper flakes for extra spice. Serve at brunch or with a salad for dinner or eat if for lunch or breakfast. I looked at a lot of recipes. Tomato pies come in all forms and variations, recipes calling for basil or onions or garlic or no cheese. I ended modifying one from Eclectic Everyday. Ingredients …

Pie Crust For Savory Pies

For my tomato pie, I used a recipe from The Gracious Wife. This is a great non-sweet pie crust that is easy to make. Like this recipe, many crust recipes I have used say that you have enough dough for two pies. I never do probably because I am not the most experienced rolling pin operator. This made one 9-inch deep dish crust and one ramekin-sized crust. I think you could get at least six crusts for standard round ramekins from this recipe. Ingredients ¾ cup shortening 2¼ cups flour ½ cup cold water Directions In a large mixing bowl, cut shortening and flour together with a pastry cutter or fork. Add water and stir with a fork until it forms a ball. If there’s still flour at the end, add water, a teaspoon at a time. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease your pie plate or ramekins. I used Earth Balance Vegan Soy-Free Buttery Spread. Roll the dough out and press into pie plate or ramekins. Prick crust with …

Mexican Sweet Potato

So easy and delicious! You can use ground beef or ground turkey with taco seasoning. I make a homemade taco seasoning. Both the Gimme Some Oven and Rachel Cooks recipes I have used in past recipes are great. This would also be a great vegetarian recipe if you substituted the meat with a crumbled black bean burger. Make ahead of time, reheat, and top with desired toppings for easy lunches or dinners. Ingredients Yam or Sweet Potato Shredded Sharp Cheddar Ground Beef or Turkey or Black Bean Burger (crumbled) Taco Seasoning Sour Cream Salsa directions Prepare ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning. (I made my taco seasoning and prepared the ground beef beforehand and then just warmed it up.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a fork to poke holes on all sides of sweet potato. Microwave sweet potato for five minutes or use potato button on microwave. Cut open sweet potato and carefully stir up contents. Line a baking sheet with foil and place sweet potato on foil. Place ground meat and shredded cheese …