IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

‘Life, Laughs and Lasagna’

Doris Roberts has been working on the stage and screen for the past five decades, but she may be best known for her portrayal of the lovable but overbearing Marie Barone on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Now, the seventy-something Emmy-winning actress takes a look back at her life and career in a new book titled, “Are You Hungry, Dear? Life, Laughs and Lasagna.” She dis
Today
/ Source: msnbc.com

Doris Roberts has been working on the stage and screen for the past five decades, but she may be best known for her portrayal of the lovable but overbearing Marie Barone on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Now, the seventy-something Emmy-winning actress takes a look back at her life and career in a new book titled, “Are You Hungry, Dear? Life, Laughs and Lasagna.” She discusses the book on “Today.” Read an excerpt, including the recipe for her special lasagna below.

MY MEATBALLS Doris Roberts

1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients (except oil) in bowl and form into balls about the size of a quarter.

2. Heat 1-1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil. When the oil sizzles as a drop of water is added, add meatballs and fry until brown.

3. Transfer to meat sauce.

In the spirit of Marie, if you’re giving this recipe to your daughter-in-law, leave out the peas, mushrooms, and hard boiled eggs. She will be unable to answer your son’s questions about why it doesn’t taste as good as Mom’s.

9123567604816048254554ground sirloin2pound2 pounds ground sirloingarlic4clove4 cloves of garlic, mincedparmesan cheese1cup1 cup Parmesan cheeseparsley1 handful chopped Italian parsleyeggs22 eggsvegetable oilsalt and pepper to taste

Excerpted from “Are You Hungry Dear? Life, Laughs and Lasagna” by Doris Roberts with Danelle Morton. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press.