Diablo Ciabatta Bread Pizza

Growing up I remember eating frozen French Bread Pizzas as after-school snacks and always loved the crunch of those tasty treats. I haven’t bought a frozen pizza in a long, long time but we had some leftover Ciabatta bread from the weekend and I was craving pizza so I put together this Diablo Ciabatta Pizza that delivered the crunch that was craved…

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Tavern Ham & Avocado Panini

Tavern Ham & Avocado Panini

Instead of a plain old ham and cheese sandwich for lunch how about jazzing it up a little bit! For this splendid sandwich I’ve combined the classic ham and cheese with creamy avocado slices and the sharp bite of freshly sliced red onion…pressed between hearty ciabatta slices and slathered with a luscious peachy-vanilla mayo…then pressed to heavenly perfection…you’ll never go back to just ham & cheese again! Continue reading

Crab Cake Sandwiches

Remember the crab meat from the Shrimp & Crab Meat Pasta? I bought a 1 lb can of lump crab meat from the seafood deli at my local supermarket. I used only a half of a cup for the pasta recipe…and since crab meat must be used up within a day once opened, I used the remaining crab meat for these flavorful sandwiches! I first had crab cakes at one of our favorite local restaurants, A’Pizze Tuscan Grill. The owner Memo was a great guy and made his with cream cheese. Unfortunately the restaurant closed. Although I don’t have his recipe, I decided that since I loved those crab cakes I would design my own using cream cheese. These ended up being so good that even the one son who is not a big fan of fish or seafood thought they were delicious! Topped with a tangy ranch relish and served on ciabatta rolls they are just so yummy!!   Continue reading