Recipes

Fresh Ricotta

fresh ricotta

2 quarts whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or distilled white vinegar) Put the milk and the cream in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a full boil. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Stir gently until the mixture has separated into thick curds. Set a largeMore »

Hawaiian Pizzaloha!

Hawaiian Pizzaloha!

Ingredients 1 14-inch pizza shell 8 ounces chunked ham 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, diced 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup pineapple bits, drained 1/4 cup onions, diced Mozzarella cheese Instructions Heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté ham, garlic, onion and ginger until garlic just beginsMore »

Mandarin Pizza

Mandarin Pizza

Recipe courtesy of McKinners Pizza Bar, Littleton, Colorado 13 ounces pizza dough 3 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette 2 ounces baby spinach, washed and dried 25 canned Mandarin orange sections, drained 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 4 ounces honey glazed pecans Corn meal Roll or hand stretch dough to 13-inches in diameter. Sprinkle corn meal onMore »

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

Courtesy of Jeffrey Freehof The Garlic Clove, Evans, GA 1 12-ounce pizza dough 3 ounces Alfredo sauce 4 ounces diced roasted chicken 2 ounces shredded ham 2 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 3 ounces shredded mozzarella Stretch the dough. Top it with the Alfredo, half of both cheeses, the chicken and ham. Next, top with theMore »

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Ingredients • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed • 3½ cups tomato puree • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 2 teaspoons dried basil, crumbled • 8 ounces ricotta • 1 teaspoon salt • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley • ½ cup grated ParmesanMore »

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Yield: One pizza Dough ball 12 ounces red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed 4 large garlic cloves, chopped 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup mozzarella cheese 2 ounces shredded prosciutto (or thinly sliced)More »

Candied Pecans

candied pecans

1/4 cup pecans 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons water Combine ingredients in a small sauce­pan. Bring to a boil. Turn down to simmer for 5-7 minutes until coated and golden. (If too runny,continue to simmer). Let pecans dry on parchment paper.

Anna’s Spinach Tortellini Carbonara

Annas Carbonara brian weavel pasta

Courtesy of Brian Weavel, Anna’s Pizza & Pasta, Winnabego, Illinois 3 ounces baby spinach 2 ounces Romano cheese 2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 ounces finely chopped bacon 2 cups cheese tortellini 4 large cloves of garlic Pinch of black pepper In a medium sauté pan, add the oil and butterMore »

Willow Street’s Coconut Prawn Pizza

Willow Street's Coconut Prawn Pizza nuts

Ingredients 1 dough ball 3 ounces sweet chili sauce 1/3 cup mozzarella 1/4 cup smoked Gouda 15 prawns, sliced in half 2-1/2 ounces red onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons fresh shredded coconut 2 ounces rough chopped peanuts 1-1/2 ounces cilantro, picked leaves 1-1/2 ounces fresh mint, picked leaves Instructions Roll out dough ball to 11More »

Pasta Con Asiago e Spinaci (Pasta with Cheese and Spinach)

Pasta Con Asiago e Spinaci (Pasta with Cheese and Spinach)

Ingredients 10 ounces fresh spinach, washed, heavy stems cut off, leaves torn ½ pounds Asiago or Fontina cheese, shredded 5 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, sliced ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ¾ pound cavatappi or other short pasta, such as fusilli or rotini, cooked al denteMore »