My dad loves his Italian deli’s and has passed that on to me. He does his best to find the best sandwich place (among other things) where ever he travels. When he would come home from a trip he would always have stories about where he ate. A good sandwich goes a long way. It […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

I found a handwritten recipe from grandmother for her Chicken Marsala. It is one of my grandfather’s favorites. One mother’s day I wanted to make something special. I took this recipe and added the pancetta with the cream.  This created a new favorite dish. A couple years later I ended up on this journey with […]

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  Last minute play! Touchdown w/Cannoli Dip. Link in the profile! #ontheblog #dishitgirl #superbowl #gameday #touchdown #bareaders #instafood A video posted by Dina Deleasa-Gonsar (@dishitgirldina) on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:00pm PST With football season right around the corner I decided to bring back Cannoli Dip. This creamy version uses ricotta cheese and some confectioners […]

  When I originally started this blog one of the first recipes I posted was my version of the Eggplant Caponata dip.  There is a deli called Sergio’s, located in Denville, New Jersey that is a family favorite. They make the best Caponata I have ever had! This recipe developed from my quest to come […]

When I was younger family trips to the Jersey Shore were a summer tradition. We would stay at my Uncle Jimmy’s house in Toms Rivers. Our days spent getting boat and jet ski rides, and nights at the boardwalk. One of my favorite memories is watching the crab trap all day long.  We would pull […]

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