Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

Ricotta Meatballs

Like a lightening bolt from the sky I suddenly had a silly idea to try some new recipes for meatballs. From famous chefs. I say silly because there’s nothing wrong with my original, the ones I’ve made. . . like. . . forever. The issue is forever. Nothing is forever. Not even meatballs. Soon after… 

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Italian Wedding Soup

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Meatballs marry leafy greens, pasta and carrots to live happily ever after in this Italian Wedding Soup. While this is a popular soup for weddings the name refers to the vegetables and meats marrying well together. Minestrata Maritata. Married soup. This Italian American version is lighter than the traditional Neapolitan version that uses an abundance… 

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Almost Famous: Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs

Almost Famous IKEA's Swedish Meatballs

I never met a meatball I didn’t like! Swedish included. These tender, baked Swedish meatballs with creamy gravy could be the poster child for comfort food! The lingonberry jam that is traditionally served alongside is a wonderful complement to the mild seasonings of allspice and Worcestershire found in the meatballs. If you can’t find lingonberry… 

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Meatballs in Spicy Red Pepper Sauce with Cannellini Beans

Meatballs in Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Mini-sized meatballs in a zesty, vibrant red pepper sauce with cannellini beans and whole-grain penne pasta. Because sometimes even I, pasta lover that I am, get tired of traditional red sauce. This is a nice variation from the norm. And every bit as comforting!

Mini Meatball and Ravioli Soup

Everything about this soup is mini, except the flavor! Packed with mini meatballs and bite-size cheese ravioli that are the perfect size for your soup spoon, it’s brimming with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, and fresh spinach. It’s stick-to-your ribs, hearty, warming and filling. A soup that eats like a meal. The soup comes together… 

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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Couscous

    One of the most intense cravings I’ve ever experienced was for these very meatballs! My taste buds cried out for a spice drenched meatball in a sweet sauce rife with dried fruit like cranberries and cherries. The craving was so specific that I could taste them. Being they didn’t even exist yet the job… 

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Spaghetti Squash and Mini Meatball Soup with Roasted Red Peppers

No matter how often I cook spaghetti squash it never fails to impress me. Pulling my fork through the golden sunshine colored flesh and watching it turn into spaghetti strands makes me feel like I can do anything. It’s nothing short of a magic trick to split open a squash and find spaghetti inside! Who… 

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Spicy Vermicelli Noodle Soup with Meatballs

  A bold and sassy soup recipe for vermicelli noodles with meatballs and chile peppers. Whole chile peppers simmer away in a freshly pureed tomato broth to give this soup outrageous flavor. The vermicelli is also cooked right in this spicy sauce where it imbues itself right into the noodle. The meatballs are simply seasoned… 

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