Mama says she’s at The Restaurant “every day,” reveals her meatball recipe.

Mama says she’s at The Restaurant “every day,” reveals her meatball recipe.
Knight-Ridder’s Sylvia Rector talks to The Restaurant‘s Mama Dispirito, who she says “keeps me watching this contrived drama.” Mama says that she does indeed cook and hang out at the restaurant: “I am there every day. I make the meatballs, all the sauces, and I do whatever. A lot of people ask me if I do it, and I do.” After the piece calls Mama “the most real character on the whole show,” The Seattle Times kicks Rocco Dispirito in the meatballs by publishing the recipe for his mother’s famous food, so now there’s no reason at all to go to the restaurant. Mama’s Meatballs include beef, pork, and veal, plus Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, eggs, and red pepper flakes.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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