Appetizers

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 »

Pizza alla Treviso

Ingredients 1 14-inch pizza crust 8 ounces tomato puree or all-purpose ground tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano, dried 1 teaspoon basil, dried 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, grated 8 ounces mozzarella and provolone cheese blend (50/50) 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped 1/3 cup yellow onion, chopped 8 ounces Premoro Hand-PinchedMore »

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients 16 ounces of cream cheese, softened 12 ounces of chicken, cooked & cubed 3/4 cup ranch dressing 3/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles Tortilla chips Instructions Beat cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce. Fold in chicken. Spread mixture into pie plate prayed with non-stick spray.More »

Southwestern-Style Sausage

Ingredients Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base* 3 fresh or canned seeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers 1 cup seeded and finely chopped mild chile peppers 3 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 ½ cups fresh-chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons ground cumin 3 tablespoons ground paprika 2 tablespoons chili power ¾ cup fresh lime juice ¾ tequila Instructions 1. FollowMore »

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 »

Hot Antipasto

Ingredients Antipasto Bread 1 10-inch round 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup red pepper 1/4 cup green pepper 6 diced artichoke hearts 1/4 cup black olives 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Oil 10-inch pizza round; layer onion, peppers, black olives and artichoke hearts over dough. SprinkleMore »

Midwestern-Style Sausage

Ingredients Note: For this recipe use 1 ½ cups of a fruity white wine like chenin blanc or Chablis, or even a blush wine, or use ¾ cup of a spirit like apple jack, bourbon or whiskey and ¾ cup of water. 2 tablespoons ground sage ¾ cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon thyme 1 tablespoon oregano 1More »