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Spinach and Basil Pesto

Spinach and Basil Pesto

Do you ever wonder what was going through the mind of the person who decided to make a sauce from fresh basil leaves? I guess I can see someone saying “you know? we keep tearing up these leaves and adding it to our pasta … and we always use garlic and Parmesan cheese … a good drizzle of olive oil never hurt”. But then … “Oh! and hey! let’s throw in some nuts!”

Cuban Meatballs

Cuban Meatballs

I have become a big fan of the Cuban Sandwich: ham, pork, swiss cheese, mustard, and dill pickles all layered between slices of Cuban bread. As I’ve mentioned before, what is a meatball but a ground-up sandwich? Therefore, I give you … Cuban Meatballs

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

I had never heard of Hummingbird Cake. I had the impression that is was a “southern” thing so I grabbed The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, checked the index under Cakes, and was rewarded with this recipe.

Imagine carrot cake. Keep the pineapple, cinnamon and cream cheese frosting but instead of carrots, raisins and walnuts, you have bananas, and pecans. Three layers of yum.

Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches

A simple beef roast simmered in tomatoes and seasoned with Italian herbs and spices makes sandwiches tasty enough for company and hearty enough for family meals. Slow cooker or oven preparation instructions included.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Bring the wings to the table or to the party in the form of bite-sized meatballs! Whether Buffalo-style, honey-barbecue or sweet chili, you need to try this recipe for chicken and pork meatballs.

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

This vegetable Fried Rice recipe makes a simple, affordable meal with complex flavors. Scrambled eggs provide protein and a sweet-spicy sauce will satisfy that umami craving.

BBQ’s Best Friend: Coleslaw

BBQ’s Best Friend: Coleslaw

I am a firm believer that coleslaw is BBQ’s best friend. No offense to baked beans, but coleslaw is that fresh, healthy(ish), light accompaniment that turns a hot dog, burger, or pulled-pork sandwich into a deliciously sloppy meal and gives leftovers new life. Have you 

Baked 4-Bean Casserole

Baked 4-Bean Casserole

Baked bean casserole goes pro with a variety of beans as well as a molasses and cider vinegar sauce. This recipe is a crowd pleaser for your next picnic or potluck.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Simple, homemade, pork meatballs get a flavor boost from a tangy, pineapple sauce that will please a crowd! Make some today and freeze some for another day.

A Re-Introduction to Meatballs

A Re-Introduction to Meatballs

Swedish meatballs … Porcupine meatballs … Italian meatballs … Spaghetti and meatballs … Meatball subs … Meatball soup … Baked meatballs … Fried meatballs … Crock Pot meatballs …

I started thinking about how versatile meatballs are and ended up channeling my inner Forrest Gump! “I know everything there is to know about … ” meatballs.