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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
49358 views
Somewhere over the rainbow....

Somewhere over the rainbow....

A delish pasta salad with vibrant color and fab. Taste of a fresh roasted garlic and fresh basil... You will N-e-v-e-R stop making it!!! I made it…

Shuly Karasin
Jun 2015
Advanced
1 vote
181 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
3 votes
5341 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
6 votes
14402 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
1 vote
5504 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
7620 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
7201 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
16 votes
12056 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
6994 views
Penne Alfredo with Italian Sausage and Zucchini

Penne Alfredo with Italian Sausage and Zucchini

I had this dish at a local diner and loved it. So I recreated it at home it's an easy tasty dish. It looks…

Denise Sherin
May 2015
Advanced
2 votes
1142 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
16144 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
9932 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
3059 views
Ciambellone Classico (Classic Pound Cake-Italian Style) copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

Ciambellone Classico (Classic Pound Cake-Italian Style) copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

This is the classic Italian pound…

maria liberati
Jan 2010
Professional
5 votes
6102 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
1814 views