Ham and Cheese Pita Pizza

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Ingredients:

4 large pita breads

tomato sauce

1/2 lb. piece fresh mozzarella (shredded)

1/2 lb. sliced Boar’s Head ham (chopped up)

parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Put pita breads in oven for 5 minutes and remove.

2. Put sauce on top of each pita.

3. Put chopped ham on each pita. Sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese.

4. Put shredded mozzarella on each pita.

5. Return to oven for about 5 minutes.

*Pita should be a little crispy and mozzarella should be melted.

Brown Sugar Spicy Chicken

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Ingredients:

1 whole chicken (cut up into pieces)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup paprika

1 tbsp. ground black pepper

1 tbsp. sea salt

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

1. Mix all spices in an a large Ziploc bag.

2. Add chicken pieces to Ziploc bag. Shake well.

3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is even better.)

Cooking Options:

1.) Barbecue on a grill.  or

2.) Preheat oven to 35o degrees and bake for 45 minutes.

*Note: Certain chicken pieces will cook faster than others. Make sure all chicken is cooked well.

 

Bocconcini and Sundried Tomatoes

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Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh bonconcini (fresh mini mozzarella balls)

2 cups sundried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)

1 tsp. fresh thyme

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. fresh parsley

Directions:

1. In a large ball, add all ingredients and mix well.

Serve at room temperature or chilled from refrigerator. (your choice)

Cold Tortellini Salad With Apples and Strawberries

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Ingredients:

1 (10 oz.) bag of cheese tortellini

2 apples (cut into slices)

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

2 cups lettuce (shredded)

1/4 cup scallions (chopped) *optional

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

Directions:

1. Boil tortellini to desired taste. (let cool)

2. On a platter, place lettuce. Put all other ingredients on top. (View photo.)

3. Drizzle your favorite vinaigrette dressing on top and serve.

Baked Tomatoes With Muenster Cheese With Avocado

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Ingredients:

4 large tomatoes (sliced)

8 slices of muenster cheese

2 large avocados (sliced)

parmesan cheese

2 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees,

1. In a baking pan, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil.

2. Put a slice of tomato , avocado on top, and then top with a slice of muster cheese.

3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

4. Bake in oven for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Grilled Calamari Over Mixed Greens

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Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh calamari (cut into 1/4 inch rings) *make sure calamari is rinsed in cold water and dried well with paper towels

olive oil

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 fresh lemons (juice squeezed)

mixed greens

2 plum tomatoes (sliced)

sea salt and black pepper

lemon vinaigrette dressing

Directions:

1. Put a tbsp. of olive oil on a grill or in a skillet. Add garlic. When garlic begins to brown, add calamari. Turn calamari repeatedly for about 3 minutes, getting all sides grilled.

2. Add lemon juice. Sprinkle a little sea salt and black pepper. Stir. Cook for another minute or two.

3. In a large bowl, put mixed greens and tomatoes.  Add dressing and mix well.

4. Put grilled calamari on top and serve.

Grilled Garlic Chicken and Vegetables With Rice

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Ingredients:

8 chicken cutlets

1 large eggplant (peeled and sliced thin)

1 large zucchini (sliced thin)

2 red peppers (sliced)

2 whole bulbs of garlic

4 tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped)

olive oil

1 fresh lemon (squeezed)

sea salt and black pepper

cooked rice (of your choice)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Take both whole bulbs of garlic and put on top of aluminum foil. Pour a tbsp. of olive oil on top. Wrap up the garlic and place in oven for 30 minutes.

2. Remove garlic from oven and cool.

3. Peel skin off of garlic. In a food processor put garlic, parsley and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Pulse to a slight paste. Then add fresh lemon juice and beat again.

4. Rub a little olive oil on a grill. Grill all vegetables on both sides. You can baste vegetables with garlic mixture. Remove vegetables and keep warm.

5. Grill chicken on both sides, until cooked. (Meat must be white on the inside.) Baste with garlic mixture, when chicken is almost cooked. Cook for additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

6. On a platter, place your favorite cooked rice. Top with chicken and grilled vegetables. (see photo)

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