This is a fantastic recipe. It's one that my husband really loves. Most men seem to love peppers, don't they? It originally came from the cookbook "Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen" by Lidia Bastianich. I've tweaked it a little for our tastes and made some changes to make it a little bit simpler to do. You can serve them hot or at room temp. for an appetizer or a wonderful, tasty side dish. I use them both ways.