Nana’s Meatloaf

Use Basic Meatball Recipe to form loaf in 7×11 pan. Arrange canned, sliced, plum tomatoes on top of loaf. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes.

Nana’s Basic Meatball Recipe

1 lb hamburg Salt and pepper Parmesan or Romano cheese Grated bread crumbs (non-seasoned) 1 egg, beaten Fresh parsley, chopped Raisins (optional) Mix ingredients and roll into balls. Brown in a skillet over medium heat, turning meatballs to brown all sides. Once browned, cook in with spaghetti sauce for 25 min to a half hour….

Honey Cake (or Strufoli)

This recipe was given to me by Nana in 1971. I visited her on Court Street, and we spent the afternoon making strufoli. 3 eggs ½ c sugar ¼ c vegetable oil (or less) ¼ t salt 2 t extract (1 each of lemon and vanilla) 2 c flour 2 t baking powder Put first…

Nana Farina’s Sausages in Red Wine

I first remember having this dish at one of Nana’s Christmas Eve dinners. Because it was Christmas Eve, no meat was allowed, so she served the dish without the sausage. Either way, it’s a great and a wonderful accompaniment to any type of pasta. — Abby Butler 1−1½ lbs sausage 2-3 green peppers, seeded and sliced 1 large…

Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Just six months before my mother’s death, I had made a date with her for New Year’s Day to find out just what her method was to make her simple pasta sauce. Her years of making sauce required no recipe whatsoever. I doubt that she used too many written or printed recipes for most of…

Nana’s 1971 Agro-dolce

2½ c chicken livers, cook in pan with 2 T of oil, and salt to taste. Cook slow for ½ hr then add vinegar to cover livers and add a little over a cup of raisins, 2 c sugar. Cook until thick, put on toasted bread and cut as you wish. Let cool a little.