Sunday Sauce and Meatballs

There is not much more satisfying than a big pot of meatballs and homemade tomato sauce on a Sunday.  This recipe has evolved much over the years.  Originally, the recipe used many more ingredients and took a lot more time and effort.  Our cooking philosophy lately, however, has focused on simplicity and obtaining the most flavor from fewer, higher quality ingredients.  There are many recipes for meatballs in sauce, and this is our favorite.  It also makes for great, freeze-able leftover portions — either for Kelly to heat up some night when I’m out of town for work, or for delicious (and really easy) meatball pizza later in the same week.
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Italian Fish with Tomatoes and Olives

This is one of our favorite weeknight recipes — super fast and absolutely delicious.  We’re trying to introduce more fish into our diets, but this is sometimes a challenge because Kelly does not like most fish dishes.  But Kelly is a huge fan of both tomatoes and olives, and the tilapia in this recipe is light and mild.  On this particular night, we even used some of our own tomatoes from our garden. 

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Weekly Menu (August 7)

Welcome to the first post of!  Here is our menu for the upcoming week.


  • Grilled Game Hen with Onions, Broccolini, Smashed Potatoes


  • Sunday Sauce with Meatballs


  • Italian Fish with Tomatoes and Olives, Garlic Olive Oil Pasta


  • Dinner Out


  • Meatball Pizza (with Leftover Meatballs)



  • Korean Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Eggrolls