Escarole-Stuffed Pizza

Print this pageyield Makes 4 (main course) servings active time 1 hr total time 2 hr Tender, faintly bitter escarole gives a unique, delicious earthiness to this double-crust pizza, which stands apart from its traditional saucy brethren. Ingredients 3 lb...

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Pizza with Eggs, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Arugula

Print this pageStart making the dough one day in advance; it needs to be refrigerated overnight. Ingredients Dough: 2 tablespoons warm water (115°F) 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2...

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Asparagus, Fingerling Potato, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Print this pageIt’s the possibilities in that blank crust that make pizza so much fun. Lately, we’ve been obsessed with white pizza. Brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with mozzarella, and then let the fun begin. Without the acidity of the...

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Shiitake and Chanterelle Pizzas with Goat Cheese

Print this pageThere’s enough dough for one more pizza, so freeze the extra. The vital wheat gluten flour is high in protein and helps create a chewy crust. It’s sold at some supermarkets and natural foods stores. Bread flour will also give great...

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Sausage, Red Onion, and Wild Mushroom Pizza

Print this pageFresh pizza dough is now available at some supermarkets; look for it in the refrigerated deli case or use thin Boboli crusts. Piave is similar to, but a bit creamier than, Parmigiano-Reggiano. Look for it at Italian markets and specialty cheese...

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Smoky Mountain Chicken And Rice Casserole

Print this page8 to 10 servings RECIPE INGREDIENTS Vegetable cooking spray 2 cups sour cream 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked rice 2 cups...

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Lasagna Rolls

Print this pageActive Time: 45 Minutes Total Time: 45 Minutes 6 servings, 2 rolls each Crumbled tofu replaces the ricotta in our Italian-style vegetarian meal. Make Ahead Tip: Freeze the cooked rolls and sauce for up to 1 month. RECIPE INGREDIENTS 12...

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Print this pageIngredients Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound total) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (3/4-ounce) 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450...

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Hash Brown Casserole

Print this pageIngredients Nonstick cooking spray, for coating baking dish 12 ounces 2-percent Greek yogurt 1 cup lowfat (1-percent) milk 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 2 pounds frozen shredded hash browns, thawed 1...

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Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs

Print this pageIngredients 1 pound orecchiette pasta 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon whole milk 1 tablespoon ketchup 3/4 cup grated Romano 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly...

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British Cuisine

Print this pageBritish cuisine has always suffered from bad press. The simple homespun fare and plain preparation of most traditional British foods pales when compared to French haute cuisine, and it’s not uncommon for food critics to sound almost...

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Italian Sweets

Print this pageThe regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember...

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Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

Print this pageWhen an American conjures up an idea of “Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ...

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Boquerones: Spanish Food Recipe

Print this pageBoquerones are small, fresh anchovies. Accompanied by crisp, fresh Spanish bread, a glass of ruby-red wine or refreshing Asturian cider, they are a delight to eat. Methods for preparing boquerones tend to vary slightly. However, the basic...

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The 10 Most Popular French Recipes

Print this pageDespite new trends, hype and marketing, tradition has never been stronger. In France, good food still means authentic cooking by using natural products from diverse regions. This is how we celebrate human being by offering the best food to all...

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Cooking With Fine Italian Wine

Print this pageInstead of enjoying a fantastic glass of your favorite fine Italian wine with dinner, consider using the nectar of the gods as an ingredient in your favorite dish. Cooking with wine has never been more popular and endless recipes abound that...

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Culinary Traditions Of France

Print this pageFrench cuisine is the amazingly high standard to which all other native cuisines must live up to. The country of France is home of some of the finest cuisine in the world, and it is created by some of the finest master chefs in the world. The...

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Greek Souvlaki

Print this pageGreek souvlaki is found in every corner of Greece today and it is no exaggeration to say that the younger generations have grown up on it. Although proponents of a healthy diet spurn the humble souvlaki, it’s actually a full, nutritious meal....

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French Cheese

Print this pageFrance is certainly in the forefront of cheese manufacturing, with over 500 varieties of cheeses that are made in this region alone! While many of these cheeses are of the soft variety, French cheeses can actually be a healthy alternative to...

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Italian Cuisine: More Than Pasta

Print this pageGo to any family restaurant with Italian dining in mind and you are likely to order chicken parmesan, pasta alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, or maybe a pizza. It is easy to think that some pasta, some marinara sauce, a crust of Italian bread...

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The Secret To Preparing The Perfect Paella

Print this pageAccording to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, paella is a saffron-flavored dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken and seafood. The Dictionary also explains that in the Old French and...

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How To Choose French Wines

Print this pageYou don’t need a book to follow this method. Appellation Controlee (AC or AOC) is the top grade of French. AC is a part of French law that guarantees that a wine comes from where the label says it does, that it is made from specific grapes...

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Tasty Fettucine With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Print this pageIngredients: 1 16 oz. package organic fettucine noodles 1 pound fresh organic asparagus (try to obtain local, farm fresh!) 2 organic red peppers 2 organic avocados One half organic onion One quarter cup organic olive oil One half cup organic...

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Italian Cuisine: Diverse and Delicious

Print this pageItaly, a nation of 58 million people, is a patchwork quilt of 20 distinct regions subdivided into 103 provinces. All Italian cooking relies on olive oil, grains and fresh, seasonal produce, but each region has its own preferences and...

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Pasta Salad Basics

Print this pageIf you can boil water you can make a quick and tasty pasta salad with very basic ingredients. All you need is pasta, vegetables, dressing and any other ingredients you may have handy. Whatever type of pasta you have in your cupboard, from...

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The Best Sauce To Go With The Best Raviolis

Print this pageRavioli is a type of popular pasta derived from the word Ravolgere, which means ‘to wrap’. A filling in between two layers of pasta dough is the basic structure of Ravioli. A common vegetarian filling is of ricotta cheese and...

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