Bright colors and chilly temperatures call for great soups! So check out the soup recipes below: Italian Wedding Soup and Butternut Squash Soup are new this season - and they are both delicious!
Check back often. There are new Shady Girl Chef recipes every week! You will want to make and serve them all.
Bruschetta is great anytime, but better in the summer when tomatoes are in season.
Serve Vegetable Quesadilla with salsa, sour cream, chopped tomatoes and/ or guacamole.
You can make Chick Pea (Ceci Bean) Salad salad a million different ways by putting anything you like in with it.
Lentil soup has a lot going on. I like it hearty, rustic and full of veggies so it’s not boring. You can also add small pasta like tubetini if you’d like.
This is a basic meatball recipe that my grandmother always made. She always said if there wasn’t pork in it that it wouldn’t taste as good.
You don’t have to wait till you go to a restaurant for this delicious Italian desert. It’s a classic, no bake simple treat to make.
Donna DeStefano is a designer and natural-born entertaining enthusiast, she hosts holidays, birthdays, weddings and other celebrations for family and friends that feature extraordinary menus and presentations that make the events special, memorable, and fun.
Donna is an advocate for the prevention of substance abuse, and she currently serves as 2nd Vice Co-Chair on the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. She also runs a not-for-profit organization that helps families who struggle with these issues.
Donna, a lifelong Jersey Girl, lives on the Jersey Shore with her hubby Brian. They have 3 daughters and two grandsons.