Monday, January 2, 2017


Remember the Butter Pecan Banana Cake I  made before Christmas for our bridge couples' get-together for December and then the gathering got cancelled because the weather acted up and I was left with a whole big cake? Well, we tried again last Friday night and I made the cake again. (Oh the cake was a big hit, btw.)

It was a fun evening (as it always is) because we were with friends who just happen to be great cooks, too. I have several recipes I will be sharing with you from the evening.

Friends Linda and Mitch were the host and hostess again this year and Linda outdid herself with tasty dishes to eat. The first one I am sharing is for the meatball sliders she made. Oh my gosh, they were so yummy. She found the recipe at and made a few changes.

Linda said these were so easy. All I can say is, they were so delicious! You could make as many of these as you liked. So I have written the recipe in general terms with Linda's amounts in parentheses. If you are not having a big get-together, use the recipe to generally see ingredients and how to make them and use your own amounts accordingly.


(Linda made 24 sliders. Her amounts are in parentheses)

Slider buns (Linda used King Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls and sliced them.)

Meatballs (Linda was going to make her own ones but then saw some Italian style pre-cooked ones that were good sized ones. If you make your own, make them in a muffin tin.)

1         24 - oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (Linda used a tomato basil one)

Mozzarella cheese, shredded (Linda used about 12 ounces or 3 cups)

Parmesan cheese (Linda grated the cheese and used about 4-1/2 tablespoons)

Italian seasoning (Linda used 1-1/2 tablespoons)

Olive oil (Linda used 3 tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray bottom of baking dish. (Linda used a 9 x 13 - inch baking dish and a 9 - inch square for the 24 sliders.)

Place the bottom half of the bun in the dish.

Place a little of the sauce on the bun.

(Linda cut the meatballs in half.) Place a meatball on top of the sauce. Spoon a little bit more of the sauce on top.

Sprinkle some of the grated Mozzarella cheese on top of the meatball.

Place the top of the bun on top and brush the top with a little olive oil.

Combine the grated Parmesan cheese and seasoning together and sprinkle a little on the top of the bun. 

Cover the dish with aluminium foil and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Linda placed the dish in her casserole carrier to keep them warm.

(My husband's phone doesn't take pictures as good as my phone does. Sorry it looks a little blurry. I need to remember to charge my phone before leaving the house.)

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