April  2, 2012


Meatballs&Milkshakes Asparagus and Mint Salad

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

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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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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.


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hardlikearmour April 3, 2012
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!
Thanks! You can use that tip for any pie!
Ms. T. April 3, 2012
Nice to see you in the spotlight! Such creative recipes. Yum.
fiveandspice April 2, 2012
Congrats on the spotlight! Great to learn a little more about you! :)
Thanks so much for the spotlight!