Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alfredo Sauce

I made the most AWESOME alfredo sauce last week! I will never buy it in a jar EVER again! So, I found it off of Allrecipes. I wish I had printed it out so that I could give the person who posted it credit but I didn't and I am honestly too lazy to go back and look it up. So here it is! We ate it with chicken, broccoli and egg noodles. It was great and EVERYONE wanted more and I honestly horded the rest and didn't give anyone left overs. It honestly put the Olive Garden to shame and I really love their alfredo.


1/2 cup butter
1 pkg. cream cheese (1 brick)
2 tsp garlic powder (I used garlic salt since I didn't have any powder)
2 cups milk
6oz grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Melt butter and cream cheese in sauce pan. Add garlic salt.
  2. Slowly add milk.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  4. Heat to a boil and let simmer, making sure it does not scortch. A whisk works great to keep it moving so that the cheese will melt.
  5. Remove from heat, let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add to your favorite noodles!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I've always wanted to try and make some meatballs and even more since Abbie is always asking for spaghetti and meatballs. So, we'll soon give this recipe a whirl!


2 pounds ground beef (I use turkey)
1 small onion diced
1/4 dry breadcrumbs or as needed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs slightly beaten
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon dry oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the ground beef, onion, breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl until just combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into equal portions and then roll each of the portions into meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center about 8-10 minutes.