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Colleen’s Kitchen

After many years of cooking for my family, I’m pleased to say that we have compiled a comprehensive and versatile recipe collection. I love the challenge of pairing different dishes with Goosecross wine, so I have personally tested each recipe to be sure it’s complete. My recipes not overly complicated, seasonally delicious with readily available ingredients, and they won’t leave you with too much clean-up. I sincerely hope you enjoy them.

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Colleen Topper, Proprietor

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Veal Parmigiana
Goosecross Cellars Recipe


1 1/2 lbs. veal cutlets
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ cup Goosecross Merlot
2 cups tomato sauce (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


Prepare tomato sauce (see recipe below). Heat oven to 350°. Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a flat dish. Coat the veal with the mixture. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over moderately high heat and sauté veal for 21/2 minutes on each side. Transfer the veal to a plate. Add wine to skillet and deglaze, stirring and scraping up brown bits. Add deglazed wine to tomato sauce and stir well. In a 11″x7″x2″ baking dish, place half of the veal in a single layer and spoon half of the sauce over the veal. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat with the remaining veal, sauce, and cheese. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden.

Tomato sauce:
(2) 28 oz cans diced tomatoes, drained
5 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions: In a bowl, toss tomatoes with basil and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Heat butter and olive oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to thicken about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Serves 4

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