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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CuriousCreamery #CollectiveBias Any kind of cake is always welcomed ay any celebration. When ice cream cake is the featured treat it seems to bump up the excitement level. With The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake Mixes you can […]

For the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of working with the popular food web site, “Jersey Bites.” There are so many great places to be discovered here in New Jersey and this site is a go to destination to find them all. The owner, Deborah Smith has grown the web site […]

One of my favorite things to eat on Easter besides lamb is the “Pizzagaina.” It has all my favorites including provolone cheese, Italian ham and sweet sopressata. Just like any traditional dish everyone has their own recipe. This is one I have been using for years, it comes from my Nonna. The recipe for the […]

I have become obsessed with cookie butter, otherwise known as speculoos.  It is made out of speculoos cookies, which are kind of like spiced shortbread cookies. This treat was first made popular in the Netherlands. Now it is slowly creeping into grocery stores in the U.S.. This is definitely the new Nutella! During the Holiday […]


As soon as the Halloween costume comes off the heavy holiday frenzy begins. I feel like I am thinking of what to bring to Thanksgiving all year round but for most people the panic usually sets in November 1st. There are many different ways to cook a turkey, and the variations on side dishes are […]

Candy Bar Pie

Halloween always leaves us with left over bags of candy. While I love the occasional chocolate bar, I am not a teenager anymore. Therefore I need to get rid of that candy sooner rather than later before it ends up giving me a pre-holiday gut. Maybe that is a bit too much information, but I […]

My father and I were recently involved in a local Top Chef competition as a fundraiser for a church. I have to admit I was more than scared. I cook for friends and family with no fancy training. Sometimes the dishes are winners, and of course serious losers. My family has to keep me around […]

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