Tasty treats from Silver Lake Association


Want to prepare a special delicacy for an Easter holiday meal for the family?

How about a tasty desert?

Or even a dazzling beverage to top off your dinner?

Recipes for all of the above are available in “From Our Hearts to Your Homes,” a cookbook prepared by the Silver Lake Civic Association of Belleville which is marking its 21st anniversary this year.

“We’ve sold out the 50 we had to start with,” said Councilwoman Marie Strumolo Burke, president of the association, “so we’ve ordered another 50.”

The cookbooks are available for $10 apiece and proceeds from their sales go to the association for charitable endeavors in the community. The recipes were contributed by members of the association and others.

Readers will find more than 100 menu suggestions for Easter pies, pumpkin soup, macaroni dishes, salads, entrees and spirits.

To order the book, email Strumolo Burke at mariesburke@comcast.net with a request or call her at 973-759- 6849.

Here are a few samples from the text:

Chicken Rollatini 

(submitted by Mary Veniero) 


1 lb. chicken cutlets 

2 eggs beaten 

Flavored breadcrumbs 




Grated cheese 

2 chicken bouillon cubes 


Salt & pepper 


Dip cutlets in beaten eggs and then in flavored bread crumbs. Lay cutlets flat. Place a sprinkle of grated cheese on cutlets, then one slice of mozzarella and one thin slice of prosciutto, roll and hold together with toothpicks.

Fry in oil and 1/2 stick of butter, then set aside.

In sauce pan, saute one or two onions in a stick of butter until onions are soft, add fresh or canned mushrooms. Fry together for a few minutes. When ready, add one large package of frozen peas, and enough water to cover mixture (onions/mushrooms/peas), add 2 chicken boullion cubes and 1/2 cup of marsala wine and heat thoroughly.

Place chicken rolls in baking pan and pour onion mixture over chicken. Cover with foil tightly and bake in oven for 30 minutes at 350. Uncover tin foil and bake another 15 minutes.

Easter Sweet Pie

(from Rita Charles) 

Ingredients – Crust:

 3 cups flour 

1/2 cup sugar 

3 eggs 

3 tsp. baking powder

 1 tsp. vanilla 

1 stick margarine 


Mix all together and add some water to hold together. Set aside.

Ingredients – Filling:

3 lbs. pot cheese

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sugar

1 can evaporated milk

1 stick margarine soft

6 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1 pkg. chocolate chips


Mix all ingredients in large bowl, except chocolate chips.

Roll out dough to pie plate (9 1/2 wide x 2 1/2 deep). Save some dough for strips on top.

Put mixture in pie plate and drop chocolate chips in and mix with knife to fall to bottom of mixture. Put strips on top.

Bake at 350 for about 2 hrs.

Cool out of oven.

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