For the ultimate gazpacho, you must peel, seed, dice, salt and drain really good, vine-ripened tomatoes. So what if you don't have time to fuss with fresh tomatoes? I've found the canned variety makes a fine substitute. Another advantage: Fresh tomatoes start to deteriorate as soon as the soup is refrigerated, but canned tomatoes are unaffected by the chill.
Goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers adorn these quick and easy appetizer pizzas. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some fresh basil top them off to make these an outstanding choice for any formal or casual gathering.
A sweet-savory soy sauce marinade sets the stage for these cream cheese and green onion-stuffed salmon fillets. Oven-baked, and finished with a splash of teriyaki sauce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds, they guarantee applause for the cook.