Sausage or Hotdogs Dough Appetizer Recipe

Saturday, August 29, 2009
A fast Sausage or Hotdogs Dough Appetizer is a great way to please any crowd at any party gathering, game day, picnics or the kids will love them in their lunches!

No matter how old you are these are still a favorite little treat!

These little bundles are an all-time football day favorite. A piece of your favorite sausage, wrapped around a blanket of dough actually now a vintage recipe. Meat and dough, hence the name pigs in a blanket


Shrimp and Scallop Margarita Pizza

Thursday, August 27, 2009

If you're a seafood lover this shrimp and scallop margarita pizza is fabulous!


 Reminds me of a garlic pizza with seafood on it in flavor. The tomatoes accent the flavors with richness. Then with garlic shrimp and scallop and basil perfection!  


Shrimp with tails on for presentation or off if you don't care!
1 pizza shell store bought  or homemade
Bay or sea scallops small
Plum tomato slices
fresh bay leaf
dried oregano to taste
fresh garlic chopped fine.
fresh parsley
grating cheese
mozzarella cheese sliced thick
olive oil

Rise dough to around 1/2 thick, prebake... bake for 10 minutes 430 degree hot oven.

Grill, broil or pan fry the shrimp and scallops Add around 1 tablespoon each in a small bowl: melted butter, white wine, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes on each side set aside to drain or until the shrimp turns pink in color. 

On top of the pizza dough, place slices of mozzarella,  then add  thinly sliced tomatoes, top with fresh garlic, spices, adding salt, pepper to taste and grating cheese. Drizzle olive oil all over the top. Bake on 430 until tomatoes are soft, around 10 to 15 minutes.. Take out add the seafood, top with basil, and fresh parsley.

World's Best Chocolate Cake

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This is a rich chocolate cake, the center is filled with heavy cream whipped together adding 2 tablespoon of unsweet cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of sugar...Chocolate curls for garnish. For variations, this cake is wonderful with sliced strawberries added to the middle layer.


Grandma's Italian Style Green Bean Recipe

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grandma's Green Beans were the best. We had these all through the summer months freshly picked. I remember picking beans for more than 7 hours a day, blanching them, freezing them for the winter months. I miss those days alot.

2 lbs cleaned green fresh picked beans (or store bought)
extra virgin olive oil
3 finely minced garlic cloves
red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper
fresh or dried oregano, basil and parsley

Rinse and snip the ends of both sides of the beans. Boil them in salt water to your desired doneness, we like them a little on the soft side. They are wonderful roasted in the oven as well on 350 degrees until wilted with a drizzle of olive oil. I usually put them on parchment paper.

Drain the cooked beans. Place in a bowl. Sprinkle with fresh or dried herbs, around 1/2 teaspoon of each if dried. Just a little red pepper to taste along with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the top around 1/4 cup. Mix and serve cold or hot.

Kahlua Chocolate Chip Pie with Caramel & Whipped Cream

Thursday, August 6, 2009

One 9 inch unbaked pie shell
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter melted
2 tablespoons Kahlua
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup nuts chopped (walnuts, pecans of hazelnuts)
**Caramel prepared ice cream topping

Preheat oven at 350 and bake pie shell for 10 minutes. Take out of oven.

While that's cooking. Beat eggs and sugar till light. Add flour butter and Kahlua.
Stir in chips and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
When cooled, slice in pie wedges, line plate with Caramel, top with whipped cream and drizzle more Caramel topping on pie slice.