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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
36329 views
Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
13 votes
12875 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
9622 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
664 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
9061 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
2051 views
Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Hot, fresh and homemade Focaccia with olives and herbs - what could be…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2012
Professional
2 votes
4374 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
5195 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
24 Cookies Holiday Baking Season 2010

24 Cookies Holiday Baking Season 2010

Here is a collection of cookies, 24 made for this 2010 Holiday Season. For recipes please click on the below…

Claudia lamascolo
Nov 2010
Professional
11 votes
6685 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
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