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Food is love: Make Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce

by on Feb.03, 2015, under Food & Wine, Healthy Recipes, Sexy Abs Diet

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Aprilanne grew up with the family tradition: "Food is love."

While Aprilanne.com is far from a dating advice or matchmaking site, there is a strong body of evidence to suggest you can make a man fall in love with you by cooking authentic Italian dishes like the ones we feature on this site.
You’ve heard it before and it’s true, “the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”  Single looking to get hitched?  Married looking to spice things up a bit?  “Food Is Love” people.  
Make my Grandma Rose’s Italian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe with her Authentic Italian Meatballs & the object of your desire eating out of your hand by the end of the meal.


Watch along as Aprilanne gets the inside look at how to make Authentic Italian Meatballs the “old fashion way” with Executive Chef Grazianno Perozzi on California Living™ below ~ Buon Appetito…


Now for the secrets to making the best fresh homemade spaghetti sauce…
Grandma Rose – was the sweetest little Italian woman who ever lived – who always had a kind word for everyone, and who  lived by the adage: “Food is Love.”  Enjoy Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe with my compliments and share it with your family and loved ones today.  Aprilanne

Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce:

Why do Italian’s call Red Sauce – Gravy? The answer – Red Gravy contains meat, or the meat drippings from the browned sausage, meatballs and spareribs that eventually went into the sauce to be served with the pasta of choice.

Sauce as in Marinara Sauce – does not contain meat, and therefore retains the more common name of Red Sauce. Below is a “good” approximation of what goes into Authentic Italian Gravy – yet keep in mind – you can always get in touch with your “Inner Italian” and add whatever else you might like to “Make it Your Own.”

1. Place some Olive Oil ( a few Tablespoons) in the bottom of a large Pot – add a few cloves of garlic, gently brown – remove garlic cloves if desired.

2. Add 2-3 large cans of STRAINED Plum Italian Tomatoes – discard pulp (some will dice up the pulp and add it to the Sauce for a chunkier effect).

3. Add a hand-full of diced fresh basil, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste; bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to simmer to thicken. The thicker version is used on pasta, the thinner, lighter version is used when making your baked dishes such as lasagna and manicotti.

4. Add your browned meatballs, sausage, etc. to enhance flavor as desired – When meat is warmed through it’s ready to serve. Note: The longer the Gravy simmers, the thicker it will get, so be careful not to overdo the simmering process.

FUN FACT #2 – Grandma Rose would also pour the drippings from the browned meats into the Sauce for extra flavor but stopped doing this as she got on in years once the adverse effects of too much fats and oils in the diet became more well known.

5. At the end just prior to serving – toss in a pinch of fresh Oregano – if the Oregano sits too long in the simmering sauce, it will turn the flavor bitter. Serve with your favorite pasta and our Authentic Meatball Recipe from Grandma Rose.

Watch California Living’s “Making Meatballs with Aprilanne” now Ondemand!

Party Girl Diet Author and California Living Series Creator Aprilanne HurleyAprilanne Hurley SFN, CLFC is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, series creator and host of California Living,™ and author of “The Party Girl Diet,” available on Amazon.com the revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight.”

Visit Aprilanne @ her Party Girl Diet website for more great recipes and healthy living tips and includes Hurley’s Sexy Abs Diet blog @ SexyAbsDiet.com for great sexy abs diet recipes and workouts.

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SUPER ABS PLAYBOOK Diet and Workout by Aprilanne Hurley available on Amazon.com

by on Jan.03, 2014, under California Living, Food & Wine, Healthy Living, Nutrition News, Sexy Abs Diet, The Party Girl Diet

Make it your mission to score strong, super abs in 2014.  With Party Girl Diet Aprilanne Hurley’s SUPER ABS PLAYBOOK™, flat, sexy abs are in reach.  Discover the SUPER ABS PLAYBOOK’S  breakthrough “play-by-play” game-plan to lose weight, burn fat and build muscle.  Hurley’s NEW SUPER ABS DIET™ – which includes her exclusive Super Abs Diet & private access to the Super Abs Workout™ is available on Amazon.  Check out the fun “movie trailer” on Hurley’s Super Abs Workout™ below, an INSIDE LOOK TV© Media Production which recently world premiered on California Living™ with Aprilanne:

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Sexy Abs Diet and Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley

SUPER ABS PLAYBOOK™ and Party Girl Diet™ Author Aprilanne Hurley SFN, CLFC

About the Author:

The SUPER ABS PLAYBOOK Author Aprilanne Hurley SFN, CLFC is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Author of The Party Girl Diet©, and series creator and host of California Living™, California’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living.

Hurley’s media credits include live appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX Networks to discuss the revolutionary new diet and lifestyle behind her Party Girl Diet.™  Hurley is a super nutrition and fitness pioneer in delivering entertaining “healthy living” content primetime – to millions of television viewing households.

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Get Skinny Indulging on Party Girl Diet’s Healthy Basil Pesto Sauce.

by on Oct.11, 2012, under Chefs Move to Schools, Farm Life, Healthy Living, Nutrition News, Sexy Abs Diet, The Party Girl Diet

Party Girl Diet Pesto Ingredients

Aprilanne's Hot Tip: Fresh ingredients are the key to success.

 Aprilanne’s Authentic Italian Pesto Sauce Recipe takes just 5-minutes to make, and is Party Girl Diet approved.   You can enjoy this rich and decadent sauce “guilt free,” as the olive oil, walnuts, and garlic are 3 of The Party Girl Diet’s Top 10 Super Foods proven to enhance health and longevity. You will also get your share of healthy, “good for you”omega-3 fats from the olive oil and walnuts, and anti-imflamatory benefits from the basil.

Aprilanne’s Hot Shopping Tip: By cooking with ingredients that are fresh & local, and in season, you will experince foods at their peak of flavor AND you will save money because the more plentiful the product, the lower the cost to you.

Ingredients (For 6 servings)

  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup low-salt chicken or vegetable broth to thin mixture (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 of a fresh lemon (This helps to keep the basil from turning brown)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon course sea-salt


  1. Place olive oil, basil, chopped walnuts, garlic and salt in food processor (or blender).
  2. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and blend 5-10 seconds more.
  4. To thin the mixuture, add a little bit of chicken or vegetable broth in and mix. Consistency should be thick and smooth, not lumpy.

Aprilanne’s Hot Serving Tip: If you have stored the pesto in the fridge, just before serving, add 2 Tbsp of hot water or broth (the hot pasta water from your cooked pasta will work great).

Enjoy this fresh pesto sauce over veggies, as a healthy switch-up from red pasta sauce, and/or as a healthy marinade for your grilled fish, chicken, and meats.

Aprilanne’s Hot Cooking Tip: Make double the recipe and freeze the extra sauce in an ice-cube tray. This way, you will have extra pesto sauce on hand to whip up other delicious dishes. This recipe is great on steamed veggies, chicken, fish, and meats, and is delicious on pasta and pizza.

Until next time -”keep it healthy…and keep the party going” - Aprilanne

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