Dinner · Healthy · Main Course · Salads · Uncategorized

Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Well hi, strangers! How is the holiday season treating you? If your days are anything like mine, it’s been a whirlwind so far. But a lovely, twinkly, holly jolly whirlwind. This time of year it’s a challenge to eat healthfully. Between parties and preparation, cookies and cocktails, it’s very tempting to say “to heck with… Continue reading Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Dinner · Main Course · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

Have you carried over any routines from your childhood household to your adult life? I have retained so many that I’m 95% sure I have morphed into my mother. (Which is a pretty awesome thing, my mom is the best!) For example, like my mother before me, my Thursday nights are for cleaning the house while… Continue reading Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

Comfort Food · Dinner · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

My grandma’s recipe for pasta fagioli departs from the typical soup version of the dish. Instead this is a hearty pasta dish, quick and economical enough to make on a weeknight when the pantry is bare. Grandma’s pasta fagioli is the definition of comfort food: warm, delicious and packed with love and happy memories.  My love for cooking… Continue reading Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

Dinner · Quick · Uncategorized

Quick Pork Chops with Apples and Sage Cream Sauce

Do you ever get stuck in a rut when it comes to an ingredient? When I was a kid my mom made (really excellent) pork chops dipped in an egg wash and tossed with breadcrumbs and topped with onions. For the longest time, that was the only place my mind would go when it came… Continue reading Quick Pork Chops with Apples and Sage Cream Sauce

Dinner · Main Course · Uncategorized

Philly-Style Italian Roast Pork

I like to root for the underdog, don’t you? For example, JC was my favorite member of *NSYNC, not Justin. I like to see the Cleveland Browns win once in a while. And as far as Philly food goes, a good roast pork sandwich will get my vote over a cheesesteak any day. It seems… Continue reading Philly-Style Italian Roast Pork

Chicken · Dinner · Uncategorized

Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  I have to tell you, being a grown up is not nearly as fun, liberating or glamorous as I anticipated it would be when I was 10. 10 year old Diane was going to grow up to be the next Celine Dion, live in a ridiculous mansion and have zero obligations. She would always… Continue reading Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts