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Stromboli Bowl 2012

Most families have some sort of oddball food tradition, and the Jolly Tomato family is no exception. Our annual stromboli contest has it all: a wide-open field of ingredients, deep-seated rivalries, and unlimited deliciousness. What’s at stake? Bragging rights for a full year and these super-cool trophies. (Read here if you need a refresher on […]

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Homemade Ketchup

I say ketchup/You say catsup…Ready to call the whole thing off? You can end the debate with a special homemade version that’s sure to charm even the pickiest eater.   Ketchup is a favorite condiment for many kids; for some it might even be its own food group. (And once, it was controversially proposed to […]

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Valentine’s Day Appetizer

It’s nearly that time of year again, when almost all food is colored red and/or shaped like hearts. We’re no different here at Jolly Tomato – we’re happy to make heart-shaped food when the occasion calls for it – but we try to keep food colorings out of the picture whenever possible. When the SoCal Lady […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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The Un-Salad

Some kids like salad. But many, many kids see something that’s green and leafy and they freak out. That’s too bad, because in most cases salads are good for you AND taste great. Plus, the definition of salad is now so broad that it doesn’t necessarily have to mean a big plate of greens. Case […]

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Chef for a Day

As part of our ongoing effort to help our picky eater expand his palate, we tried a new experiment this week: Let the six-year-old make the dinner. He happily embraced the idea and came up with a meal plan and a shopping list almost immediately. The shopping trip was moderately successful, with a little prodding […]

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