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So happy you have come by to see what I have cooking in my kitchen today ! Please browse my recipe collection of “Magical Meals”

Pasta Anyone ?

From penne to spaghetti we all love pasta . Take a peek at  some of my favorite recipes.
Pasta Entrees

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Creamy Chicken Contadina

You know what they say ... "better late than never"(my forever motto!)....   I have been trying to get this recipe up here on the blog for weeks and it just did not happen! I'm sorry if you've been following along on social media and patiently waiting for me to share....

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Dessert Recipes


Amaretto Tiramisu Cake

It's Tiramisu Time! I love Tiramisu, it's one of the first "fancy" desserts I ever made when I first started in the kitchen.  It also happens to be the perfect no bake dessert, especially this time of year. I guess you could call this the Italian version of an Ice Box...
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Ricotta Lemon Cookies

I was provided complimentary products as a Social Media influencer for @influenster via the #makeityours cookie recipe campaign for @countrycrock spreads.  As always opinions are 100% my own.  As an avid baker and small cookie business owner, I was...
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It’s Cookie Time: Almond Cookies with Chocolate 

The holiday season is in full swing and you know that means it's cookie time! You probably know that I LOVE to make cookies, especially during the holidays. And so this holiday season, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite cookie recipes along with a...
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Pumpkin Oreo Balls

If you are looking for a fun fall treat to make this halloween or even thanksgiving how about trying these adorable Pumpkin Shaped Oreo Balls.  Make these fun little treats for your kids, friends, or even co-workers.  Everyone will ooh and ahh and I promise you do not...
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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

I feel like I have shared so many savory dishes lately I owe y'all a little sweet treat! With Halloween off in the not so distant future, and chocolate on my mind, I thought it would be the perfect time to share these homemade chocolate truffles.  You are gonna...
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Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwich

Are you totally loving these Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches, or what?! I think they are so cute. You're family will love them too!  They don't take too much time to prepare and all the ingredients are probably in your local supermarket.  The best part is...
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Panera Bread Fundraising Night

Panera Bread Bakery Cafe Fundraising Night! One of my favorite sayings is "when you do good, you feel good". Don't you agree?   Here is a great opportunity for us all to do a little good, feel good about it and enjoy a great handcrafted meal from our friends at Panera...

Home Cooking For the Holidays Recipe e-Book

Together with Food Bank for Westchester I am excited to announce... "Home Cooking for the Holidays" A collaborative recipe e-cookbook devoted to Feeding Families in need one recipe at a time *100% of the proceeds go to Food Bank for Westchester * How can you get the...

Pick the Perfect Eggplant

Summer time brings an abundance of great fruits and vegetables.  One of my favorite vegetables to eat in summer and really all year round is eggplant.  Eggplant is really a versatile vegetable.  It is great in dishes where it is the main ingredient and...

It’s a Pizza-nini!

Tips of the day have been few and far between here on the blog.  BUT I have a great one to share today... HOW DO YOU REHEAT LEFTOVER PIZZA? For as long as I can remember I have been heating up leftover pizza in the oven.  I crank up the oven to about 400...

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

It's that time of year when we are all feeling like we need to start making healthier food choices. Obviously, I love cooking but I also love food.  Moreover, I LOVE to eat. While I am no stranger to working out, my...

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

Hey y'all! It's #TipTuesday and here's one that I can't wait to share.... Crockpot (slow-cooker) Baked Potatoes. Did you know you could make a baked potato right in your crockpot?  Is this not the coolest Baked Potato idea ev-e-rrr !  I wish I could say...

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My name is Tina, and for as long as I can remember I have enjoyed cooking and being in the kitchen. I really have no formal training in cooking, and despite the really cute name of my website, I’m actually not a chef. While I may not have graduated from some great culinary school, I got my start at an early age in the kitchen of my Italian Mama. I often watched and did not ask too many questions, I learned that the most important ingredient in any dish is LOVE. Cook with LOVE and your meals will always taste good!