Meatballs with Orange Sauce

Meatballs should be in its own food group. The term meatball is versatile in and of itself. It actually doesn’t really originate in one particular part of the world. In Italy, they’re called polpette, in Turkey they’re referred to as köfte, and in Hungary, meatballs are called vagdalt. All the different names for a ball of meat refer to the […]

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes will always remind me of middle school lunch, or the cafeteria scene in Billy Madison with the lunch-woman doling out Sloppy Joe sandwiches. This classic meal also brings me back to my love and appreciation for timeless meals, whether they are simple, over the top, or old-school. I’ve vowed to keep my recipes relatively simple and accessible for […]

Beef Enchiladas

I am a sucker for Mexican cuisine. The spices, flavors, and of course a large margarita to wash it down; what’s not to love? When it comes to ordering Mexican food, I am a traditionalist. I tend to order a quesadilla or some tacos, but never enchiladas. I like handheld foods and dislike making a mess when I eat, which […]

Parmesan Crusted Meatloaf

Meatloaf always reminds of my grandmother and I’m not really sure why. I know that she used to make it for us when we lived together, but it wasn’t my favorite thing to eat. She also used to broil salmon and have me eat it and I would gag, but that’s another story for another night (with wine…) There are […]

Chipotle Beef Stew

There are a few traditional, classic meals that throw me off when I think about making my own version, for virtually no other reason other than “well my version can’t possibly be good, right?” It is really a very silly and irrational thing to think, but beef stew (along with the tuscan chicken recipe I have) scared me the first […]