05/14/2013 08:19 am ET Updated Jul 13, 2013

10 Things to Do With a Can of Tomatoes

Many of us find our heart-racing, drool-inducing, oh-my-god-I-can't-wait-to-get-in-the-kitchen inspiration at the farmers' market. Or at the butcher shop. Or at the fish counter. We rarely turn to our pantries for inspiration, and instead save the pantry rummaging for nights that dinner feels like a burden.

But with a can of tomatoes -- or a stack of them -- the pantry can be a place of exploration: an easy way to a burden-free dinner that's just as exciting as a meal following a trip to the market.

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