Category: Appetizers

Breaded Ravioli

¼ cup all purpose flour2 large eggs4 tsp milk½ – 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs12 Four Cheese Ravioli Blend or your choice frozen thawed3 cups Canola oil or your choice for frying deep fry or pan grated Romano cheesedash of red crushed pepper if you so choose your favorite marinara sauce In 3 separate shallow

Hummus II

2 cloves garlic, minced⅛ cup oil1 can chick peas, drained (juice reserved)1 heaping Tbsp Tahini sesame paste juice of 1 or 2 lemons Make in blender. If more liquid is needed add slowly from reserved juice. Serve with pita bread. Recipe from Kathleen Hobiaca  RainiePiccione

Mozzarella Sticks

12 ounces of fresh mozzarella2 eggs beaten½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil2 cups of Italian Style bread crumbs1 cup of flour1 tsp of dried oregano1 tsp of garlic powder2 tsp of fresh flat leaf parsley10 sprigs of fresh basil1 teaspoon of fresh crushed black pepper salt to taste Slice the cheese into ½ inch slices.


5 cups cooked chickpeas or garbanzos (three 15-oz cans, drained or 2 cups dried, cooked) ¼ cup sesame tahini 2 tablespoons cold water 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon ground cumin 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Drain and rinse chickpeas, if using canned. Combine chickpeas with remaining ingredients except olive

Appetizer Rolls – (Sausage and Spinach and Broccoli)

Bread or Pizza Dough (Recipe posted) Filling:Make a favorite batch of homemade sausage (or you can purchase some), remove any casing and sauté in either a little olive oil or water. Make sure you keep stirring and breaking apart any large pieces. Add any optional items such as sliced onions, sliced or diced peppers, sliced

Italian Homemade Green Olives

Use Large canning Kettle.1 box of olives, about 18 or 20 lbs Crack or split olives with a mallet. Soak olives in water. Olives are to be covered with water. Add 1 cup of salt every time water is changed. Do this every day for 8 to 10 days until olives are cured. When cured,

Stuffed Grape Leaves

I have a great recipe for grape leaves – sorry there are no measurements but I hate confined cooking. So here it is.-Amanda Sauté onions and ground lamb (lamb should be practically cooked add chopped parsley (fresh only) add all spice (a pinch or two) not too much or it will overwhelm it Then cook

Chicken Wing Dip

2-  8 oz cream cheese (NOT fat free)1 cup blue cheese dressing (chunky works best)6 to 8 oz red hot sauce2 cups of cooked, diced chicken or 2 cans of chicken breast (drained). I cooked my own chicken and I recommend doing that.1 cup diced celery (optional)8 oz Monterey Jack cheese shredded Melt 1 cream

Zucchini Appetizers

3 cups zucchini with peel; thinly sliced ½ tsp seasoned salt½ cup vegetable oil dash of pepper1 cup Bisquick mix ½ tsp oregano or marjoram½ cup Parmesan cheese garlic powder to taste½ cup onion; finely chopped 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped½ tsp salt 4 eggs beaten Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients; spread in

Antipasto Spread

4-oz cans mushroom stems and pieces — drained and finely chopped1 14-oz can artichoke hearts drained and finely chopped1 10-oz jar pimiento-stuffed olives — drained and finely chopped1 6-oz can ripe olives drained and finely chopped¼ cup chopped green pepper½ cup chopped celery¾ cup vinegar¾ cup olive oil¼ cup instant minced onion2 ½ teaspoons Italian