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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
13 votes
13857 views
Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

This tender filet is bursting with flavor. Starting with a mouth watering filet, portabello mushrooms, shrimp,…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
5 votes
10197 views
Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Try something a little different: Have a Polish food festive dinner party!

Debi Shawcross
Mar 2010
Professional
3 votes
8735 views
Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

A buttery wine sauce swimming around a white fish that has been stuffed with shrimp, bread crumbs, garlic, that…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
21 votes
5459 views
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna laced with garden vegetables makes a healthier pasta alternative to traditional lasagna. Don’t let the list of ingredients daunt you. I just…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
3287 views
This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

Everybody who cooks has a great spaghetti sauce. This is mine, after years of perfection. It's lowfat, It's vegetarian, It's deep, rich, and…

Gabriel Denison Chandler
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
983 views
crab ravioli with grilled lobster in saffron cream sauce

crab ravioli with grilled lobster in saffron cream sauce

For a luscious meal that can be made in 1/2 hour, this recipe has always been a sure thing.

Seduction Meals
Sep 2008
Intermediate
2 votes
11793 views
Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

I had this same meal at Olive Garden and had to come home and find a similiar recipe- I found a recipe that was…

Katie J.
Mar 2011
Intermediate
3 votes
8856 views
Semolina Pizza Dough

Semolina Pizza Dough

This is very similar to my NY Style Pizza Dough which John Spottiswood posted, but I think adding the Semolina dough gives it a little more texture…

Peter Miller
Jan 2011
Advanced
1 vote
1282 views
Florentine Salisbury Steak

Florentine Salisbury Steak

This dish is restaurant quality food which when served with mashed potatoes and green beans makes a delightful presentation. At home,this was a…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jun 2013
Professional
1 vote
2515 views
Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

We know it’s a mouthful but we’re talking real Italian comfort food here.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Oct 2010
Professional
5 votes
2095 views
Shallot and Red Wine Beef Wellington Sauce

Shallot and Red Wine Beef Wellington Sauce

Learn how to cook a rich and savory sauce for your beef wellington.

Pamela Orbin
Jan 2011
Advanced
2 votes
1849 views
Porchetta

Porchetta

An alltime Italian favourite roast. Great warm or even served cold the next day.

John Allred
Jun 2011
Professional
1 vote
1211 views
Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1447 views
Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine Demi Glaze

Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine Demi Glaze

This is a simple but elegant entree. Pork tenderloin pounded thin and combined with mushrooms, red wine and…

Bob Vincent
Oct 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1469 views