Thursday, June 23, 2011

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto means “before the meal” and is a traditional first course of formal Italian meals. I’ve included some of the components of traditional antipasto into salad form.

Ingredients:

Romaine lettuce
Black Olives
Green Olives
Artichoke hearts
Peperoncini
Hard Salami
Mozzarella/ Mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto
Roasted red pepper
Fennel

Video:


Helpful hints: You can substitute pepperoni instead of hard salami. You can add provolone cheese.

© Nadine Zawacki 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Eclair Cake

This dessert is low in sugar, low in fat but best of all it doesn’t taste like it. I first came across this recipe from a friend while living in West Virginia. There are two young ladies who help me when I do these videos. One films and the other helps with clean-up (Thanks Candice and Erica). They both couldn’t wait for me to finish so that they could taste it. They loved it. I hope you love it too.

Ingredients:

3 small packets of Sugar-free vanilla pudding
4 cups of skim milk
1 box of graham crackers
2 8 oz tubs of cool whip
2/3 cups Coco powder
Skim milk
Sugar (to taste)

Video:


Helpful hints: Use a sharp knife to shape graham crackers. You can substitute sugar-free chocolate pudding as a variation (I prefer the vanilla believe it or not.) Don’t cover the ├ęclair cake when you place it in the refrigerator to give the coco topping a chance to adhere to the graham cracker and not to the lid you use to cover.

© Nadine Zawacki 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chicken Parmesan

This is one of my family’s favorite dishes that I make. The kids always request it when they visit. After learning how to make my mom-in-law’s sauce this was the next recipes she shared with me.

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts (cut into cutlets)
Bread crumbs (seasoned)
Egg
Milk
Oil
Sauce (see this video here)
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella

Video:


Helpful hints: Make this dish the day before because it makes the chicken tender sitting in the sauce overnight. You can cook your favorite pasta or ravioli as a side dish. Add just sausage to your sauce to make it easier.

Hope you enjoy this dish.

© Nadine Zawacki 2011