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Looks and sounds like the perfect comfort food. I agree that those meatballs would make a mean sandwich. Do you deliver;)??

French Laundry At Home

This looks fantastic, and now I know what I'm making for dinner Friday night... thank you! BTW, if you want to get better at visualizing dinner possibilities while at the Farmers Market, start watching Jacques Pepin's "Fast Food My Way." I've been watching it for ages, and most of his dishes and techniques have osmosed enough so that I can go to the market and do a whole week's shopping without a list. Try it!


looks yummy.
i am very found of pasta.

you should cook something with penne, beef and broccoli!!

then i will try your recipe.



i absolutely love spaghetti and meatballs! see now you are going to inspire me to make it... i'm trying to cut back on my meat consumption though. :/


Grant, you don't know me but I'm one of your regular groupies, and I really enjoy your recipes, stories and pictures. I just wanted to report that I made these meatballs last night and they were just as freaking awesome as you said. The only change I made was to use 1 lb "meatloaf mix" (ground pork, beef & veal) and 1 lb ground turkey. It does make ALOTTA MEATA BALLSA, a half recipe would make more than enough for two people.

Still waiting for an occassion to make the carmelized onion dip....


Since I first read this recipe last week meatballs and spaghetti has been floating around in the back of my mind. Must pick up pork and veal next time I do the marketing.

Well last night we all really needed some comfort food and I thought this would be perfect. Alas, no pork and veal in the house. But I did have some ground turkey and all the other ingredients handy.

An unqualified success! I amped up the spices to compensate for the blandness of the turkey. They were the best meatballs I've ever made.

What was particularly nice was the light creamy texture of the meatballs.

I cooked half the batch of balls and the others went into the freezer. My husband asked me to do an instant replay of last night's dinner tonight.



Your recipes are great and I've bookmarked the URL. Great job with the presentation too - your phtographs are fantastic!

I too get inspired by a lot of different things. When I was little I used to harass my mother no end after mouth watering food scenes in stories she was reading to me or from a book I read myself when I was older.

I also do get inspired by fresh produce at the market, though I tend to look at the options, get a rough idea (I think I do a mental simulation of what it's going to taste like) of what I'm going to do in my mind - then do a little research browsing through the Internet for seasoning ideas and basic temperatures that particular ingredient is cooked with....that's how I found your page too :)


I've been kind of bad about commenting back to my commentors, but that you all so much. I'm so glad you guys like the meatballs. And it's great to know that these substitutions work so well. Very exciting. I too have some of the meatballs in my freezer and am looking forward to a repeat of this meal sometime in the near future. I can hardly wait.


My sister and a couple of my good friends and I formed a From Scratch Saturday club - we made this recipe for June and it was incredible!! Such a hit. You can check out our fun here if you want: http://trim.wordpress.com/2007/06/06/from-scratch-2/

Thanks for being our inspiration - We love Well Fed from the bottom of our hearts.
: )

Mark Vane

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Gou Owe

So i followed your directions to the T and it did not come out like you said. The sauce was runny, the meat balls full of too many herbs. I normally like your recipes but this one does not make it to my top list.

delicious meatballs

lets the ingredients spark the imagination. To tell you the truth, spaghetti and meatballs are a terrific combination, and I love the rosemary and cheese that added in these tiny meatballs, and the savory sauce really brings spaghetti and meatballs together. By the way, my version is ground beef instead of pork, you can also give beef a try if desired, hah.

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