Cook Spotlight


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Meatballs&Milkshakes Asparagus and Mint Salad

There's much more to Meatballs&Milkshakes than her name suggests.

Yes, some of her recipes follow that comfort-food sensibility: Comforting Tuna Noodle Casserole, Sicilian Tuna Meatballs, Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies. But Meatballs&Milkshakes -- a nonprofit fundraiser by day, fierce home cook and blogger by night – has more to offer than this. Her food, drawn from her favorite eating cities of New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome, is at once approachable and sophisticated: perfect for a weeknight meal, a springtime dinner party, and any and all occasions in between. 

Case in point: Maloreddus with Anchovies, Orange, and Malvasia. Sounds fancy, huh? Yes, but it comes together quickly and easily, reminiscent of a hot afternoon in Sardinia with a view of the ocean. Meatballs&Milkshakes' other recipes – Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt, Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Lasagna, and Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad (pictured above), for example – follow that similar approach: good food, comfort food, but food with an extra dash of creativity, a spark of inspiration. Food that’s a lot more than just meatballs and milkshakes.

Read our profile Q&A with Meatballs&Milkshakes below, and check out her blog here

What do you cook when home alone?
linguine and clams

Your most treasured kitchen possession:
Beautiful pasta bowls we brought back from Ravello and of course, my Food 52 cutting board!

The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:


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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congratulations! It's great to see you in the spotlight. Love your asparagus salad and can't wait for strawberry season to make your mini-pies - brilliant muffin tin idea!


over 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes

Thanks! You can use that tip for any pie!


over 2 years ago Ms. T

Nice to see you in the spotlight! Such creative recipes. Yum.


over 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes



over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Congrats on the spotlight! Great to learn a little more about you! :)


over 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes



over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So happy to see you in the spotlight, I always look forward to seeing your wonderful recipes and you lovely blog. Congratulations!


over 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes

Thanks so much! Love your blog too!


over 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes

Thanks so much for the spotlight!