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Grilled Chicken with Buttery Parmesan Sauce

Marinade: 1/4 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon chili powder sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive oil zip lock bag gallon size 8 pieces of chicken parts Place chicken parts in a zip lock gallon size bag. Add all ingredients shake chicken to coat. Refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours, overnight is best. Heat the grill on high. Grill 25 minutes on both sides or until juices run clear when pierced. Sauce: 6 tablespoons butter melts Parmesan cheese 4 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 2 tablespoon lemon juice Mix all together pour over hot grilled chicken and serve.

Curt's Delectable Limoncello Martini Trifle

Ingredients:   Store Bought Pound Cake  Fresh Red Raspberries, or other kind of berries. Jam (Preferably the same as the fruit of choice) Whipped Cream Topping in a can Lemon Flavored Pudding (use premade) LimonCello Liquor (Optional) Garnish Top with Slices of Fresh Lemon Directions: Crumble Pound Cake Into Martini or other fancy glass.  Drizzle some Limoncello on the pound cake for the Adult only version, (skip that step for kids). Spoon some red raspberry preserves or other jam on the pound cake, layer with lemon pudding alternating with whipped cream until the glass is filled. Ending with whipped cream, fresh berries around the rim of the glass and a slice of lemon for garnish.

Curt's Delectable Italian Style Spicy Green Beans Recipe

 A side dish we grew up with I never get tired of... Italian green beans rock! Grandma and Mom made them this way and I will carry on the traditional way... this one is not adapted much. 2 lbs cleaned green fresh picked beans (or store bought) extra virgin olive oil 3 finely minced garlic cloves red pepper flakes salt and black pepper fresh or dried oregano, basil and parsley Rinse and snip the ends of both sides of the beans. Boil them in salt water to your desired doneness, we like them a little on the soft side. They are wonderful roasted in the oven as well on 350 degrees until wilted with a drizzle of olive oil. I usually put them on parchment paper. Drain the cooked beans. Place in a bowl. Sprinkle with fresh or dried herbs, around 1/2 teaspoon of each if dried. Just a little red pepper to taste along with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the top around 1/4 cup. Mix and serve cold or hot.

Curt's Delectable Best Saucy Ribs Recipe

An easy recipe for pork or beef. Who doesn't like meat when it falls off the bone!  Search no more!  You found the right recipe! 3 to 4 pounds pork or beef ribs 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 2/3 cup beer 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon each pepper, garlic powder pinch of cayenne pepper 1  finely chopped bell pepper, jalapeno or other hot peppers 1 small finely chopped onion Saute peppers, garlic, onions in the butter till soft. Add the rest of the ingredients bring to just a boil. Place ribs in a large plastic bag or place in a large pan cover with the marinade. Refrigerator overnight. When ready, place on a hot preheated grill (or you can bake them at 350 degrees for around 45 to 55 minutes till browned and fork tender). If grilling close the lid.  Keep checking every 10 minutes for basting with marinade until ribs a cooked through, around 25 t

Curt's Grilled Black and Blue Bacon Angus Burger Recipe

One of my specialities I made this summer. It's hard not to fall in love with these burgers if you a blue cheese and bacon kind of lover like I am. This melted blue cheese is one of my favorites.   Use an age Danish Blue Cheese at least aged over 60 days.    A little on each burger will go a long way, it's a very strong tasting cheese.   I love blue cheese so there is no such thing as too much for me! Make sure you use a maple flavored bacon, cook it extra crispy and crumble is up! Very hard to resist after one taste! This is an unforgettable burger for sure... this one is AAA Here's what you will need to make this burger: Worcestershire Sauce sea salt and freshly ground pepper garlic powder 6 to 8 Angus burger patties or sirloin burgers Cooked and crumbled maple flavored bacon or use your favorite kind Danish blue cheese aged at least 60 days buy a good grade cheese Butter Buns of your choice lightly buttered and toasted on the gril

Curts Delectable Peach Glazed Spiced Chicken

3/4 cup ketchup 3/4 cup peach jam 1/4 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder pinch of cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs (4 to 6) Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag marinate overnight or at least 3 hours. Grill, bake or fry until chicken is cooked and juice runs clear. Place Glazed chicken over a bed of rice brown or white rice. Garnish with Peach Slices and Roasted peppers as shown. ENJOY!

Curt's Delectable Stuffed Breakfast Portabello Mushroom Recipe

What you will need: Portabello Mushroom Caps 1 Can Of your favorite Pizza Sauce Fresh Garlic Eggs 1 Per Mushroom Cap Bread Crumbs (Vigo Italian Style) Olive Oil Deli Cheese Your Preference, I used Garlic infused Cheddar Amazing! Wash your Mushrooms Thoroughly. Fry Garlic and mushrooms in olive oil. Garlic till slightly browned and take the garlic out of pan. Mushrooms until tender. Top with Vigo Bread Crumbs Then Pizza Sauce. Cook Eggs to your liking, scrambled, poached, sunny side up. Top with Cheese and add to the mushroom. These were so delicious for breakfast today! ENJOY!!!!

Curt's Delectable Italian Filled Tortilla Recipe

Another simple recipe for the working parent! What you'll need: 1 Tube or Pound of ground Italian Sausage 1 Pack of fresh ripe tomatoes Mozzarella Cheese Sliced Pepperoni Black Olives Hard and/or Soft Tortillas Olive oil Minced Garlic Directions: In a Fry pan cook your Sausage in some olive oil with some minced garlic. When done leave on simmer to keep warm in order to melt cheese when placed in shell. Chop tomatoes, olives and peppers into slices or diced for topping. Be creative and ENJOY!

Italian Style Nacho Recipe So Simple!

So Easy it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make! Ingredients: Tortilla Chips Mozzarella Cheese 1 lb ground hot Italian Sausage 3 Fresh Roma Tomatoes (Diced) 1 Green Pepper (Diced) Chopped or minced garlic Directions:  Fry Sausage in a small amount of olive oil,Chopped Garlic and Green peppers. Place a bed of Tortillas on a plate and top with cooked mixture first then top with Cheese. Place in toaster oven or conventional oven on broil until cheese melted. ENJOY!!!

Curt's Delectable Breakfast Burrito Recipe

So Simple and Fast to make! for 1 wrap you will need: Flour or wheat tortillas 2 Eggs or Equivalent Egg Beaters 3 Strips of Hickory Smoked Bacon or Turkey Bacon Mozzarella Cheese or provolone Butter or Margarine Olive Oil Oregano, Basil, Garlic Powder, Salt Pepper Cook your bacon until Crisp and set aside, Cook the eggs in the same pan as the bacon for flavor. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pan and then add eggs (Scrambled) with all your spices listed above to taste. When eggs are no longer runny add Cheese until melted. Lightly coat the outside of the wrap with Butter or Margarine, put dry side face down in skillet. Add Eggs w/cheese, bacon to the wrap. Lightly Brown and Crisp Then Enjoy!

Curt's Garlic Knots with Mom's Dough Recipe

Mom's Pizza Dough Made Into Garlic Knots....  One of our favorite appetizers before a big meal on Sunday's. It's a family tradition. We just can't eat a big pasta dinner without these. Here's what I use on mine: 1 package of Mom's Pizza Dough Recipe  or store bought around 1 pound bag 4 tablespoon melted butter 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon each:  dried oregano, basil, garlic powder, parsley salt and pepper to taste cayenne pepper to taste 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ziplock bag Take pieces of the dough roll into ropes and then tie them in a knot, using around three inches of dough to do that for each one. Place on a  greased cookie sheet to rise 1/2 hour. Bake on 400 degree oven until brown. While they are cooking get the bag ready to shake them in. Pour all the ingredients in a ziplock bag. Add cooked  warm garlic knots shake them in the bag while warm. If the garlic knots look a little dry baste them with more melted butter. 

Curt's Delectable FRESH Sauce with Meat

Anyone that has been around us Italians Knows that this by far is our favorite food. It is traditional in  every Italians home to have this at least once a week or more. This Version however is not how you will always find it. This is my take on a Fresh Tomato Sauce that anyone and everyone can enjoy. Pulverize 4.6 Pounds of Roma Tomatoes When Complete will look like this :) Gather up your ingredients for your meatballs: 3 Pounds Ground Turkey 2 Chopped Sprigs of Parsley 1 Container of VIGO Bread Crumbs Eggs (2) 1 Container of Parmesan Cheese Fresh garlic and Garlic powder Red Wine (Be Generous) 2 Slices wet Bread Add to bowl and Mix By Hand Consistancy Should look a lot like this. Not super sticky and not super dry. Next Fry 2 cans of tomato paste with fresh garlic and olive oil for a few minutes to cook in some flavor. When Done pour Paste and Garlic into other sauce pan and fry your sausage. Cook your meatball Mixture for 45 Minutes on 400 or until golden brown like these.

Curt's Delectable Chicken Parmesano Recipe

Who can resist all that cheese.. One of our family favorites except I tweaked it a little! 6 boneless chicken breasts Italian flavored bread crumbs 2 eggs beaten with 2 tablespoons water flour ziplock bag 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, oregano, dried or fresh basil and parsley chopped 1 cup grating cheese 4 or 5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese you can use more or less marinara sauce ( Click here for mom's homemade recipe ) or store bought white wine (optional) oil to cook in First cut the breasts of chicken in long 1/4 slices. Set aside. Next pour 3 cups of bread crumbs in a ziplock bag, add all the spices, a 1/4 cup of the grating cheese and shake it, set aside. You will need to set up a dunking station, one pie plate with egg wash and one for bread crumbs. Dip chicken in egg, shake in flour, place back into the egg mixture then shake in bag of flavored bread crumbs. Continue with all chicken pieces, placing them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until ready to

Curt's Italian Personal Pan Grilled Pizza's

Our family has our own pizza dough recipe, however you can buy it and make this is no time! Use your imagination for your own toppings... we like pepperoni, peppers and mushrooms Heat the grill on low heat You will need: 1 pound of store purchased dough or use our family recipe  CLICK HERE 1 can of pizza sauce or homemade marinara CLICK HERE Toppings of choice suggestions would be sausage slices, pepperoni, mushrooms, eggplant slices, pineapple and ham combination, olives, anchovies, shrimp, meatballs sliced shredded mozzarella cheese pecorino romano grating cheese oregano, garlic powder, fresh basil chopped olive oil deep dish pie plate or cast iron fry pan Like your pie pan or use a heavy cast iron pan, lightly put a film of olive oil on the bottom. Stretch dough out and let rise for around an hour. Place on the hot heated grill for around two minutes. Take off using heavy pot holders to prevent getting burned.  Add the sauce, toppings of choice, herbs, spices an

Curt's Delectable Grilled Lemon Parmesan Chicken Recipe

One of my favorite ways to prepare chicken is grilled.  Marinated first, then dredged with a great Italian Parmesan Lemon Sauce 2 pounds 1/4 inch sliced boneless chicken breasts Lemon Parmesan Sauce: 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt, pepper to taste 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup butter melted   fresh parsley for garnish 3 tablespoon grating cheese Marinate chicken in 2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and garlic powder for 35 minutes. Heat grill. Cook chicken on both sides until the juices run clear around 4 minutes on each side. Mix the rest of the lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, cayenne,  butter, garlic, parsley and cheese together. Pour over the chicken.. Great served with rice or boiled pasta.

Italian Twisted Rueben Style Sandwich

This was Dinner tonight and I Must say absolutely exploding with flavor! Fully Loaded on the Panini Maker! Here's how to make it: 1. Package of Sauerkraut 2. Garlic Roasted NY Sharp Cheddar 3. Italian Chicken Sausage 4. Marble Swirl Bread (Rye and Pumpernickel) 5. Blue Cheese with Gorgonzola Dressing 6. Thousand Island Dressing 7. Butter or Margarine Instructions: Cook Italian Chicken Sausage Thoroughly in a skillet, drain. Butter exterior of the swirl bread and place in panini maker or flat skillet  Add Ingredients in layers: Sausage, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing, Blue Cheese, Top it off with the Garlic Infused Cheddar and Top off with another piece of buttered Swirl and cook to perfection (Golden Brown and Crisp) ENJOY!

Curt's Traditional Sunday Sauce The Next Generation

Our Family recipe adapted by me.... Traditional Sunday Sauce... some call it gravy depending on the Region they came from in Italy. Our family being from Rome Italy, always called it sauce.... Click Here for the Full RECIPE Traditional Sunday Sauce The Next Generation  guest posted on What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine... as always thanks for reading .....  Curt