Feeding Siena has changed the way I cook and prep in the kitchen. I actually find myself eating healthier because of what I am feeding her. I want to serve her the most wholesome food possible while we are at home. I am trying to expose her to different flavors and textures while […]

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    The weather this year has been stubborn! It seems spring time is having a battle with Mother Nature this year on the East Coast. We are finally starting to see the snow melt and the cherry blossom trees show signs of blossoming. I am ready to get colorful with my produce and give […]

I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies, however my husband is. He is not into the traditional Italian cookies that my family bakes. Which is totally crazy, I know. He has also been searching for Whole Foods Gingerbread Oatmeal. It is a seasonal item that he looks forward too. I always have to stock […]

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The holidays are a wonderful time to start new traditions and keep old ones alive. So much of the holiday season is filled with nostalgia and memories. This is part of what makes it so magical. There are certain types of feelings associated with different smells, sights, and sounds during the holidays. One of the […]

It seems the fall season is a holiday within itself. People get so excited as the weather cools down and pumpkin spice fills the air. People are trading their summer tomatoes for butternut squash, cinnamon, and apples. Fall also seems to kick off events centered around gathering. From September thru January there are a flurry […]

I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support during our NICU experience with baby Siena. Social media can be a very negative place. People can use it to tear others down instead of lifting up. In this case so many people shared their experiences and offered encouragement. Many prayers and well wishes […]

One of the first dishes I made myself after giving birth was this simple oatmeal dish. You begin with quick oats and adding a little bit of vanilla creamer to the mix. I am not claiming this is healthy, just comforting. After an emergency c-section, recovery, and baby in the NICU comforting was just what […]

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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 […]

These carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese icing were what I introduced to the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family audience. I am still thinking I am going to wake from this dream. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity. It is something I didn’t think I would get to do. Of course I think […]

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