Category Archives for Holiday Dishes

momofuku milk bar’s Candy-Corn-and-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

When I first learned of David Chang and the momofuku restaurants, I was enamored by everything I learned and determined to do two things on my next visit to New York City: secure a reservation to at least one of … Continue reading

21. November 2011 by Nina
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Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls

For me, cinnamon is one of the most irresistible flavors in the world. It’s hard to think of cinnamon without cinnamon rolls, and it’s hard for me to eat them anywhere besides from my mom’s kitchen. I’m always afraid of … Continue reading

01. May 2011 by Nina
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“Fraguni,” Italian Savory Cheese Breads

These little Italian breads remind me of many family get togethers, especially around Easter time. Fraguni are native to Calabria, where my dad grew up and much of our family still resides. They are stuffed with several cheeses, and some … Continue reading

24. April 2011 by Nina
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan & Marshmallow Streusel

Here I am with another Thanksgiving side post! Do you like the flavor of roasted marshmallows? Imagine that sweet, slighty sticky and perfectly crunchy bed atop a cinnamon, brown sugar, nut-filled stuffing, huddled in a perfectly baked sweet potato. Yeah, … Continue reading

17. November 2010 by Nina
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Zillycakes’ Pumpkin Cupcakes

If you haven’t yet visited Zillycakes on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, set a date to get there soon! In addition to creating edible works of art in the form of cake, Zilly Rosen is queen of cupcakes. (She made the … Continue reading

16. October 2010 by Nina
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The Foundation for Every Good Pie: Great Crust!

My grandma and mom are famous for their pies. I’ve been making pies with their help since age four. Everyone always asks us about our crusts, and we’re not shy about sharing our recipes, so we tell everyone – we … Continue reading

29. September 2010 by Nina
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Pumpkin Bread

When I think of fall, I think of pumpkin pie spices. Leaves are already falling on our street, and store aisles are filling with Halloween candy and paraphernalia. I even saw Thanksgiving decorations today. We’re craving those warm, soul-satisfying spices … Continue reading

19. September 2010 by Nina
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