Watch me on YouTube! And make Tomatoes Florentine!

Hi everyone!

It’s official: my YouTube channel has launched with my first video! It is definitely goofy, a bit too long (I’ll work on that) and was SO MUCH FUN to make. I can’t wait to make my next one!

In this first video, I whip up one of my favorite side dishes, Tomatoes Florentine. It’s so incredibly easy to make, and so darn good. Shoutout to my amazing MIL for passing along her phenomenal recipe, which I’ve slightly tweaked, just ever so slightly.


Since I haven’t figured out how to add text over my video clips in iMovie yet, here is a quick recap of the recipe!


  • 22 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 – 1 TB garlic salt
  • 6-8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3-4 med to large tomatoes
  • 2-4 oz parmesan (or cheddar cheese/other melty cheese)

Preheat your oven to 325º F.

Place the frozen spinach in a medium sized bowl. With paper towels, dry the frozen spinach as much as possible, sopping up the moisture from being frozen. Once the spinach is pretty dry, add the mayonnaise and garlic salt, and mix well. Next add the 6-8 oz of cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly. Place the spinach mixture into a large rectangular pyrex (I love my 9″ X 13″ sized one) dish, and spread the mixture out evenly and level in the dish.

Slice the tomatoes into 1/2″ thick slices, and place each tomato slice over the spinach mixture. Finish off by layering the 2-4 oz parmesan (or other cheese) over the tomatoes evenly.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheesy top layer begins to brown to a golden crust.

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Serves approximately 6-8 people (although I have been known to polish off half of this 9X13 pyrex dish by myself… no judging…).

This side dish is perfect to make ahead and reheat and serve later.

Hope you enjoy! Bon apetit!!

♥ – G2GS

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