Appetizers

Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi

Ingredients 1 pound ricotta cheese 1 egg ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¾ cup flour 1 teaspoon salt Instructions Mix the ingredients together to form a soft dough. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour — a little at a time — until you can roll the dough out on the counter. RollMore »

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 »

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 5 medium zucchini (about 2-1/2 pounds), cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long 4 large eggs, lightly beaten Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Dip zucchini strips in beaten egg, then in breadcrumb mixtureMore »

Marinated Mozzarella

Ingredients 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Instructions Put the fresh mozzarella in a stainless steel or non-reactive bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine the flavors. Serve at once or chill slightly.

Cuervo Gold Boneless Chicken Wings

Ingredients 1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Especial tequila 1 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 4 pounds Instructions Preheat oven to 450 F. In a large bowl, whisk together tequila, soy sauce, honey, mustard, garlic and hot sauce. Wash chicken wingsMore »

Frittata verdure (vegetable omelet)

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup cooked broccoli florets 2 tablespoons diced zucchini 1 tablespoon chopped scallion 1/2 cup liquid eggs Pinch of salt and black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Instructions 1. Using an 8-inch nonstick omelet pan, warm the olive oil for 1More »