Monday, March 25, 2013

Garlic Balls

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My sister Laura lives in California with her lovely family.  We do not get to see them often, but I always enjoy our visits.  California is too far away!

Laura, Tonette, Me and Karrie - giving a toast to Dad

A few months ago, Laura and her daughter Alex came to visit for Dad's funeral.  We went to the house that Dad was born in.............he always told a story that there was a plaque on the house, saying "This is where Tony Maniaci was born."  On this visit, my niece Maria went looking for the plaque-hehe.  I can't help but think Dad was up in Heaven, laughing at the joke.

Little Maria searching for the plaque

Alex and Laura at the house Dad was born in

Laura shares a passion for cooking.  She says this is one of Aaron's favorite things to eat!  Garlic balls!

Aaron’s Garlic Balls
2 pkgs premade pizza dough
2 clove garlic, minced
2 tbs minced parsley
a pinch of garlic salt
a pinch of Italian herbs or seasoning of your choice
Mix all together, form small bite sized balls (about the size of a small meatball).  

Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven at temperature required for the pizza dough until balls are lightly browned.
1 cube of butter
3 cloves of minced garlic
Melt butter and saute garlic in butter to flavor butter thoroughly, add parsley.  Put this mixture into a large mixing bowl and throw all the garlic balls directly from the cookie sheet into the butter mixture, mixing until thoroughly coated.  

Serve piping hot as an hors de oeuvres or with your favorite pasta dish.  This is a dish that is best served right from the oven.



  1. Visiting from In & Out of the Kitchen.
    My family will love these!

  2. These look incredible!!!!! Must try this.. pinning!

  3. You know I love everything you ever share! These look so good! Thanks for sharing about your family also!

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  4. These look delicious. Visiting from In and Out of the Kitchen.

  5. I just wanted to let you know that your recipe will be featured this week at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am so glad that you dropped these off and I look forward to seeing what you bring tonight! See you at 7:00 p.m. EST

    Cynthia at

  6. These look delicious! I am going to pin these right now!

  7. These look delicious. They look very similar to the rolls at a local Italian restaurant. I can't wait to make them I chose these as my host favorite for Foodie Friends Friday this week, so they will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!


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