Allow me to introduce you to my favorite new blog, Mister Meatball. (It's new to me--he's been writing it for a few years already). A foody from Brooklyn who now lives somewhere (Portland?) in Maine, Mr. Meatball is an Italian-American and is primarily concerned with Italian-American cooking.
Here's his recipe for making a perfect meatball--I tried this and found them to be fluffy and quite delightful--but please browse the entire blog as there are many wonderful entrees. His Sunday Gravy is especially inventive and delicious.