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Tuscan Herb Olive Oil Rubbed Roasted Italian Beef & Italian Beef Sandwiches

Tuscan Herb Olive Oil Rubbed Roasted Italian BeefIngredients5-6 pound chuck roast12 cloves garlic sliced in half1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste1/4 cup Tuscan Herb infused olive oil2 cups beef stock or brothpickled vegetablesSpicy Sweet Italian Peppers Pickled in Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar (optional for sandwiches)**Tis the [...]

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Garlic Asiago Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Ingredients2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground fine black pepper (optional)1 1/2 cups aged, shredded sharp cheddar cheese1 1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese1 cup Garlic infused olive oilAlternatively, for Cheesy White Truffle Crackers2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out [...]

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Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Spring. It is an epic time in the kitchen namely because we have access to fleeting ingredients like green garlic, ramps, and squash blossoms. This recipe harnesses several delightful seasonal ingredients and weaves them in to a flavorful and eye-catching culinary tapestry. As complicated as it may look at the outset, there are [...]

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Cherry, Almond, & Lemon Agrumento Olive Oil Biscotti

Ingredients3 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/2 cup Eureka Lemon fused olive oil3 large eggs, beaten 1 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon almond extract1 cup blanched slivered almonds1 cup dried cherries1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt DirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F.Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, eggs, [...]

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Zucchini Gingerbread

Ingredients2 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour4 large eggs2 cups freshly grated zucchini and/or carrots1 cup Roasted Almond oil1 cup molasses 1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated cane sugar2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons dry ground ginger2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon saltDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two standard loaf pans, or [...]

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Spicy Baklouti Chili Gumbo

Ingredients1/2 pound smoked spicy sausage, such as Andouille sausage, cut into 1/2" slices 1/2 pound peeled, de-veined shrimp1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs1 large celery rib, finely diced1 green pepper, finely diced1 red pepper finely diced6 cloves of garlic, minced1 yellow onion, finely diced2 green onions finely sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley 1 dried bay leaf4 [...]

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Traditional Portuguese Vinha D'Alhos AKA "Portuguese Carnitas"

You've probably heard of Mexican style carnitas, but have you heard of the flavor explosion that is Portuguese Carnitas (aka Vinha D'Alhos)?One of the most obvious deviations from the process of making traditional carnitas, is that the preparation for Vinha D'Alhos calls for the cubed pork shoulder to take a dip for no less than [...]

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Mustard

Do you like mustard? Well, guess what? The primary ingredient in mustard is vinegar! And do you know what that means? The vinegar used to make a given mustard is HUGELY important in terms of the overall flavor and quality of the mustard. I'm here to demystify the mustard making process (which is [...]

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Panzanella Salad with Mozzarella Fresca

It sounds fancy, but panzanella is the epitome of honest, straight forward comfort food with a nod towards thrift. Literally panzanella means "bread salad". In Italy, traditionally, it was a way to use stale or leftover bread. It's almost always a summer affair, as the star of the show are the plump vine [...]

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Fall Garden Greens Spanakopita

Ingredients8 cups washed and dried greens coarsely chopped in any combination such as: kale, beet greens, collards, spinach, swiss chard etc.1 pound package thawed phyllo dough1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Garlic infused olive oil8 oz. whole milk ricotta1 teaspoon corn starch8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled1 large yellow onion, finely diced salt and pepper to tasteDirectionsPreheat the [...]

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