Sunday, March 22, 2015

Swedish Meatballs

I have a delicious recipe to share with you for Swedish meatballs! These must be good, because I'm not all that crazy over meatballs, but I am obsessed with these!

Before I give you the recipe, I need to tell you: We adapted the recipe.
This means we made a change! In the normal recipe, it calls for onions. Well, we don't put those in and it still tastes amazing! So in the recipe below, I won't list it but if you go to the source, you'll see it in the list of ingredients.
Oh! And one more thing:
Now, let's get to the recipe!

Swedish Meatballs Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko (Japanese-style breadcrumb)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the gravy:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently for about 2-3 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, Panko, egg yolks, allspice and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thicker, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir meatballs in and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Peach Mango Smoothie

My mom created this delicious peach mango smoothie herself and we wanted to teach you how to make it as well!
Smoothies are really good, healthy snacks to have so I hope you enjoy!
Now to the recipe!

Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe

  • One handful of diced frozen mango
  • One handful of sliced frozen peaches
  • 1 cup of peach nectar, chilled
  • 1 container (about 6 ounces) low-fat peach yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup club soda (fizzy water), chilled (we made our own using a soda stream machine!)
  1. In a blender, combine the mangos, peaches, peach nectar, yogurt, and lemonade concentrate.
  2. Process for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy
  3. Stir in club soda and serve!