“Money can’t buy happiness.  Luckily, there are meatballs.”

Funny things happen when I clean out nooks and crannies.  Sometimes I find money.  Sometimes I find clothes that seem like a great beginning to a new outfit combination.  And sometimes I find recipes!  This is one of those recipes that was between the pages of a book that I hadn’t looked at in a number of years.


15 oz can of unsalted tomato sauce

24 ounce bag of frozen, fully cooked meatballs

1 jar cranberry jalapeno jelly


Put everything into a saucepan and cook on high until boiling.  Stir and reduce the heat.

Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.  I have a feeling that any jalapeño jelly will work nicely.  Will be fun to research that project!

mt bls

If you’ve been paying attention to side dish recipes you should have no trouble putting a party together.  If you’re too uninterested in effort, for one reason or another, put out a few blocks of cheese with some crackers, a store-bought veggie tray, a bowl of potato chips, and a cake that will have them begging for the recipe.

My favorite recipe for a successful dessert is to buy a cake at Whole Foods.  The flourless chocolate is amazing!  If you want to trip out on gluten once in  a while, any of their cakes will take the edge off the guilt.  Love them!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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