Appetizers

Grissini ai Finocchio (Fennel Breadsticks)

Ingredients 1 ¼ ounces package active dry yeast 1 cup of warm water ½ cup of warm beer 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons fennel seed, lightly crushed 4 cups flour Instructions In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add the warm beer and sugarMore »

Roasted Onion Slices

Ingredients 4 pounds red onions, peeled and cut into 1/2 –inch thick rings 2 cups olive oil 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon fennel seed 2 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees2. In a large bowl, toss the onions, olive oil, red pepper flakes, fennelMore »

Deviled Chicken Wings

Ingredients 16 chicken wings, tips cut off, halved at the joint 1 ½ cup bread crumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan ½ cup Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne Instructions 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the Parmesan. In another largeMore »

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Ingredients ½ pound green olives in brine (Manzanilla, Arbequina or Pincholine) ½ pound black olives (Nicoise, Kalamata or Lugano) 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon paprika 1 strip fresh zest Olive oil Instructions Put the olives in a large glass jar or glazed crock. Add theMore »

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 »