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Meatballs with Hard-Boiled Eggs Inside from Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella

Just published last week is Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella. At Jody’s restaurant on Staten Island, Enoteca Maria, the chefs are ten Italian-American grandmothers who rotate nightly in the Enoteca, preparing whatever intriegues them that day. This book is a collection of recipes of their best recipes, all inspired, all authentic. Some of the grandmothers…

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Best Eggnog, Ever, Period

— This post is from the last three years, but I wanted to give new readers a chance for the experience of a lifetime. This perfect eggnog is exceptionally rich and satisfying. Try this once, and you'll never turn back to conventional recipes or that store-bought stuff again. Nothing can match the fresh decadence of…

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Deviled Eggs and Pumpkin Pie

It’s Saturday. You are having guests this weekend and you want appetizers, something devilishly good. If you can take some time, and are feeling inventive, and maybe can draft a spouse to help out in the kitchen, then consider deviled eggs. They are a rich treat, so your dinner guests will not be gobbling them…

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Brian’s Breakfast Biscuit Casserole

  There is nothing better than a fresh biscuit. And nothing worse than a stale one. If there is just one or two of you, it’s unlikely you’ll consume a whole batch of biscuits. What to do with those leftovers? Even the next day, they won’t be as fresh. For Pete’s sake, don’t try to…

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