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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
36241 views
Spanakopita Dip

Spanakopita Dip

So yummy! Great for parties and get togethers. Original recipe is posted here but I leave out the dill because I am not a big fan of dill. Serve…

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
234 views
Garlic Tomato Basil Grilled Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Tomato Basil Grilled Shrimp Pasta

Light, flavorful summer recipe.

Brett Templeman
Feb 2008
Intermediate
23 votes
58965 views
This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

Everybody who cooks has a great spaghetti sauce. This is mine, after years of perfection. It's lowfat, It's vegetarian, It's deep, rich, and…

Gabriel Denison Chandler
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
639 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
10887 views
Spicy Sausage and Ziti Bake

Spicy Sausage and Ziti Bake

Have some homemade garlic bread and a nice salad ready to go with this yummy dinner. Great for potluck too.

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
150 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
9037 views
Eggless Macaroni Cheese Pie

Eggless Macaroni Cheese Pie

This Friday I planned for Macaroni Cheese Pie, actually first I thought of Mac and Cheese, then I searched my pantry for required ingredients but…

Hina Gujral
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
58 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
165 views
Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad

Fresh garden veggies are the stand-out in this pasta salad recipe -perfect for summer's garden harvest. Pretty as a picture when served in a clear…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2013
Professional
4 votes
3840 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
4922 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
4814 views
Mediterranean Nachos (Greek Nachos)

Mediterranean Nachos (Greek Nachos)

Yummy Greek flavors in nacho form. Instead of sour cream you could use some tzatziki sauce or slice some raw…

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
107 views
Lorraine Pascale's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra Cake

Lorraine Pascale's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra Cake

I love making cakes that are a bit different but with cakes I always seem to revert back to my old favourites.…

Bella
Sep 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
3350 views
Parmigiana di melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan)

Parmigiana di melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan)

Being a lover of good food, I find it almost impossible to answer the question 'what's your favorite dish?' But…

Frank Fariello
Aug 2010
Advanced
6 votes
2021 views