How to Make Parmesan Meatballs

How to Make Parmesan Meatballs

Parmesan in meatballs? One word: brilliant. You know when you’ve been eating this particular food for quite some time now since you were a kid, you believed that nothing else would make it better? That’s how I felt with this recipe. Spaghetti in marinara sauce is one of the most common dishes served to kids. Parents would either make it with ground beef, nothing special, or with meatballs going as big as monster’s eyeballs like those in the story books. So when I came upon this recipe and tried it, it just blew my mind away. I know what you’re thinking: how big of a

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Coconut Chicken Fingers with Chilli Sauce

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Chilli Sauce

Ah. Homemade Coconut Chicken Fingers. Ya got to love them. First, plain and boring or secondly with a little chili sauce and perhaps some cajan spice and you are on your way to a little blitz in heaven. Two problems here though. I am not a fan of the first kind and this recipe has nothing to do with a scrumptious dipping sauce. A nice addition, yes, but not a main part of this dish. Or is it? What's in the dish? coconuts coconut milk coconut oil (get the feeling that there is lots of coconuts? Ya, there is!) chicken cayenne pepper and more! I wish I could just chalk it up to the

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Chicken Bordeaux

Chicken Bordeaux

Ok. I admit. there is nothing in the world quite like making the perfect meal. I mean nothing. Not even making the perfect meal. Is there such a thing? I admit. I am such a home cook. And as a home cook who just happens to be taking photos of the meals that I prepare and serve, I want everything to be perfect. From the prep, to the actual cooking, to the layout of the food for a photo or two, and then finally on the table for my family. The reward? This is THE BEST!!!! The best what? Do I ever hear those words? My five year old often says something like: Yuck. I am not eating that! I want

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Mexican Rice & Black Bean Casserole (With Chicken)

Mexican Rice & Black Bean Casserole (With Chicken)

Can I share a secret? It is a bit embarrassing, but with every good embarrassing secret, it makes for good reading. I suppose. Ok, here goes. A bit personal here. Being a part of running RecipeZazz.com is lots of fun. And I get to dive into something else that I love. Being a food blogger on the blogging side of a recipe sharing site. But I must say, there is one really awful and hard thing about being a food blogger. Ok, here goes. Don't laugh. Serious stuff here. It's 3:00 in the afternoon. I am rummaging through, literally now, tens of thousands of recipes, trying to decide what recipe I

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Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Well, as they say... good intentions are absolutely every...thing! Right? Well, honestly, I did have good intentions. I truly had a great idea. A series of posts bringing you along a journey of healthy eating and sure enough. Hey, look. There's a squirrel! Or something. Some kind of distraction. Forget the squirrel. Did you just taste these garlic and ham pizza sliders in your head? It's okay. I tell myself that it is okay. But them sliders though! I love, love kneading fresh dough. The feeling of splashing just the right amount of flour over the rawness of a mound of dough. Reminds me of

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Indian Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken

I love Indian food. Most of all ~ Indian Butter Chicken. I will be honest though, this is one of those recipes where I've always shied away from making. I think it is because I have convinced myself that I will never be able to make it authentically like the way they do in the restaurants. And certainly not as tasty. Know what? I am happy to say that I was wrong. They only thing that kept me from tasting this AMAZING recipe is my own self doubt. Know what I mean? Having Indian Butter Chicken without naan bread is kind of like having grilled cheese without the cheddar. It doesn't work. And I

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