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Feeding your Cravings???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 25, 2015, In : Feeding your Cravings? 


Sage/Onion Bread

What do you grab when you get a craving? Is it bread, a cookie, or chips?

Why are there always so many tempting food commercials? Making Us weak and always thinking about Eating!

Personally I feel it is a conspiracy between Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, or maybe it is Medi Fast????

Who knows, and who has the money to feed their hungry pockets... Here is what I would like to suggest, Hire a Personal Chef who can keep the cravings at bay by feeding your Hungry Beast with satisfy...

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Foods for Fall?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 28, 2014, In : Creating Dinner Tonight? 


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

Although it does not feel like Fall weather outside now it soon will be, and we will all need to get ready for it right????

When I feel the weather changing, I start to build up my soup stocks. Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable stocks are all the basics when making a good tasty soup base, it like a house's foundation, you need good Bones before you can guarantee your structure is not going to fall down on you!

What do you need to do, here is my basic list that I always, alw...

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GarlicChicken Sausage Pie?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 9, 2014, In : Meat Pies? 


Meat Pies!!!

Europe is not the only place you can eat meat pies! Divadish created this recipe for a client of hers who Loves Meat, with a side of Meat!!!!:)
Now before you get your undies in a twist about the calories, the cholesterol and so forth,,,, this delicious beefcake is made with Chicken and stuffed with Mozzarella and garlic seasonings.
A match made in Heaven and simply Divine for sure for your taste-buds!

I made this one pictured above with sweet bell mini peppers, slice Vidilla onions,...

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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Alcohol and Cooking 


Brandy BBQ

Love BBQ? but hate the thick paste that it sometimes tastes like? I have a solution for all of you BBQ Lovers!!!!!!

Divadish loves to do her sauces she serves with meats to be rich yet not so thick they make you gag...:( 

What you need to remember is to thin them with a little liquor...:) Or as I like to suggest Happy liquids:)

Now don't go crazy with this and make it a Alcohol bath party,,,, just adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum or wine to your sauces depending on what it is w...

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Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

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Ricotta for Dessert?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Ricotta for Dessert? 


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

This dessert pictured above is very light and creamy to the tongue. Textures and visual is what most foodies look at when they go food shopping, they like bright colors and appetizing layout as much as a artist likes the perfect sunset.

When I make something new I make sure I like the combinations of the ingredients first, second I see if I want to tweak any of them, third then I see if I can make it taste better.

With all there is out there today to choose from in seas...

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Comfort Foods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : Comfort Foods 


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

Comfort foods are so welcoming when you are not feeling well, or had a Bad day, or the weather is just plain awful.:( 

The Diva has one of her fav's pictured above, grilled Cheese and a side salad. This all American Classic has many variations but when I want the good old original I get my sliced cheddar, pepper-jack, and Colby -jack cheese slices lined up and pre butter the sour dough bread or Texas toast  warm the 6" chef's saute pan up add a little olive o...

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 28, 2013, In : Food Stories 
Divadish Personal Chef Services & Private Catering  Top (5) Food Events

Number (5). Paisley Park  Cooking for the one and only Prince himself on two different occasions! This was not a Easy Deal.:(

Number (4).Cooking 
Demonstration for a CEO and her soon to be going off to college niece, her grand mother, and best friends.What I was not expecting was off - color humor, lots and lots of you knows, and what not to do in this situation discussions and Laughter that was the loudest ever!

Number (3). ...

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Vision Quest?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Vision Quests 
This article information was written by Stephanie Watson and medical information excerpts are from Michael Smith MD.

Some of us have Bad Habits example nail biting, grinding our teeth, snoring, wearing contacts all night with day wear contacts. Let's break this down a bit more, nail biting can cause infections, grinding your teeth wear down of your teeth, contact wearing irradiated or torn corneas.

Overexposure to sun, you use sunscreen for skin right? at least most of the time. Overexposure to...
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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : Eggbakes are back! 


Quiche' anyone?

Divadish loves new things, and eating them too. Before I allow any of my food to go to my clients I make sure I test them out myself. :) Of course this is such a terrible imposition for me but Heh someones gotta do it!

The above Quiche' was one of my most recent creations. Egg bakes which is what Minnesotans call them, because Quiche's sounds too Foo-Foo for guys....:) but mine are anything but ,,, they are heart healthy, and hearty too.
The one pictured has organic cheddar, spin...

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Asian Chicken Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : Asian Pasta's 


Asian Pasta Salad...?

Divadish likes different things and likes to share those different recipes with her clients too. We get tired of cooking the same things too, so we step outside those boxes of cooking like a artist does her first watercolor or a architect does his first cabin home, we Love the challenge and the mystique of what if?

When this happens we learn something about taste and textures and it results in a new recipe we then can share with our clients and  it enhances our own experie...

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Real Italian Lasagna!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : Lasagna for any occasion 



Lasagna

Divadish's Lasagna is all real, meaning real cheeses, real meats, Ricotta, (not Cottage Cheese) A rich Red Sauce made with a little Vino mixed in to make it even more delicious, and layer after layer of noodles filling each with all of this delicious, yummy , ingredients. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it... What would you do to get yourself a pan of Heaven? Make a deal with the Devil? call your friends Italian Mamma ? try to make it yourself? how about picking up the phon...

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Potato Salad

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Summer Salads 


New York Salad.

Who eats the deli's potato Salads? I can't or won't they are so full of sugar, and are kinda like eating Paste, you remember the kind @ school when that kid Johnny use to eat everyday!

My potato salad on the other hand has a White Wine & Olive oil with real mayonnaise, Not Spin Blend, I hold up two fingers of the cross every time I see that commercial for M&M YUCK:(

The other ingredients are a old family recipe that I am Sorry I cannot disclose, but I will guarantee you great del...

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The New Superfoods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : SuperFoods 
                                                Super Foods
                                                                       by
                                                            Beth Janes.

                     Divadish Philosphy is all about a Eating Lifestyle.

When you look at your fridge do you see any of these Super foods lurking about?
Let me list them for and then do a test of how many you actually do have in your seasoning cabinets or fridge. In fact let's do a contest Fello...

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Italian Dinner for you!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Italian Dinner 

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This is one of my Sunday's dinners. My parents both were big pasta eaters, but the sauce is what made that pasta just go down so much more. The red sauce was cooked for hours and it was made fresh with all the right seasonings, leftover meats and yes plenty of cheese & wine added to the slow simmering sauce. Just looking at this picture makes me hungry.Now according to my mother we always had to have a salad with every meal, and she fav...
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SOUP'S ON!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Winter Soup's 

                                                                       Hearty Turkey Soup
What is your favorite soup during this Winter ?
I have many fav's such as the one pictured. Since a Chef never ever throws almost anything away because you might be able to use it in something. Of course it must be okay to do so, but I always save my meat bones and leftovers for soups , they have already been cooked and seasoned so they only need some vegies and broth or gravy added to them and Whala you h...
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Oh Dessert!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Fruit Pies 

Blueberry pie Oh My!!!!


My Mother has always been a Big Fan of Desserts, so much so even today @ 87+ years young she orders (2) at her dinner meal when placing her meal with her nurses aide. Now I am not condoning (2) desserts as a Eat Healthy Lifestyle, No way, but she is 87+ and she is still of sound mind, and spirit, she Loves sweets and has made me love them too. Because of that shared affliction I came up with ways to literally have my cake and eat it too! 



The pictured Blueberry Pie is on...
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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 2, 2012, In : Your mental health 

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

 Anxiety, depression, overwhelmed feelings can affect all of us but especially during the holidays when we are adding extra activities to our schedules. Parties, shopping, meal planning, where is there anytime for you?


Take time for exercise especially during times of stress. This will help with your mood, keep your body and your spirit lifted and feeling at it's best.15-20 minutes of brisk walking will do...

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Seared Greek Chicken Breasts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Personal Chef Services 

 

 
                                                                      Greek Chicken
 
Divadish Personal Chef Services:

I absolutely LOVE Eating Good food. Cooking  Healthy Good food is for your  Whole Body, and it is easy to do, at least for me it is.

Here is what you need to do to start enjoying your meals more often and spend less time in your kitchen.

Lists of Ingredients Needed:

  •   Olive oil ( Extra Virgin)
  • (1) Fresh Lime
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Garlic (powdered or minced)
  • Sweet Basil (dried)
  • Kosher Sea Salt
  • (...

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Google Offers & Divadish Kitchens!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : Google Offers! 
Divadish was a selected Merchant to participate in the Minneapolis & St.Paul area Google Offers.com
campaign! This is a very Big Honor, and I am very excited to be included. 

The launch date is still a educated guess for October 2011, and with their new Customer Preference Match Up for Merchants there will be a Line outside all those Computers pads,Iphones, Android's Etc, it will be a Feeding Frenzy,,, No Pun intended! to get to all these Wonderful 50% off Offers!

I will have a select...
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Chicken Soup Cures EverythinG!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Soup. Soup, Soup 
My mother use to make a big pot of chicken soup at least once a month when we were kids growing up out East.
She would always say it can cure everything, if you are a little anemic, it helps, if you are a little fluish it helps,
and if you are just plain hungry it fills you up!
No my mother was not Jewish, but she could of been, she had the mannerisms and definitely the hand movements.
When she was a young woman she was a housekeeper for several different ethnic families and she would gath...
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Lasagna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Cooking in Your Kitchen tonight! 
The art of lasagna making:

Divadish Kitchens first plans the Sauce:
The rich marina sauce should be filled with a robust combination of spices and semi sweet wine.
Dark Green Olive oil, imported Parmesan cheese, and feta crumbles.
Then slowly marinated over a period of 8-16hours in a slow cooker.
Adding your choice of meats:
Pork
Chicken 
Beef
Sausage
Or combinations of the above meats is also very good and very tasty.


Next cooking your noodles till they are Al-Dante or half cooked and co...
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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...
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Sugar Cookies

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 22, 2011, In : Sugar Nirvana Cookies! 
Divadish Kitchens created (4) dozen of  these crunchy & moist cookies in her test kitchens last week.
I took my sugar cookie recipe, cut back on the sugar a tad and added some really crunchy English toffee bits to the dry ingredients. 
Then I thought why not kick in a little more  caramel, so I then added some imported caramel syrup.
What I got besides a Sugar Cookie Niravana high, was the perfect crisp & chewy all at the same time 
Toffee& Caramel Sugar Cookie, Nothing and I mean Nothing,
...
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Jump's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Spring, Spring!? 

Jump's

Spring is forever eternal. Who said that? I don't remember , do any of you? If so please blog back and tell me too!

For now we will just know that it does. Otherwise how would we all get through such a very long Winter.
I start thinking of Spring in January, when I get my first glimpse of my seed catalogs,the Robins coming back,
the birds in the trees making more noise, or any temperature above 10' degrees!

Then there is the first Spring flower, Johnny Jump Up's... They are the...

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BYOB

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Oscar are you winning? 

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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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 ...
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Mirror #19

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Face,Eyes,You 

Mirror #19

Who's that in The Mirror asked Sleeping Beauty? The Wicked Witch answered it is I the most beautiful Queen of all the land! Sleeping Beauty looked again, and the reflection she saw was something quite different then what the Wicked Witch saw.
Her own image had changed, her face was thinner, her eyes more defined, her lips fuller and sexy.
What was this? a optical illusion? was the Witch tricking her?

No it was no trick, no illusion, it was all that hard work she had b...

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Goal Setting #13

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Road to Success 

Goal Setting #13

We are refueling ourselves with only positive feedback. What does that mean Doctor says the patient.
Well replies the Doctor, it means what makes you want to do something in the first place!?
The patient sits there for a minute and looks a bit blank and then starts to tell him what motivates her each and every day.
Here is what she said:
  • Avoiding future health problems
  • Want to exercise often and comfortably
  • Be there for my children
  • playing with my grandchildren
  • traveling
  • Lon...

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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,...
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New Pie Names for 2011

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : New Pie choices? 
We all Love pie, but because we are a ever changing society, tastes change.
Well, Divadish keeps up on the curves.
For this new year we are the first to announce the new Pie Names for an otherwise common dessert.

**** All flavors of baked Doughnuts this is now our new Sinful treat.
**** All flavors of cupcakes better than eating a whole piece of cake
****Mini's, Mini's cupcakes, cheesecakes,muffins, meatloaf's,Lasagna's (Yes you can have just one.)

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God Bless Us everyone!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Joy of Food! 

Catering the Joy of Food!

Divadish catering is celebrating her company's success one mouthful @ a time.
 We are grateful for the continued support, enthusiasm, kindness and dedication of my loyal supporters.
As Tiny Tim said in the Christmas Carol"Hoorah&God; Bless Us Everyone"
Thank you; Divadish Kitchens &Catering


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New Years Eve Packages!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Fine Cusine @ Home 
  "New Year's Eve Package"

Taking reservations now! Call 612-859-3270 to place your order.

Package Costs $80.00 for two.(Due upon receipt)

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

Greek Feta Romaine Salad with tomatoes, olives, cukes and salami comes

With a Old World Greek D...


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Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Santa said to get him a Order please! 

Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

You know we all like french fries but don't want the FAT!! Well guess what, what if you could have your Cake & Eat it too!? Well you can, order my Spicy Sweet Potato fries, that are baked, not fried, are good for you, and seem like they are Sinfull but are not! Hmmmmmmmmmmm, wish everything could be this easy.
Each order serves (6) and costs just $30.00 so better hurry, we wouldn't want Santa to leave you Coal again this Year now would We!? Place your orde...
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Cook-A-Thon was a Hughe Success!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : NO- WORRIES/BE-HAPPY!!! 
With the Holidays Fast-Approaching, wouldn't it be nice to have some meals stock-piled in your freezer!?
Where you could just pull one out, thaw, and re-heat!?
 Where your Family  just gets to sit down to a Warm-Meal together and catch up with each others days instead of rushing to figure out what's for dinner!?

Let Divadish Kitchen's & Catering be that source for all your menu needs. I will deliver your meals Hot for this evenings dinner or Flash/frozen for later, and all you do is provide the ...

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Everyone needs Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : One mouthful @ a time! 
From the next door neighbor, to the hockey Mom, everyone needs to Eat sometime.
Well Miss Divadish can fill that need, One Mouthful @ a Time!
From Soup, to Candy/glazed brownies, your mouth will not stop drooling. So pick up the phone@612-859-3270
call Miss Divadish, and you will get $5.00 off your 1st order!

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Divadish Saves you Money!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Divadish Fix! 
Stock up your freezers, big or small with Divadish's ,Delicious, Delightful, Decadent meals.
Everything is on SALE>>> $5.00 off first order, $10.00 off 2nd!!! Simple math, You Save MONEY!!!!
I Love to Cook, what could be Better! So pick up your Iphones, cell,or the Boring house phone and punch in the digits#612-859-3270.. or better yet add my # to speed dial, you know you want to!
 That way I get Priority to your everyday Food Cravings, & Hungers. 
You never know when one of those Babies are goi...
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Feeding your Cravings???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 25, 2015, In : Feeding your Cravings? 


Sage/Onion Bread

What do you grab when you get a craving? Is it bread, a cookie, or chips?

Why are there always so many tempting food commercials? Making Us weak and always thinking about Eating!

Personally I feel it is a conspiracy between Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, or maybe it is Medi Fast????

Who knows, and who has the money to feed their hungry pockets... Here is what I would like to suggest, Hire a Personal Chef who can keep the cravings at bay by feeding your Hungry Beast with satisfy...

Continue reading ...
 

Foods for Fall?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 28, 2014, In : Creating Dinner Tonight? 


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

Although it does not feel like Fall weather outside now it soon will be, and we will all need to get ready for it right????

When I feel the weather changing, I start to build up my soup stocks. Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable stocks are all the basics when making a good tasty soup base, it like a house's foundation, you need good Bones before you can guarantee your structure is not going to fall down on you!

What do you need to do, here is my basic list that I always, alw...

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GarlicChicken Sausage Pie?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 9, 2014, In : Meat Pies? 


Meat Pies!!!

Europe is not the only place you can eat meat pies! Divadish created this recipe for a client of hers who Loves Meat, with a side of Meat!!!!:)
Now before you get your undies in a twist about the calories, the cholesterol and so forth,,,, this delicious beefcake is made with Chicken and stuffed with Mozzarella and garlic seasonings.
A match made in Heaven and simply Divine for sure for your taste-buds!

I made this one pictured above with sweet bell mini peppers, slice Vidilla onions,...

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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Alcohol and Cooking 


Brandy BBQ

Love BBQ? but hate the thick paste that it sometimes tastes like? I have a solution for all of you BBQ Lovers!!!!!!

Divadish loves to do her sauces she serves with meats to be rich yet not so thick they make you gag...:( 

What you need to remember is to thin them with a little liquor...:) Or as I like to suggest Happy liquids:)

Now don't go crazy with this and make it a Alcohol bath party,,,, just adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum or wine to your sauces depending on what it is w...

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Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

Continue reading ...
 

Ricotta for Dessert?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Ricotta for Dessert? 


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

This dessert pictured above is very light and creamy to the tongue. Textures and visual is what most foodies look at when they go food shopping, they like bright colors and appetizing layout as much as a artist likes the perfect sunset.

When I make something new I make sure I like the combinations of the ingredients first, second I see if I want to tweak any of them, third then I see if I can make it taste better.

With all there is out there today to choose from in seas...

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Comfort Foods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : Comfort Foods 


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

Comfort foods are so welcoming when you are not feeling well, or had a Bad day, or the weather is just plain awful.:( 

The Diva has one of her fav's pictured above, grilled Cheese and a side salad. This all American Classic has many variations but when I want the good old original I get my sliced cheddar, pepper-jack, and Colby -jack cheese slices lined up and pre butter the sour dough bread or Texas toast  warm the 6" chef's saute pan up add a little olive o...

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 28, 2013, In : Food Stories 
Divadish Personal Chef Services & Private Catering  Top (5) Food Events

Number (5). Paisley Park  Cooking for the one and only Prince himself on two different occasions! This was not a Easy Deal.:(

Number (4).Cooking 
Demonstration for a CEO and her soon to be going off to college niece, her grand mother, and best friends.What I was not expecting was off - color humor, lots and lots of you knows, and what not to do in this situation discussions and Laughter that was the loudest ever!

Number (3). ...

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Vision Quest?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Vision Quests 
This article information was written by Stephanie Watson and medical information excerpts are from Michael Smith MD.

Some of us have Bad Habits example nail biting, grinding our teeth, snoring, wearing contacts all night with day wear contacts. Let's break this down a bit more, nail biting can cause infections, grinding your teeth wear down of your teeth, contact wearing irradiated or torn corneas.

Overexposure to sun, you use sunscreen for skin right? at least most of the time. Overexposure to...
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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : Eggbakes are back! 


Quiche' anyone?

Divadish loves new things, and eating them too. Before I allow any of my food to go to my clients I make sure I test them out myself. :) Of course this is such a terrible imposition for me but Heh someones gotta do it!

The above Quiche' was one of my most recent creations. Egg bakes which is what Minnesotans call them, because Quiche's sounds too Foo-Foo for guys....:) but mine are anything but ,,, they are heart healthy, and hearty too.
The one pictured has organic cheddar, spin...

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Asian Chicken Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : Asian Pasta's 


Asian Pasta Salad...?

Divadish likes different things and likes to share those different recipes with her clients too. We get tired of cooking the same things too, so we step outside those boxes of cooking like a artist does her first watercolor or a architect does his first cabin home, we Love the challenge and the mystique of what if?

When this happens we learn something about taste and textures and it results in a new recipe we then can share with our clients and  it enhances our own experie...

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Real Italian Lasagna!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : Lasagna for any occasion 



Lasagna

Divadish's Lasagna is all real, meaning real cheeses, real meats, Ricotta, (not Cottage Cheese) A rich Red Sauce made with a little Vino mixed in to make it even more delicious, and layer after layer of noodles filling each with all of this delicious, yummy , ingredients. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it... What would you do to get yourself a pan of Heaven? Make a deal with the Devil? call your friends Italian Mamma ? try to make it yourself? how about picking up the phon...

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Potato Salad

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Summer Salads 


New York Salad.

Who eats the deli's potato Salads? I can't or won't they are so full of sugar, and are kinda like eating Paste, you remember the kind @ school when that kid Johnny use to eat everyday!

My potato salad on the other hand has a White Wine & Olive oil with real mayonnaise, Not Spin Blend, I hold up two fingers of the cross every time I see that commercial for M&M YUCK:(

The other ingredients are a old family recipe that I am Sorry I cannot disclose, but I will guarantee you great del...

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The New Superfoods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : SuperFoods 
                                                Super Foods
                                                                       by
                                                            Beth Janes.

                     Divadish Philosphy is all about a Eating Lifestyle.

When you look at your fridge do you see any of these Super foods lurking about?
Let me list them for and then do a test of how many you actually do have in your seasoning cabinets or fridge. In fact let's do a contest Fello...

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Italian Dinner for you!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Italian Dinner 

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This is one of my Sunday's dinners. My parents both were big pasta eaters, but the sauce is what made that pasta just go down so much more. The red sauce was cooked for hours and it was made fresh with all the right seasonings, leftover meats and yes plenty of cheese & wine added to the slow simmering sauce. Just looking at this picture makes me hungry.Now according to my mother we always had to have a salad with every meal, and she fav...
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SOUP'S ON!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Winter Soup's 

                                                                       Hearty Turkey Soup
What is your favorite soup during this Winter ?
I have many fav's such as the one pictured. Since a Chef never ever throws almost anything away because you might be able to use it in something. Of course it must be okay to do so, but I always save my meat bones and leftovers for soups , they have already been cooked and seasoned so they only need some vegies and broth or gravy added to them and Whala you h...
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Oh Dessert!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Fruit Pies 

Blueberry pie Oh My!!!!


My Mother has always been a Big Fan of Desserts, so much so even today @ 87+ years young she orders (2) at her dinner meal when placing her meal with her nurses aide. Now I am not condoning (2) desserts as a Eat Healthy Lifestyle, No way, but she is 87+ and she is still of sound mind, and spirit, she Loves sweets and has made me love them too. Because of that shared affliction I came up with ways to literally have my cake and eat it too! 



The pictured Blueberry Pie is on...
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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 2, 2012, In : Your mental health 

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

 Anxiety, depression, overwhelmed feelings can affect all of us but especially during the holidays when we are adding extra activities to our schedules. Parties, shopping, meal planning, where is there anytime for you?


Take time for exercise especially during times of stress. This will help with your mood, keep your body and your spirit lifted and feeling at it's best.15-20 minutes of brisk walking will do...

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Seared Greek Chicken Breasts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Personal Chef Services 

 

 
                                                                      Greek Chicken
 
Divadish Personal Chef Services:

I absolutely LOVE Eating Good food. Cooking  Healthy Good food is for your  Whole Body, and it is easy to do, at least for me it is.

Here is what you need to do to start enjoying your meals more often and spend less time in your kitchen.

Lists of Ingredients Needed:

  •   Olive oil ( Extra Virgin)
  • (1) Fresh Lime
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Garlic (powdered or minced)
  • Sweet Basil (dried)
  • Kosher Sea Salt
  • (...

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Google Offers & Divadish Kitchens!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : Google Offers! 
Divadish was a selected Merchant to participate in the Minneapolis & St.Paul area Google Offers.com
campaign! This is a very Big Honor, and I am very excited to be included. 

The launch date is still a educated guess for October 2011, and with their new Customer Preference Match Up for Merchants there will be a Line outside all those Computers pads,Iphones, Android's Etc, it will be a Feeding Frenzy,,, No Pun intended! to get to all these Wonderful 50% off Offers!

I will have a select...
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Chicken Soup Cures EverythinG!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Soup. Soup, Soup 
My mother use to make a big pot of chicken soup at least once a month when we were kids growing up out East.
She would always say it can cure everything, if you are a little anemic, it helps, if you are a little fluish it helps,
and if you are just plain hungry it fills you up!
No my mother was not Jewish, but she could of been, she had the mannerisms and definitely the hand movements.
When she was a young woman she was a housekeeper for several different ethnic families and she would gath...
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Lasagna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Cooking in Your Kitchen tonight! 
The art of lasagna making:

Divadish Kitchens first plans the Sauce:
The rich marina sauce should be filled with a robust combination of spices and semi sweet wine.
Dark Green Olive oil, imported Parmesan cheese, and feta crumbles.
Then slowly marinated over a period of 8-16hours in a slow cooker.
Adding your choice of meats:
Pork
Chicken 
Beef
Sausage
Or combinations of the above meats is also very good and very tasty.


Next cooking your noodles till they are Al-Dante or half cooked and co...
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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...
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Sugar Cookies

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 22, 2011, In : Sugar Nirvana Cookies! 
Divadish Kitchens created (4) dozen of  these crunchy & moist cookies in her test kitchens last week.
I took my sugar cookie recipe, cut back on the sugar a tad and added some really crunchy English toffee bits to the dry ingredients. 
Then I thought why not kick in a little more  caramel, so I then added some imported caramel syrup.
What I got besides a Sugar Cookie Niravana high, was the perfect crisp & chewy all at the same time 
Toffee& Caramel Sugar Cookie, Nothing and I mean Nothing,
...
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Jump's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Spring, Spring!? 

Jump's

Spring is forever eternal. Who said that? I don't remember , do any of you? If so please blog back and tell me too!

For now we will just know that it does. Otherwise how would we all get through such a very long Winter.
I start thinking of Spring in January, when I get my first glimpse of my seed catalogs,the Robins coming back,
the birds in the trees making more noise, or any temperature above 10' degrees!

Then there is the first Spring flower, Johnny Jump Up's... They are the...

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BYOB

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Oscar are you winning? 

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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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 ...
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Mirror #19

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Face,Eyes,You 

Mirror #19

Who's that in The Mirror asked Sleeping Beauty? The Wicked Witch answered it is I the most beautiful Queen of all the land! Sleeping Beauty looked again, and the reflection she saw was something quite different then what the Wicked Witch saw.
Her own image had changed, her face was thinner, her eyes more defined, her lips fuller and sexy.
What was this? a optical illusion? was the Witch tricking her?

No it was no trick, no illusion, it was all that hard work she had b...

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Goal Setting #13

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Road to Success 

Goal Setting #13

We are refueling ourselves with only positive feedback. What does that mean Doctor says the patient.
Well replies the Doctor, it means what makes you want to do something in the first place!?
The patient sits there for a minute and looks a bit blank and then starts to tell him what motivates her each and every day.
Here is what she said:
  • Avoiding future health problems
  • Want to exercise often and comfortably
  • Be there for my children
  • playing with my grandchildren
  • traveling
  • Lon...

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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,...
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New Pie Names for 2011

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : New Pie choices? 
We all Love pie, but because we are a ever changing society, tastes change.
Well, Divadish keeps up on the curves.
For this new year we are the first to announce the new Pie Names for an otherwise common dessert.

**** All flavors of baked Doughnuts this is now our new Sinful treat.
**** All flavors of cupcakes better than eating a whole piece of cake
****Mini's, Mini's cupcakes, cheesecakes,muffins, meatloaf's,Lasagna's (Yes you can have just one.)

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God Bless Us everyone!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Joy of Food! 

Catering the Joy of Food!

Divadish catering is celebrating her company's success one mouthful @ a time.
 We are grateful for the continued support, enthusiasm, kindness and dedication of my loyal supporters.
As Tiny Tim said in the Christmas Carol"Hoorah&God; Bless Us Everyone"
Thank you; Divadish Kitchens &Catering


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New Years Eve Packages!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Fine Cusine @ Home 
  "New Year's Eve Package"

Taking reservations now! Call 612-859-3270 to place your order.

Package Costs $80.00 for two.(Due upon receipt)

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

Greek Feta Romaine Salad with tomatoes, olives, cukes and salami comes

With a Old World Greek D...


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Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Santa said to get him a Order please! 

Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

You know we all like french fries but don't want the FAT!! Well guess what, what if you could have your Cake & Eat it too!? Well you can, order my Spicy Sweet Potato fries, that are baked, not fried, are good for you, and seem like they are Sinfull but are not! Hmmmmmmmmmmm, wish everything could be this easy.
Each order serves (6) and costs just $30.00 so better hurry, we wouldn't want Santa to leave you Coal again this Year now would We!? Place your orde...
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Cook-A-Thon was a Hughe Success!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : NO- WORRIES/BE-HAPPY!!! 
With the Holidays Fast-Approaching, wouldn't it be nice to have some meals stock-piled in your freezer!?
Where you could just pull one out, thaw, and re-heat!?
 Where your Family  just gets to sit down to a Warm-Meal together and catch up with each others days instead of rushing to figure out what's for dinner!?

Let Divadish Kitchen's & Catering be that source for all your menu needs. I will deliver your meals Hot for this evenings dinner or Flash/frozen for later, and all you do is provide the ...

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Everyone needs Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : One mouthful @ a time! 
From the next door neighbor, to the hockey Mom, everyone needs to Eat sometime.
Well Miss Divadish can fill that need, One Mouthful @ a Time!
From Soup, to Candy/glazed brownies, your mouth will not stop drooling. So pick up the phone@612-859-3270
call Miss Divadish, and you will get $5.00 off your 1st order!

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Divadish Saves you Money!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Divadish Fix! 
Stock up your freezers, big or small with Divadish's ,Delicious, Delightful, Decadent meals.
Everything is on SALE>>> $5.00 off first order, $10.00 off 2nd!!! Simple math, You Save MONEY!!!!
I Love to Cook, what could be Better! So pick up your Iphones, cell,or the Boring house phone and punch in the digits#612-859-3270.. or better yet add my # to speed dial, you know you want to!
 That way I get Priority to your everyday Food Cravings, & Hungers. 
You never know when one of those Babies are goi...
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