Meatballs & Marinara

Aside from the fact that my brother and I were first-generation kids in our family, we lived a pretty “American” life. We had went to school; we made a good number of friends from school; we hung out with those friends; we also had neighborhood friends; we frequently hung out with those friends; we participated…

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Citrusy Mango Cheesecake

It’s finally getting warm out here in Philadelphia. It’s been a brutal winter, and we just about had enough—at least I have. Now that we’re in spring, we’re getting better mangoes in the supermarket, which is one of the best parts about the spring and summer to me. A love for mangoes has been engrained…

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Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies

Gluten-free typically isn’t my thing. Mainly because I’m a glutton for gluten, but lawd have mercy there’s a love connection between me and flourless brownies. They really speak to my soul like… “You just get me. Luv ya lots, Flourless Brownie.” Like anyone else, I really love fudgey, slightly undercooked brownies that pretty much glue…

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Short Rib Ragù

Ragù has always been a tradition in my house. Growing up my dad prepared it weekly, mainly because it was an easy dinner. And in those days, ragù sauce came in the form of a jar and pasta came in the form of a box from the supermarket—not exactly authentic, but I didn’t know any…

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