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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 28.9
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Introduction

Load up on Roma tomatoes when they're in season, then dry them in the oven to intensify their flavor and savor them all year round. Load up on Roma tomatoes when they're in season, then dry them in the oven to intensify their flavor and savor them all year round.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    3 pounds plum (Roma) tomatoes
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 t basil, dried
    2 t Chef Meg's Italian Seasoning
    1/2 t black pepper, cracked

Tips

Make large batches when tomatoes are in season, then freeze them for use during winter. Serve them in a sauce over whole wheat pasta, on a sandwich or in a green salad.

They're quite versatile and affordable.
The entire recipe costs about $4, which means each serving is about 32 cents. If you use tomatoes from your own garden, this recipe is even cheaper.


Directions

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Remove the top and bottom of the tomatoes. Slice to remove the seed area. Discard the inner flesh and seeds. Cut the slices into 2 inch strips. Combine all remaining ingredients and toss with the tomatoes. Roast for 2 hours on a roasting rack. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
1/4 cup per serving.





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  • 52 of 52 people found this review helpful
    Fay, I found Chef Megs Italian seasoning: 1 tablespoon each: oregano, basil, sage, rosemary, and roasted red pepper flakes. Happy cooking! Julianne - 2/14/10

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Delicious & addictive. There's no need to remove the seeds, though. - 8/23/11

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  • Very Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    These tomatoes are delicious. I have made them two different ways--roasting them in the oven (per original recipe) and dehydrating them. Had great results with both methods. Dried tomatoes are a tasty addition to my salads and sandwiches. - 8/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I could not believe how delicious these were! I couldn't understand the part about cutting them into strips, so i just cut off the tops, sliced in half lengthwise, then in quarters lengthwise and scooped out the seeds from the quarters. - 9/9/10

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I looked it up and only 135 degrees Celsius are needed. For all those with an electrical stove my tip: dry the tomatoes right after baking or roasting something else, this way the supperplus heat from the baking will be used to dry the tomatoes and you spend less energy, less money, less enviroment! - 9/7/11

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    These were wonderful and so healthy. Tomatoes are one of the highest anti-oxidant foods around especially when they're heated. - 1/18/10

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These are absolutely delish! I took it up a notch and sprinkled just a little parmesan cheese on top as soon as they came out of the oven. Added a few calories but not many and so worth it, yummy! - 6/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I roast my own all the time. It turns ordinary winter tomatoes into OMG kind of good. My recipe is a little less work, but longer cooking time. Regular Tomatoes cut in half. Brushed with EVOO. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 275F for 5 hours. Heavenly. - 6/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I usually use grape or cherry tomatoes, halved. Add a little more garlic and red pepper flakes for the most awesome pasta topping ever!! - 8/31/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't season then so that they can be dropped into soups that may not need that Italian taste. I also make a LOT of them and freeze them after drying - then they last all winter. Otherwise, they seem to spoil after a while. - 8/30/12

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Why does she throw away half the tomato? If you use romas, they are not juicy and dry quickly. Traditional sun-dried tomatoes are made with Principe bourghese variety of tomatoes, a small plum tomato, an Italian heirloom variety. Find them in seed catalogs. They're sweeter and dry better than romas. - 8/30/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made a very similar recipe before. I used it to make homemade tomato soup, and spaghetti sauce.

    It made some simple dishes pretty extraordinary. - 8/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! Tasted Wonderful! - 2/4/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Am I reading the recipe wrong? "discard the inner flesh and seeds". So we are to cut what's left into 2 inch strips. My understanding is: all that's left is the outer skin - so do I cut that into 2 inch strips?
    No! I am sure that this is not what the recipe means - but I still don't know what doin - 8/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made it and plan on making it again! Looking forward to stocking up and freezing come summer. - 2/28/12

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  • 3 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this this summer when our tomatoes are ripe! - 1/20/10

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    How do you store them? - 8/29/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    don't the tomatoes fall thru the slots on the roasting rack? - 8/31/10

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this summer I always have too many tomatoes, and I have a dehydrator to dry them in. - 2/28/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can they be stored in oil like the ones you buy in store? If so, how? And, how long will they last, do you refrigerate after opening, do you have to process them in a water bath, etc., etc.? If I prepare lots of them, I don't want to have to use them all at once, & doing small batch is inconvenient. - 8/31/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea and a real easy recipe! How do you store them after there prepared? - 8/30/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have a bumper crop of tomatoes , plus lots of fresh basil, so I will roasting some. I usually buy them dried and dehydrate in oil or water. I have lots of oregano. thyme, sage and rosemary, so will use that. Now how about all the jalapeno peppers I have, any ideas??? - 8/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Five thumbs up! Thanks! - 2/13/10

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  • I am enjoying these tomatoes, adding them to salads and eating as snacks. They didn't get as dry as I expected though but still taste great. I grated some garlic on a micro-plane and added it to the mix. - 1/10/14

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. - 11/1/13

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  • The sun dried tomatoes were great. Made two batches. This is just the right affordable ingredient I need for several of my recipes. - 9/18/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    You're not counting what it costs for electricity. Unless you live in an apartment which includes hydro. LOL - 8/29/13

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  • These are absolutely delicious! - 8/29/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks great! Will give it a try. - 4/9/13

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  • Pefection!!!!! - 10/16/12

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  • Great idea! Thanks, Chef Meg! : ) - 8/30/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I bought dried tomatoes for the first time yesterday. I will try the recent recipe in my tracker. I will be back to comment when i know i like them DH and I never wanted to try them, Now we are going to Pat in Maine. - 8/29/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks Chef Meg - 8/29/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of discarding the inner flesh is there something else you could make with it? - 8/29/12

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  • This intensifies and concentrates the tomato flavor, for sure! A fantastic idea for a bumper crop of homegrowns. And fresh herb doing well in the garden--chives, rosemary, sage, marjoram, oregano, and of course basil--simply make it better. HOWEVER: if it says to remove seeds, why are they pictured? - 8/29/12

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  • PICTURE IS DECEIVING OF WHAT YOU SAY TO DO ...TO REMOVE SEEDED AREA...THIS PIC SHOWS IT LOOKS LIKE THE SEEDS.... - 8/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! I'm just waiting for a huge crop of plum tomatoes from one single plant to ripen. I will enjoy these!! - 8/29/12

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  • We loved them...... - 8/29/12

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  • I made Meg's seasoning with my own herbs and used tomatoes and garlic out of my own garden - the kitchen smells amazing! This recipe is going to be one of my favorites this summer! - 8/24/12

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  • I made these today and they taste great by themselves. - 8/11/12

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  • These were an awesome hit with the fam! - 6/26/12

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  • I LOVE this!! We have a vegetable garden and tons of tomatoes. Perfect to not let any go to waste =) - 4/13/12

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  • LOVE This recipe ! I made up a batch and keep in freezer -added last night to an ANTIPASTO-style Penne recipe - AWESOME! - 2/2/12

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  • I am a missionary in West Africa and do not have access to already prepared sun-dried tomatoes. I used this recipe and it works out great! - 1/29/12

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  • this is a great idea for my excess tomatoes but I don't usually grow roma tomatoes, I may have to this next year just to try this but I'm wondering if it would work with my heirlooms. - 1/19/12

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  • These were FANTASTIC!! I used olive oil and Mrs. Dash Italian Medley. Once they were done I served them with asparagus and a splash of aged balsamic vinegar!! Will be making these again. - 1/19/12

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  • Does anyone know if I can can these? I am relatively new to canning and I think I could do these, just not sure how.... - 1/8/12

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  • Outstanding! I have made enough to last me the winter. Thanks. - 9/29/11

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  • Very easy to make and tastes yummy! Used cheap tomatoes from the Market frozen some but plan to make more as tomatoes so cheap right now. Thanks. - 9/27/11

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  • What a great time to see this recipe! We were inundated with Roma Tomatoes! I have my third batch in the oven right now and one to go! We are freezing them for some of our winter recipes! I tasted the first batch and waalaa! They are delish! Will be making this time and time again! - 9/13/11

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  • So easy...so good - 9/13/11

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  • These are easy to prepare. Love the flavor. Convenient to keep a batch in the fridge and add them to different dishes throughout the week. Thanks for the recipe.! - 9/4/11

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  • We have seven roma tomato plants in the garden this year. This will be a good way to preserve some of them! - 9/1/11

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  • I do this with all kinds of tomatoes, and don't seed them.
    Then put them in a blender after for sauce:) - 8/30/11

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  • This recipe was perfect for my over abundance of grape tomatoes. I didn't seed them, just cut the tops off & sliced them in half longwise. I also didn't bother with a rack, and dumped them onto cookie sheets, stirring occasionally. I packed them into a can-or-freeze jar & froze them. - 8/30/11

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  • I grow my own herb and tomatoes so it's not only cheap, it's another great way to easily process the abundance of tomatoes that are harvested. Using fresh herbs along with homegrown tomatoes really makes it pretty and has a great flavor. - 8/29/11

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  • I have made this twice - following the recipe. The tomatoes are great to snack on plain, use in lots of recipes. I roasted longer than the 1 1/2 hours (even with convection oven), but don't try to increase temp - they really need to dry rather than bake. - 8/29/11

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  • Excellent and easy to make! :) - 8/29/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    They probably would've tasted better if I'd roasted them in 275 F instead of 275 C. - 8/29/11

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  • this looks easy, Do you think it would work with cherry tomatoes ? I am overloaded with them! - 8/29/11

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  • Roast at what temperature? - 8/29/11

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  • Wow and I even watched Chef Meg deseed a tomato the other day. Now I can do it. Thanks - 8/29/11

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  • And how does one store these? - 8/29/11

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  • So after you do this how are they stored? Jars? Frozen? Plastic baggies? - 8/29/11

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  • tasty i add a bit garlic to mine - 8/29/11

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  • Yes, a new recipe to try out next year in the garden. This year I tried my hand at canning, salsa, and spaghetti sauce. - 8/29/11

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  • Chef Meg should know better than to put an ingredient, in this case her Italian Seasoning, in a recipe without a link to the actual recipe. The same goes for the use of a convection oven. Not all cooks have one and it does make a difference in the finished product. Overall, the tomatoes are good - 8/29/11

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  • sounds really yummy - 8/29/11

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  • I tied this with 2 cups of cherry tomatoes. I only washed them & were excellent. Now I have a pan of Roma tomatoes plus one mid-size tomato quartered. The lg Romas cut in fourths; smaller ones cut in half. Planning to freeze them. When reheat some on day 2: the skins were falling off. Edible but . - 8/23/11

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  • Good information to have, I don't care for Roma tomatoes but assume it will work with any kind. Also I won't waste the middles, just slice and roast. - 8/23/11

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  • Just made these today! Absolutely delicious!!!
    - 8/20/11

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  • this really helps save money . taste good . easy to have on hand .great way to store a bumper crop . have on hand for the winter . - 8/16/11

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  • I roasted on the grill while roasting chicken. great as a garnish! - 8/15/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try it... - 2/13/11

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  • Such great flavor in these! I used them in a chicken recipe and will use the rest on salads this week! Yummy!!! - 12/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect! Now I know how to keep my end of season tomatoes for winter. Thanks - 10/25/10

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  • tastes just like the dried tomatoes I buy. Going to plant more tomatoes next year - have to see how it freezes though. Will play with the spices a bit too. - 10/18/10

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  • These are so good! - 9/20/10

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  • loved it so much made a second batch today, used both ovens house smells so good, freezes great!!!! - 9/12/10

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  • I made these this afternoon with Roma tomatoes from my garden. Very good with lots of flavor. - 9/2/10

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  • great recipe, I love to watch Chef Meg's videos, I learn so much! - 9/1/10

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  • So thankful for the recipe on how to make my own "sun-dried" tomatoes. Love them and use them in many recipes. From the reviews, I'm sure this is a great recipe. Note: this recipe is low-sodium/low-fat! You can't beat that. Will go to the Farmer's Market tomorrow for the tomatoes! - 8/30/10

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  • I used grape tomatoes that I wasn't going to use fast enough, squeezed the seeds out, and roasted them just like the recipe says. It was super good and really easy! - 8/30/10

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  • Any tips on storage? - 8/30/10

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  • COOL! I have always wanted to know how to make my owns, thanks! ☺ - 8/30/10

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  • Thanks. We had these in a restaurant and they were expensive, so am glad to get your recipe. - 8/29/10

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  • excellent - 8/29/10

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  • Great for using up a glut of tomatoes - 8/29/10

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  • GREAT! - 8/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will make these SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you - 8/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds awesome, can't wait to try it! - 8/29/10

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  • Going to the local farm market to pick up fresh tomatoes and make and freeze for this winter. We love tomatoes! Thank you - 8/29/10

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  • This is perfect for all those garden tomatoes I have right now. - 8/29/10

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  • Am going to try this on my tomatoes from my garden for sure - 8/29/10

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  • Love these. - 8/29/10

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  • This will be great to do any time of year. YUM!! - 8/29/10

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  • I just love Sundried Tomatoes,thumbs-to you - 8/29/10

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  • Thanks NOJUBL for Meg's Italian seasoning recipe...I've just spent ages trying to find it!!!! Wish I had looked at the reviews first, Sharon - 8/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Where do you live that you can buy 3 pounds of tomatoes plus other ingredients for $4? Even in season at the grocery store $2 (which is way cheaper than the farmer's market unless I am willing to buy a whole case which is close to 25 lb) - 8/29/10

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  • Delicious! - 8/29/10

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