Appetizers

Italian Bruschetta

Ingredients Pizza crust 1/ cup chopped, fresh tomato, squeeze out juice and seeds before chopping 1/2 tsp. garlic 1/2 cup sweet onion Chopped parsley Olive oil Instructions 1. Brush olive oil generously on top of pizza crust. Spread chopped fresh tomato on top, add garlic, chopped sweet onion and a little chopped parsley if desired.More »

Olivada

Ingredients 1 minced clove garlic ¼ teaspoon anchovy paste ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 ounces pitted oil-cured black olives Instructions Place garlic, anchovy paste and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a food processor to a paste. Add enough of the remaining olive oil to make a smooth spreadable mixture. (if using withMore »

Blue Crab Melt

Ingredients 18 ounce dough ball 1-1/4 cups Crab Mix Base (recipe follows)* 4 ounces mozzarella, shredded 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf spinach 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf spinach 1/4 cup roasted red peppers 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped 2 ounces soft goat cheese 2 tablespoons Asiago cheese, gratedMore »

Pizzadilla

Pizzadilla

Ingredients 2 flour tortillas 2 tablespoons pizza sauce 2 ounces sliced beef (or ground) Olives Onions Mushrooms Peppers Instructions Place tortillas on a pizza pan. Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on each tortilla. Layer beef, olives, onions, mushrooms and peppers over pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and top with other tortilla. Bake atMore »

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 »

Fusilli al Pollo con Pepperoni (Fusilli with Chicken and Pepper)

Ingredients 1 pound fusilli or rotini pasta, cooked al dente, cooled to room temperature 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, poached or oven-baked, cooled and cut into bite-sized strips 8 ounces prepared (can or jar) roasted red bell pepper cut into strips ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano,More »

Italian Style Barbecued “Hot Links”

Ingredients 5 pounds Italian link sausages (preferably hot or smoked) 1 quart of “Good Basic BBQ”* sauce or the sauce of your choice Instructions 1. Prick the sausages all over with a fork and grill or roast in the oven until they are evenly browned and cooked through.2. Let them cool off before slicing intoMore »

Oriental-Style Sausage

Ingredients Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base* ¾ cup (or to taste) soy sauce 2 tablespoons peeled and finely-chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped garlic ¾ cup sweet sherry ¾ water ¾ cup scallions, white and green part, finely-chopped ½ teaspoon Tabasco Instructions 1. Follow instructions for “Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base”2. Measure out the above combinations beforeMore »

BLT Bruschetta

Ingredients 1 package of Patrick Cudahy Regular or Thick Slied Bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 1 French baguette 2 tablespoons light olive oil 4 tomatoes, diced 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped 2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced 16 ounces Asiago cheese, shredded 10 ounces provolone cheese, sliced thinly Ground white pepperMore »

Pomodoro Ripieno

Ingredients 10 large, halved, cored, and seeded plum tomatoes Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1 cup fresh bread crumbs made from day-old Italian bread 1 peeled clove garlic 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano 1 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese InstructionsMore »