Appetizers

Sangria

Sangria

2 bottles red wine (preferably dry) 1 cup brandy 1/2 cup light rum 1/2 cup triple sec 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup pineapple simple syrup (recipe to follow) 1 orange, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 1 lime, sliced 1 apple, chopped Pineapple cored, sliced Mix all liquids together, add fruit andMore »

Baked Artichoke Hearts

Baked Artichoke, March 2014

5 ounces of quartered artichoke hearts 2 ounces garlic butter 1 ounce Alfredo 1½ ounces seasoned butter breadcrumbs ½ ounce Parmesan cheese Simply melt the garlic butter, add the Alfredo sauce and toss in the artichoke hearts. Put it in an appropriate-sized baking dish and top with the seasoned buttered crumbs and Parmesan. Bake itMore »

Franken Sausage

Franken Sausage, Pizza, recipe, pepperoni, bacon

3 cups (or 29 ounces) of fresh ground pork 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon toasted fennel seed 1 cup good natural casing, cupping pepperoni 1 cup bacon crumbles ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Mix the ground pork with allMore »

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Parmesan Zucchini sticks

Ingredients 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 medium zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long 3 large eggs, lightly beaten Finely chopped parsley Instructions In a large plastic bag, combine well the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese,More »

Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip pita chips

Ingredients: 1½ pounds of cream cheese (softened) 15 ounces of artichoke hearts roughly chopped 5 ounces of fresh spinach (sauté with salt) chopped 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese Just blend it all up and place 6 ounces of this creamy concoction in theMore »

Filetto

Recipe courtesy of Wolfies PizzaMia, Orlando, Florida Ingredients: ½ teaspoon pink salt no. 2 4 tablespoons Kosher or sea salt 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, toasted and cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted and cracked 5 garlic cloves, thin sliced 5 tablespoons dried lavender 2 oranges, zested 2 pounds pork tenderloin Instructions: Mix spices together. RollMore »

Garlic Salami

Recipe courtesy of Oliveto Restaurant and Café Ingredients: 2.2 pounds pork shoulder, diced 4 ounces pork fat back, diced 11/3 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper ½ teaspoon Insta Cure #2 1¾ teaspoon minced garlic ¼ cup dry red wine 1 teaspoon dextrose 2 tablespoons distilled water ¼ teaspoon T-SPX starter culture 2More »

Italian Bean Dip

Italian Bean Dip

Ingredients 4 cups cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon (or to taste) crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (about) Instructions In the work bowl of a food processor, combine the beans, garlic, lemon juice, parsley & red pepper flakes.More »

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 medium zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long 3 large eggs, lightly beaten Finely chopped parsley Instructions In a large plastic bag, combine well the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese,More »

Clam-stuffed Mushroom Caps

Crab Stuffed mushrooms, appetizer

1 pound of chopped clams 1 pound large mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, rinsed 6 cloves of chopped garlic 1 small minced onion 1 stick butter 1 cup of clam juice Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon Old Bay spice or Cajun spice 1 ½ cups Italian breadcrumbs ¼ cup freshly choppedMore »