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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.

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Eggplant Meatballs

With markets and gardens about to burst with fresh fruits and veggies, I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe for my favorite, meatless Eggplant Meatballs. I've been sitting on this one for too long. In fact, my Facebook LIVE segment for these was done...

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Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

The summer season is definitely upon us and you know what that means. ... BBQ's, picnics and HOT summer days coming our way! I for one like to enjoy fun in the sun and that's why I love quick and simple dishes at meal time, like this Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad. ...

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My White Bean Cakes on Dr. Oz with Mazola Corn Oil

When the Dr. Oz show calls and asks if you'll be willing to share a recipe on air using heart healthy Mazola Corn Oil, you of course say "YES" before you can even realize what you've just committed to! Then you quickly rack your brain for the most flavorful, heart...

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Sausage Broccoli Rabe Risotto Stuffed Zucchini

Who says it has to be Zucchini season to share ALL my favorite zucchini recipes? NOPE ... not ME! I am an ALL season zucchini lover. And to be honest, I'm not really a great rule follower when it comes to eating my favorite foods. That's why I am so excited to share...

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Leeks and Roasted Asparagus Frittata

Think Spring! I'm not sure about you BUT I am SO ready for spring! I'm truly over all the unseasonable weather that has hit my neck of the woods the last month or so.  I think Mother Nature forgot to "spring forward" last month but not me.  I'm thinking spring and...

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Tasty Turkey Meatballs in San Marzano Sauce

Happy Sunday! I hope you guys are ready for my favorite lightened up recipe for Turkey Meatballs. I call them Mediterranean Meatballs because they are mixed with a combination of sauteed vegetables like eggplant and zucchini. Although they are not our typical Sunday...

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$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...

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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...

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Tina Dileo

Tina Dileo

Cheftini

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!

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Beverages

Recipes for Beverages

Desserts

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...