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Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti

I need a little help. We made this turkey meatball recipe last week, and it was great. The flavor was wonderful, and we ate it with spaghetti and our homemade spaghetti sauce. The only problem was that the meatballs fell apart. Essentially, we ate spaghetti with a very meaty sauce. It was delicious but not at all what we were going for. So I’m hoping you experienced meatballers will take a look at the recipe and tell me what we should do differently to make them stay solid, like meatballs. Recipe is based on one we found in the Prevention … Read more

Homemade Breakfast Burritos

My dad took us out for breakfast on the weekends for as long as I can remember. When I was small, we went to the donut shop. As we became teenagers, we went to the dirty truck stop down the road. As much as I complained, I really treasure some of the times I spent sitting next to the breakfast counter at that truck stop. Even though I’m married and have a family of my own, I still look forward to breakfast with my dad. Joe, Grace, and I used to go every weekend morning, but we’ve scaled back (to … Read more

Cajun Style Beans and Rice

I spent 10 years of my life as a vegetarian. I loved being a vegetarian. Even today, I sometimes feel like an icky traitor for eating meat. I’m aware that I’m weird. Just play along. I feel a special allegiance to meatless cuisine, and we eat meatless meals often around here. On and off over the last 12 years, Joe and I have eaten this beans and rice recipe for supper pretty often. We go in spurts, and we’ll eat it weekly for months and months and then put it away because we’re sick of it, and then get it … Read more

Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I love pulled pork. I love all barbecue, but especially pulled pork. Joe found this recipe in The Patriot-News, our local newspaper, and he brought it home for us to try. I’d like to final product to have a little more barbecue sauce, but it is really great just as it is. I’ve eaten it every day this week. Really.   Print Recipe Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Servings Ingredients 14.5 ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes undrained3 tablespoons packed brown sugar3 tablespoons cider vinegar2 cloves garlic pressed1 1/3 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1 1/2 teaspoons sweet or smoked paprika1/4 teaspoon ground … Read more