Best Meatballs Ever

My thing is, I like to take bits and pieces of recipes and give them my own touch. I’ll call this one Gia’s Meatballs. They came out so moist and had such a great flavor to them. Ok listen, here is the deal, I always give or take some of these ingredients. To me cooking is not an exact science and sometimes I don’t always have all of these ingredients in my cupboard. So you can play around with it until you master it yourself.

1 lb ground beef (80% lean meat)

1 chopped green bell pepper

1 chopped Vidalia onion

2 tbsp of minced garlic

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp each of onion and garlic powder

1 1/2 tbsp basil

1 tbsp parsley

1 tbsp oregano

1 cup of bread crumbs

2 eggs


I usually put some of the meatballs right into my sauce for flavor and then I pan fry the rest but this time I baked them in the oven and they happen to come out a lot juicier and they weren’t fried in grease.


Sabra Hummus

Another great treat is Sabra Hummus. I like all the flavors but the one with roasted pine nuts is my favorite. I know a lot of people do not like hummus/chic peas but it is so filling and I think it tastes great as a dip. Yup another product that is gluten-free!


Land O Lakes Sautee Express

Omg heaven in a square!! All you need to do is take plain chicken breast and add 1 square. I tried the garlic and herb one tonight and it was amazing. My boys and boyfriend just loved it. For the size of the square and the amount of sodium, cholesterol, and fat it has, it isn’t bad at all.

I made chicken breasts tonight with the Sautee Express. Fresh green beans with red onion in a little bit of I Can’t believe it’s Not Butter, and fresh garlic(salt and pepper to taste). I also made homemade mashed potatoes BUT I put in mayonnaise because it is low in cholesterol and gives you a better flavor without having to add all that salt and butter in. You can also use chicken bullion in your mashed potatoes if you want to go super healthy.


Van’s Cheese Crackers

16152 SC_Crackers7.1Okay here I go again with another gluten-free product. Like I said I am not on a gluten-free diet but I am trying to eliminate gluten from my diet little by litte so I am experimenting with some products. This one is Van’s Cheese Crackers omg and they are freakin good I can’t believe it. I am hesitant to try gluten-free products because #1 they tend to be costly and #2 they don’t always taste that good. I must say though these crakers are very good and if you are looking to go gluten-free give them a try.