Friday, September 26, 2008

Toward Better Baking...

If you've never checked out Marcy Goldman's baking website,, now is the time. Marcy is not only a great pastry chef, she's a great all-around chef as well and her writing is always delightful. Don't overlook the "When Bakers Write" section; Dwayne's World is hilarious!

This week Marcy is giving out several free recipes and I, for one, can't wait to try the Cranberry Sauce Sweet and Sour Meatballs. As soon as I read the recipe my mind began to "localize" the ingredients...hmmm...lean ground beef from Kathy Linn's ranch in Canyonville, fresh eggs from my friend Georgie, Bandon cranberries, maybe some local honey instead of the brown sugar...

You will notice that you don't even have to brown the meatballs before adding them to the sauce! I have made meatballs in a marinara sauce (for meatball sandwiches) this way and they come our very tender and more readily absorb the flavor of the sauce. Adapts well to the slow cooker too!


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