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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”

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

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Tina Dileo

Tina Dileo


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!


Recipes for appetizers


Salad Recipes


Breakfast Recipes


Recipes for Entrees


Recipes for Beverages


Dessert Recipes

$250 Urban Legend Cookie Recipe

*Content in this recipe was updated from original post of August 24, 2013*  Do you know about the infamous "$250 cookie" recipe"?  I recently came across an old copy of this recipe in my Mom's recipe box. Along with the ingredients and procedure, it basically says...

DIY Pot of Gold Rainbow Donut Pops

WARNING! You might PLEDGE your eternal LOVE for me once you see how quick, simple and ADORABLE these Pot of Gold Rainbow Donut cake pops are ... I', just saying.... Not only are these going to be an instant hit at your next party, they are also a simple donut hole...

Magnolia Bakery inspired Vanilla Cupcakes

Believe it or not ... I am not the world's best cupcake baker. Shocking... I know! Because I have these mad cookie making skillz, people always assume I must be this phenomenal all around baker.  Which I am not.  I'm ok. But not great.  Which leads me to this quick...

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake Squares

Hey guys! Are you ready to make the simplest, easiest chocolate chip cake EVAA?!  Well, if so... here it is, the only Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake recipe you'll ever need. What makes this recipe so special? It's one of those desserts that doesn't require a lot of fancy...

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...

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 really excited to...