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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
36338 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
9632 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
10927 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
4839 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
4937 views
Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed…

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
189 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
9062 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
5196 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
8927 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
11587 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
2098 views
Yummy Nutritious and Sugar Free Dessert

Yummy Nutritious and Sugar Free Dessert

I was reading "Little Women" the other day where the family maid, Hannah, was preparing a cake recipe made from…

Nathan Willow
Apr 2012
Professional
1 vote
2767 views
Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom tomato's are coming into season (as I'm writing this) - this is a wonderful dish for summertime picnics or a light weekend lunch. Also a…

Mihir Shah
Jul 2008
Advanced
2 votes
5253 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
441 views
HCG Diet - Spanish Chicken Soup

HCG Diet - Spanish Chicken Soup

Delicious And Healthy Low Carb HCG Diet Spanish Chicken Soup.

Recipe Kitchen
Jun 2011
Advanced
4 votes
7992 views