chocolate penaut butter chocolate chip cookies @createdbydiane
Salad Dippers from @createdbydiane
Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls from @createdbydiane
Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip from @createdbydiane
homemade buttermilk ranch dressing @createdbydiane

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love chocolate and peanut butter then you are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cookies!


Chocolate PEANUT BUTTER Chocolate Chip cookie recipe @createdbydiane


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 Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook that March 25 is Chocolate Peanut Butter Day and oh what a delicious day it is!

I’ve made these beauties to celebrate the 2nd year of this momentous day.


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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]


How to make Homemade Mayonnaise

homemade mayo @createdbydiane

Mayonnaise is a popular condiment that accompanies many classic foods, like the BLT, roast beef sandwiches, tunafish, macaroni salad, egg salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, tartar sauce, turkey sandwiches especially with leftover roasted turkey from holiday meals.     The number one question is what will you be putting your homemade mayo on? Will it be a California Burger, and artichoke? How about spreading it on your favorite breakfast sandwich... oh the choices! … [Continue reading]


Caramel DeLites-Samoa Inspired TOFFEE

Caramel DeLites Samoa Girl Scout Cookie inspired TOFFEE @createdbydiane

It seems everyone has memories of Girl Scout Cookies and each and every year people go crazy over them. Stocking up on dozens of  boxes even. Well, I you are quickly missing the great taste of toasted coconut and chocolate this fun toffee will help tide you over until they start selling them again.     They have changed the name of some of cookies over the years and I don't even want to get into that BIG debate, I just LOVE coconut, I recently shared how to make toasted … [Continue reading]


S’more Peanut Butter Bars

smore peanut butter bars from @createdbydiane-2

Just one bite into these super delicious S'more Peanut Butter Bars   will have you wanting MORE!     After all that is what S'more are known for. These are like super-hero S'mores, they have all the traditional components are the classic, but get kicked up with the delicious flavor of peanut butter. I will mention that the chocolate marshmallow cream is OUT of the Universe delicious, since I brought up the whole super-hero subject. These could possibly be just … [Continue reading]


How to toast coconut in the oven

how to make toasted coconut in the OVEN @createdbydiane

Toasted Coconut is one of my favorites, I love it on a dish of ice cream and even on my dish of yogurt for breakfast, this post will show you how easy it is to toast a whole tray of coconut in minutes to a delicious crispness.     It's no secret I love coconut, I've shared lots of coconut recipes like: Chocolate Coconut Football Cookies, Coconut Lime Scones, Coconut Banana Cake, Coconut Cut Out Cookies, Macaroon Chicks, Easy 3 layer German Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Coconut … [Continue reading]


Maple Bacon Buttermilk Scones

maple bacon scones

Are you ready for some Maple and Bacon Goodness   Well these scones are sure to deliver on flavor. They are really PACKED with goodness. The dough is mixed with BACON, the sweet meets the savory in these scones and they are irresistible. They have a great balance of flavor that will have them disappearing before you eyes! … [Continue reading]


Red Velvet Fudge

Delicious Red Velvet Fudge @createdbydianeedited

Oh if red velvet is your thing, you will LOVE this Red Velvet Fudge Recipe.   I am all out fudge... I just love chocolaty fudge and this red velvet fudge is just chocolaty enough, and has a hint of buttermilk that gives red velvet it's classic flavor. A little tangy sweetness that makes it recognizable. It's so pretty red, it's hard to resist. Perfect for Valentine's Day too. … [Continue reading]


How to BAKE Bacon

How to Bake Crispy Bacon @createdbydiane

I just LOVE crispy bacon, but who doesn't! I started backing bacon in the oven and just LOVE the results. You will too! You will, trust me, if you don't want to stand over the stove turning bacon and hoping it will get crispy before it burns you will LOVE this. See LOVE and BACON go hand in hand over here and really... come to think of it, when do I not have bacon in one hand or the other. LOL! Really crispy bacon is essential, don't you agree? … [Continue reading]


Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad @createdbydiane

If you like Caesar Salad, just wait until you take a look of this one...    It's made with Brussels sprouts!   I am a huge Brussels sprouts fan. I can still remember the first time I had them. A friend made them with some butter and bread crumbs and I thought they were out-of-this-world delicious! They have become one of my favorite vegetables, and they make this Caesar salad over the top fantastic!       Aren't they CUTE! … [Continue reading]


Italian Chicken Sandwiches

Italian Chicken Sandwiches @createdbydiane

When given only a few ingredients making each and every one stand out in flavor is essential and what I wanted to create with the Chopped at Home Challenge by Sargento®. I'm partnering with Sargento to bring you this post. I love comfort food, and nothing says comfort food than a hot sandwich. This sandwich is full of Italian Flavors, with crispy coated chicken, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic all topped with Italian Cheese and crisped up on a … [Continue reading]

Malted Milk Cake with Chocolate Malt Frosting

Malted Milk Cake from @createdbydiane with Chocolate Malt Frosting. It's like a WHOPPERS lovers paradise in a cake!

You will certainly want a BIG glass of MILK to go with this yummy cake. It's kind of funny how when I think of chocolate I think of milk, and when I think of milk, well you know there is just going to be something delicious going on... I'm bringing you this post in collaboration with California Dairy Association.     One look at this cake  and for me, well... I know what's in those chocolate balls, MALT. Malt is hard to describe, but oh so delicious. A … [Continue reading]