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Sloppy joes made with Hatch chiles on a plate with peppers and ketchup behind it.

Hatch Chile Sloppy Joes Recipe (Hatchy Joes)

Hatch chile pepper season is still rolling along, so we decided to add just one more recipe to the mix. These Hatch Chile Sloppy Joes (Hatch-y Joes) are a super-easy weeknight meal. We had so much fun making them we even made a reel about them on our Jolly Tomato Instagram feed. But the most […]

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Hatch chile quinoa salad displayed with corn, tomatoes, and peppers.

Hatch Chile Pepper Recipes to Spice Up the Season

Hatch chile peppers –  those fleshy, flavorful peppers that chile pepper connoisseurs adore – are back in season. You can find them in the produce section of many well-stocked supermarkets. In fact, your supermarket might even have a special roasting event (more on that below). And once you’ve got your hands on them, we have […]

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Bull sculpture in alcove at Hotel San Francesco al Monte.

The Most Fascinating Historic Hotel in Naples, Italy

If you plan to make a visit to Italy, we have the most fascinating and historic hotel in Naples to recommend. The Hotel San Francesco al Monte is a former monastery carved into the side of a mountain and filled with incredible artwork and relics. Through an extensive architectural renovation, it’s now a beautiful hotel […]

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Chicken Charlie holding plates of Kool-Aid Chicken Sandwiches.

OC Fair Food 2022: Wacky and Fun

It’s wild, it’s wackier than ever, and it’s back for another year. Of course we’re talking about OC Fair food for the 2022 season. This year at the fair, you’ll find some of the old (crazy) standards. (Think fried Oreos, bacon-wrapped fried pickles, and basically everything fried.) What’s new is a few even wackier things […]

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Tomato caprese sandwich on cutting board with knife.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Sandwich Recipe

What’s the perfect sandwich of summer? We’re pretty sure it’s this roasted tomato caprese sandwich. It’s got all of our favorite things: fresh cherry tomatoes, eggplant, fresh mozzarella, and pesto. When we recently shared an video on Jolly Tomato Instagram of how we made it, we got some questions about specifics. So here we go […]

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White cake with layers of rhubarb curd topped with mint leaves, edible flowers, and raspberries.

Prettiest Summer Cake: White Layer Cake with Rhubarb Curd

What’s the most delicious – and prettiest – summer cake of all? Of course we’re partial, but we’re going to go with White Cake with Rhubarb Curd. This cake is moist and fluffy, and the sweet-tangy rhubarb layer really lifts it over the top. It’s perfect for a light luncheon, and it’s formal enough for […]

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Cut pieces of heirloom tomato tart and a hand reaching for a piece.

Easy Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pesto

One of the great joys of summer is heirloom tomatoes, and with that joy is heirloom tomato tart. It’s a way to showcase the some of the most colorful produce of the summer in a crowd-pleasing way. Plus, you can enjoy it however you like it. Do you serve it warm? Sure. Do you serve […]

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