Wednesday, December 17, 2014


In keeping with my declaration that December is National Appetizer Month, I'm including a family favorite that I make for almost every occasion. This recipe is easy, quick, and won't break your budget.

Sweet Barbequed Meatballs
12-16ozs frozen Italian seasoned meatballs
6-10ozs grape jelly
1 bottle barbeque sauce
¼ cup dry red wine

Combine all ingredients in a medium-size saucepan. Be sure the meatballs are covered with the jelly and barbeque sauce. Adjusting the amounts as necessary. Be sparing if you add more wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until meatballs are heated through.

Keep warm on the stove or in a low-heat oven until you're ready to serve.

To make your life easier during this busy holiday season, prepare this appetizer several days in advance of your party. Be sure to cover and refrigerate. On party day, remove the meatballs from the fridge at least 2 hours prior to serving. Warm either on the stovetop or in the oven.

I'll be back Monday. Until then...

Happy appetizer munching!



  1. Wow what a twist on a holiday party favorite! Kudos to your gourmet innovation, Sloane! Happy holidays! Shared the good stuff! ;)

    1. Thanks for all your support, Sharon.:)