Quick and easy European dinner party recipes

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Grandma's Soft Italian Cookies with Frosting

Grandma's Soft Italian Cookies with Frosting

My grandma, mom, have handed down from generation to generation...a simple recipe and traditional Italian…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
33 votes
77193 views
My Old-Fashioned Delicious Red Velvet Cake

My Old-Fashioned Delicious Red Velvet Cake

The colorful history of red velvet cake recipe dates back to the 1940s. It is said that the recipe was actually…

Nathan Willow
Mar 2012
Professional
2 votes
12786 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
7 votes
20763 views
Gramma Lund's Limpa Bread

Gramma Lund's Limpa Bread

My paternal grandfather emigrated to the US in 1912 bringing with him his mother's family recipe for the incredibly delicious - almost cake-like -…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
6 votes
5335 views
Super Fast Fried Cheese Appetizer - Saganaki

Super Fast Fried Cheese Appetizer - Saganaki

If you have a cast iron skillet, you can make a simple, delicious appetizer - fast! A cheese lover's delight!…

Amos Miller
Sep 2011
Professional
3 votes
8024 views
Italian Baked Mashed Potato Croquettes

Italian Baked Mashed Potato Croquettes

A very delicate crunch and hardly no fat to worry about baking them instead of frying. Grandma's recipe adapted…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
18 votes
15761 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
10647 views
White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

This bean dip is similar to hummus, but a little creamier and smoother. Serve it with pita bread, pita crackers or vegetable dippers. It couldn't be…

Frosted Flaker
Aug 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
136 views
Super Easy, Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad Stuffed Shells

Super Easy, Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad Stuffed Shells

Most of us love Caesar salad. Add chicken and tomatoes to it and stuff into jumbo pasta shells and it becomes a…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
May 2013
Professional
4 votes
11319 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
2506 views
Spicy Shrimp on Spinach

Spicy Shrimp on Spinach

We made this as one of the dishes at our annual stay at the Koehler Winery near in Los Olivos near Santa Barbara. Everything we made was delicious,…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
6 votes
3398 views
Bolo de bolacha maria - Maria cookies cake

Bolo de bolacha maria - Maria cookies cake

This is a traditional Portuguese Cake that is very easy to make. Nowadays you can find Maria cookies in just…

Sofia Reino
Mar 2010
Advanced
2 votes
19400 views
Chicken Chilindron

Chicken Chilindron

I was reading a biography of Fransisco de Goya Spain's most important Artist of the late 18th and Early 19th Century - in which the artist describes…

Pam Lynn
Sep 2013
Professional
2 votes
2757 views
Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog
Oct 2011
Advanced
2 votes
3751 views
Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes

Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes

This is is very quick recipe, it only require couple of ingredients and it can be serve with variety of…

MANJULA
Nov 2011
Advanced
2 votes
2110 views