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Diva's Hoagies!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Diva's Hoagies 







Roast Beef & Pepper-jack Cheese Hoagie

Move over Subway Sandwiches and blowing you totally away... Jimmy-Johns..... Diva's in The House now Boy's....:)

I so Love to challenge the norm or as I like to put it the accepted status Quo's... No Way, so Dam Boring...:) I made these Bad Boy's as a Picnic Lunch Winter Break Sandwich for my daughter and I for our get together this week, and they were really so God-Awful GOOD, I said why not offer these to my customers? I bet they would appreciate somethi...

Continue reading ...
 

MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

Continue reading ...
 

Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : Cleaning tips for kitchens 
Divadish  Kitchens & Catering Loves cooking, but she also Loves to clean, I know I'm Weird...:) but it calms me what can I say, blame it on my Mother!

My Ma as we call her had two favorite sayings, "keep your kitchen and your bathroom always Clean"

Now we won't talk about the second one but I am sure you know why?!
We do spend a lot of time in both areas and for good reason. 

Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchens clean that I found in my local paper Lillie News, wonderful and quick tips...

Continue reading ...
 

Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

Continue reading ...
 

Meat Lover's Rejoice!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


Brandy Marinade Steaks


Putting a new twist on a old favorite. Loved it...!

I always have wine or brandy's and sometimes Rums for cooking and Yes a little drinking.

This time I skipped the libation part and decided to make a marinade for the steaks I was fixing for dinner that night.

Using the brandy with a small amount of olive oil and garlic and blackened spices I basted the steaks with the mixture and pan grilled them to a Med-rare perfection. They were Heavenly, now I am hooked on them when ev...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Sandwich for Spring. 


 
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich: 
Ingredients:
One Toasted Greek Pita smeared with Garlic & Olive oil
1/2 sliced thin Avocado
3 slices of crisp bacon
1/2 sliced hard boiled egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced thin Roma tomato
Drizzle Red wine vinegar & Olive oil plus garlic over sandwich
Fold over hold with toothpick till ready to eat the whole thing!

This is one hearty and satisfying sandwich high in protein, good fiber and good Brain Food too...

I know it looks too die for so tick your tongue on the computer screen and imag...
Continue reading ...
 

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : New Recipe 

 

 Grilled meat always taste better doesn't it. This particular sandwich was a new recipe I was trying and I gotta say it turned out Yummy with a capital "Y"!

Sometimes you can just eat the whole thing just standing there in your kitchen, but you know you should go sit down at the table like a Lady,,, yeah right....!

Well I did go sit down and not because I am a Lady, but I was dropping food all my kitchen floor and thought it would be less messy if I just sat down.

This flatbread sandwich was li...

Continue reading ...
 

Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

Continue reading ...
 

APPLE PIE.. OH MY!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Apple Pie Memories 
Diva's Apple PieDiva's Apple Pie


Who's in the kitchen with Diva... Like the song you can almost always bet it will be Chef Gianna!
I just Love, Love, Love, to Create new or Recreate Old Recipes.
This Apple Pie is one of those recreations, when I lived out East Apple Pie was a big deal, and all the pieces I consumed as a kid always had Ginger in them. Here in Minnesota, that is not the case, I know it is True that state location makes a difference on how you get one thing one way and some where e...

Continue reading ...
 

Carrot Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Desserts 

Carrot Cake has been around forever, kind of like Aunt Myrtle's Fruit cakes...!

Only difference is everyone will eat this cake.

Being a Chef I decided to change this old time favorite up a bit.
Here is how I improved it for my tastes and hopefully yours.

First I added 1/4 cup more sweet raisins.
Then a 1/2 cup more of sweet organic carrots.
Added a little more moisture to batter.

Baked a tad longer @ 350' 
When cooled I made a Almond fudge Icing to drizzle over the entire cake.
Sprinkled Coc...

Continue reading ...
 

Caramel Apple Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Apple Cakes 
Fall is the best time to enjoy Apples. The temperatures are just cool enough and still not cold.
Apple orchards are full with all of our favorite kinds of apples.
Leaving us no excuses but to create new recipes for all those delicious apples.

Here is one of mine. Apple Caramel Bundt Cake

This tastes like a Carmel Apple except inside a cake.
Moist, swirled with caramel, and small bits of apple in each bite.
It is truly the best combination to asked for in a cake and you can eat it with a fork!
...
Continue reading ...
 

Atlantic Seafood

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Seafood Selctions on Menu 
Divadish SEASFOOD DIFFERENTLY>>> 
Check out her Catering Menu and see her newest Seafood selections.

  • Shrimp
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Cod
  • Salmon marinated with Garlic Butter & Dill
DO-NOT Miss this Wonderful opportunity to get YOUR BRAIN FOOD PEOPLE!
Of course our Omega 3's too.
It is all so tasty you will have a very hard time deciding which to order first!

Divadish Kitchens

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Sandwiches 





Chicken Breast Sandwich.


Ingredients:
  • Grilled boneless chicken breast (seasoned with Garlic powder & Sea Salt)
  • Cooked in olive oil in small skillet till a internal temp of (165)
  • Just a few minutes before taking out of pan add a slice of Provolone cheese let it slightly melt on chicken
  • Remove this and serve it on (2) pieces of lightly toasted whole wheat or rye bread, lightly buttered
  • Add lettuce, thin sliced Red onions, mayo if desired.
Get ready to say MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, because it is one of thos...
Continue reading ...
 

Pumpkin & Fall Desserts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Fall Desserts! 
The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and our minds drift off to warmer meals, and pumpkin desserts.
This is one such dessert. Prepared a touch different than most recipes which are all sugar and not so much pumpkin. 
At Divadish we want to focus our attention to all the flavor of pumpkin has to offer. Combined with spices, a cinnamon and butter base and sprinkle it all  with a crumble topping and spiced icing.
These little babies are moist, light and just the right amount ...
Continue reading ...
 

Muffins in July!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Muffins! 
I love these. Sometimes not being able to sleep can create something new & wonderful!
I created these on Thursday of this week, as I wanted to sample them with a new client I was meeting.
You never know what will come out of your brain @ 3:00Am,, well (3) new flavors of muffins did.
I am very pleased with the results and so were my new clients. 

Now to describe these I would say this.
Combine in your mouth a soft taste of semi sweet chocolate and a mild tasting coffee. 
The balance is subl...
Continue reading ...
 

Oprah Say's!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Real Talk Show! 

Oprah Say's!

Oprah's show was a Window to all of our Fears, Hopes, Inspirations and Despair.

She talked, helped, expressed, and molded each one of Us in our own living-rooms @ 4:00- M-F.
We all felt like she was personally talking to each one of Us when we turned on our TV sets!
I did, and I learned a lot from her candor, and her own personal experiences.

It was not a Reality Talk Show, it was a Real Talk Show>>>> Quality, Honest, and Meaningful.!
Why I am writing this today to all of...
Continue reading ...
 

Leg's # 24

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Hot-Pants!? 

Legg's #24

Remember the Hane's commercial? Look who's wearing them now!

Yes and I say when you start shedding the weight, those leg's start looking pretty Dam Nice again!
They start to get their firmness back, those little dimples disappear, and we show them off more.
I know I do, and I want to wear tighter pants too.
Why not? when it is not a Tent you are displaying on your legs it is Fun to show off those parts again!
We all are looking for ways to get our bodies back to some form of ...
Continue reading ...
 

Forget the Calories!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Can't Stop me Now! 
Yes another year has started, and we are all thinking, oh,oh, the Skinny-A------! Jeans are not going to fit!
Well here is what I say about that. As a fellow Weight-Watcher, Jenny-Craiger, Atkins meal eater, etc, etc, etc,
the best Diet and I literally Hate that word, is No Diet @ all!
Let me speak frank here, when you even mentioned the word Diet your Whole body does the Shriver thing, what's that you ask? it is something my grand-daughter use to do when she was but a baby, and it was Sooooooo,...
Continue reading ...
 

(4) D'S

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Divadish Tag's the D's 
Divadish, Decadent, Delicious. Count the D's you will see, it is Delicious indeed!

Continue reading ...
 
 

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Diva's Hoagies!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Diva's Hoagies 







Roast Beef & Pepper-jack Cheese Hoagie

Move over Subway Sandwiches and blowing you totally away... Jimmy-Johns..... Diva's in The House now Boy's....:)

I so Love to challenge the norm or as I like to put it the accepted status Quo's... No Way, so Dam Boring...:) I made these Bad Boy's as a Picnic Lunch Winter Break Sandwich for my daughter and I for our get together this week, and they were really so God-Awful GOOD, I said why not offer these to my customers? I bet they would appreciate somethi...

Continue reading ...
 

MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

Continue reading ...
 

Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : Cleaning tips for kitchens 
Divadish  Kitchens & Catering Loves cooking, but she also Loves to clean, I know I'm Weird...:) but it calms me what can I say, blame it on my Mother!

My Ma as we call her had two favorite sayings, "keep your kitchen and your bathroom always Clean"

Now we won't talk about the second one but I am sure you know why?!
We do spend a lot of time in both areas and for good reason. 

Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchens clean that I found in my local paper Lillie News, wonderful and quick tips...

Continue reading ...
 

Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

Continue reading ...
 

Meat Lover's Rejoice!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


Brandy Marinade Steaks


Putting a new twist on a old favorite. Loved it...!

I always have wine or brandy's and sometimes Rums for cooking and Yes a little drinking.

This time I skipped the libation part and decided to make a marinade for the steaks I was fixing for dinner that night.

Using the brandy with a small amount of olive oil and garlic and blackened spices I basted the steaks with the mixture and pan grilled them to a Med-rare perfection. They were Heavenly, now I am hooked on them when ev...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Sandwich for Spring. 


 
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich: 
Ingredients:
One Toasted Greek Pita smeared with Garlic & Olive oil
1/2 sliced thin Avocado
3 slices of crisp bacon
1/2 sliced hard boiled egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced thin Roma tomato
Drizzle Red wine vinegar & Olive oil plus garlic over sandwich
Fold over hold with toothpick till ready to eat the whole thing!

This is one hearty and satisfying sandwich high in protein, good fiber and good Brain Food too...

I know it looks too die for so tick your tongue on the computer screen and imag...
Continue reading ...
 

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : New Recipe 

 

 Grilled meat always taste better doesn't it. This particular sandwich was a new recipe I was trying and I gotta say it turned out Yummy with a capital "Y"!

Sometimes you can just eat the whole thing just standing there in your kitchen, but you know you should go sit down at the table like a Lady,,, yeah right....!

Well I did go sit down and not because I am a Lady, but I was dropping food all my kitchen floor and thought it would be less messy if I just sat down.

This flatbread sandwich was li...

Continue reading ...
 

Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

Continue reading ...
 

APPLE PIE.. OH MY!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Apple Pie Memories 
Diva's Apple PieDiva's Apple Pie


Who's in the kitchen with Diva... Like the song you can almost always bet it will be Chef Gianna!
I just Love, Love, Love, to Create new or Recreate Old Recipes.
This Apple Pie is one of those recreations, when I lived out East Apple Pie was a big deal, and all the pieces I consumed as a kid always had Ginger in them. Here in Minnesota, that is not the case, I know it is True that state location makes a difference on how you get one thing one way and some where e...

Continue reading ...
 

Carrot Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Desserts 

Carrot Cake has been around forever, kind of like Aunt Myrtle's Fruit cakes...!

Only difference is everyone will eat this cake.

Being a Chef I decided to change this old time favorite up a bit.
Here is how I improved it for my tastes and hopefully yours.

First I added 1/4 cup more sweet raisins.
Then a 1/2 cup more of sweet organic carrots.
Added a little more moisture to batter.

Baked a tad longer @ 350' 
When cooled I made a Almond fudge Icing to drizzle over the entire cake.
Sprinkled Coc...

Continue reading ...
 

Caramel Apple Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Apple Cakes 
Fall is the best time to enjoy Apples. The temperatures are just cool enough and still not cold.
Apple orchards are full with all of our favorite kinds of apples.
Leaving us no excuses but to create new recipes for all those delicious apples.

Here is one of mine. Apple Caramel Bundt Cake

This tastes like a Carmel Apple except inside a cake.
Moist, swirled with caramel, and small bits of apple in each bite.
It is truly the best combination to asked for in a cake and you can eat it with a fork!
...
Continue reading ...
 

Atlantic Seafood

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Seafood Selctions on Menu 
Divadish SEASFOOD DIFFERENTLY>>> 
Check out her Catering Menu and see her newest Seafood selections.

  • Shrimp
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Cod
  • Salmon marinated with Garlic Butter & Dill
DO-NOT Miss this Wonderful opportunity to get YOUR BRAIN FOOD PEOPLE!
Of course our Omega 3's too.
It is all so tasty you will have a very hard time deciding which to order first!

Divadish Kitchens

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Sandwiches 





Chicken Breast Sandwich.


Ingredients:
  • Grilled boneless chicken breast (seasoned with Garlic powder & Sea Salt)
  • Cooked in olive oil in small skillet till a internal temp of (165)
  • Just a few minutes before taking out of pan add a slice of Provolone cheese let it slightly melt on chicken
  • Remove this and serve it on (2) pieces of lightly toasted whole wheat or rye bread, lightly buttered
  • Add lettuce, thin sliced Red onions, mayo if desired.
Get ready to say MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, because it is one of thos...
Continue reading ...
 

Pumpkin & Fall Desserts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Fall Desserts! 
The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and our minds drift off to warmer meals, and pumpkin desserts.
This is one such dessert. Prepared a touch different than most recipes which are all sugar and not so much pumpkin. 
At Divadish we want to focus our attention to all the flavor of pumpkin has to offer. Combined with spices, a cinnamon and butter base and sprinkle it all  with a crumble topping and spiced icing.
These little babies are moist, light and just the right amount ...
Continue reading ...
 

Muffins in July!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Muffins! 
I love these. Sometimes not being able to sleep can create something new & wonderful!
I created these on Thursday of this week, as I wanted to sample them with a new client I was meeting.
You never know what will come out of your brain @ 3:00Am,, well (3) new flavors of muffins did.
I am very pleased with the results and so were my new clients. 

Now to describe these I would say this.
Combine in your mouth a soft taste of semi sweet chocolate and a mild tasting coffee. 
The balance is subl...
Continue reading ...
 

Oprah Say's!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Real Talk Show! 

Oprah Say's!

Oprah's show was a Window to all of our Fears, Hopes, Inspirations and Despair.

She talked, helped, expressed, and molded each one of Us in our own living-rooms @ 4:00- M-F.
We all felt like she was personally talking to each one of Us when we turned on our TV sets!
I did, and I learned a lot from her candor, and her own personal experiences.

It was not a Reality Talk Show, it was a Real Talk Show>>>> Quality, Honest, and Meaningful.!
Why I am writing this today to all of...
Continue reading ...
 

Leg's # 24

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Hot-Pants!? 

Legg's #24

Remember the Hane's commercial? Look who's wearing them now!

Yes and I say when you start shedding the weight, those leg's start looking pretty Dam Nice again!
They start to get their firmness back, those little dimples disappear, and we show them off more.
I know I do, and I want to wear tighter pants too.
Why not? when it is not a Tent you are displaying on your legs it is Fun to show off those parts again!
We all are looking for ways to get our bodies back to some form of ...
Continue reading ...
 

Forget the Calories!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Can't Stop me Now! 
Yes another year has started, and we are all thinking, oh,oh, the Skinny-A------! Jeans are not going to fit!
Well here is what I say about that. As a fellow Weight-Watcher, Jenny-Craiger, Atkins meal eater, etc, etc, etc,
the best Diet and I literally Hate that word, is No Diet @ all!
Let me speak frank here, when you even mentioned the word Diet your Whole body does the Shriver thing, what's that you ask? it is something my grand-daughter use to do when she was but a baby, and it was Sooooooo,...
Continue reading ...
 

(4) D'S

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Divadish Tag's the D's 
Divadish, Decadent, Delicious. Count the D's you will see, it is Delicious indeed!

Continue reading ...
 
 

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