Pizza Downtown Visalia And A Movie

Downtown Visalia Pizza Eateries and a Movie

Pizza and a Movie

It’s easy to get the family together for a Friday Night with Pizza and a Movie. BUT … everyone has a different opinion about what movie and what pizza! I’m in for Mystic Pizza! Love the movie!

The pizza is a different issue! So, we opt for three pizza eateries Downtown Visalia. First, is Rose’s, the oldest of the three … since my high school days. That speaks for itself! Can’t beat their cheese pizza! The second on this pizza run is Fugazzis. They have this great barbecue sauce pizza with chicken and lots more. And at the far end of Main Street is Pizanos with fire roasted pizza and light toppings and fresh basil.

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Buttery Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with a Crunch

Buttery Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is a keeper. Not only are these cookies buttery and chewy they have a surprise crunch from the nuts and cereal flakes. A Great Sweet Treat! This is another one of those recipes I inherited years ago from someone who liked to bake herself happy. We know you will be happy with these cookies too. Yummy ingredients. Take a look.

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Sunday Sausage, Peppers, Onions Recipe

Sausage, Peppers & Onions

Rizzo inspired. Hearing the story more than once about a Connecticut family’s love for Sunday Sausage, Peppers and Onions inspired me to put this dish together. Only the three main ingredients were mentioned. So, the rest was up to me.

Guys like to throw this together, too. And of course, eat it! Fast, Easy, Tasty … Rizzo Inspired Sunday Sausage, Peppers and Onions. You’ll love it! But maybe not every Sunday!

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Our Family’s Comfort Food, Portuguese Sopas

Spicy Portuguese Sopas

Portuguese Sopas is a traditional soup from the Azores. It is made each year for a celebration occurring about two months following Easter. For seven years my brother, Dan, helped with the preparation of this sopa do Espirito Santo for our hometown celebration.

We enjoy eating this soup, his recipe here with my tiny variation, throughout the year especially in the colder months. To us it’s a comfort food. Yep, some of the guys in our family can eat this morning, noon and night … loving every spoonful. Dan’s son Stephen admits!

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Moist and Chewy German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

What do you do when your family would like a slice of homemade German Chocolate Cake but you don’t have the time to put this cake together not to mention the expense. You make these German Chocolate Cake Cookies!

Do use German Chocolate which is not from Germany but is Mr. German’s creation for the Baker’s Company. It is a sweeter semi-sweet chocolate. Deliciously so! But these German Chocolate Cake Cookies are not too sweet. Just right!

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Spaghetti Meatballs

Meatball Stuffed Mushrooms

And while we are waiting for the spaghetti and meatballs to cook let’s have a stuffed mushroom made with some of the meatball mixture; and wine, red to go with what we put into the sauce. Cin Cin!

Spaghetti, Meatballs and Stuffed Mushrooms

The spaghetti and meatballs (and the stuffed mushrooms) are ready and it’s time to put on the Godfather. Clemenza will be giving Michael instructions about making a good sauce. Here is my version of Clemenza’s spaghetti and meatballs … an easy sauce with meatballs and sausage.

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Salsa for Just about Everything

When I first met my future Daughter-In-Law Ann she found her way to my kitchen as all family does. Besides all the other wonderful things about Ann she is comfortable in the kitchen and a very good cook. She whipped up this salsa for our family during that first visit. It was a hit! So when I received requests for a fresh salsa I immediately thought of this one. It’s great to serve alone or over just about everything.

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