raspberry and lime shrimp ceviche recipe from @createdbydiane
Balsamic Cheese Dip @createdbydiane
Vanilla Cupcakes iwth Custard Filling and Italian Buttercream Frosting @createdbydiane
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Lemon Cookie Dip @createdbydiane

Raspberry and Lime Shrimp Ceviche

This is not your traditional ceviche, it’s updated with a delicious fruity flavor and it’s irresistible!

raspberry and lime shrimp ceviche recipe from @createdbydiane


Throwing tradition to the wind with this one….

I’m a seafood lover through and through and have made ceviche many times,

I often don’t use raw fish and seafood, because I like to be sure it’s safe to eat so I often steam/cook it first before putting it into the lime juice.

This however I was a little different, I cooked the shrimp in Moscato Wine and the flavor was delicious, not building on the classic with lime and avocado I added red onion, jalapeño and no Mexican dish would be complete without cilantro now would it?!

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Balsamic Cheese Dip

Balsamic Cheese Dip @createdbydiane

Comfort is what's on my mind today... To me comfort food typically involves pasta and cheese, and if they equal comfort food for you too, you will love this Balsamic Cheese Dip Recipe served along with these super easy to make fried tortellini. I'm working with Frigidaire to bring you this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.   Comfort food is just minutes away.... I love spending time in the kitchen, but to be honest there are a few things that would make my kitchen even … [Continue reading]


Vanilla Cupcakes filled with Pastry Cream and Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes iwth Custard Filling and Italian Buttercream Frosting @createdbydiane

Simply delicious!     These is exactly what these cupcakes are. Each component is delicious on it's own and combined together makes a triple delicious vanilla explosion! The cake portion has a moist crumb and the custard cream filling is smooth and delectable. The cupcakes are topped with Vanilla Italian Buttercream frosting that is so silky, you may not be able to stop at just one cupcake, you have been warned! … [Continue reading]


Moscato Margarita

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are looking forward to summer, parties and having fun, this Moscato Margarita is going to fit into those plans perfectly! A little known fact is that I LOVE Margaritas, it's my go to drink. Just wait until you get a sip of this fruity drink I've mixed up for you today. These will take the guess work out of entertaining. … [Continue reading]

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Lemon Cookie Dip

Lemon Cookie Dip @createdbydiane

I like taking a moment now and then to sit, relax, and enjoy!       My days seem to be filled with lots of running around and juggling the time I have to fit everything in. Work, errands, kids, activities, working out, cleaning, laundry, dishes, and the list goes on! Some days grabbing a quick treat will help me get out of my own way, and to give me a moment to remember how blessed I am, and look forward to what is coming up next. There is always something to look … [Continue reading]


Chocolate Crumb Cake Cookies

Chocolate Crumb Cake Cookies @createdbydiane

If you are looking for a fun new cookie, this one if for you...     These cookies have all my favorite components, Vanilla cookies, but thick and kinda like cake.... then the chocolate crumb topping and to top them off.....they are dunked in melted chocolate. Oh yes, don't forget the chocolate....it makes them irresistible. … [Continue reading]

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Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding @createdbydiane

Grab some lemons and blueberries and lets get baking...   This has such a delicious and fresh flavor! I made this bread pudding with croissants. This is one of my favorite uses for croissants and the store near me sells a dozen for under 3 dollars. SCORE! So be sure to check out your local store and see if they ever have a deal on them. If you don't prefer croissants, any bread will do. … [Continue reading]

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Coconut Fudge

Coconut Fudge with toasted coconut on top from @createdbydiane

These cute little tubs of coconut deliciousness will be a huge hit with the coconut lovers in your life!   I just LOVE coconut, and I'm not alone... everyone in my house loves it too. For a quick and delicious treat, I whipped up a batch of coconut fudge and topped them with some of my toasted coconut I shared with you a few weeks ago. Click here for the how to! … [Continue reading]


Brown Sugar and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

brown sugar and bacon Brussels Sprouts @createdbydiane

I wonder what took me so long...   to figure out how to get my fussy eater to enjoy more vegetables. I try cooking them different ways: in a pan, roasted in the oven, or on the grill. But brussels sprouts have been one that don't clear off the plate as easily as others. That case isn't true for me at all, I like them raw and cooked loads of ways. This simple trick, made them desirable enough to be cleared off the plate in a very timely manner. I just LOVE surprises like … [Continue reading]


Holiday Dinner Recipes

Holiday Dinner Recipes

No matter which Holiday it is, there is something here for everyone.   Select a new item and make it for your next Holiday, these are some of my favorite recipes compiled all in one place so it's easy for you and I to both reference. I love the classics, but also like trying new recipes too. So here is a mix of both. From salads to sides, to main dishes and onto dessert. … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate penaut butter chocolate chip cookies @createdbydiane

If you love chocolate and peanut butter then you are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cookies!     I will say these have become my favorite cookies lately, they are chewy and delicious and full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor. I love how big they are. When it come to chocolate and peanut butter it's go big or go home, and these are going BIG in flavor and size. Perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. Today has been declared by my food blogging friends, Carla of … [Continue reading]


Salad Dippers

Salad Dippers from @createdbydiane

I'm convinced these are the perfect salad to serve at a party,     and so were all my guests. I love that I could prepare them early and keep them super crisp (I share my tip on that too) One of the best parts is that you can even be walking around and enjoy a salad. Are you like me, do you hate when you are served food and standing at a party and want to be mobile, but want to eat at the same time. These are just perfect for those times! Call these the walking salad … [Continue reading]


Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls

Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls from @createdbydiane

Now let's talk corned beef...     for as long as I can remember I've been enjoying corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. When I was about 20 I started making it and surprised my family with the whole meal, Irish Soda Bread and all! I've cooked it many ways and found using a pressure cooker is quick and I like QUICK! You can find info here where I cooked Corned Beef in a Pressure Cooker, I've also blogged a fun version of the dinner with Corned Beef & Cabbage … [Continue reading]


Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip

Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip from @createdbydiane

For the LOVE of cheese...     and beer and mustard to! Today I've whipped up these easy and super-flavorful cheese dip. Perfect with pretzels, or anything else you can plunge into this bowl of deliciousness. Even a spoon! Yes, I do love cheese that much. … [Continue reading]

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

homemade buttermilk ranch dressing @createdbydiane

Homemade dressing are my favorite, I figure if I am going to eat salads and veggies I might as well have something super delicious to top them off with.         Now I will tell you, I'm not the biggest ranch fan out there. I like it, but I'm not slathering it on everything in sight like some people I know! And as we all know homemade is usually way better than store bought, well that is CERTAINLY true today. I LOVE this ranch dressing. I love that it's easy to make … [Continue reading]