Dianna Muscari

Dianna Muscari blogs about her cooking and antics on The Kitchen Prep. A self-taught cook and baker, Dianna shares with her readers the messes and successes she encounters in the kitchen. Along with her recipes - which range from healthy to hearty to downright decadent - Dianna shares anecdotes about life, marriage, travel, and living in Florida. Her conversational writing style draws you into her kitchen for a meal and a laugh as she navigates through life one recipe at a time.

Toasted Coconut Pavlovas

Toasted Coconut Mini Pavlovas with Coconut Custard! Crisp meringue nests house a creamy coconut custard filling in these beautiful treats.


Meatless Teriyaki Mushroom Bowls

These meatless Teriyaki Mushroom Bowls are sweet and salty with a homemade teriyaki glaze to coat the hearty portobellos, caramelized onions and broccoli, served over rice or noodles. Faster than takeout, these mushroom bowls take no time at all to prepare

Caramel Apple Pretzel Bites

Crunchy mini pretzels are dipped in sweet caramel and rolled in crushed apple chips to be a delicious fall treat, also known as Caramel Apple Pretzel Bites. These easy-to-make bites make fantastic game day snacks for tailgates and fall parties; they also make a great treat to package and gift for any autumn occasion.

Red Curry Coconut Fried Rice

Coconut Red Curry Fried Rice is the easy weeknight dinner you need in your cooking repertoire! Just 7 convenient ingredients make up this filling, one-pan meal!

Chai Tea with Smooth White Chocolate

Scrumptious, spiced chai tea is made even creamier with a healthy dose of white chocolate that melts perfectly in the warm drink. from Lindt USA.

Graham Cracker Milk Latte

You know those seasonal lattes from Starbucks, the ones that people go crazy over? I’m…

Caramel Apple Cider Sauce

This decadent sauce should be your new fall staple to drizzle over pie, stir into drinks, and dunk your apple slices in.


Toasted Toffee Pumpkin Pudding Trifles

Layers of homemade pumpkin pudding, toffee chips, graham crackers and toasted marshmallow. What more do you need to celebrate fall?


Asian Slaw Turkey Burgers

With Asian flavors, these turkey patties turn out anything but bland. Vegetable slaw in ginger dressing and an egg adds zip and richness to the burgers.

Vanilla Twinkie Bundt Cake

This cake is the queen of all bundt cakes. Innocent and regal on the outside, with a secret tunnel of marshmallow filling on the inside. Dig in.


Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

These cookies can be mixed and baked in no time with pantry staples. They are chocolatey, chewy and perfect for a last minute treat for gifting, or keeping.

Brown Butter Zucchini Cornbread

Sweet cornbread is studded with moist, shredded zucchini and it is all harmonized together with a nutty, delicious brown butter taste.

Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

Tender vanilla-scented muffins are speckled with bright bits of ripe strawberry, and a surprise layer of cheesecakey yumminess.

Apple-Cheddar Galette

Apple-Cheddar Galette

This flaky, rustic galette is the perfect mix of tart apples, sharp cheddar and sweet apricot jam.

Cinnamon-Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Cinnamon-Swirl Pumpkin Bread

This is a yeast bread, not a cake-like quick bread that doubles as dessert, with a crusty exterior and a tender, bready interior.

Pumpkin Spice Bark

This super-sweet confection is almost a cross between fudge and bark, with a texture on the pumpkin layer that remains slightly chewy.

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

Despite using over half a dozen eggs, this cake is not at all dense but rather light and almost sponge-like.

Individual Strawberry Crisps

Individual Strawberry Crisps

If you want to make these a little more decadent, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some freshly whipped cream on top for a taste of pure, summery bliss.

Tin Foil Shrimp Boil

Tin Foil Shrimp Boil

The best part about these is that you can make them ahead and have them ready to go once your guests arrive.