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There are tons of food blogs out there, so many that I can’t keep track of all the ones I’d like to read. I was not intending this for general consumption, it was more of a place for me to keep track of recipes and occasionally share them with friends….but as with a lot of things on the internet, it seems to have expanded beyond.

One day while I was cooking, I realized there was no way I was going to remember what I had just made and it was so tasty, it seemed like a shame. I kept adjusting the recipe to use up leftovers (something I do a lot), and it ended up being delicious. But I didn’t write down the ingredients I had used, and I chalked it up to a one-time recipe. Then I realized I should actually start to keep track. And so, this idea took shape. I’m not a seasoned photographer, but I hope to get better through this blog.

I am an avid food network fan, and I’m starting to miss the days of Gourmet magazine. I love Italian food, and I give credit for most of what I’ve learned to watching Mario Batali, Michael Chiarello, and David Rocco on the food network. I’m also a huge fan of Ina Garten and I think Giada DeLaurentiis makes food look beautiful.

I love going to the greenmarket and picking up fresh ingredients to create something. I think I go to about a half dozen different supermarkets and stores on a regular basis. And my favorite Sundays are when I get to put on some music and cook something yummy for some friends.

Back on the topic of photography, I should mention that all photos and content are my own, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to reproduce anything, please do so with appropriate attribution.

If you would like to contact me, please email meatballsandmilkshakes [at] gmail [dot] com

20 Responses to About

  1. alisonamazed

    I got into writing recipes in exactly the same way, inventing dishes using leftovers. Though I’m 90-100% vegetarian (eat fish now and then), with low dairy – so am constantly challenging myself to find new, interesting ways to prepare food.

  2. foodlova

    Sounds like a super Sunday to me too!

  3. Delizie Delizie

    I share exactly your interest for all the chefs you mentioned not one less or more. We have the same taste, I too love to cook, Italian as i am born Italian but also the incredible French cuisine.
    I like your last post, it looks delicious! let’s keep rolling..:)

  4. beanercooks

    Thanks for looking at my blog – because it led me to yours! Everything looks amazing! I also just started posting recipes to help my friends plan. None of them are my original recipes though so I’ll definitely be posting a link to send them here.

  5. denlyn3

    Your blog is one of my favorites so I nominated you for a Sunshine Blog Award. Check it out at

  6. jackiedejesse

    Congratulations on the spotlight! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Your blog is such a great read and you have such a diverse selection of recipes. Keep up the great work :)

  7. Candy

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  8. lindsayballen

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! I’m so glad it led me back to yours because so many of your recipes look delicious! I LOVE Italian food so I’ll definitely be trying some of these out!

  9. aprilarnold

    Hi! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here’s my post:

  10. richardmcgary

    I have enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award as your recipes are always illuminating, informative and mouthwatering. Thanks for taking the time to share. :) More information is available at

  11. Chrissy

    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can check out the link at Thanks for posting!

  12. daisyandthefox

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award at this link:

    congratulations! you deserve it! :)

  13. johnnysenough hepburn

    Hi, m&m. Thrilled to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. All details within my post:
    Happy New Year!