Sunday, October 19, 2014

Turkey Meatball Stew

This easy peazy recipe for Meatball stew can be made for your family in a flash! Using fresh ground turkey or chicken for the meatball mixture I then potatoes and green beans to mine but you can add any veggies your family might enjoy. I cooked my veggies separately slightly to allow for quicker turnover.  The meatballs will cook quickly too and once in sauce so tender and tasty.

A Hearty Meal that can be spiced up if you like by adding some red pepper too!

1 lb. ground turkey or ground chicken
3/4 cup garlic /herb breadcrumbs or seasoned breadcrumbs
3/4 cup pecorino romano cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 lb. green beans broken in pieces
4 red skinned potatoes cubed
2- large cans crushed tomatoes
fresh or dried basil
1 clove minced garlic
olive oil

Mix the first seven ingredients together.  Shape into large meatballs.  Bake in oven at 400 degrees until slightly browned.

In a separate pot place green beans and potatoes with a slight amount of salt.  Bring to a boil and cooked approx. 5 minutes.  Drain.

Place about 4 T. oil in a large Dutch oven pot add minced garlic.  Saute for a few minutes on low careful not to burn.  Add tomatoes and basil.  Add meatballs, green beans and potatoes.  Simmer slowly for approximately 1 hour.  Yummy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple Crumb Pie from my kitchen to yours :)

Tonight one, two, three I put together an easy apple pie. It's hard not to bake when you have apples and you know your family loves apple anything! especially apple pie.  I decided to make a CRUMB topping for this and it actually turned out delicious and very pleasing to the eye. It was my first time making a crumb topping and I fudged it so to speak.  I think you too can fudge ( guess amount of ingredients)when making! and one is apple pie especially when you are using a prepared crust.  Enjoy!

Happy Baking! from my kitchen to yours,

Happy Baking!


1 refrigerated pie crust

4 to 6 large apples, remove skin and slice (2 Granny Smith and 4 Gala)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
2 T. minute tapioca or flour

1/4 stick butter melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour (approx.)

Place pie crust in pie dish making sure to pinch around edges and prick edges with fork.

Toss apple mixture and place in unbaked pie shell.

Combine ingredients for crumb topping.  Crumble topping with hands all over sliced apples.

Bake 400 degrees for approximately 40 minutes covering edges if they start to brown too quickly.Crumb mixture should be lightly browned.

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Italy #4

Pictures to share and lots of memories in my head that will last forever.  Please enjoy Venezia or Venice.