Once in a while, I get to step outside my own recipes and show off someone else’s creation. Today, I’m sharing the recipe and pictures for Grammie’s Tomato Bread, in honor of Grammie “Nanette” who shared her creation with me a few years ago. We’re madly fond of her around here ❤️
Grammie’s Tomato Bread
Grammie is the mother and grandmother to our neighbors and college friends of many years. They’ve become like family to us. We’ve clocked countless meals, random yard meet ups, weekend get togethers, holiday dinners, annual camping trips, and a few travels. I know, neighbor lottery, right?!
To top it off, some of those events have been spent with their visiting relatives.
Like their Grammie ❤️
…whose visits I eagerly anticipate every year.
…whose Chicago accent always makes me feel right at home, here in California.
…whose sense of humor brings ALL the smiles.
…whose easy-going spirit puts everyone at ease.
…who keeps things super simple and knows how to make light of pretty much any situation.
…who has created a beautiful, talented family of children and grandchildren that we’re so happy to enjoy.
…who has traveled the globe extensively and inspires me to travel more.
…whose appreciation of wine and cheese is well-suited to extended wine country visits.
…who can talk about food and cooking for days, which has led many of our conversations.
Which brings me to Grammie’s Tomato Bread ❤️
Anyone who knows Grammie knows she loves to cook and eat and share food with people she loves. A couple of years ago, she visited during peak tomato season. Here’s what that looks like:
Naturally, she was excited to put these babies to work with her Tomato Bread.
She did…it rocked! I mean, she had me at garlic-butter bread…but added garden-picked tomatoes…and mozzarella…and basil…and toasted it? Let’s just take a moment and rejoice all that is good.
Of course, being the recipe blogger who lets photo opps get in the way of every decently lit plate of food, I had to snap a bunch of pictures before I devoured it…because it was so pretty and simple.
I told her I wanted to publish it here on the blog. She was totally cool with that, so the pictures you see are from that day. But Grammie wasn’t having anything to do with being in the picture. Nope…just nope. (I tried).
So, I’m sharing her recipe…and we’re sending her ALL the love. Thank you Grammie for all of your creations…and all the joy you bring ❤️
Ingredients used in this recipe:
- french baguette
- mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- fresh tomatoes (sliced)
- fresh basil (torn apart)
Kitchen tools you’ll need:
- bread knife
- oven (we use the countertop oven during summer)