Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

My son loves meatballs. Therefore, we have them at least once a week in our house. Since we have them so much, I get a little meatballed out. So I decided to make a little twist on the traditional meatball. I stuffed them with soft and gooey mozzarella cheese. These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are amazing! They are a must try, and have become the go to meatball recipe for our weekly meatball meal.

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Penne Alla Vodka with Pancetta

Penne All Vodka

My wife Dana is a great cook and loves to dabble in recipes that center around Italian cuisine.  She previously made Rigatoni Alla Vodka, but she has improved on it by using pancetta.  Yep, she added bacon!  No wonder I married her. This is quite possibly my favorite meal of all time.  You have to try it!

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Three Cheese Manicotti

Homemade Manicotti

My wife Dana is from New York City! When we visit NYC, we like to purchase food items to bring back Virginia.  One of those food items is fresh pasta.  Our favorite is Manicotti.  You just can’t beat the flavor of the pasta, from the pasta stores in New York.  Since we haven’t been to NY in a while, our stash has run dry.  So I wanted to surprise Dana with some handmade Manicotti.  I must say the three cheese Manicotti was freaking fantastic.  Even Dana said it was the best that she had eaten.  That says a lot.

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The Jack Falcone Pizza

The Jack Falcone Pizza

One of my loyal readers is Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, the man behind the book The Making of Jack Falcone.  We have been interacting through Facebook, mostly about bacon, and a few other food related topics.  He sent me a signed copy of his book.  After reading it, I decided to name a glorious pizza after … Read moreThe Jack Falcone Pizza

Review: No-Boil Lasagna Noodles

No Boil Noodle Review

With a toddler running around the house Dana and I have limited time to cook.  We love lasagna, but having to haul out the giant stock pot to boil the noodles is a pain.  Besides the extra dishes, the extra time needed to boil the noodles adds precious time to our already chaotic day.  So we had high hopes when we tried out the No-Boil Lasagna noodles.  The thought of just assembling the lasagna without the hassle was too good to be true.  Or was it?

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Dana’s Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

After spending a week in NY, I have been craving a good marsala dish, which is another popular choice in my good old stomping grounds of Queens.  That’s the one thing I miss the most about NY….the FOOD!  So, I am forced to recreate my favorites when I am craving a certain flavor!  Rex has … Read moreDana’s Chicken Marsala

Bill’s Shrimp Marinara

Shrimp Marinara

The Marinara Sauce from the other day is not Bill’s only specialty. My Father-in-Law also makes a mean Shrimp Marinara. This is a simple dish that utilizes his Sunday gravy. Sauteed shrimp and garlic mixed with awesome marinara sauce makes for a great meal. Bill’s Shrimp Marinara Peel and de-vein the shrimp.   Make sure … Read moreBill’s Shrimp Marinara

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

I had a block of mozzarella cheese sitting around, so I decided to stuff some meatballs. A lot of people ask how I come up with recipes. To be honest, most come out of necessity or based on what is left in the fridge. Mix and match and usually something good will come out. Mozzarella … Read moreMozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Grilled Meatballs

Grilled Meatballs

I know it is hard to believe but sometimes I get cook’s block.  It is like writer’s block except I can not think of a single thing to make for dinner.  So earlier this week Dana requested something from chicken and something from ground beef.  I went to the store  and picked up the basic … Read moreGrilled Meatballs

Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo

Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is one of those dishes that sounds complicated and time consuming.  There is nothing farther from the truth.  Basic Fettuccine Alfredo has 7 ingredients and takes roughly the time to boil the Fettuccine to make.  I spiced this recipe up by adding one ingredient to the basic recipe.  Daring isn’t it.  However, Asparagus … Read moreAsparagus Fettuccine Alfredo

Birthday Lasagna

Dana's Birthday Lasagna

This week Dana got a year older.  For her sake, we will not divulge the exact age.  However, her only request was to have lasagna made with beef and not Italian sausage.  So I whipped up some homemade noodles and put together her Birthday Lasagna.  It was a great little lasagna.  I may not be Italian, but I … Read moreBirthday Lasagna