Grilled Veggie Sausage Pizza

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water ( 110 to 115 degrees) 2 teaspoons brown sugar 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 3 -3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all-purpose flour)...

Cheese and Nut Stuffed Shells

Ingredients: 24 dried jumbo pasta shells2 eggs, slightly beaten1 (15 ounce) cartons ricotta cheese1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese1 cup shredded parmesan cheese ( 4 oz.)1 cup chopped walnuts2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste)1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 (26 ounce) jars thick and chunky pasta...

Antipasto Bread

Ingredients: 1 (6 1/2 ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained1/2 cup sliced deli hard salami, chopped1/3 cup red bell peppers, chopped1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced2 garlic cloves, pressed1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated2 (11 1/3 ounce) packages refrigerated dinner rolls Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F.Spray a...

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Ingredients: 1/2 cup warm water2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning1 1/2 cups proofed sourdough starter2 -3 cups bread flour ( You may need to add a little more flour)olive oilyellow cornmeal Directions: Using a standup mixer, such as the Kitchen Aide,dissolve the yeast...

Peppers Italian Country Style

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon butter1 medium onions2 red bell peppers2 yellow bell peppers2 green bell peppers10 mushrooms (optional)1 small garlic cloves, minced1 sprig fresh rosemary, two inches, chopped1/2 teaspoon dried oregano2 fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)6 plum tomatoes, peeled and cored1 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Slice onion, peppers and mushrooms...

Ziti Bake

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef or 1 lb sweet Italian sausage1 lb ziti pasta, cooked al dente1 medium onions, diced1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon Italian spices1 teaspoon basil26 ounces spaghetti sauce6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced1 1/2 cups sour cream6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated Directions: Preheat oven to...

Fried Sage Leaves

Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, as needed for 1/2 inch depth1 cup whole medium-sized fresh sage leaves ( see Tip)1 dash salt Directions: Heat the oil in a small saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat.When the oil is hot so that drops of water sizzle when sprinkled into the oil, add the...

Maharaja Curry

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 teaspoon cumin seeds2 medium onions, finely chopped1 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste1 teaspoon garam masala1 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon minced ginger5 peeled peeled seeded and chopped tomatoes1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed Directions: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cumin seed...