Real Recipes

Jul 152015

by Chef Bruce Bryant

Ariston Spaghetti Sauce

Ariston Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade spaghetti sauce made with Ariston EVOO and Ariston Balsamic! Out of this world! The secret is Ariston! Who wants my recipe?

Mar 202015

PastiesMy dad grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where many people are of English ancestry and are in love with the traditional pasties. The pasty is such a savvy comfort food that many hunters and miners eat
them as a quick and convenient lunch. In one dish you nourish yourself with all three important macronutrients to fuel your metabolism. Every summer when I head back to the Upper Peninsula for our annual
summer vacation on the lake, our family will not miss this family tradition. What would be better then savoring a pasty while being nostalgic recounting family memories? Make this dish even more delicious by dipping each bite in ketchup or I reach for mustard with less sugar!

Dodie red sweater head shotIngredients
2 cups trans-fat free margarine
2 cups boiling water
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
12 large red potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled
2 lb cubed sirloin
2 medium onions, diced
1 Tbsp salt
2 tsp. pepper
2 strip cubed Canadian bacon

To Assemble:

  1. In a large bowl, stir margarine and water until margarine is melted.
  2. Gradually stir in flour and salt until a very soft dough is formed. Cover and refrigerate for 1- ½ hours.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the stuffing in a large bowl. Divide dough into 12 equal portions
  4. On a floured surface, roll out one portion at a time into a 10-inch circle.
  5. Mount about 2 cups filling on half of each circle; dot with 1 tsp margarine. Moisten edges with water. Fold dough over filling and press edges with a fork to seal. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Cut several sifts in top of pasties. Brush with cream if desired.
  7. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Serve hot or cold
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