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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Basic Meatballs

This is the meatball recipe I've been using for many years. Add them to a jarred spaghetti sauce, or your favorite home-cooked spaghetti sauce.

Basic Meatballs

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup Italian-Style bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 small onion, finely diced
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set baking sheet aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.

Shape meat mixture into 1-1/4 to 1-1/2-inch size meatballs.

Place meatballs on foil lined baking sheet.

Bake in oven for about 18 minutes, then remove immediately from baking sheet.

Makes: 15-16 meatballs.

Note: Today I doubled the meatball recipe. I also sautéed 1-cup of diced green bell peppers in about 1-1/2 tablespoons of buttered flavored all-vegetable shortening in a large pot for about 5 minutes. I then added in 2 (24 oz.) jars of a tomato basil pasta sauce, 1 (24 oz.) jar of a traditional pasta sauce, 2 (6.5 oz.) cans sliced mushrooms (drained well), and half of one (2.25 oz.) can of sliced black olives. I covered the pot, and simmered on very low heat while I cooked the spaghetti noodles, and being sure to stir the meatballs and pasta sauce occasionally.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Today is my oldest daughter's birthday!

Today is our oldest daughter's birthday. I can't believe my little girl is already 41. Boy have the years gone by so quickly! I thought I would share a couple pictures of our sweet Wendy when she was just a youngster.