Italian Wedding Soup

With a twist. The sausage meatballs! I read about it on the editor of Bon Appetit’s Instagram page. It is uncomplicated and oh so delicious. Better the next day, too! Quoting Bon Appetit: “This recipe takes all the right shortcuts and none of the wrong ones. We doctor up sweet Italian sausage for the meatballs,Continue reading “Italian Wedding Soup”

Date Meatballs with Orange Mint Yogurt Sauce

I have made these a few times and they deserve to be made more often. The first time I followed the recipe below and they were delicious. I made them again with ground beef instead of turkey and used sour cream as I didn’t have any yogurt; not as perfect but still delicious, particularly withContinue reading “Date Meatballs with Orange Mint Yogurt Sauce”

North African Meatballs

My wife, Susan, asked me to make these. So happy I did. Just delicious! Writing in The New York Times Cooking, David Tanis: “In France, meatballs are called boulettes, and by far the favorite versions are the spice-scented North African type. Most of the neighborhood Tunisian and Moroccan restaurants in Paris offer them, served asContinue reading “North African Meatballs”

Spicy Chicken Orange Ginger Meatballs

These spicy chicken orange ginger meatballs are so delicious! Ingredients For the meatballs ¼ c. milk ½ c. panko breadcrumbs 
1½ lb. ground chicken 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 cloves garlic, minced 
2 tbsp. green onion, minced 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce ¼ tsp. ground ginger 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. black pepper I addedContinue reading “Spicy Chicken Orange Ginger Meatballs”

Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta

Delicious! Ingredients 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for pasta water 1 pound spelt fusilli (I used DeCecco Pappardelle.) 3/4 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas 4 cups packed basil 1/3 cup pine nuts 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup low-fat ricotta 1/2 lemon, zested andContinue reading “Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta”