Beans & Greens Pizza

Ingredients 1 pound fresh spinach washed & thicker stems removed1/4 cup water1/4 cup olive oil2 cloves garlic, pressed1/4 cup chopped onion1/4 teaspoon each salt & pepper1 teaspoon (or to taste) finely diced peperoncini or hot red pepper flakes2 cups cannellini beans (or 1 19-ounce can drained, rinsed)1 14-inch pizza crust3/4 pound shredded mozzarella Instructions InMore »

Bean and Tuna Salad with Radicchio

Bean and Tuna Salad with Radicchio

Ingredients 2 ½ cups canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups coarsely chopped radicchio 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 cup water-packed Albacore tuna, drained, flaked 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a medium-sizeMore »

BBQ Chicken Pizza II

Ingredients 12-inch Ultimo! Supreme! Pizza Crust 1-1/2 cups cooked Chicken Strips 4 ounces BBQ sauce 2 cups Northland Star Reduced Fat Blend Mozzarella 2 ounces red onion, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped Instructions Spread BBQ sauce on pizza crust. Top with chicken strips, mozzarella cheese, red onion and cilantro. Bake until crust is goldenMore »

Basic White Sauce (balsamella)

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 cups milk White pepper Instructions 1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Do not brown. Add the flour and salt. Stir and blend well.2. Add the milk slowly in a steady stream. Stir with whisk. Cook and stir overMore »

Basic White sauce

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk Salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in the flour. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Off the heat, gradually add the milk while stirring. Continue to stir over medium heat until the sauce thickensMore »

Basic Ricotta Filling

Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds ricotta cheese 1 cup confectioner’s sugar (powered sugar) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 vanilla extract Instructions Combine all of the ingredients whipping vigorously until smooth and creamy.

Basic Potato Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 1/4 cups very warm water (120-125°F) 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup potato buds (instant mashed potatoes) 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk 1 tablespoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions 1) In a large mixing bowl or the bowl ofMore »

Basic Peperonata

Ingredients 5 large bell peppers, various colors make the best presentation, cut in strips 8 ounces of diced, peeled, seeded Roma tomatoes 1 small sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 5 basil leaves 8 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Sauté the onions and garlic in 3 tablespoons of olive oil,More »

Basic Marinara Sauce

Ingredients 4 ounces olive oil 8 ounces onions, diced small 4 cloves garlic, minced 7 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped 2 cups canned tomato puree 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped Instructions 1. In a large, heavy walled pot over medium heat, sweat onions in olive oil until translucent.2. Add garlic and sauté untilMore »

Basic Marinade for Beef

Ingredients 3/4 cup red wine 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Instructions Combine the ingredients in a glass or non-reactive pan (stainless steel, for example). Add meat and marinate for 6 hrs in the cooler orMore »