Tomato Cobbler

Tomato Cobbler

Tomato Cobbler

One of the great joys of a garden, is the wonderful produce you receive,and receive, and receive …………..We have a lot of tomatoes. Correction we have a lot of small tomatoes. Just a heads up, if you ever want to plant cherry tomatoes……..1 plant will do……….they are prolific little suckers.  But,they make a beautiful Tomato Cobbler.

I must admit, this year was not my finest garden. The weather was odd, too wet, too cool, then too dry. Not the best growing conditions. But, what it did produce was……..well, wonderful! There is nothing in the world better than a home grown tomatoes. No store bought can ever compare……ever!!

But what to do with them? One of my claim to fame dishes has alway been Bruschetta. I am always asked to bring it to gatherings. I think what really makes it good is the goat cheese that I serve with it. Now, I must give credit for the goat cheese to my friend Michelle. She introduced me to the combination years ago.THANK YOU Michelle!

So, back to the tomatoes………I also think that balsamic vinegar brings out the very best in tomatoes……..it’s part of my bruschetta recipe, but I wanted to make a dish that was warm…..kinda stewed tomato like……only better.

Tomato Cobbler………Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit. True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant. Today’s Science lesson…….lol.

So, why not make a cobbler. I do not hold to the sugar on sliced tomatoes as many do, I prefer salt. So, savory not sweet for a topping. Biscuit came to mind, but so did goat cheese…….goat cheese biscuits?? You bet!!!!

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I replaced some of the butter with goat cheese……….OMG it was the perfect topping for the tomatoes, which were added to sautéed onions, and balsamic vinegar, with just a touch of flour to thicken. The biscuit are drop biscuits, so no messy rolling and cutting…….just plop them on top. A touch of parmesan on top during the last few minutes and you have Tomato Cobbler.

Tim is not a fan of the tomato per say but, he really enjoyed the cobbler. It was a nice complement to a grilled steak.

So, if you have an over abundance of tomatoes or are looking for a yummy tomato recipe……..Tomato Cobbler!!!!!!!

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Tomato Cobbler

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 
2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • For the biscuits:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper – divided

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F with a rack placed in the middle of the oven
  2. Pick the stems off of the cherry tomatoes and rinse them under running water. Larger tomatoes can be sliced in half, but I generally just leave the tomatoes whole.
  3. Warm the coconut oil in a 10-inch cast-iron or high-sided stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. When warm, add the onions, 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sauté until the onions are very soft and tender, about 10 minutes, Stir the garlic into the onions and cook until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and cook until almost evaporated. Stir in the flour and cook until the flour is paste-like. Remove the pan from heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of salt, carefully stirring and folding until the onions are evenly mixed with the tomatoes.
  4. To prepare the biscuits:
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Using your fingertips cut the goat cheese and 3 tablespoons of cold butter into the flour mixture.
  7. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and gradually in the buttermilk. Slowly mix the dry into the buttermilk, stirring until just moistened (add more or less milk as needed).
  8. Drop the dough over the tomatoes, making 5 to 6 biscuits.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper over biscuits.
  10. Cook for 45 to 50 minutes, until the tomatoes are very bubbly and the tops of the biscuits are nicely browned. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and let the cobbler rest for about 15 minutes….then enjoy!

Notes

You can use any kind of tomato, just be sure to cut into bite size chunks.
You can prepare this in a skillet and transfer to a baking dish if you do not have a cast iron skillet.

Keywords: cherry tomatoes, cast iron skillet, onion, biscuits, bake, side dish, cobbler, goat cheese

Tomato Cobbler

Twinkie Pie

Twinkie Pie

Twinkie Pie

 

Dateline 2012 ……the death of the Twinkie……wha…wha….wha……..

How could we go on without the golden sponge cake with the creamy filling! I mean twinkles are almost as American as apple pie and baseball. They have been the snack in many a sack lunch…… forever!

Well, at least since they were invented in Muscatine, Iowa on April 6, 1930. Originally, they were banana crime filled, but a ration on bananas during WWII had the company switching to vanilla creme. The change was so popular, that other than for occasional special promotions, it was never switched back.

But, as we all changed to a healthier lifestyle…….well some of us….lol, the Hostess company fell on hard times, and filed bankruptcy, ending all the snack cakes and treats we have come to love. But wait…….some really smart folks brought back the Twinkie……..hallelujah!!!!

Now this enables me to copy-cat a recipe from Pinterest ……….Twinkie Pie!!!!!
You find anything and everything on Pinterest. In my searching I saw this recipe and knew I had to try it……..Very Culinary is where I copied the Twinkie Pie from……very glad I ran across it. It was super easy to make, and if you have kids it would be fun for them to help and all kids like Twinkies.

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I was pretty sure Tim thought I was crazy when I said I had to try this Twinkie Pie. But, I think he is glad I did. It was our dessert last night…….topped with a dollop of cool whip………and it will be dessert again tonight………what time is it?????

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Twinkie Pie

Twinkie Pie

  • Author: Very Culinary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
:
  • 1 box (10 count) of Twinkies
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 9-inch Pillsbury deep pie crust
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Unwrap all the twinkles; cut each one lengthwise in half and then horizontally so you have 6 pieces per Twinkie.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, and vinegar until well combined. Gently fold in the Twinkie pieces with a spatula. Mixture will be thick.
  5. Pour into the pie shell and bake for about 40 minutes; until set and the top is golden.
  6. Let cool, slice, and definitely serve with whipped cream!

Keywords: twinkle, eggs, pie, pie crust

 

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

I’m not sure I have ever mentioned this before, but I LOVE Pinterest!!!! I can get lost for hours, and hours!!! Those of you who love Pinterest, you know exactly what I mean!

Now, we all see these fabulous recipes, neat craft ideas, and all that Pinterest has to offer,but how much of it really works the way we see it………well these Oreo Stuffed Crescents did!!!! 

Now, I only have two complaints about Pinterest……1. I am never sure if I find a recipe and use it or parts of it, that I am giving credit to the right person for the idea/recipe and 2. I hate when you click on a recipe, and it goes to just a picture or something spammy!

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I saw these Oreo Stuffed Crescents on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to try it. I picked it up from the food blog Oh Bite It ! I did put my own spin on it…….as much as you can with such a simple, but tasty idea. 

The Oreo Stuffed Crescents took just minutes to prepare, minutes to bake, and were soooooo good!

The next time you are looking for a quick to fix sweet treat, try our Oreo Stuffed Crescents…….ad some vanilla ice cream…..hmmm, heaven!!!

They were husband and brother in law approved!!!!

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Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

  • Author: Adapted from Oh Bite It!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 8 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  2. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Place 1 cookie on wide end of each crescent. Fold dough up and over cookie and swirl around to completely cover the cookie, making sure all the seams are pinched and sealed. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush each crescent with the heavy cream and sprinkle tops with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake about 12 minutes or until puffy and light golden brown.

Keywords: oreo cookie, crescent dinner roll, bake, easy