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Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

by February 1, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 onion – diced and sauteed in EVOO Garlic – minced 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1.5 C water or chicken broth Lasagna noodles – cooked 1 LB Ricotta cheese 3 eggs handful of minced scallions Grated Parmesan and Swiss cheese salt, pepper, parsley (chopped) Read more »

Green Bean Casserole

by December 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is the classic disk from most of our childhoods. INGREDIENTS 1 regular sized can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 C milk – I like to use buttermilk 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp 3 cans green beans 2 2/3 cups French’s(R) French Fried Onions Read more »

Sicilian Pizza

by December 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This recipe was adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. Ingredients Dough, mozzarella cheese, sauce, Pecorino/Romano, and EVOO DOUGH 2 tsp yeast 2 tsp granulated sugar 2  C high gluten flour or bread flour 2 C semolina flour 3 TBL EVOO 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 C ice water 2 tsp salt – Read more »

Green Tomato Casserole

by December 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 2 medium green tomatoes, pulse briefly in food processor 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp pepper 1 C Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 C of shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 TBL butter, softened Step by Step Arrange one layer of tomatoes in the bottom of lightly Read more »

Spanikopita

by November 7, 2016 » Add the first comment.

It is actually quite time consuming to make your own phylo dough, so don’t hesitate to buy it frozen in the store.  Make sure the phylo is NOT crumbly. INGREDIENTS 1 box phylo dough SPINACH MIXTURE feta cheese – made with sheep or goat milk NOT cow milk buy Read more »

Pizza Pot Pie

by October 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is my own recipe that was created based on a video showing a Pizza Pot Pie as created by Chicago Pizza and Grinder Company at 2121 N Clark Street.  Allowances have been made for my own tastes. INGREDIENTS Use a ceramic bowl with little (or no) lip 1/2 Read more »

Monday Stroganoff

by October 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 (12 OZ) package egg noodles, cooked and drained 6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced and sauteed 1 onion, chopped 1/4 C butter 2 pounds leftover steak – cut thinly – 4 TBL all-purpose flour 2 C beef broth 1 C sour cream 1 TBL Dijon mustard salt and Read more »

Green Tomato Pie

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS Pillsbury Puff Pastry – thawed Stuffing 1 TBL butter – Melted 6 to 8 medium green tomatoes 2 TBL lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Below to be added later 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 TBL cornstarch 1 TBL flour Read more »

Green Tomato Pizza

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INGREDIENTS Approx 10 OZ pizza or calzone dough 1/2 medium onion – sliced thin or chopped 4 oz shredded mozzarella 1 oz shredded cheddar 1 medium green tomato – sliced thin 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives 1 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon basil chiffonade ( or Read more »

Cast Iron Pizza

by June 28, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Roll pizza dough into COLD cast iron pan. 3 TBL butter 1/2 C onion Fontina cheese Mozzarella cheese 2-3 types of mushrooms Make sure dough is kind of up on the side to hold ingredients in. Idea:  Cut thin logs of mozzarella and roll up into the crust Read more »

Mozzarella Bordered Pizza

by June 4, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is a pizza similar to the one served at Pequod’s Pizza in Chicago. INGREDIENTS Lots of slices of mozzarella cheese 1/4 C EVOO Lots of salt and pepper – about 1 TBL each PIZZA DOUGH 3 C Flour 2 TBL yeast 1/4 C very warm (not hot) water Read more »

Mexican Pizza

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This is a Blue Corn Chicken Enchilada similar to the one served at the Rooftop Pizzeria in Santa Fe, NM. INGREDIENTS 1/2 C cornmeal 1 C High Gluten Flour 1 tsp salt 2 TBL EVOO ice cold water TOPPINGS to taste Alfredo sauce Shredded chicken Asadero cheese Green chilies Read more »

Tlayuda – Mexican Pizza

by May 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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DOUGH 2 C Masa Harina (corn flour) Salt water – approx 1-1/2 C – drizzle into running food processor until it starts to pull together (SHORTCUT: Use large soft yellow or white corn tortillas) (WORSE SHORTCUT: Use a large flour tortilla.  This is a quesadilla!) STEP BY STEP Read more »

New Life Frittata

by May 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

A frittata is just a fancy way to say casserole.  You can really put just about anything in your frittata.  Here is something that I made that turned out very well. INGREDIENTS Left-over breakfast ham Left-over French Fries Left-over peas 1/4 C left-over cottage cheese 4 eggs 1/4 C Read more »

Zucchini Frittata

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Think of this recipe as a general idea and improvise. Use cooked greens like spinach and chard instead of all or part of the potato. Or before cooking the vegetables, saute several slices of good bacon or pancetta in the skillet until barely browned. Remove from the skillet and set Read more »

Tex Mex Cheese Enchiladas

by April 21, 2016 » Add the first comment.

from Larry’s Original Mexican Restaurant – 1960 as told by America’s Test Kitchen INGREDIENTS Tex Mex Chili Sauce 1/4 C shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 C Monterrey Jack or Land ‘l Lakes Extra Melt Corn tortillas Vadalia or other sweet onion STEP BY STEP Put chili sauce on Read more »

Chicken Pot Pie – COLLECTION

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Basic Chicken Pot Pie This recipe is much like the one shown below. You may use my ingredients, but be sure to watch the video for some important tips. Ingredients – Filling 4 TBL butter 1/4 C AP flour 1-1/2 C chicken broth IN A SEPARATE MIXING BOWL, COMBINE Read more »

Easy Saturday Night Beef Casserole

by March 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 2 LB cubed skirt steak 1 package onion soup mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 C milk 1/2 C beer Step by Step Place beef in large cast iron casserole Cook till browned Add soup mix and stir to coat Mix mushroom soup with Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potato

by March 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Start out just as if you were making a twice-baked potato. Scrub four russet potatoes (high starch – good for baking) Poke a few holes in the top of the potato to let the steam escape. Bake the potato for about 40 minutes at 400º Cut the top off Read more »

Grandpa’s Pizzas and Calzones

by October 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Dough #1 – Easy and Tasty, but no adventure Making your own pizza dough is really not that hard, but if you are not quite ready to tackle making your own, but want that pizzeria-quality dough, call one of your local NON-CHAIN pizzerias. Ask what they would charge for a Read more »

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