3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
20 little red potatoes, quiartered
1 dpzen garlic cloves, peeled
juice from one lemon
1 tsp garlic powder
handful fresh rosemary
1/8 tsp each salt, pepper
3/4 c olive oil

Combine juice, 1/2 c olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary. Marinate the chicken strips in that mixture overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a baking pan, lay the strips on one half of the pan and pour the marinade on them. In a separate bowl, toss the potatoes, cloves, salt, pepper, oil, rosemary, and place in the other half of the pan.
Roast 45 minutes and then remove the chicken. Stir the potatoes in the remaining liquid and roast them until done, probably another 30 minutes. Garnish with additional rosemary, if desired.

4 chicken breasts, flattened
3 1/2 tsp honey
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp rosemary leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

Combine everything but the chicken in a bowl. Dip the chicken pieces into the mix then place in baking dish. Bake 40-50 min at 325 degrees til chicken is cooked.
Serves 4

1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper
1 1/2 lbs chicken
1/2 c pineapple chunks
1/3 c raisins
1/2 pineapple juice or apple juice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves

Brown the chicken, sprinkle with salt, pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients, simmer 20-25 min.

1 lb lean pork, cut into thin strips
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp peanut oil
1/4 c unsweetened pineapple juice

Mix all ingredients, marinate several hours. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees, baste as needed.

6 thigh pieces
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 clove garlic
salt, pepper
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp wine vinegar
small bunch mint
1 tsp oil

Mix everything together and marinate overnight. Stir all in the morning. Cover with loose foil, bake 325 degrees for 40 min or until done.

This recipe was probably named in the middle 1800s in Syracuse, Sicily. It was used as a main dish used for Lent and Fridays, and also was prepared for the men of families who had to travel far afield for 3 to 4 days to find any fresh meat (which generally turned out to be only rabbits) for their families. They would bring Sciacciatta with them for food for their first day away from home.

Pkg of 3 frozen dough pieces for bread loaves. You will use 1 and 1/2 of the loaves.
2 large bags of frozen spinach or broccoli or turnip greens
salt, pepper, oregano to flavor
2-3 large onions
1/3 c of  cheddar,  mozzarella or Italian cheese.  You can also use 1/4 c munster cheese, but cut in pieces.

Brown the onions, then cook the greens in the pan with the onions. Drain thoroughly. This mixture must have no liquid in it.  Add salt, pepper, oregano. Combine 1 and 1/2 of the thawed dough loaves to make one large one, oval shaped.

You will need a cookie sheet or flat baking pan, oiled. Put the circle of dough on the cookie sheet, with ½ of the dough circle on the cookie sheet, rest of dough is hanging over the side. This half will be folded over onto the half already on the sheet after you have put the filling on it. You will end up with the calzone that is shaped like a half moon.
Be sure the filling is not moist, otherwise you will have a leaky dough. Put all of the cooled filling on the dough half that is on the sheet. Sprinkle cheese all over and push it into the filling a little bit. Fold over the dough half hanging over side to make a half moon. Use your fingers to seal both sides of the dough all around so nothing can leak out. Take a knife and put slits in the top for the steam to escape. Lightly olive oil the top with a brush. Bake 20 min to 30 min til top and bottom are browned. Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes then put on rack to air out, so no excess moisture is on the bottom.
Mangi! (Eat!)

When Danny Zocco was a wrestler in high school, it was a challenge for him to maintain a low fighting weight for his weight category.  This dish is one of the main meals that Nana Zocco made for him because it is nourishing and has plenty of protein in it.

1 large onion
1 clove garlic
1 lb ground round
4 med sliced summer squash or zucchini
1/2 c leftover spaghetti sauce or 2 whole tomatoes or 1/2 can whole tomatoes.
1 tsp dried parsley or 1/4 c fresh chopped parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
3 eggs
1/4 c grated Italian cheese

Brown the onion and garlic in butter, add the ground round and brown, then add the rest of the ingredients except the squash, simmer 15 minutes then add the squash. Cook until squash is done, then mix in the egg whites, cover and allow to set.
Beat the egg yolks til they are whipped and add them and the cheese to the mixture. Turn off the heat and let set, at least 15 minutes.
Can be served over noodles, rice or spaghetti.

You will need a large deep baking dish like Corning ware for this recipe.

1  1/2 – 2 lbs hamburger or ground turkey
1 large chopped onion
salt, pepper
2 Tbsp butter
2 c mashed potatoes
2 cans creamed corn

Brown the meat in the onion, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the meat in the casserole dish, add the mashed potatoes as a layer on top and then a layer of the corn. Put butter in dots on top of the dish, bake 15 min 350 degrees.

1/4 stick butter
1/4 c olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 or 2 lbs spaghetti
3 packages frozen chopped broccoli
3/4 c Parmesean cheese
2/3 c water

Cook the spaghetti while you do the rest of the recipe. Melt the butter and oil in a skillet. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, broccoli  and water, cook til done. Set aside. Drain the cooked spaghetti, combine with broccoli. Add the cheese and mix in. Serve with addtional cheese to top.

1 onion
1 garlic
2 chopped carrots
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can tomato sauce #2 1/2 can
1  1/2 c water
1 can chicken broth
1/2 c spaghetti, broken into about 1 inch pieces, or elbow maccaroni or any small size pasta
1 can beans (green beans, kidney, pink, lentil, black, etc)
1  1/2 c of one of the following vegetables: zucchini,chopped cabbage, broccoil, cauliflower, squash, peas (add them only at the end)

Brown the onion, garlic, carrot, celery. When soft, add tomato sauce, water, chicken broth, vegetable. Bring to boil and slowly add in the spaghetti pieces. Simmer 10 minutes, then add the beans and if you are using peas, add them too.