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The cassata siciliana consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered with a shell of marzipan, pink and green pastel colored icing, and decorative designs.
A timballo is an Italian molded dish, typically of pasta or rice, with a filling of meat or vegetables. Although there are many versions of timballo Siciliano, it’s typically a pasta dish containing eggplant, similar to Greek moussaka. The name timballo (like the French timbale) derives from an ancient percussion instrument, the drum or tympanum, so by analogy, a cylindrical mold. It probably began with Middle Eastern or Mediterranean meat-filled pies.
Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns. Cooking to medium, this succulent cut of beef will bring back memories of bar-b-queue’s on the beach, friendly gatherings at the end of a summer day. A dry port or burgundy wine, or a tall frosty stein of your favorite beer is called for here, while new memories are being created. Enjoy my friends!
A delicious pea soup recipe with ham and seasonings. This tasty soup provides a hearty meal that includes meat and vegetables in one dish. It is great topped with croutons or served with a slice of your favorite bread. Green or yellow dried split peas can be used with this recipe.
Fried Mac and Cheese squares This is not your ordinary appetizer! Make a fresh recipe of macaroni and cheese or use leftovers. Either way, it’s an appetizer that will have everyone talking. As if macaroni and cheese wasn’t fattening enough already!!! lol! It really is worth it though! I know the recipe says to put directly [...]
This is a tasty filling meal that will satisfy everyone at your dinner table! Creamy cheesy potatoes, fried fish, and a cold beer what more could anyone want?
Turnips and Brussels sprouts are in season. Take advantage!
Here is a fresh twist on a classic pasta recipe. Canned clams and a pint of cherry tomatoes make this quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from The Two Guys from Italy Italian Restaurant. The fresh clams and herbs give this dish a lovely flavor. Very good served with a fresh green salad and some crusty bread
Here’s a real Kiev recipe, with seasoned butter rolled up in breaded chicken breasts for a richness fit for royalty! This is the way my mom would make this and it’s very traditional, and it is the best chicken Kiev you’ll ever have. After you make it a few times it’s a snap. You can adjust the flavors to taste. This recipe tastes great as leftovers also. This recipe takes a bit of time, but is well worth the effort.
Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished with porkchops, Seared chicken breast, Steak, Omelets, Baked, broiled or fried fish, ham.
A mixture of ground beef or sausage, seasonings and rice slowly baked in a savory tomato sauce is the epitome of comfort food. Served up with some smooth rich mashed potatoes and warm bread you’ll think you have found the perfect way to spend a cold winters evening! Stuffed Bell Peppers are also excellent on your diet as they are low in calories.
Join the ranks of many southern families who make this nicely spiced pie–instead of pumpkin–their holiday dessert, including mine! This is my late wife’s recipe, I’ve found none better. As soon as she started to bake it, the smell was amazing. The better the pie smells the longer it seems to take. (Of course that is all just perception), It felt like hours before the pie was cooked, then cooled enough to eat. We ate it with whipped cream and boy was it good.