What’s Cooking in Mama’s Kitchen? Red Gate Farm Tomatoes!


Last time we met in Mama Vicky’s kitchen I shared with you world famous detective Nancy Drew’s cooking tips and how to maneuver around your kitchen safely. I promised to feature one of Nancy’s recipes. I noticed that several of Nancy’s recipes had fruit cocktail in its list of ingredients. May I personally interject my sentiments on fruit cocktail at this juncture? Yuck!!

Thankfully I found a light and healthy recipe great as a side dish for Easter dinner or to add to your Memorial Day grilling festivities. Yes, I am aware that some of you are still living in the frozen tundra of the eastern seaboard (and I do pray for you), and Memorial Day is more than a few calendar days away, but this is simple and tasty and can be eaten any time. I can’t wait to let my granddaughter try these. She loves to eat tomatoes. They are like candy for her and she loves Parmesan cheese.


3 medium tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

Heat the oven broiler. Wash the tomatoes, cut the stem ends and slice them in half. Sprinkle each half with salt, pepper, and sugar. Lay a small piece of butter on top of each.

Put the tomatoes, cut side up, into a baking pan. Place in the broiler four inches from the heat. Broil for 10 minutes. Remove tomatoes from broiler. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Put the tomatoes back in the broiler for 3 minutes. Serves 6.

This is delicious and takes just a few minutes to make.

Bon Appétit!

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