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Chocolate Cannoli Cake

Ingredients: 2 – 8″ chocolate cake layers – use your favorite recipe 24 mini cannoli shells For the Cannoli filling: 3 lbs. Altomonte’s homemade ricotta cheese, drained overnight 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream 6 oz. mini chocolate morsels 1 tablespoon good vanilla extract For the Buttercream Frosting: 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 […]

Maria Teresa’s Sicilian Orange Cookies with Glaze

This is a beloved family recipe from my husband’s side of family. I wanted to ‘clean up’ the recipe and began experimenting with ways to make it better for you. I didn’t want to use CRISCO and found an amazing and sustainable alternative with Nutiva brand shortening. Available on Amazon, but also in the organic […]

Simple Chili in Pumpkin Bowl

Ingredients: 2 lbs. lean ground beef 2 cloves garlic, chopped One 8-ounce can tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed Shredded Cheddar, for serving Chopped scallions, for serving Jalapeno […]

Bucatini Pomodoro

This dish focuses on the goodness of ripe tomatoes, letting them be just what they’re meant to be — wonderful. Ingredients: 1 small garlic clove 3 lbs. tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 lb. dried bucatini 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Accompaniments: finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling […]

Maria Teresa’s Tiramisu Sticky Buns

When I say I dreamt of this recipe, I mean it literally! I went to bed one night and rolled these beauties out in my dreams, right before waking I was frosting them and could smell them! I woke up and wrote it down. I googled it to see if anyone had already thought of […]

Dry-Aged Rib Roast Cooking Instructions

Altomonte’s Butcher Shop uses USDA CHOICE & PRIME all-natural, dry-aged beef. Please cook or freeze within 24-36 hours of purchase. It is recommended that you remove meat from packaging & season it as soon as possible then place in a covered pan with some airflow in the coldest part of refrigerator. Pre-heat oven to 500 […]

Fresh Turkey Recipes and Tips

Follow these tips & hints for preparing your Thanksgiving turkey! Remove the outer wrapper from turkey. Remove the inner wrappings (giblets) from both the neck and chest cavities. Set aside for making gravy or stuffing, they add a ton of flavor! If the parts in the chest cavity seem to be stuck together or frozen, run […]

Maria’s Chicken Chili

Ingredients 4 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions) 1/4 cup Altomonte’s extra virgin olive oil 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced 2 yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and large-diced 2 Jalapenos, cored, seeded and chopped 1 can Cannellini beans 1 can black beans 1 can […]

Pasta E Fagioli

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/8 lb. (about 3 slices) pancetta, chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 1 rib celery, finely chopped 3 large cloves garlic, chopped Coarse salt and pepper 2 (15 oz.) cans Borlotti or Cannellini beans 1-cup Altomonte’s Marinara Sauce 2 cups water 1-quart Chicken […]

Recipe: Bocconotti “Little mouthfuls”

Ingredients: Pasta Frolla Dough 3 Cups Flour ½ Cup Sugar 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder ¼ Tsp Fine Sea Salt ¾ Cup Butter, cold 2 Eggs, lightly beaten Zest of one Lemon Special Equipment: Fluted Tartlet Tins (2 ½ “-3”) or Cupcake pan & liners Directions Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in food […]