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Italian Meatballs with Balsamic/Marsala Sauce

This is another of my low fat specialities. Or maybe not. The sauce I made with this dish tastes a lot like Swedish meatball sauce, but the meatballs here are distinctly Italian, and could be used with a traditional spaghetti and marinera sauce. 1/2 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 6 cloves roasted garlic 1/4 […]

Recipe: A Celebration of Circles (pasta, sausage, and zucchini)

I love this recipe – it has fantastic visual appeal, and it is very easy. This came out of the Williams-Sonoma Pasta cookbook. four links fresh hot Italian sausage two zucchinis four cloves garlic, crushed then chopped 1 cup dry white wine (red’s OK, too, but white will not turn the zucchini purple) 1/2 cup […]


I’m a southern boy, so I really like corn grits. (as if there’s any other kind of grits – but I’m just throwing a bone to my culturally disadvantaged readers here) I still remember the day when I went to some fancy Italian restaurant and discovered that they had grits with class. Only they called […]

Recipe: Dave’s Marinara

I have to admit it – I love pasta.  Real pasta made from durham wheat semolina. I try that whole wheat pasta every now and again, but it just doesn’t taste good.  I’m sorry, guys, but I’m about taste.  Brown rice tastes good.  Whole wheat bread tastes good. Whole wheat pasta? Fuggeddaboutit. This recipe will […]