Salads/Sandwiches/Soups

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 »

Tuscan-Style Sausage

Ingredients Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base* 2 cups 1/4 –inched diced perconia Romano or aged provolone 1 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes 3 tablespoons black pepper 3 tablespoons ground fennel seed 3 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley 1 ½ cups red wine Variation: add 1 or 2 tablespoon (to taste) of hot pepperMore »

Giardiniera

Ingredients 1/2 cup finely diced carrots 1/2 up sliced (1/8-inch thick) on the bias sport peppers 1/2 cup very small cauliflower florets 1-1/2 cups slices (1/8-inch slices) on the bias celery 1/2 to1 cup sliced jalapenos, as desired for mild or hot flavor 2 teaspoons dried oregano crumbled 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 cupMore »

Prosciutto & Melon Salad

Ingredients 1 cup fresh arugula, patted dry2 wedges of honeydew melon, seeded, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes2 thin slices of prosciutto di Parma, each slice cut into 2 strips, lengthwiseExtra-virgin olive oilFresh lemon juice Instructions Arrange the arugula in the center of a chilled plate. Place the cubes of melon around the base of theMore »

Spicy Beef

Ingredients 15 pounds of chopped meat, rendered in the oven ½ cup of olive oil 3 pounds onions, peeled and diced 1 cup garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons chili powder 4 bay leaves 2 tablespoons of salt 1 tablespoon of pepper 1 #10 can of ground tomatoes 1 #10 can ofMore »

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Ingredients Thick slices of fresh mozzarella Thick slices of fresh tomato Fresh basil Coarsely ground pepper Olive oil Instructions Use your imagination to make the most of this simple display. Alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella into a small plate for one serving, or onto a brightly colored or patterned platter for a group ofMore »