Appetizers

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 »

Antipasto Pasta Insalata

Ingredients 1 pound fusilli past 1 cup roasted red peppers 1 cup artichoke hearts, marinated, drained and chopped1-1/2 cups provolone cheese, diced 1 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup pitted black or green olives, whole 1 cup fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1-1/2 cups Premoro Sliced Pepperoni, 22061, thawed 1 cup Italian salad dressing, prepared 8-10 peperonciniMore »

Salsa Fresca

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 scallions, including 2 inches of the green top, chopped ½ cup chopped onion 1 ½ quarts canned plum tomatoes, drained and crushed 1 large green bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon pepper Instructions In aMore »

Drunken Shredded Beef

Ingredients 15 pounds pot roast-chuck or bottom-round 2 pounds onions, peeled and thickly sliced 2 #10 cans ground tomatoes 1 cup garlic, finely chopped ½ cup red wine vinegar ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon paprika 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon pepper 2-12 ounces cans or bottle of beer at room temperatureMore »

Mexican Wings

Ingredients Chicken wings Mole sauce Celery sticks Hot salsa Instructions To give chicken wings a Mexican flair, simply brush the wings with a mole sauce (available from your supplier) before baking. Arrange the chicken wings on a platter with celery sticks and a ramekin of hot salsa.

Stuffed Baked Clams

Ingredients 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed clams1 cup water2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup finely chopped parsley1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs Instructions Put the clams in a pot with the water. Put a cover on the pot. Steam the clams open over medium-high heat (just until the shells open; discard any clams that do notMore »

Bruschetta with Filet

Ingredients 1 fresh carrot 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small golden onion, chopped 1 pound of crusty Italian bread, sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick slices 1/4 pound of potatoes 1 celery rib 1/4 cup ripe cherry tomatoes, cubed 1 cup dry white wine 1 pound of filet ofMore »

Fusilli with Chicken and Pesto

Ingredients 1 pound fisilli pasta2 teaspoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped fine2 boneless skinless chicen breasts (about 608 ounces each), grilled or poached, cut into bite-size pieces (or use precooked chicken chunks)1 cup pesto sauce (see recipe below)1/2 cup toasted pine nutsGrated Parmesan Instructions Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.More »

Pesto Tomatoes with Mozzarella

Ingredients 1 cup prepared pesto (made with basil, pine nuts, cheese, and garlic 4 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup mozzarella, cut into ½ inch cubes Instructions Combine all of the above in a bowl and let marinate 30-60 minutes before serving.

Caponata Crostini

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced in 1/2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes 2 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (to yield 4 cups) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup basic tomato sauce or pia sauce 1/3 cup balsamicMore »