Salads/Sandwiches/Soups

Picnic Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound cooked pasta, such as seashells 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 cup chopped cucumber 1 cup chopped broccoli 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup prepared mustard 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Prepare and reserveMore »

Antipasta Salad

Ingredients 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard 1/3 cup red wine vinegar ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound rotini, cooked al dente, refreshed under cold water, drained ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained, slices ½ pound fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes 1 16-ounce can garbanzo beans,More »

Shredded BBQ Pork Sandwich

Ingredients 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar 1 teaspoon paprika 1/3 cup ketchup 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3-4 pound pork butt or pork shoulder Instructions Puree all ingredients, except the pork, in a blenderMore »

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound tortellini, cooked al dente 1 cup cooked (if frozen; rinsed if bottled) artichoke hearts 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup Nicoise or oil-cured olives (pitted) 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 pound dead-ripe Roma or plum tomatoes, chopped coarse 1 cup torn radicchio 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin oliveMore »

Genoese Pasta Salad

Ingredients 6 ounces farfalle (bow-tie) pasta 5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 ½ cups chopped fresh plum tomato 2 cup cooked cannellini or Great Northern Bean 1 cup tuna packed in oil, drained and flaked 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground pepper toMore »

Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound cooked pasta, such as rotini 1 cup sliced pepperoni 1 cup sliced provolone cheese 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup Italian dressing 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 cup sliced green pepper Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions In a large bowl, add cooked pasta. CutMore »

Insalata di Patate

Ingredients 2 pounds new potatoes 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 cup chopped celery ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup chopped green bell pepper ½ cup chopped oil-cured olives 20-25 slices pepperoni, each cut into four pieces SaltMore »

Shrimp & Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients 8 ounces andouille sausage, chopped 10 ounces cooked chicken, chopped 20 ounces chopped green bell pepper 10 ounces chopped celery 1 ounce chopped jalapenos 8 ounces chopped scallions 1 ounce chopped garlic 10 ounces slice okra 1 pound fresh plum tomatoes, chopped 1 gallon chicken stock 10 ounces cooked rice 10 ounces flour, toastedMore »

Caponata

Ingredients 2 firm eggplants (about 2 1/2 pounds), unpeeled and cut into tubes 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups coarsely chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 6 very ripe Roma tomatoes, finely chopped 2 teaspoons sugar Zest of 1 orange Zest of 1 lemon 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1/2More »

Minestrone

Minestrone

Ingredients 4 ounces salt pork, chopped 4 ounces olive oil 2 pounds chopped onion 1 pound chopped celery 1 pound chopped carrots 1 pound chopped green bell pepper 1 pound cabbage, cut chiffonade 6 clove garlic, minced 2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, chopped 2 gallons chicken stock 8 ounces cooked chickpeas 12 ounces cooked blackMore »