April 2015

Beef meatballs with spicy marinara.

Now That’s a Spicy Meatball

For me, spaghetti and meatballs is one of those classic comfort dishes that mom used to make every Sunday with the whole family. Anyone else get those nostalgia cravings? For this recipe, I was inspired by my mom’s classic meatballs and put a few twists on her marinara sauce: the addition of base veggies and a little heat really takes this marinara to a new level of deliciousness. Enjoy!

Fall-Apart Beef Meatballs With Spicy Marinara Sauce

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Butternut squash ravioli with pistachio-parmesan butter sauce

Ravioli Paired With Pistachio-Parm Butter Sauce

This dish is a perfect marriage of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, officiated by good ole’ soul-satisfying pasta. For this recipe, I have to send a special shout out to Trader Joe’s for providing the fresh butternut squash ravioli. Trader Joe’s fresh pastas are inexpensive, flavorful on their own, and cook within 3-4 minutes: what more could you possibly want for getting a quick, tasty dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes? But if you’re really feeling ambitious, may I suggest that you pair this sauce with my recipe for homemade butternut squash stuffed shells?

Butternut Squash Ravioli With Pistachio-Parmesan Butter Sauce

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