Brian has been bugging me to make some from peanut butter protein bites forever. He had something similar at nearby juice shop one day. From then on he could not get them out of his mind. I knew I would have to come up with not only the right flavor but consistency as well. After […]

  Pasta Punttanesca is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It is a go to dish any type of night for me. It is the best way to make a regular tomato sauce taste special.I even got Brian into it and became part of my regular pasta rotation. This and shrimp scampi are […]

Recently the women’s group at my church held a fundraiser. Each participant took 3 containers and filled them with whatever they could think of. We had soups, sauces, chili, salads, and other yummy concoctions.  I chose to make a butternut squash soup with caramelized onions. The sweet onions were a perfect compliment to the butternut […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

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Yesterday was Pancake Day! To celebrate I made chocolate coconut pancakes with a simple strawberry sauce. I love making my family pancakes in the morning. It such a comforting smell to wake up to, as is coffee brewing. My niece likes pancakes with raspberries and my husband loves them loaded with blueberries. I used Krusteaz […]

  Most of my “DishItGirl” friends know I am pregnant. Brian and I are really excited. However, it has changed how I am eating. The first trimester has left me very sick all day everyday. Most of what I am able to eat are carbs and plain foods. Foods like grilled cheese and bagels have […]

This Bolognese inspired baked ziti is a great weeknight dish. Adding ground beef to this dish makes it even more satisfying. Like a bolognese sauce carrots and wine add another layer of flavor. The ricotta makes the sauce even creamier. Then topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, which is everyone’s favorite part! My husband is […]

Marinara sauce is made in my household weekly. There seems to always be a container of it in the refrigerator. To me, making marinara sauce is as routine as pouring milk into cereal. I barely even considered it a “recipe.” Until I met my husband, I didn’t think making marinara was anything out of the […]

The holidays are here and all things festive are in full swing. These sparkling pancakes are sure to keep the party going long after dinner is over. This pancake recipe is great way to treat overnight guests to something special. Use a little bit of Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee Champagne and strawberries in this batter […]

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This Sugarplum Fairy Sangria is the perfect winter libation for a crowd.  The Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato adds just right amount sparkle to this drink. Cake flavored vodka gives this drink a non-traditional sangria taste. There is a hint of sugar cookie in this cocktail which makes it extra special. My guests at this years […]

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