Roasted Tomato Sauce with Mini Meatballs

Roasted Tomato Sauce with Mini Meatballs

Every few months I crave the favorite classic—spaghetti and meatballs.

Sometimes I'll make the sauce from scratch depending on what kind of jarred sauce is on sale. If I do make it myself, I will usually opt for for using canned San Marzano tomatoes but since we are in the middle of tomato season, I was hankering for something fresh and truly from scratch. 

The last time I made tomato sauce from raw tomatoes was almost exactly two (!) years ago. That was a delicious sauce but for some reason this one was even tastier. I used almost the exact same recipe, but with a few changes.

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Mini Meatball Soup

Mini Meatball Soup

I have this weird obsession for mini things.

I internally freak out whenever I see miniature kitchen supplies (even though I know they are sometimes a bit pointless), miniature foods, miniature plants, miniature paper goods, miniature ceramics and the list goes on. This is so much so that for one Christmas my sister Kristen gave me a set of ramekins because every time we would browse inside a kitchen store I would point them out and go ga-ga at how cute they were.

So naturally, when I made this meatball soup, the pasta and the meatballs had to be bite-sized and miniature. None of this extra-large stuff like the meatballs that are served at Buca di Beppo. If given the choice, I'd rather have 10 mini meatballs than 1 large one the size of a tennis ball. 

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