A Southern gentleman( that's me)'s favorite drink helps lend it's classic flavor to take these Swedish style meatballs up a notch.
PS. Don't omit the nutmeg....its essential to the awesomeness of this recipe!
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Gently and thoroughly mix together meat, egg, breadcrumbs, and all seasonings until well combined. Form the mixture into medium sized balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball) and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip meatballs and cook for another 5-10 minutes. When ready, remove meatballs from the oven and set aside.
In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, Coca-Cola, and bourbon to a boil. Lower to medium-low heat and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring often, until the mixture gets thick and viscous. Place the meatballs in the brown sugar and coke/bourbon mixture and toss until well coated and glazed. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
Awesome quick & simple lemon squares....my father's recipe (from his bakery.) Enough said.
2 sticks margarine
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cream margarine and confectioner’s sugar until creamy and light colored. Add flour and continue to cream until well combined. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.
2 cups white sugar
4 TBS. lemon juice
1 TBS. + 1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. baking powder
4 TBS. flour, sifted
1 dash of salt
Slightly beat eggs. Add sugar, lemon juice, zest, baking powder, flour, and salt and beat until well combined. Pour over cookie crust and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until set. When cool, dust top with confectioner’s sugar, cut into squares and enjoy.
The story goes that my great-grandmother (affectionately known as 'Big Bubbie') used to make these Congo Squares (a classic early 20th Century American recipe from the back of a brown sugar box) quite often and would keep them sitting on her kitchen counter. When her grandchildren would come to visit and want to eat one, they would be met with disappointment when they were told that they were just for her son, Joe (the doctor.)
* It is key to make this recipe all by hand (no mixers), as it affects the texture and consistency of the squares/bars.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt margarine in a saucepan (or glass bowl in microwave, if desired). Add brown sugar and mix well with a fork (the mixture should have a thick paste-like consistency). Add eggs one at a time and continue mixing with a fork. Add all the dry ingredients, vanilla, and pecans and mix well. Grease a 9" square pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out fairly dry (should still be slightly moist).
Dust chicken in flour, salt, and pepper and set aside.
Melt margarine and saute chicken for two minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Pour Marsala wine into pan over chicken and set aside. In a separate pan, saute mushrooms until tender and add to chicken pan. Cover, add chicken stock, and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until tender. Garnish with parsley and serve.