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
51646 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
6 votes
841 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
6781 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
15341 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
17 votes
12619 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
7742 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
6389 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
7420 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
7920 views
Yummy Cheesy Garlic Bread with Mushroom Ham In Just Minutes!

Yummy Cheesy Garlic Bread with Mushroom Ham In Just Minutes!

Are you a non-baker like me, but yet would love to impress your guests with your bakes? Well, I cheated! These…

Blackswan
Aug 2015
Advanced
1 vote
107 views
Mona of Easter (sweet bread of Easter in Valencia-Spain )

Mona of Easter (sweet bread of Easter in Valencia-Spain )

At Easter, the sweet traditional is la Mona, a sweet bread with a boiled egg that gives to the godchildren. Do…

chefgonin
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
3030 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
5096 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
4402 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
16680 views
Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake in no Time

Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake in no Time

There's something to be said for simplicity. In this age of technological breakthroughs, it's kind of…

Nathan Willow
Mar 2012
Professional
1 vote
3578 views