Who doesn’t love a solid chicken dish? This baked olive, artichoke and lemon chicken is layered with flavor. Browned and braised with briny olives and spices. I completed this meal with a quick but flavorful side of white wine sautéed mushrooms over rice. This is what happens when I improvise! Having staples in your pantry […]

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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 […]

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My family has been really getting into brussels sprouts. It is no longer that dreaded vegetable but rather a welcomed guest at the table. After the summer months fade away and the chill claims the air salads become more obsolete on the table. The “winter” salad has become a more emerging trend. Inspired by my […]

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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 […]

Most of the time when I am making chicken I am using chicken breasts. I have stayed away from bone in chicken because it seemed no one ever wanted to deal with it. That is, until I realized chicken thighs can be the key to plenty of easy weeknight meals. If done right they are […]

I have been loving using VeeTee rice in the kitchen. It takes two minutes in a microwave or throw it in the saute pan to perk it up. It is great for a quick lunch whether you are packing it or taking a quick break at home. To cure my Monday blues I decided to […]

These meatballs are great appetizers for cocktail party as they are a side dish or lunch. Also, they are good on their own and not fried if you want a healthier spin. I love topping them off with this new product I found from Bottega Mediterranea. It is called La Malva Rosa Crema e Carciofi […]

Making a good roasted chicken is one of the number one dishes to add to your “repertoire” they say. Although it sounds fancy and rather complicated, I promise you it’s not! The best part is that roasted chicken is super fancy enough to serve your family on Sundays. Although it doesn’t stop there, it is […]

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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