For our Valentine’s Day dinner I made the Cook’s Illustrated spaghetti and meatballs again (I made this recipe for the first time on Valentine’s Day last year). I still love Grandma/Mom’s spaghetti and meatballs, but this one is completely different (they’re not really competing dishes). It goes in a more Italian direction (garlic, parmesan, basil, parsley), while Grandma’s is more ’50s American comfort food (it calls for Worcestershire sauce but not basil!). It’s so good–you must try it. The meatballs are amazingly flavorful and tender. The recipe is in the cookbook we all have, but you can also see it here.