Appetizers

Bruschetta with Portabellos

Bruschetta with Portobellos

Ingredients 10 ounces Portobello mushrooms ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 loaf Italian bread cut diagonally in 12 slices 1 cup coarsely chopped plum tomatoes 2 tablespoon capers ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings 6 ounces goat cheese cut into 12 slices. Instructions Preheat grill or broiler. Trim Portobello stems, if attached, then sliceMore »

Fritto Misto Vegetale

Ingredients Artichoke hearts Mushrooms Chunky strips of green bell peppers, broccoli & cauliflower 1-1/2 cups flat pale lager beer 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoos grated Parmesan cheese 1 tesaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 egg whites Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine pale lager beer, all-purpose flour,More »

Pasta e Fagioli

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds ground beef 12 ounces chopped onion 6 cloves minced garlic 14 ounces diced carrot 14 ounces diced celery 48 ounces diced fresh tomatoes 15 ounces cooked red kidney beans 15 ounces cooked white beans 88 ounces beef stock 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon pepper 2More »

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Serves 12 rolls Ingredients 14 ounce dough ball1/3 cup pizza sauce1 teaspoon garlic, chopped5 leaves basil, chopped3 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated10 slices pepperoni, julienne Instructions Roll pizza dough into a rectangular shape about 11-inches by 8-inches. Brush dough with pizza sauce, then top with garlic, basil, cheddar, Parmesan and pepperoni. RollMore »

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 »

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Ingredients 2 cups roasted red peppers (for jar or can, or roast your own), patted dry 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt & pepper to taste Instructions In the bowl of a food processor, combine the peppers, ricotta and Parmesan. Process until a smooth and creamy puree is formed. add saltMore »

Dried Chiles

Ingredients Chiles Instructions Heat oven to 225 degrees. Spread chiles on a sheet pan, spacing just to keep them from touching one another. Place in oven and bake until leathery, but not hard or crisp. Depending on humidity and the size of your chiles, this could take from 2 to 4 hours.

Meatballs Mia Madre

Meatballs Mia Madre

Ingredients 10 pounds ground beef 2pounds ground pork ¼ cup finely minced fresh garlic 4 medium finely chopped onions 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup grated romano cheese 1 ½ cups finely chopped fresh parsley 5 cups bread (torn from day-old Italian bread, soaked in milk and squeezed dry) 8 lightly beaten eggs 4More »

Stuffed Artichokes

Ingredients 4 large artichokes 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-keaf parsley 1/4 pound prosciutto, finely chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Instructions Prepare artichokes for stuffing. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, parsley and prosciutto. Add 2 tablespoons ofMore »

Bruschetta with Lemon

Ingredients 1 fresh lemon, squeezed 1 pound of crusty Italian bread, sliced into 1/2-inch slices Handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 pound of smoked salmon, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup of whipped cream cheese Olive oil for drizzling Instructions Place bread slices on grill or in oven under broiler until golden and crispy.More »