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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I love routines.  They're just so comfortable.  Growing up, we had many food routines... pizza with birch beer every Friday night; spaghetti and meatballs (or a variant such as lasagna) every Sunday at noon; we even had pancakes or waffle ice cream sandwiches every Sunday night (for dinner, not dessert!).  Waffle ice cream sandwiches for dinner was one of those wonderful but crazy traditions that went against everything I thought a meal was supposed to be as a child.  But regardless of how amazing waffles and ice cream sounds, it still wasn't my favorite dinner of the week.  My two favorites will always be pizza and spaghetti and meatballs.  Read more.

Onion-Garlic Tortilla Stackers

Whenever I serve this appetizer at dinner parties, people ask for the recipe.  In fact, one time when I served my onion-garlic tortilla stackers at a party a few years ago, they disappeared so quickly that one woman only ate half of hers, hiding the remaining half in a corner of the kitchen counter so she could save it for a guest who hadn't arrived yet.  My sister Louise pointed the unfinished appetizer out and asked me if I thought the woman was done, because if so, she was ready to finish it off without a moment's hesitation.  Read more.