Appetizers

Sausage-Stuffed Portobellos

Sausage-Stuffed Portobellos

Ingredients 6 portobello mushrooms, stemmed, tops brushed clean, set aside 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1-1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casing removed 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 6 ounces shredded mozzarella Instructions InMore »

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 2 clove garlic, halved 12 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice ¼ cup chopped basil 24 slices baguette Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees 2. Brush on olive oil on both sides of bread, arrange evenly on baking sheet and bake until golden (about 10 minutes).More »

Seafood Salad

Ingredients 2 pounds shredded crab 1 pound baby shrimp ¾ cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon of salt 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper Instructions Combine Ingredients

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Yield: about 30 bruschetta (scale up in direct proportion) 4 cups canned plum tomatoes, drained of liquid 2 cups of fresh basil leaves, washed and dried (use paper toweling) and torn 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper (to taste) 2 large French or Italian baguettes, sliced about 1-inch thick to make 30 piecesMore »

Pizza Beignets (sponsored by Grande Cheese)

Pizza Beignets (sponsored by Grande Cheese)

Yield 20 (1.25-ounce) beignets Ingredients 16 ounces pizza dough ball 6 ounces 50/50 Blend, shredded or diced 6 ounces Aged Provolone, divided into 20 squares 40 slices Pepperoni 1 ounce Parmesan, grated 1 cup pizza sauce, warmed Roll out dough to 1/8″ thick on a lightly floured surface. Rolled-out dough will be approximately 14″ in diameter. CutMore »

Breaded Mozzarella Balls (provided by Grande Cheese)

Breaded Mozzarella Balls (provided by Grande Cheese)

Yield 7 breaded mozzarella balls Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 Tbsp. pepper 3 eggs 3 tablespoons milk 1 cup bread crumbs 7 balls Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, grated Marinara sauce, as needed Instructions Mix together the flour and pepper; set aside in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs andMore »

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Ingredients 1 14 oz. Pizza dough ball 2½ ounces Pizza sauce, prepared 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped 5 leaves basil, chopped 3 ounces cheddar blend, shredded or diced 1 ounce Parmesan, grated 10 slices pepperoni, julienned Instructions Roll pizza dough into a rectangle shape about 11 x 8. Brush dough with pizza sauce. Top with garlic,More »

Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base Recipe

Ingredients 7 pounds boned chicken and turkey leg and thigh meat. 3 pounds boned chicken breast meat 1 ½ pounds pork fat cut into 1/4 –inch dice, or 1 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoon coarse grind black pepper 3 tablespoons kosher salt 1 ½ cups wine or ¾ spirits andMore »

Frittata Giambotta (Frittata with Sausage, Eggs, and Peppers)

Ingredients 4 unpeeled small red skin potatoes about ½ pounds 3 tablespoon olive oil ¼ pound link Italian sausage, casing removed and meat crumbled ½ cup chopped red or green bell peppers or a combination 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon whole fennel seeds 1 cup liquid eggs (or 4 lightly beaten jumboMore »

Best Ever Onion Rings

Ingredients 3 large onions (about 9-11 ounces each), peeled and trimmed 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup of beer Oil Instructions Cut onions crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pull apart into rings. Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in beer, beating with wire whipMore »