Strawberry Reaper Hot Sauce

HOT. But not SO hot you can’t enjoy it. Our household enjoys heat within our menus. It’s no surprise to most who follow our recipes here at DBF. Yes, hot sauces and chili peppers abound. And being gardeners? Well… Every year we grow a variety of super hots. Chili peppers have such a wide range…

Southern Style Tomato Pie

I blame my friend Beth. I’m addicted to this pie. And it’s her fault. Who knew that in the heart of Manhattan, a friend would make something in her apartment, serve at movie night and well, I would be making as many of them as possible every tomato season from there on out! This isn’t…

Walnut Parsley Pasta Filling

Sometimes one of the most unexpected meals becomes a favorite memory. I still remember the first time I had ravioli with a walnut filling. It was in Manhattan, many years ago (I think it was in 2005?) and I was SHOCKED at the simplicity and richness of the meatless dish I ordered. Dressed with a…

Small Batch Fresh Tomato Sauce

Many of you might not have tried to make from scratch, fresh sauce. That’s ok! If I were to take a stab at guessing why – it’s probably due to the recipes out there looking WAY more complicated than they need to be. 25 POUNDS of tomatoes? Peeling and deseeding them?? Checking pH levels to…