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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
35302 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
9051 views
Italian Tomato, Cucumber and Chickpea Salad

Italian Tomato, Cucumber and Chickpea Salad

A simple fresh salad with Italian dressing all homemade

Claudia lamascolo
Jul 2014
Professional
1 vote
415 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
10373 views
Grilled Pork Scallopini

Grilled Pork Scallopini

This dish has all the flavors of my favorite Italian pork dishes but without the cleanup or tricky pan work. You can make it with lamb, veal or…

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
72 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
15 votes
8672 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
4961 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
1853 views
Grandma's Italian Lemon Ice

Grandma's Italian Lemon Ice

Back in Upstate NY, where I grew up. We couldn't wait for May/June to arrive, that's when our local Italian bakeries made this delicious Italian…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
4620 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
1906 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
4584 views
French Bread by Bread Machine

French Bread by Bread Machine

This recipe requires the French Bread setting on my bread machine, best suited for bread doughs low in fat and sugar; this results in a crisp crust…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2013
Professional
1 vote
2286 views
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Wonderful and lighter alternative to baked eggplant Parmesan and wonderful for summer or fall nights. I use canned pasta sauce (basil if you have…

Mihir Shah
Jul 2008
Advanced
7 votes
8730 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
1754 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
1560 views