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Meatballs and Sauce

Tweet My maternal grandmother did not cook from recipes. I never saw her open a cookbook. To my knowledge, she didn’t have any. The meals she prepared were committed to memory. The cooking that took place inside her small kitchen was a direct result of  what was in her pantry and the fresh fruits and vegetables […]

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Apple & Sage Turkey Meatballs

Tweet Sweet apples, tart cranberries and the warm, earthy essence of fresh sage are the flavors of Fall and are what these versatile meatballs are all about. They are great for those holiday get-togethers (shown here as appetizers). I also, serve them for breakfast, with dishes such as, a simple avocado toast or a stack of […]

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Polpette al Brindisi

Tweet Every town in Italy has their version of a particular dish and this meatball recipe is no exception. My son, Joe, and I were in this southern Italian town on a working vacation teaching conversational English. Our home base was in the beautiful, white-washed town of Ostuni and each morning we made our way […]

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Taste of Sicily Meatballs

Tweet Passoli e pinoli (currants and pine nuts) are commonly used in many Sicilian dishes. Currants are black Corinth grapes that have been dried like raisins, only they are much smaller (not to be confused with fresh, red currants, related to the gooseberry). In baking, currants and raisins are generally  interchangeable. However, the smaller size […]

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Polpette con Limone

Tweet Meatballs with lemon are lighter than my traditional meatballs with red sauce. By making them smaller (about the size of a walnut) they are just the right size to enjoy as Merende (Small Bites), add to a Mediterranean Salad or serve with Lemon Spaghetti. I prepare a double recipe to have on hand because […]

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