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 […]

Crostini is one of the most perfect appetizers. You can use your imagination to dream up wonderful combinations to top a crusty piece of bread with. This roasted grape crostini with a chili laced ricotta is one delicious bite. Drizzled with honey and sitting on top of New York Style Panetini this is a great […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

Every Christmas Eve I look forward to my Dad making, Zuppa di Clams. We celebrate the Italian Tradition of the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. While my mom, sisters and I are busy prepping for Christmas Day, my Dad takes over Christmas Eve. In preparation he brings all the men in the family to Arthur […]

Chef One was started in 1999 by Chinese Americans who sought to bring Asian flavors to the mainstream culinary scene.  Their factory is currently located in Brooklyn, New York, The factory turns out an impressive 44,000 dumplings per hour. The dumplings and noodles are served in restaurants throughout New York. Chef One has been working […]

The idea of entertaining guests for dinner can result in heart palpations for many. Our desire to please all of our guests can over take us. Visions of Martha Stewart and Ina Garten dance in our heads. We envision ourselves in a stainless apron, pearls, smiling over a table straight from Pottery Barn catalogue. We […]

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