Recipe: Amazing Meatballs

This was my first time making meatballs! It was surprisingly easy. Here is my recipe:


  • 1 pound each of ground pork and ground beef (I used chuck)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup ground Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • Splash of milk
  • Salt and pepper


  • Mix all the above ingredients together and form into meatballs.
  • In a heavy pot or Dutch oven pan pour half a cup of olive oil and heat on medium high.
  • Brown meatballs on all sides.
  • Rest them on paper towel when done.
  • In the same pot sauté onions, garlic, etc and make your sauce!
  • Put meatballs into the sauce / cook on simmer for 30 mins.

Enjoy!! It’s great with a glass of vino 😉







Mahi Mahi with Brown Butter and Mushrooms

I love watching Jacques Pepin on PBS. First off, he’s on PBS and second, his cooking style isn’t complicated by a million ingredients and methods that I (and most viewers) have no clue about because I didn’t go to culinary school. He presents French cuisine in a very simple and easy way and uses ingredients that are not always fresh out of your very own garden *gasp*. He made a grand marnier with brown butter and I adopted his recipe with mahi mahi. Just simply brown the butter in a non stick pan, saute the mushrooms, cook the fish, and garnish with parsley. So easy and delicious!
mahi mahi with mushrooms