Tiramisu Dip


12 ounces mascarpone cheese

8 ounces ricotta cheese

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 tablespoons brewed espresso

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1/2 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Place mascarpone in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on low speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add ricotta, sugar, espresso. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.

Transfer to a shallow 1-quart serving dish and dust with cocoa powder, then sprinkle chopped chocolate over cocoa. Serve with strawberries, lady fingers or assorted cookies.

Tiramisu Dip

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Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Chocolate Snowball Cookies


I offer this Chocolate Snowball Cookie only if you have a big cup of coffee or milk. This dense, sweet wonder is coated with powdered sugar and sparkling dusting sugar.

6 oz of softened margarine (stick and one half)

2/3 cup of sugar

2 tsp of vanilla

In a mixer place these items and allow them to become one and fluffy.

chocolate snow balls

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Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Bacon and Brussel Sprouts


Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

1 pound of brussel sprouts cut in half

1/2 pound of pepper bacon – diced and cooked

2 T of Worchestire sauce

Dash of salt and pepper

In a skillet saute the sprouts. When they begin to turn a brighter green color, add your worchestire sauce and bacon. Cook for another two minutes, stirring to assure the sprouts do not burn. Add salt and pepper and serve

Bacon and Brussel

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Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Gnocchi


One 1-pound russet potato, baked and cooled
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

Cut the baked potato in half and scoop the flesh into a large bowl; discard the skin. Using a fork mash the potato, salt and pepper together until smooth. Mix in 3 tablespoons of the egg (reserve the remaining egg for another use). Sprinkle the flour over the potato mixture. Stir until the mixture forms a dough. Knead until smooth, 30 seconds.

Dust flour on the counter, take the dough ball and work with a quarter of the dough. Roll each piece between your palms and the work surface into a 1/2-inch-diameter rope. Cut the dough into 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece of dough between your fingers. They will look like small eggs.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the gnocchi and cook until the gnocchi rise to the surface, about 1 minute. Continue cooking until the gnocchi are tender, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Sauce – you can use your favorite Italian red sauce or a butter and olive oil sauce. Serve warm. Garnish with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese for added flavor!

Gnocchi

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Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Crockpot Chicken


This is almost too simple!
1 pound of chicken thighs
One bell pepper cut in half
Two cloves of garlic whole
16 ounces of V-8 juice

Spray crockpot with a nonstick spray. Add chicken, bell pepper, garlic and V-8 juice.
Cook on high for five hours or on low for eight hours. This chicken will fall off the bone, it will be that tender!!

Crockpot Orange Chicken

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Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Kale Salad


1 bag of kale, chopped into small pieces
1 small onion, diced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
8-12 oz can of mandarin oranges
1/4 cup ranch dressing
My kale salad is very simple. Place all items in a bowl and stir. To your liking, add more or less dressing.

kalesalad

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Beef Stroganoff


1 pound beef tips/stewed beefed diced
1 bottle of A-1 peppercorn steak sauce
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 cup pasta
1 cup peas
1/2 to 1 cup flaked mashed potatoes

Brown beef in deep skillet with the A-1 Peppercorn steak sauce. Add water, pasta, milk and allow to come to a slow boil.

Stir mixture and add peas and mashed potatoes slowly until the mixture absorbs all the liquid remaining. If you mixture is too thick add more milk.

beef stroganoff

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz