Awesome Pasta Salad
This is the best pasta salad I've ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It's a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.
What could be better than chicken and Provolone cheese in a wine sauce? This is great for large dinner parties, church dinners, etc. I've also used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and it turns out great every time! Increase or decrease the wine to taste, using 1/4 - 1/2 soup can of wine per can of soup.
Real N'awlins Muffuletta
These gigantic sandwiches were invented a century ago at Sicilian Deli here in New Orleans. The spicy, tangy olive salad is what really sets this meat and cheese sandwich apart. A genuine muffuletta should be made on oven-fresh Italian bread topped with sesame seeds. Be sure and use the highest-quality ingredients available; it really makes a difference! Since you're going to all the trouble of making the olive salad, consider doubling the recipe so you'll have some extra waiting around for when you get another muffuletta craving -- it keeps for at least a month! Note: Use round bread loaves for real muffuletta.
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
The steak of veggie burgers. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and aioli sauce. Oh yeah!
Turkey and Provolone Sandwiches
Hoagie rolls baked with slices of turkey and provolone cheese and a mushroom/onion saute mixture, then topped with olives, tomato and lettuce. This is a favorite meal with my family. I make it using the turkey and cheese from our local grocery store deli. Note: If desired, spread mustard and mayonnaise on top half of bread before completing sandwich.
Baked Ziti I
A lady I worked with brought this in one day, and it was a hit. Now it is the favorite of all my dinner guests. It's great for a covered dish dinner too. I have made this also without the meat, and it is well received.
Quick Chicken with Asparagus and Provolone
Breaded chicken, browned, and cooked in chicken broth. Covered with Provolone cheese and canned asparagus.
Rich and Simple French Onion Soup
We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.
My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.
Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli
Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!