meatball yummies – always a yummy in your tummy

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Hi there,

Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting my good friends who have a home in Hudson, Florida. In addition to enjoying their friendship, their beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, Dave and Martha introduced us to their neighbors. Nicer people you could not ask to meet. One of their neighbors is an extraordinarly generous and charming woman named Sandy.

Can’t you just tell from her beautiful smile how much fun she is. Sandy and her husband, John, invited us to their home for drinks and apps before dinner. On my previous visit, I was fascinated by how beautiful her home is. So, I was very excited to see the inside. Her home is just as unique and beautiful as expected. After seeing the house, we got down to the serious business of having a glass of wine and an app. Sandy’s Meatball Yummy’s were a complete hit. By the time we left for the restaurant, the plate was empty.

I can’t wait for you to make this simple and delicious app for the next time you have friends over for drinks.



1 lb ground beef 

1 egg

1/4 cup breadcrumbs 

2-3 Tbsp steak sauce

2Tbsp olive oil 


2 Tbsp butter

2-3 Tbsp steak sauce 

1/4 cup brown sugar 


Mix beef and first 3 ingredients.

Make small meatballs, brown in frying pan in oil. 

Remove meatballs when brown.  Make sauce in same pan.  Add meatballs to sauce.  Slow cook until meatballs are cook all the way.

Turn and coat meatballs in sauce as the sauce mixture thickens.

These are great appetizers and also makes a yummy meat with mashed potatoes and your family’s favorite vegetable.  Enjoy.

Thank you Sandy for extending your friendship and sharing this delectable recipe.

Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette

16 responses to “meatball yummies – always a yummy in your tummy”

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes – Angie's Recipes is an interactive blog dedicated to sharing yummy & creative recipes, helpful cooking hints and tips. Enjoy your visit and spread the word!
    Angie Schneider says:

    We adore meatballs and enjoy them frequently. Thank you for sharing Sandy’s recipe. They look juicy, tender and really yum.

  2. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  3. Time Traveler of Life – Where my Motor Home is! – Biography Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die. I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect? Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing. My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda. Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated. I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.” I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class. After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome. I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.
    Time Traveler of Life says:

    Oh Bernadette, you have my attention! I stole the recipe. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. unaricciaincucinablog – Benvenuti…mi chiamo Adele e sono Calabrese, mi piace cucinare da sempre e i miei piatti sono semplici e alla portata di tutti, amo cucinare con prodotti freschi e genuini della mia terra e sono sempre alla ricerca delle uova fresche di giornata per preparare un dolce o di una verdura appena raccolta per preparare un piatto nuovo o che preparo sempre. Le mie esperienze sono poche ma importanti, ho anche un blog di cucina su Alice Tv ora in rifacimento, dove sono stata ospite in una loro trasmissione in diretta “Cucina con me” per preparare una mia ricetta, esperienza bellissima che mi piacerebbe ripetere. Ho partecipato ad un breve corso sul pan di Spagna tenuto dal grande Maestro Paolo Caridi che stimo moltissimo e spero di partecipare ad altri suoi corsi. Altra esperienza importante è stata la partecipazione al corso "Torte moderne" tenuto dal grande Luca Montersino…mito nel mondo della pasticceria, i suoi dolci sembrano quadri d'autore. Ma non vi ho parlato ancora di me di come sono…le persone mi definiscono “solare”, e non dico altro, oltre a cucinare amo ballare di tutto ma la mia specializzazione è il social dance che ballo insieme al mio Gruppo. Amo il mare… e il mare della mia Calabria è bellissimo…questa è Tropea. Ma abbiamo anche i monti… questa è la favolosa Sila. Amo gli animali è questo è il mio Aaaron Amo leggere e adoro il Grande Maestro Andrea Camilleri e il Grande Alessandro Baricco. Questa sono io e saluto con il Cuore tutte le persone che passeranno dal mio blog e vorranno condividere le mie ricette. Grazie
    unaricciaincucinablog says:

    Buonissime !!!

  5. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    How fun, and a perfect appetizer bite!

  6. Hi Bern! We are enjoying these as I type this!! It turns out the whole family is here today so we decided to have a kind of grazing day and I made these. They are delicious, fun and so easy to make!!! As always, thanks for sharing

  7. How nice that she gave you her delicious recipe!

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