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Mr. C.’s Chicken Ricotta Parmesan


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8 thin slices chicken cutlets

2 cups tomato sauce

2 cups fresh ricotta cheese

1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced into 8 thin slices)

sea salt

4 fresh basil leaves (chopped)

olive oil


  1. In a large skillet put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets on both sides for about 3 minutes each.
  2. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with tomato sauce. Place cooked cutlets in pan. Put a little tomato sauce on top of each cutlet.
  3. Put a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese on top of each cutlet. Spread the ricotta evenly on top.
  4. Put a slice of mozzarella on top of each cutlet. Sprinkle with sea salt and basil.IMG_5320
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 1o minutes until cheese is melted. IMG_5322   Serves 3 to 4 people.

Salami Omelette

3 eggs
4 slices of salami (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup fresh mozzarella (shredded)
1 tbsp. butter
sea salt and black pepper
*avocado and strawberries for garnish
In a skillet, put butter. Once melted, crack open three eggs and add to the skillet.
Let cook for about 3 minutes.
Add salami and mozzarella on top. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
Cook until eggs are firm and mozzarella has melted. (approx. 3-4 minutes)
Slide omelette onto a dish and enjoy.



2 tsp.  olive oil

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed, (chopped)

1 tsp. garlic (minced)

1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 10-12 oz.) (cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces)

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup prepared tomato sauce

2 cups fresh shredded mozzarella cheese

Pizza Dough (Premade)


  1. On a large board, put a tbsp. of flour.  Spread it out. Roll out pizza dough. It should be about 1/4 inch thick. (Note: It doesn’t have to be round shaped. Whatever works for you.) Brush a drop of olive oil on a baking/pizza pan. Put dough on pan.
  2. In a small skillet put 2 tsp. of olive oil. Add sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, until cooked and browned. Stir frequently. (set to the side)
  3. In a pot of boiling water, put broccoli rabe. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain well. Get all excess water out.
  4. Put tomato sauce on pizza dough. Scatter mozzarella on top. Put sausage, mince garlic and broccoli rabe on top. (see photo)
  5. Sprinkle a little sea salt and black pepper.
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil on top
  7. In a preheated oven of 400 degrees, bake pizza for about 20-22 minutes. *It depends on your oven. I checked it very often after the first 15 minutes. You want the dough cooked and crispy, but you don’t want it to burn on the bottom.




2 large eggplants (peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick)

2 eggs (beaten)

2 cups of bread crumbs

1 cup fresh spinach (chopped)

1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella  plus 1/4 cup extra for sprinkling on top

2 cups fresh ricotta

1 cup fontina cheese (shredded) plus 1/4 cup extra for sprinkling on top

parmesan cheese

homemade tomato sauce

olive oil

sea salt


1. Dip eggplant slices in egg and then bread crumbs.

2. In a large skillet put 4 tbs. of olive oil. Fry eggplant slices on both sides until tender. (about 3-4 minutes) Add more oil while cooking. Let eggplant slices dry on paper towel.

3. In a large bowl, mix ricotta, fontina, mozzarella and spinach. Add 2 tsp. of sea salt. Mix well.

4. In a baking dish put tomato sauce on the bottom.

5. Put a slice of eggplant. Put a spoonful of ricotta mixture on top. Add another eggplant slice on top. Put a little sauce on top. Put a little shredded cheese on top if you like. Repeat process to eggplant is all used. *You can stack the eggplant higher if you wish. You can also sprinkle a little parmesan cheese.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.