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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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Quick Chicken Crust Parmesan Pizza

Sometimes I even impress myself! Can you believe this PIZZA crust is made from chicken?!! Yes, you heard that right... CHICKEN! It seems the recent KETO craze has inspired more protein based foods, so Chicken Crust Parmesan Pizzas like this one have been breaking the...

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Baci di Dama – Italian Lady Kisses

*This post may contain paid promotion or affiliate links that I receive a small commision on at no charge to you* Pucker up guys cause' I've got the perfect cookie for everyone on your nice list! These baci di dama, a.k.a Italian lady kisses, make the perfect addition...

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Tortilla Calzone Rolls

*This post contains paid promotion*  There is nothing I love more than a good "fake out" recipe. I've got a few but using tortilla wraps in place of dough for pizza and rolls is one of my favorite!! A while back I did Pizza Tortilla Roll Ups and they were a huge hit....

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Vodka Sauce

Over the past few months I've received a few requests for my Vodka Sauce recipe. Ask and you shall receive .... here is what I think to be a rather quick and easy version of the sauce that many of us enjoy at our favorite Italian restaurant.   My vodka sauce...

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Biscotti with Chocolate Chips

*This post was updated on 11/9/18 for content and pictures* These twice baked chocolate chip dunkers never last long when I make them. When I had my cookie business I used to make hundreds upon hundreds of them during the holidays. They also make the perfect edible...

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My Cauliflower Saffron Risotto from the Dr. Oz Show

A while back my son decided he wanted to try the Keto Diet.  The Keto diet is basically one of those low carb, high fat diets that is supposed to help you lose weight by putting your body into something called "ketosis". To get to this stage and maintain it, you are...

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Candytopia – NYC

“Time is a precious thing. Never Waste it.” ~Willy Wonka   We hit C A N D Y T O P I A 🍭 the other day and it was  💯 % #DOPE ...  Yep I said that ... "DOPE"   💗🍬🦄 ... Wait. What's Canydtopia? You might be asking yourself...

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Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings

*This post contains a commissionable link to my personal PC Website* It's been forever and a day that I have posted a recipe but I'm back with the perfect seasonal dish, Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings.  You have got to try them on your holiday table this fall. I really...

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Cheftini Magazine Vol 1

"Magical Meals in Minutes" Quick & Simple Recipes That Take the Stress out of Mealtime ! 3 Recipes Using San Marzano Tomatoes / Soup Of The Month / Mostly Homemade Pasta Fagiola / Grilled Chicken Pesto Flatbread View the Latest Edition Of Cheftini Magazine Or...

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair Benefiting Feeding Westchester

Help end SUMMER HUNGER by joining me on Saturday , August 4th, 2018 at Barnes & Noble (Scarsdale,NY) Percentage of the proceeds will go to my friends at Feeding Westchester  ⇓ PRINT THE FLYER BELOW AND BRING TO THE STORE ⇓ Features: LIVE COOKING DEMO BY YOURS...

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Oven Roasted Mini Heirlooms

"I love you from my head TO-MA-TOES" It's official, tomato season is at your back door. In some cases, literally! This year we have tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini... The other day I was looking at my little potted garden in the yard and started to think about all the...

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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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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!

Appetizers

Recipes for appetizers

Salads

Salad Recipes

Breakfast

Breakfast Recipes

Entrees

Recipes for Entrees

Beverages

Recipes for Beverages

Desserts

Dessert Recipes

Baci di Dama – Italian Lady Kisses

*This post may contain paid promotion or affiliate links that I receive a small commision on at no charge to you* Pucker up guys cause' I've got the perfect cookie for everyone on your nice list! These baci di dama, a.k.a Italian lady kisses, make the perfect addition...

Biscotti with Chocolate Chips

*This post was updated on 11/9/18 for content and pictures* These twice baked chocolate chip dunkers never last long when I make them. When I had my cookie business I used to make hundreds upon hundreds of them during the holidays. They also make the perfect edible...

$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...