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“We are going to be so unique. Chicken parmesan cheese recipe It’s going to be so different,” Vivonetto said. Oven baked chicken parmesan “We have good food and we’re going to be able to serve it at a good price.”

The Sauce Lady will offer her tried-and-true gourmet products for lunch and dinner served from a 20-foot buffet, Vivonetto said.

How long to bake parmesan chicken breast But because guests won’t actually be serving themselves buffet style, the concept may more closely resemble a classic cafeteria, where patrons walk along the foods displayed in hot tables and simply tell staff what they want.

“It’s actually like a big, catered party every day. Chicken parmesan and pasta recipe It should be an easy thing to do,” Vivonetto said. Baked parmesan chicken “I’ve been a caterer for a long, long time, but we’ll see what happens. Simple baked chicken parmesan recipe I think it’s going to work. How to make parmesan chicken I think it’s going to work from the moment we open our doors. Parmesan chicken calories We are going to do it at prices they can afford.”

Patrons will be encouraged to purchase small plates to sample a few Italian-style tapas, Vivonetto said. Cheese parmesan chicken Of course, diners also can opt for larger portions of a variety of pastas, such as spaghetti, penne, rigatoni and manicotti, and top it with one of Vivonetto’s many authentic sauces, which include Alfredo, beef Bolognese, marinara, mushroom Boscaiola, pesto and Puttanesca.

“We’re known for our lasagnas, our sauces, our meatballs. Parmesan chicken oven We don’t use any preservatives. Chicken parmesan recipe alton brown We are very careful with the salts and sugars, so we make sure that you get a good, wholesome meal,” she said. Homemade chicken parmesan recipe “That’s what I’m looking for and know other people are looking for the same.”

The Sauce Lady makes about 50 different entrees, including four different lasagnas, ravioli, manicotti, eggplant parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, chili, pot roast, and stuffed peppers, shells and cabbage. Parmesan crusted chicken food network Soup choices include minestrone, pasta fagioli, lentil, split pea, lobster bisque, butternut squash, mushroom beef barley, Italian wedding and chicken noodle.

“We make all of the soups from scratch,” Vivonetto said. How to cook chicken parmesan in the oven “That’s the one thing about us that we do. Shake n bake chicken parmesan Everything is from scratch and you taste the difference – the authentic homemade flavor.”

The Sauce Lady’s recipes are handed down from generations of home cooks in her family. Parmesan chicken wings recipe While still a little girl, she learned to make the Italian specialties by watching them being prepared by her father, Peter Vivonetto, who eventually used his cooking skills to open Vivonetto’s Restaurant, which operated for a decade many years ago in North Naples.

A Naples resident for 40 years, Ela Vivonetto initially used her last name when she started custom catering decades ago, but her nickname came about 15 years ago when she made the rounds at local farmers markets, where people know vendors simply as the popcorn lady or the guacamole guy.

“It was always, ‘Oh, look, honey. Easy breaded chicken parmesan recipe There’s the sauce lady.’ So, I thought, forget it. What goes with parmesan crusted chicken Why am I fighting this if that’s what they want to call me? Fine and dandy. Cheese for chicken parmesan Fifteen years later, people do not know my actual name,” Vivonetto said. Chicken parmesan in italian “But, otherwise, I’m The Sauce Lady and I’m good with that.”

Because she dropped out of the farmers market circuit about four years ago, Vivonetto feels she needs to reintroduce The Sauce Lady to many Naples newcomers.

Because The Sauce Lady’s new 1,500-square-foot space between Naples Pizza and the Great Clips salon is too small for a full kitchen, the food will be prepared in the commissary kitchen at her location in Naples Park Plaza.

“Everything will come out of the commissary here,” Vivonetto said. Parmesan crusted chicken wings “We’ll bring it down there and serve it. Chicken parmesan with bread crumbs Everything that we have here will be available there.”

The Sauce Lady moved to the more visible location on U.S. Oven baked chicken parmesan recipe 41 a few years ago after operating for years tucked away in the industrial park area on J & C Boulevard. Chicken parmesan spaghetti recipe The Sauce Lady’s take-and-heat products are available for takeout from cold cases at the North Naples location, but prepackaged items won’t be sold at the new East Naples eatery.

Seating will be available inside and out around the corner unit of Sauce Lady Buffetto. Chicken with parmesan sauce The restaurant will be open every day from 11 a.m. Parmesan crusted chicken thighs recipe to probably 8 p.m.

Vivonetto also will continue to operate her original location, where she creates dinners for just two or trays of Italian cuisine for 50 people or more. Parmesan crusted chicken thighs For Christmas, The Sauce Lady also caters events, takes orders for holiday party trays and has gift certificates available.

“We take the worries out of running to grocery stores and cooking all those meals themselves,” she said. Parmesan chicken marinara “We also guarantee quality fare at affordable prices that they will be proud to serve their guests.”

“I always tell folks, compare. Parmesan chicken in oven Always compare to other people,” she said. 5 star chicken parmesan recipe “Go ahead and do that because you’ll find that these are family recipes and these are delicious. How do you make parmesan chicken They are distinguished. Quick parmesan chicken They are in a class by themselves and I’m very proud of them. How to make parmesan chicken in the oven We always upkeep the quality because my name is on them.”

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