March 02

Dirt Report: Tomato Products

By Sharon Palmer RD During the winter, with snow piled up in many cities across the country, it’s hard not to daydream about summer. And there certainly is a lot to love about summertime: hot days, warm nights, the easy-breezy lifestyle, and, of course, the in-season produce. Perfectly ripe tomatoes personify the sweetness of summertime. […]

February 10

21 Healthy Cold-Weather Tomato Recipes

STEPHANIE MCKERCHER, MS RDN OF THE GRATEFUL GRAZER Fresh, juicy, and delicious local tomatoes are a rarity but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to enjoy delicious tomato flavor, along with the beneficial antioxidants and micronutrients that tomatoes provide, all year long.   Because tomatoes are quickly canned after harvest, they retain their flavor and […]

January 20

3 Tomato-tastic Recipes You Need in Your Life This Year

By Elissa Lueckemeyer RDN, LD owner of Food 4 Success, LLC and author of Wholesome Simplicity blog As a mother of a busy toddler with another baby on the way, I am all for easy ways to pack in flavor and nutrition into quick meals. I realized that the majority of my go-to recipes have […]

December 05

Canned Tomato Challenge: San Marzano vs. USA

By Ashlea Hartz, N.C. In the shadows of the great Mt. Vesuvius lies a small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, yes that’s in Italy not Florida. It was here, one story goes, that a tomato seed gifted to the people of Naples from the royalty of Peru was first planted in the […]

December 01

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

  Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian-American comfort food. Though the traditional recipe includes breaded, fried chicken, a baked version provides an equally delicious base for the true star of this dish, marinara sauce. I love cooking with rich tomato sauce as it brings delicious tomato flavor along with several health benefits. Although tomatoes reach […]

November 23


  By Peter Francis Battaglia, author of A Food Obsession   This is a traditional family recipe from my late Mom and it only showed up on the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.  She made stuffed mushrooms of all kinds but THIS ItalianSausage  stuffed Mushrooms baked in Tomatoes graced every holiday table.  In fact, when I […]

November 16

Parmesan Polenta with Warm Tomato Salad

By Brianna Theus  Over the spring into summer is the perfect time to plant lots of tomatoes! My mom and I always plant them together every year. It’s our bonding time! We usually have all kinds from grape to heirloom. I end up making lots of pasta sauce to jar and give away as gifts. […]