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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Foodie Friday: How About Those Tomatoes? Recipes & More

{ Via: Williams Sonoma }

Tomato, tomahto. However you say it, they are Summer's gift to us all. I have noticed that every week, the bounty is getting sweeter and juicier. Besides their taste, tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which, like lycopene, is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. Good for you and good tasting too? That's a win win in my book. Get healthy and be inspired with some of the best tomato recipes ever!

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HERE: 22 Recipes & Cooks' Tools

Tomato Zucchini Tart
How beautiful! This pretty platter will impress any guest.
A Beautiful Plate 

Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary
This Summer or any time, you don't need Bloody Mary mix. Fresh is always best. This recipe is simple and sensational.
Camilla Styles

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast
Technically, this is an appetizer, but I sure could make a dinner out of it. Your Summer guests will love this dish, too.
Half Baked Harvest

Eggs Benedict With Manchego, Tomatoes, Prosciutto, & Sage Hollandaise Sauce
This recipe gives a Mediterranean twist to an old classic.
Adventures In Cooking 

You Say Tomato Dish Towels
How cute are these? A great host gift.
MacKenzie Childs

Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Sweet peach dressing amps up the summery deliciousness in this simple salad
My Recipes

Pesto Guacamole BLT
A BLT was my favorite childhood Summer supper. Mom never put pesto on it, though! Don't you just want a bite?
Closet Cooking 

30 Minute Salmon Caprese Skewers
Okay, this is a must grill for me. Anything on a stick always looks good, doesn't it? The recipe couldn't be easier.
How Sweet Eats

Chilled Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup
This recipe promises to be so much more than your average gazpacho soup. And the only thing better than an heirloom tomato is a roasted one. I love to serve gazpacho in the summer with a touch of vodka. I'm trying this one.
Tasty Yummies

Bacon and Tomato Polenta Crust Pie
This recipe is said to be wonderful warm or cold. I say bring this to your next picnic.
Gourmet Traveller

“Fried” Green Tomato Stack
Crispy panko breaded green tomatoes layered with spring mix, bacon, corn and drizzled with blue cheese dressing. Sounds killer good to me.
Chef Savvy 

Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese, Quark, Prosciutto, and Gremolata
This recipe is a bit over the top, but isn't that your goal when creating something yummy? The tomatoes are wrapped in prosciutto, for goodness sake! Click to read more about this terrific tart.

Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Carbonara w/Crispy Prosciutto + Burrata
Just the image and the ingredient deck is reason enough to make this. As a rule, I don't eat pasta. It's all about the carbs. This recipe has me reconsidering that rule.
Half Bakes Harvest

Summer Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad
Fresh and light. Crisp cucumber, onion, melon, and tomato are mixed with a bit of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Yum!
Minimalist Baker 

Tomato Rainbow Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta
Nutritionists always say to eat the rainbow. Any dish with this kind of color must be good for you. Just a beautiful recipe.
Leaf and Grain

KAI for Williams Sonoma Tomato Knife
Tomatoes can be tough to cut. This knife looks like it would work. Now on sale with an extra 20% off. Code: FRIENDS
Williams Sonoma

Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Pizza
The freshest looking Summer pizza ever. I remember my first pizza in Rome. It looked something like this. It was beyond fresh and fabulous. Arugula takes pizza to the next level.
Williams Sonoma

Summer Tomato And Shrimp Risotto
Easy and elegant. It features a boatload of Parmesan, too! Best yet, it freezes well. That's a good thing.
Broma Bakery

Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Basil Frittata
A stunning dish for brunch that is heavy on color and gruyere!
F For Food

Bourbon Caramelized Bacon and Heirloom Tomato BLT w/Fried Eggs + Smoked Gouda
This is for you, "Mr. Shop This!" This would be a great "breakfast for dinner" recipe.
Half Baked Harvest

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Williams Sonoma

Staub Tomato Cocotte
What better way to serve a special homemade tomato soup? This stylish server is on sale at

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Ashley Graham & I Love At The Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

Model and style icon, Ashley Graham, and I are both oohing and ahhing over the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom's. Ashley, and her line of lingerie has a big role in the 2017 campaign for the Anniversary Sale. Scroll down to see Ashley's shopping spree. This sale is exciting because  you'll find brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices. Friday, July 21st is the first day it is open to the public. Of course, Nordstrom Card Holders have early access. I suggest that you shop fast, as sizes are already selling out. Find your favorites today, and be ready to go on the 21st! The Anniversary Sale ends August 8th.

HERE: 20 Fab Finds For The Entire Family

Topshop Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan
Kicked back and cozy with plenty of drama.

Vince Camuto Ankia Pump
If you can rock an over 3 inch heel, you need these in every color! They are sensational and less than $100.

Kate Spade New York Smartphone Crossbody
Keep your friends close and your phone even closer. Available in three colors and comes equipped with slots for cards. I need this!

Almost too cool for pre-school!

J Crew Regent Blazer
J Crew's newest blazer features a popped collar and a feminine fit. I like the clean lines and slightly longer length. In regular and petite sizes Save $50 now.

Madewell Paint Stripe Tote
Here's your new everyday bag for Fall. Available in 4 color combos in luxe leather, and less than $130.

Eileen Fisher Sweater Coat
With leather details at the sleeve, this is a simple but sophisticated look that I love.

Mackage Belted Moto
I'm seeing a good deal of brown for Fall. This jacket has so many good details! Marked down by over $200.

Rag & Bone Leather Front Skinny Pants
A wardrobe basic, good styled as is in early Fall, and even better with boots later in the season.

This men's handsome herringbone scarf makes a stylish statement. I would totally borrow this from the boys for myself!

Statement sleeves in a smooth stretchy knit. This will top off anything with style.

Tory Burch Adeline Boot
Equestrian chic. A great buy.

AG Graduate Straight Leg Jeans
Save $65 on these deep dark stretch denim jeans. Available in regular and tall lengths.

Crazy for this silver leather bootie with zippers on both sides! If shiny is not your thing, it also comes in Black and grey suede. Now $50 off.

Glimmer and glam for any season. Love!

Miss Shop This travels with one of these. They are small but mighty, and fit much more than you would imagine. Now marked down by $200

Tibi Convertible Sleeve Midi
Statement sleeves move forward to Fall.  Where couldn't you wear it? 

Little Me Floral & Denim Set
Where can you get an outfit as cute as this for less than $20?

Jem T-Shirt, Tucker + Tate Hoodie & Jeans Outfit 
A look guaranteed to give your little super heroes super powers! 

Mr. Shop This has road tested this brand. They are super comfy, good looking and less than $100. More colors.

For my subscribers: I am unsure if the above video of Ashley Graham shopping the sale transcribes on email. If you see a blank space, I apologize. Click HERE to watch the video.

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