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Stuffed Artichokes

Raw artichokes are intimidating. Stuffed artichokes look nearly as complex. This classic preparation is how my mom has made artichokes since I was a kid and it has been enjoyed this way since well before I was around. My mom … Continue reading

06. February 2012 by Nina
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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Looking for a new holiday cookie to bake this weekend? If you’ve ever had a cake made with ricotta cheese, you can probably imagine what these fluffy cake-like cookies will taste like. I guarantee this Italian cookie staple will become … Continue reading

16. December 2011 by Nina
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Cook of the Month

I was honored and delighted to be featured as The Buffalo News’ “Cook of the Month” for November 2011. As part of the story, I prepared a few of my family’s traditional holiday staples: ravioli stuffed with my special blend … Continue reading

15. November 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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Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken in Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Pollo Ubriaco 1 whole chicken, ~2 lbs. or 2 1.5 lbs. hens, skinless 1/4 c. flour 2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 10 slices pancetta 2 onions 1 lb. mushrooms, oyster or button … Continue reading

17. April 2011 by Nina
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

My friend and colleague, Stephanie, is one of my favorite people to talk food with. We cover our latest kitchen conquests, swap recipes, discuss celebrity chefs and TV shows, share articles and more. On her birthday, we got chatting about … Continue reading

10. April 2011 by Nina
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Baked Fish with Savory Bread Crumbs

Following bilateral foot surgery, I have been incredibly eager to get back in the kitchen, cooking, baking, and of course, blogging in order to share my adventures with all of you. I have been easing my way back in, and … Continue reading

23. February 2011 by Nina
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