About Us

Welcome to The Slow Roasted Italian; a family friendly food, travel and cocktail blog focused on making life simple!  We (Donna, Chad and our lil Munchkin) would like to invite you to our table.  Our home is full of love, laughter, dancing and delicious food!

We are all about simplifying mealtime; making meals fast and easy to help make your life as effortless as possible. 

I am a self taught cook, with a passion for home cooked meals inspired by my mom.  I am the chief mess maker, writer, baker and dish washer in the family.  Chad is the photographer, designer, cocktail maker and food tester.  Did I mention he does the laundry too?  Together we make one awesome team!

Our focus is taking complicated out of the kitchen, while creating fabulous dishes.  You certainly don’t have to sacrifice quality to save time.

Join us as we redefine the possibilities that 30 minutes in the kitchen can bring!

Dinner's Ready!


With love from our Kitchen Table to yours. XOXO


A little more about us…

I am a spicy Italian who grew up on the sandy beaches of a little town in Southwest Florida.  15 years ago I packed up everything I owned and moved to Arizona where I met Chad (now my husband).  Chad was raised in the heartland of America (Iowa, God’s Country).  We both grew up in small town USA with strong family values.  We have been attached at the heart and hip since the day we met. 

3 years ago we were blessed with our daughter, she completes our family.  Our munchkin lights up my kitchen.  We especially like singing and dancing in the kitchen while we prepare meals together.  Even at 3 years old, she delights in standing beside me (on her stool) and helping me cook.

When we are not blogging, you might find me teaching Munchkin, gardening, party planning or keeping up with family and friends.  Chad is a graphic designer by trade so most days you can catch him creating gorgeous artwork and photography for our family business e3studios.  When he gets a break, Chad will most likely be playing “Hide and seek” with our daughter.  Don’t look behind the door!

This food blog has been the most wonderful adventure for our family and we are so happy that we can share it with you!  It brings us great joy to invite you to our kitchen table each day!

Contact Donna -  donna@tsrifood.com
Contact Chad - chad@tsrifood.com 



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