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At Home With The Scinta Family

The Scinta family is one of the most successful acts on the Las Vegas strip. Brothers Frankie, Joe and 'adopted Scinta' Peter O'Donnell entertain audiences with non-stop jokes and songs, while sister Chrissi amazes crowds with her incredible voice. Joey Fatone pops into the Scinta's home for a typical Sunday, cooking recipes along side their 82-year-old mother.
The Scinta family is from Buffalo, New York. They are loaded with talent and put on a show the crowds love. Frankie, Joey, adopted brother Peter O'Donnell and Chrissi each bring something special to the stage -- and the kitchen, as Joey finds out.

The Scinta family grew up in a traditional Italian household where their father was the rock that held everything together. Their love for cooking was inspired by their father who used to make homemade Italian sausage in the kitchen, dressed with no shirt on and a towel thrown across his shoulder. This image sticks in their minds and brings the family together every weekend to keep the traditional family recipes flowing and the family growing.

The Scinta family shows Joey how to make the homemade sausage patties. "You don't want to pat them too hard, they will get tough," Frankie Scinta tells Joey. "Then you can put them in foil and freeze them until you are ready to cook them."

Frankie says the best way to make his grilled buffalo wings is to get the frozen chicken wingettes and put them right on the grill. Cooking on the grill burns all the fat right off and cooking them frozen, keeps them from sticking to the grill. Once they are done, Frankie tops them with his special hot sauce.

Joey and the crew taste the grilled buffalo wings, dipping in blue cheese and sampling with celery sticks. Delicious!

Then, Mama Scinta, 82, drops in to help them make the family favorite recipe, Sicilian stuffed artichokes. The secret to this family tradition is the chunks of parmesan cheese tucked into the leaves of the artichoke.

Joey and the Scinta family enjoy the highlight of the afternoon -- homemade Italian sausage sandwiches.

For more information on The Scintas and their incredible entertainment family visit their website at www.thescintas.com.

Segment 1
What The Scinta...?
What The Scinta...?
The Scinta family is from Buffalo, New York. They are loaded with talent and put on a show the crowds love. Frankie, Joey, adopted brother Peter O'Donnell and Chrissi each bring something special to the stage -- and the kitchen, as Joey finds out.
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Segment 2
Stuffed Artichokes
Stuffed Artichokes
Mama Scinta shares her famous recipe for stuffed Sicilian artichokes.
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Segment 3
Grilled Buffalo Wings
Grilled Buffalo Wings
Frankie Scinta shares a recipe for grilled buffalo wings with hot sauce.
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Segment 4
 Sausage Patty Sandwich
Sausage Patty Sandwich
Uncle John shares the Scinta's family recipe for sausage.
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