Avocado Caprese Salad

Avocado Caprese @createdbydiane

  Oh my goodness do I need a salad today, I think summertime may be a more indulgent time that the holidays. Is that possible? In order to keep on track, I think I should start the week off right with a fresh and delicious Salad. There is no better time for this salad...tomatoes … [Read more...]

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Grilled Goat Cheese and Avocado Sandwich

avocado goat cheese grilled cheese

This is one grilled cheese you must make! I remember as a kid my mom make cream cheese and jelly sandwiches for a snack for us kids one bit of this sandwich and that was all I could think of, in particular there was one hot summer day and I remember sitting out back with some friends under a … [Read more...]

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Beer and Cheese Dip

Beer and Cheese Dip @createdbydiane.jpg

The weekend is almost here so get a head start, grab a few ingredients and make this super delicious and easy dip. It's smooth and creamy and great for dipping chips, pretzels and veggies. and if you make a double batch it's really great the next day cold on a bagel, trust … [Read more...]

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How to freeze avocado

How to freeze avocado @createdbydiane

  Ok I admit it, I'm not the best planner, but who can be, ALL the time. I can't anticipate friends inviting me over or stopping by. Who can plan for that? Who can plan for exactly when the avocados you bought would be ripe and will it coincide with the day you want to make … [Read more...]

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How to cut an avocado

Video How to Cut an Avocado @createdbydiane with @ca_avocado

    Avocado season is upon us in California and there are so many recipes to use them in, I put together a little video to show you how to cut an avocado. … [Read more...]

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guacamole with goat cheese and bacon

guacamole with goat cheese and bacon @createdbydiane

Creamy, lightly smokey, slightly tangy and oh so delicious, is the only way to describe this guacamole. It went fast...real fast. So go ahead and grab yourself some ripe California Avocados, they are in season right NOW, just one more reason to LOVE this time of year. The go to chip for … [Read more...]

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Cheesy Olive Crostini

Cheesy Olive Crostini @createdbydiane

Here is just one more way to enjoy olives, other than sticking them on the ends of your fingers. Fess up , you do that don't you? I do, it's one of my favorite ways to eat them. I recall sitting at the dinner table as a kid putting all the olives on my fingers and now I get to do it any time I … [Read more...]

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Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Guacamole

Coconut Chicken  with pineapple guacamole recipe @createdbydiane

I'm sure I've mentioned a time or two how much I love snacking. I think"snack time" is under rated. My kids have snack time or they call it "break" well I need a break, how about you? For my snack I'd like something sweet and crunchy and filling and well dipping is essential in all … [Read more...]

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beet dyed deviled eggs

beet dyed deviled eggs @createdbydiane.jpg

Believe me you NEED to make these really cute deviled eggs, well you do if you like things all cute and pink like I do. I'm not trying to be bossy, but you will love the rave reviews these beet dyed deviled eggs will get. Some days it's all about the credit. Once you master deviled eggs … [Read more...]

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Valentine Pretzel Toffee

Valentine Pretzel Toffee @createdbydiane

It's February is upon us and that means all things pretty, heart shaped, pink and red are upon us. This is one of these recipes you will want to have on hand, trust me! … [Read more...]

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Green Chicken Chile Dip

Green Chicken Chile Dip from @createdbydiane

Sometimes dip is more than just dip. This is one of those times. This dip is delicious and filling. Can't most dips say that? I don't think so. I can usually eat a bag of chips along with dip and still be hungry for a full meal, please don't judge. Please don't tell me I'm the only one. … [Read more...]

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Christmas Deviled Eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs (Healthier) @createdbydiane

 eggs have LONG been a staple at Holiday tables, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas... and there is no better time to dress them up than Christmas, I dyed the white part of the eggs, red and green and I know that there is one person in particular who will be eating the majority … [Read more...]

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