Football Recipe Roundup

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Baked Lemon White Fish

Friday, September 28, 2012

Healthier than fried? Yes, it is.

The taste is amazing though you just have to try it this way!

I know fried is always the first choice.

 I just love the buttery taste of this one with lemon and Italian seasonings.

Give a try, it's fewer calories and still delicious baked!

this is a breaded baked white fish with lemon


Lemon Pasta with Fresh Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pasta

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Pumpkin Coffee Frappe Recipe

Sunday, September 23, 2012
 This year I decided since we are outside most of the time and it's still just gorgeous out here, I would make a pumpkin drink that will sure to please anyone in warmer climates, so this one's for you wherever you are.

this is a cold coffee pumpkin frappe drink


Angel Food Tiramisu Tunnel Cake Recipe

Friday, September 21, 2012
1 Angel food cake store bought
1/4 cup coffee
1 tablespoon Kaluha or more if you like
In a small bowl combine coffee and 1 tablespoon liqueur set aside.

1 8 oz. container mascarpone or you can use cream cheese in a pinch
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Kahlua

2 cups heavy cream or if you want to substitute use whipped non dairy topping
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Kahlua

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 bar of good grade chocolate made into curls for the top
Ice cream hot fudge topping sauce mixed with 1 teaspoon Kahlua

Beat mascarpone with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons liqueur until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
In another  bowl using an industrial mixed or hand mixer beat the heavy creame with 1/4 cup powdered sugar adding 2 tablespoons of liqueur, beat until thick. Fold 1/2 cup of the heavy cream mixture into the filling in the refrigerator.
Carve out the center leaving the outer wall of the angel food tube cake to make a tunnel. Pour the reserved coffee mixture all over the hollowed out cake evenly. Carefully add the filling with a tablespoon to fill the tunnel with the cheese mixture. Spread the entire cake with frosting. Garnish with cocoa, hot fudge sauce. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Mom's Fresh Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
So many versions, this is how Mom made it..             make it once you'll never buy it again! The cheese is smooth and the best part so easy!

Mom's Fresh Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

2 quarts whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 fine mesh cheesecloth

Place a layer over a sieve with fine holes with the heavy-duty (fine-mesh) cheesecloth and then place it over a large bowl.
Slowly bring milk, cream, and salt to a rolling boil in a 6-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture curdles, about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the lined sieve and let it drain 1 hour. After discarding the liquid, chill the ricotta, covered; it will keep in the refrigerator 2 days.

If you want a low fat Ricotta here is what I do:
4 cups whole milk
4 cups reduced fat milk 2%
3 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Follow same directions.


Garlic Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes and Zucchini Bake Recipe

Monday, September 17, 2012
One of the many things I pride myself on is having and eating all freshly grown vegetables, it's a bonus when you can have them fresh for sure!
Here is fresh tomatoes and freshly grown peppers... and a wonderful baked medley in this recipe~

My babies (smile) I just love growing my own vegetables and have been so lucky to get
these beautiful red bell peppers I used in this recipe! 

Reggiano Romano Cheese Grated
Dried Oregano
Fresh Parsley
Fresh sliced Plum Tomatoes
Fresh Sliced Zucchini
Fresh Red and Green Bell Peppers Chopped in Cubes
Olive Oil
3 Cloves Fresh Garlic Slices
Salt, Pepper To Taste
Garlic Powder
Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs

On a oil sprayed cookie sheet or parchment paper lined, add the sliced vegetables to the cookie sheet.
Sprinkle evenly with grating cheese, parsley, oregano, slices of garlic and salt, pepper. Generously drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with Italian flavored bread crumbs, sprinkle with garlic powder. Bake at 400 degrees until browned and vegetables are soft when pierced with a fork around 35 minutes.

Doctored Chocolate Cocoa Cola Cake

Sunday, September 16, 2012
After all these years, I finally tried this cake.

 I had it written down since the early '80s and never tried it. Moist, easy and will definitely recommend to those who like an easier way to bake.

You can opt to buy a store-bought jar of hot fudge for the topping!

 A great cake to bring to any picnic and cut int squares.

chocolate cake mix cake with hot fudge on top


Crockpot Italian Style Jambalaya

Saturday, September 15, 2012

You know I am a huge crockpot fan and love seafood! This was a recipe I decided to try and adapt and make Italian Style! Living in the South coming from Upstate N.Y.,

I certainly can't totally reform to eating the Southern way of cooking so here is my Italian version.


Grandma's Marinara, with Spaghetti

Friday, September 14, 2012
What's not to love the end of summer, fresh garden plum tomatoes and angel hair pasta or spaghetti any style. 

 Fresh herbs from the garden, basil, parsley, oregano, freshly grown bulb garlic, the only thing missing now, Grandma, her memory of food lives on forever. 

This is a meatless sauce if you want to serve meat. 

Fry the meatballs or sausage, pour some sauce over them. Do not add meat to the sauce that is the authentic way.

this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top


Lemon Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings are a favorite wing sauce we use often. We love lemon garlic on our chicken wings. These are a hit at every party

Lemon Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe

24 Drumettes (Chicken Wings)
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice
Dried Parsley
Salt, Pepper
Garlic Powder
Cayenne Pepper
White Wine
Zip Lock Bag
Canola oil for frying

In a zip lock bag add 1 cup flour seasoned with a teaspoon of salt, pepper, garlic powder, pinch of cayenne pepper.  Rinse wings under cold water. Drain. Shake in the season flour. 
Heat canola oil on medium heat. Fry seasoned wings in heated oil 5 minutes on each side.
Remove from oil, place on foil lined and oil sprayed cookie sheet. Brush each wing with melted butter and bake for on 400 degrees for around 45 minutes or until browned and crispy.
In a medium size bowl add 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup olive oil,  3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons white wine (Chablis) or more to taste, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper and cayenne pepper mix all together.

Pour over crispy hot wings and serve.

Here are more wing recipes:


Italian Fig and Cheese Filled Galette Recipe

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Almond Cheese Filling:
3 1/2 ounces of almond paste
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup raspberry seedless jam or other seedless jam of choice
6 large fresh brown figs sliced stems removed or (around 20 dried that have been simmered in water for 5 minutes then drained)

1 egg white
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tart dough recipe or use  (to make a11 inch round circle) of pastry dough,  store bought pie dough or use puff pastry dough found in frozen foods section of your local supermarkets.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a food processor add the paste, cheese, honey, vanilla. Blend until smooth. Roll out pastry and place on a heavy duty parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Pour the cheese on top of the dough almost to the edges all around. Place the sliced figs on top of the cheese mixture, (microwave jam 10 seconds) and  spoon or pour on top of the figs. Fold the edges all around the exposing the center.

 Brush with some  beaten egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 40 minutes or until browned at 400 degrees.
Serve with ice cream or plain.

Wagon Wheels Chickpea and Broccoli Rabe Soup Recipe

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained or other white beans
cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 ounces broccoli rabe (rapini), chopped into 1-inch pieces rinsed and boiled till tender, then drain
3 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups hot, cooked wagon wheels
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon each garlic powder, dried oregano
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil and fresh parsley
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Long shreds of grating cheese for garnish

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute add chickpeas, with garlic powder and  tomato paste, sauté 2 minutes. Add fresh garlic, cayenne pepper and sauté 2 minutes.
Add the cooked broccoli rabe and chicken broth to pan,  bring to a simmer and cook 3 minutes. Add the  chopped fresh tomatoes and herbs. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
Stir in hot pasta and salt, cook 2 minutes or until heated throughout. Stir in 1/4 cup of grating cheese stir to blend evenly.  Add more water if too thick.
Add long shreds of Parmesan cheese to the top of your soup.

Mom's Old Fashioned Apple Biscuit Dessert with Caramel Sauce Recipe

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mom made the simplest dessert, always from scratch. This is one we made often come fall, we always had an abundance of New York State apples for Twin Orchards in New Hartford N.Y. She made the best pies, cakes and dessert with those. Fond memories, hope you enjoy her recipe~! We never really had a name for this one. Can you name it? Maybe you remember a recipe like this one growing up.

a biscuit with apples and a caramel sauce on top with whipped cream


Melted Provolone, Roasted Peppers and Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A gourmet style Italian meatball sandwich.

Growing up in East Utica N.Y., this one was a family favorite.

Very special to us back then when money was tight we would make this one from Sunday leftovers.

Now in 2012, a sandwich you will pay plenty for and considered gourmet.

Simple, delicious and Mom always put the combination of flavors together, this is one to remember.


Refrigerator Dough Pecan Sticky Rolls Recipe

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Love the sticky syrup nutty style buns for breakfast?
Try these quick and easy refrigerator dough sticky buns we loved them!

3 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
1/2 cup pecan halves
1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (found in the supermarket biscuit section)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar mixed with the above cinnamon and set aside
1 tablespoon melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the 8 or 9 inch cake pan using oil sprayed/greased,  place the 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and honey.

Place pan with mixture in the oven and cook till butter is melted around 10 minutes (or do in a bowl in the microwave or stove top, all methods will work fine, this is a short cut for me while rolling up the dough).  While the mixture is melting in the oven, get the biscuits ready. Place biscuits on a board and flatten each one. Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar mixture.

 Roll up. Set aside. Remove pan from oven. Stir the mixture evenly. Spread pecans evenly on top of sugar mixture.  Place rolls seam side down on top of the pecan mixture. You can brush with more butter if you like and then sprinkle tops with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 350 degree oven until browned around 25 minutes till nicely browned. Flip onto a pie plate deep enough so the syrup doesn't spill as it is flipped and burn you. Cool slightly serve hot.

Orange Berry Muffins Recipe

Saturday, September 1, 2012