Sunday, March 29, 2009

Busy day in the kitchen!

Getting ready for the holidays, it was a busy day in the kitchen today. Had to make something for lunch and Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet was having a Cooking Magazine challenge. Had to wait for hours for the briskets and the chicken soup to cook, so I figured why not? Here we go...

From Eat Smart with Ellie Krieger from Fine Cooking magazine, Tomato Stuffed Peppers. These were delicious! I sprinkled some extra kalamata olives on top, but they got a little burned. Otherwise, came out perfect. I used yellow and red tomatoes, orange and red peppers! These are definitely going to be made again! Really good. The magazine was a gift from a friend. Good friend :) The recipe is also on the Food Network site.

Tomato Stuffed Peppers
recipe by Ellie Krieger

Cooking spray
4 large red peppers
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
4 medium tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large, shallow baking dish with cooking spray.

Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, removing the seeds but leaving the stem. Although the stem is not edible it looks good in this dish and helps the pepper retain its shape. Place the peppers cut side up in the baking dish.

Divide the sliced garlic and the olives evenly among the peppers. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges and put 4 wedges into each pepper. Drizzle each stuffed pepper with a little oil and season with a few grinds of pepper.

Roast the peppers for about 50 minutes or until they are tender and beginning to brown around the edges.


  1. Carol, you did have a busy and productive day in the kitchen!

    I occasionally catch Ellie Krieger's show on the Food Network and like her recipes.

    The Tomato Stuffed Peppers really sounds like a winner ... so simple yet so tasty.

    Copying and pasting AND hoping to make sometime in the near future.

    I'm so glad you read cooking magazines and cooking blogs. :)

  2. What beautiful peppers! I think this is a great way to eat more veggies. Way to go for it with the challenge!!! A++++ I'd love to try these myself. I'm glad you're feeling better.

  3. I love that you used those colors of peppers and tomatoes...makes such a beautiful presentation. This looks like such a good recipe that I will have to try.

  4. What nice colorful stuffed peppers, Carol.

  5. Your peppers look light and refreshing...just what I need after all that pasta last night! The kalamata olives sound wonderful in the recipe.

  6. They look very pretty, but please don't make this when I come for lunch...the only thing I would eat is the PAM..:)
    But you made them look pretty as a picture..
    Your non veggie eater friend..

  7. Kathleen, I never used the PAM! Not to worry, when you come for lunch I will make you a huge hunk of meat :) on a very pretty dish!

    Susan, I just recently started liking kalamata olives. Now I'm thinking pasta since you mentioned it!

    Thanks, Mimi :)

    Marsha, it really was a nice recipe, and so easy. Thanks!

  8. Oh there's plenty you make that I like..your ribs always look excellent, burgers, salad, no tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers or beans, and I am good! LOL
    Yep, I am a pain!
    And I promise I won't make seafood when you come here!

  9. ok, no seafood, and NO RAISINS :)


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