Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Antipasto Calzone Recipe

Our favorite meat calzone all wrapped up in one lovely homemade dough!

Homemade dough recipe click here

Filling suggestions:

Hot capicola
Sliced plum tomato
Boiled Escarole drained and blotted dry or use sauteed spinach 
Thinly sliced peppers
Provolone slices
Shredded mozzarella
Genoa Salami'

Optional: sliced black or green olives, mortadella, prosciutto, chopped artichoke hearts, spinach

Roll out 1 pound of  dough 1/4 inch thick. Add a little or lot of everything you like in the middle of the dough and roll like a jelly roll. Place seam down on an oiled cookie sheet or parchment paper, drizzle top with olive oil sprinkle with grated cheese and granulated garlic. Bake at 400 degree hot oven for 40 minutes or until browned on top.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Avocado Southwest Shrimp Salad Recipe Video

Here is a fresh taste of spring and summer all year round! This salad always puts a smile on my face, it's easy and oh so yummy! The healthy alternative for all my readers who wish to shed some weight before the summer hits! This is the one for you, always a hit no matter when I make this you will love the taste I promise! Of course you can add boiled chicken or shrimp to eat and make it a heartier meal but it's great without it!

Avocado Southwest Salad Recipe Video

1 corn off the cob preferably grilled with chili powder and olive oil, cooled cut off the cob (or just use canned and add some chili powder)
1 cup grape tomatoes or plum tomatoes chopped
4 avocados cut in half pitted  and scooped out (to fill) (or use a melon ball scoop to make one big salad)
1/2 cup seedless cucumber chopped into small bite size pieces
1/2 cup chopped black olives, green or kalamata style
1/2 cup black beans
Lime slices for garnishing

Optional: Salad shrimp or cubed grilled chicken 

Other optional additions : whole milk mozzarella small cubes, sharp cheddar cubes or feta chopped in small bite size pieces works better with the larger avocado.


1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano, garlic powder salt and pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Other Delicious Southwest dishes:

Southwest SoupTequila Lime Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Lemon Lime Pepper Chicken and Vegetables Pumpkin Bread Pudding From Arizona
Southwest Corn Pudding
Southwest Cheddar Scones
Southwest Potato Salad
Southwest Shrimp Pasta
Southwest Tex Mex Hamburger Sauce
Southwest Chicken Chili