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DeSando Family recipe for Spaghetti & Meatballs

This is a re-post from last year. Our family tradition going  back multiple generations is to make Spaghetti & Meatballs for Christmas. My family makes this dish for Christmas Eve dinner, with a Standing Rib Roast for Christmas night dinner. About 4000 calories/meal. Here are those two posts, the first one is the Red Sauce…… Continue reading DeSando Family recipe for Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Pasta with White Beans, Sausage and Mustard Greens

As National Pasta Month draws to a close, I wanted to post a recipe that my wife made for me the first time she cooked me dinner.  It was almost 30 years ago while we were just starting to date. The recipe itself is a good one and has become a family favorite over the years.…… Continue reading Pasta with White Beans, Sausage and Mustard Greens

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

Keeping with National Pasta Month, here is a standard recipe in our house. Since the idea of this blog is supposed to be a simple recipes and techniques, I need to point out there are many ways to make pasta with clams. You can use whole clams, add tomatoes, thicken the sauce with flour and…… Continue reading Linguine with Clam Sauce

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My Dad’s Italian Meat Ball Recipe

This is part two of the DeSando Family Spaghetti & Meatball recipe (https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2017/10/17/desando-family-recipe-for-spaghetti-meatballs/) . My dad cooked the meatballs in the red sauce that simmered all night. I used to do it that way, but have found baking them in the oven, then cooking them in the sauce, produces a very flavorful spaghetti sauce, with…… Continue reading My Dad’s Italian Meat Ball Recipe

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DeSando Family Recipe for Spaghetti & Meatballs

This is our family recipe that has been handed down for multiple generations. My grandfather Frank, who emigrated from Calabria, taught my dad, who taught me. And I have subsequently taught my two sons, Luke & Carlo, how to make this rich red sauce and succulent meatballs. (Meatball recipe to follow – https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2017/10/18/my-dads-italian-meat-ball-recipe/) DeSando Family…… Continue reading DeSando Family Recipe for Spaghetti & Meatballs