Easy-peasy do it yourself, homemade sun dried tomatoes. Honestly, I usually pass up cherry tomatoes way to many times in the grocery store. Not knowing what I’d make with them… Well today that has changed. Sun dried tomatoes are just that extra kind of “special.” They add that special “oomph” to any dish, hummus, eggs, salad, pizza, pasta, or tacos. The list goes on. The best part about making homemade sun dried tomatoes is you can add a lot or a little bit of seasonings, it all really depends on your taste buds.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which has me feeling all things Irish. It is nearly impossible to go out and drink bright green beers with small kiddos, so now we celebrate as a family with all the Irish eats. As an old Irish Proverb says, “laughter is brightest, where food is best,” and I couldn’t agree more. I’d much rather sit around the table eating a great meal with my family, opposed to a day out on the busy downtown streets. And this meal really is the best! I combined some Irish food favorites with Guinness to create a Guinness Braised Corned Beef With Cabbage recipe. Guinness has such a deep and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with corned beef!

Lemon-Bleu Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons dry white wine
2 teaspoons finely minced shallots
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
5 ounces blue cheese crumbles
2 pints cherry tomatoes (approximately 48)

Actually, my kids call this sweet potato cake… It tastes so amazing. So if you’re looking for a healthy casserole, THIS is not it. I could eat this every single night. And left overs are even better! And it compliments all meats. In fact, this is the sweet potato dish we eat on Thanksgiving… There is quite a few steps. And it takes an hour to be ready… But if you can ignore the amazing aroma, it is sooooo worth it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

I have to admit, I was hesitant to share this recipe. Only because it doesn’t look very appealing. But, it was so tasty and so easy to make, that I thought it would be silly to hold back. I’m also going to go out on a limb here and say this recipe boarders on the healthy side too *gasp*.