Friday Link Love


Make corn and hatch chile biscuits from Butterlust
Bake flatbread crackers from Pinch of Yum
Drink this cantaloupe agua fresca from Love & Olive Oil
Try mini pizzas from i am a food blog

1. This video made me giggle so hard this week. I must have watched it 15-20 times. It even caught on at work! I couldn’t get enough. Watch the reverse version too.

2. Taylor Swift released her Wildest Dreams video at the VMAs on Sunday (for some reason I watched). I can’t get enough of Tay Tay!

3. And yes, one more video for y’all. But it’s really important! It’s about Downton Abbey season 6! I almost cried when I watched the preview for this season. I don’t want it to be over! If someone else dies, I’m gonna be real mad.

4. In other, non-YouTube related news, college football starts!!! The drought is over!! I can’t wait to watch Lee Corso and the guys on Saturday mornings.

5. Now that it’s September, I feel like I can start thinking about fall. I can’t wait for cooler weather and all of the pumpkin flavored things. I think it’s fair to say fall is my favorite season. What are y’all looking forward to most about fall?


Homemade Meatballs


This meatball recipe was a special request from Bud Davis. A few weeks back (when it was still unbearable to turn the oven on), Bud was craving spaghetti and meatballs. We didn’t have any supplies on hand so he was out of luck. I happened to remember his craving and started looking for recipes. Finally I found one last week from Brown Eyed Baker that was simple and super approachable.


Before trying this recipe, I had never made meatballs at home. I had no idea how easy they were! This particular recipe comes together so quickly and then the oven does all the real work. The meatballs are hearty and perfectly flavored. I particularly like the Parmesean cheese getting mixed right into the meatball. The more cheese, the better.


I think next time I make meatballs at home I might try a spicier meat blend. These meatballs are perfect with regular ground beef, but it’s nice to spice it up every now and then! Baked meatballs pair perfectly with pasta. I even liked them on their own! You should try them at home too to see just how you like them.

Homemade Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 meatballs

Homemade Meatballs


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesean cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with your hands.
  3. Shape mix into 12 large meatballs and place on baking sheet
  4. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes, remove and turn over. Reduce the temperature to 300 degrees and return the meatballs to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, bring a pot of marina sauce (I used store bought) to a simmer.
  6. Once the meatballs have finished cooking, place them in the pot of sauce and simmer for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker