What Beats a Fast, Simple and Delicious Meal? Absolutely Nothing.No one knows how to please a picky palate better than a mom, and Tara "T" Ippolito has been head cook in her family for 20 years. Dedicated to inspiring self-taught cooks in the kitchen, Ippolito founded the Al Dente Diva blog to highlight fast, family-friendly meals with simple methods and familiar flavor profiles. In Fast. Simple. Delicious., Ippolito provides 60 delectable dinner ideas and proves that cooking doesn't need to involve newfangled gadgets or time-consuming techniques to be eye-catching and delicious. Her creative yet quick Italian-American meals satisfy fussy eaters and nostalgic foodies alike with easily accessible ingredients and bold flavors. With inspired refashioned favorites like Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini, Italian Stuffed Peppers, Gnocchi Bolognese, Shrimp Francese and more, let the Al Dente Diva prove that simple, easy food can be the very best.
What I love about T's recipes is that she uses familiar ingredients that I usually have on hand. I have made countless recipes of hers and they are always met with compliments.
- April Lee Wieneck, creator of The Tipsy Housewife
About the AuthorTara "T" Ippolito is the creator of the Al Dente Diva blog. Her recipes have won the hearts (and stomachs) of millions across social media platforms as @aldentediva and her recipes have been celebrated on Food Network, Good Morning America and Daily Mail as well as in several cooking competitions on So Yummy and Netflix. She lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with her husband and two boys, Leo and Dominic.