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Lester Earl
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I think it's one of those things where she doesn't have a recipe though I could ask

Lets focus on GG here tho

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I can confirm this


Yup






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Ole Geauxt
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Good Times

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That's how I took it






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OTIS2
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I also have a very dry wit. Some people don't get it.
moistening it with a cup or more of wine will improve it, drastically.






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Ole Geauxt
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im moseying back to the outdoor board where there's just guns to worry about..





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Gris Gris
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I was just offering solid advice.


That's your opinion, of course. Nowhere did I ask for your advice or anyone else's. I simply made a comment. Now, I know I should have expanded on that comment for certain people and added, "but not for this recipe which I like as is". There's is not like this one. It's like gumbo. There are different versions.

I want LE's grandmother's version and, LE, may I suggest that while you have your grandmother you consider watching her make it and taking notes. We see posts all the time here from folks who say they wish they had a grandparent's or parent's recipe for something to taste it once again. What would be even more fun to have is a video of her preparing it for future reference. That would be one priceless cherished piece of film. If someone gave me something like that as a gift, I'd go nuts. I film my Mom sometimes.






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Darla Hood
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Definitely seems more complex than I am used to making. I looked at the recipe, but couldn't match up the ingredient list with the first picture.

Looks like a great dish!






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Lester Earl
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My moms knows her method so I have some leeway there.

She may even have it written down. Ill see






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OTIS2
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Alright. You have my opinion...now I'll dole out a bit of advice.

The recipe is a bit bland, particularly for the American palate. The crushed red is a constant in most Bolognese sauces, as is wine, and both will help this recipe, even though it seems mixed up on it's roots...is it a Bolognese or a meatball dish?

It's cluttered...do a true Bolognese or do a meatball sauce that celebrates and showcases the meatballs.

Use the rind from a good Parm O in the sauce from the minute you begin building it. This recipe doesn't have enough of that influence. " go strong or go home"...this recipe is scampering to the house.

Anchovies are a must for a good sauce. Additional herbs will assist. The lack of bay leaf renders the recipe subpar.

There's my advice as to this recipe. And I'd add use a good tomato product like Cento, but your a good cook, GG! So you did that. The recipe...it needs help, though.






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bossflossjr
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Im tryin to enjoy a cocktail after a divine dinner...... Read and enjoy the board.....

And u folks turn posts into War & Peace. Frick.

Guess i will attempt to read when I turn into bed






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Gris Gris
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Didn't read your post, Otis. Someone else will enjoy it, though, I'm sure.





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OTIS2
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And use beef stock. Water is a missed flavor opportunity...until you add a little pasta water at the end. But you know that part.





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bossflossjr
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Didn't read your post, Otis. Someone else will enjoy it, though, I'm sure.


Daz whut im tawkin bout






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Martini
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If a plate was set in front of me I would say thank you and enjoy the hell out of it.

I like the checkerboard backsplash as well.






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bossflossjr
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The checkerboard makes me smile everytime i see it.







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Gris Gris
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to you and boss.





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Ole Geauxt
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what about me,,, don't i get a too?





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OTIS2
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quote: Didn't read your post, Otis. Someone else will enjoy it, though, I'm sure.
I led you to water,...






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Good Times
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what about me,,, don't i get a too?



Here ya geaux Geauxt

Now get off your knees and stop begging.






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Ole Geauxt
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Now get off your knees
i ain't staying down here on purpose,,, help me get up, dammit..






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Gris Gris
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Here ya go, but I know you won't be able to get up without some help.






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