If you’ve never made homemade meatballs, it’s time to step up to the plate and give it a swing. Sure, you can buy a bag of them at the grocery store but there’s really no comparison between a good, homemade meatball and the spongey, frozen store-bought variety! These Sicilian Meatballs are flavored with fresh herbs, good parmesan cheese (worth • Read More »
Italian Wedding SoupFebruary 3, 2011 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
My first thought was, “Do Italian people really eat this at weddings?” I’m not Italian so it’s an honest question, don’t you think? After a little research, though, I learned that the “wedding” part refers to the fact that the vegetables and meat go well together in this Italian-American soup (hence the marriage). Whatever the history, it’s • Read More »
Make-Ahead Sweet & Sour Cocktail MeatballsDecember 14, 2009 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Beef, Pork, Recipes.
Every party needs a few meaty appetizers to keep the festivities rolling. That’s why I brought these Sweet & Sour Cocktail Meatballs to a party recently. Sure, you can buy store-bought meatballs but I thought these were delicious and worth the effort to make (they are firmer in texture than some spongy, store-bought types). Plus, you can • Read More »
Mongo Meatballs and SpaghettiMarch 10, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Mongo Meatballs and Spaghetti | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta.
My father-in-law (a meat & potatoes guy) came over for dinner the other night and I wanted to make him a nice meal–something meaty yet something he wouldn’t make for himself. I decided to make meatballs and spaghetti. This meal was truly a sight to behold: giant meatballs perfectly positioned on top of a plate of • Read More »