The best meatloaf ever! will knock your socks off!

This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Uptown Meatloaf

serves 12

preheat oven 400*F

2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into 3″cubes

1 1/2 lb fatty pork shoulder, cut into 3″ cubes

2 tablespoons fennel seeds

1 medium onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups fresh good quality bread crumbs

1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup V-8 juice

1/2 cup dry white wine

large bunch fresh basil leaves

6 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

1 lb fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced

For full tutorial with images go right here

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BBQ Onion Meatball Bombs

These truly are the bomb!!!  Make these and you will have one happy family!!! Super Easy too!!!


1 pound meatloaf mix (beef, pork, veal or use all beef if you prefer.)
1 egg
½ cup bread crumbs (I use Aleia's gluten free)
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
3 yellow onions (choose med to large)
salt to taste
1 package bacon
½ c. Favorite BBQ sauce

Hop on over to Hugs and Cookies for instructions

Delicious Berry Recipes


The blueberry season has just arrived in Iceland. In the gallery below you can find lots of delicious berry recipes.

Blueberry Cheese Danish Cake


For the cake:

1 1/2 cup unbleached flour
2  teaspoons double acting baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

8 ounces American Neufchatel cheese, or cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon unbleached flour
1 egg
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 cups fresh or fresh frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds

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Caramel Lollipops

The real caramel lollipops recipe from "A La Mère de Famille"


For the lollipops
200g of liquid cream
150g of sugar
150g of glucose
50g of butter

For the glazing
300g of black chocolate with 70% cocoa

Preparing the caramel
Step 1. In a pan, heat the cream at about 80°C..
Step 2. In another pan, make a  blond caramel with the sugar and the glucose.
Step 3. Destroy the caramel by pouring the cream without ceasing to mix.
Step 4. Cook the caramel at 102°C mix regularly, then while mixing regularly, incorporate the butter.

Making the lollipops
Step 1. Pour the preparation in a rectangle dish on a silicone sheet.
Step 2. Let cool down and cut up in rectangles.
Step 3. Plant a lollipop stick in each rectangle.
Step 4. Coat the lollipops with black, milk or white chocolate at room temperature.
Step 5. Drip dry then place on a sheet of guitar.
Step 6. Allow to crystallize. Unstick from the sheet and enjoy!


Mini Pavlovas with Blueberries and Kiwi

Don’t be intimidated by these little beauties. Yes, they look kinda fancy, but the ingredient list is short and most of the work is done with your handy stand mixer.


3 large egg whites
⅞ cup sugar
½ teaspoon white vinegar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon corn starch

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Peeled and sliced kiwi fruit

Get the full instructions right here

Pavlovas are always a delicious treat, and these are no exception!