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
34 votes
79196 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
13634 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
21157 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
10950 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
8387 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
5597 views
AvoTato canape and ApriCream Canape

AvoTato canape and ApriCream Canape

Two types Canape for my birthday party, avocado and potato topped with pink pepper and chervil, Apricot cream…

Csthay
Sep 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
64 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
16022 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
11585 views
Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2015
Advanced
7 votes
2471 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
16 votes
10001 views
Pan Seared Clams with white beans and chorizo

Pan Seared Clams with white beans and chorizo

This is a great dish anytime of the year. it's fast and easy just 1 pan also great to add to any cookout and…

Chef Paul McGovern
Sep 2016
Professional
1 vote
58 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
3598 views
Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog
Oct 2011
Advanced
2 votes
3993 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
2661 views