Basic Garam Masala (sweet)

Ingredients 5 parts ground coriander 4 parts ground cumin 2 parts ground cardamom 2 parts ground black pepper 1 part ground cloves 1 part ground cinnamon 1 part ground nutmeg 1 part ground ginger Instructions Mix until evenly distributed. Store in airtight container.

Basic French Bread pizza

Ingredients Sauce 15 ounces tomato puree 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 1 cup mozzarella 1 cup provolone 1 loaf (16 ounces) French or Italian bread, cut in half Instructions 1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over mediumMore »

Basic Focaccia

Basic Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt Instructions 1) In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the olive oil and stir to combine. 2) InMore »

Basic curry powder (mild)

Ingredients 1 part ground coriander 1 part ground cumin 1 part ground black pepper 1 part ground ginger 1 part tumeric Instructions Mix until evenly distributed. Store in airtight containers. To make a “hotter” curry powder, add finely ground chili powder, varying the proportion to taste.

Basic Cannoli

Ingredients 1 pound ricotta cheese 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels Instructions Whip the ricotta cheese with a mixing spoon. Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract and whip again. Fold in the chocolate chips. Place the filling in a pastry bag fitted with a very large starMore »

Basic Balsamic Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 clove garlic, put through a garlic press2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard2 tablespoons traditional balsamic vinegar1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Put all of the ingredients in a glass measuring cup and whisk to combine. Use for any green salad or house salad. Scale up in direct proportion.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

BBQ chicken pizza

Ingredients 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast, grilled or baked and cut into strips 1 ½ pounds pizza dough 1 cup KC Masterpiece Original barbeque sauce 1 cup chopped red onion 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella Instructions 1. Stretch pizza dough into two 12-inch rounds 2. In a large bowl, toss chicken with barbeque sauceMore »

Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups tomato puree 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons paprika 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup ketchup Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutesMore »

Barbecue Chicken & Scamorza Pizza

Ingredients 2 12-inch pizza shells 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 whole skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce of your choice 1 cup chopped red onion 1-1/2 cups shredded Scamorza Instructions In a skillet set over medium-hgh heat, warm the vegetable oil for 1 min. Add the chicken. StirMore »

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic, peeled, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Instructions Combine the ingredients in a glass jar and shake to combine. Let set while assembling the salads. Strain the dressing to get rid of the garlic.