How to Roast a Turkey Overnight

How to roast a turkey upside down and overnight @createdbydiane

I have roasted lots of turkeys. I first started doing it the way my mom did it. Then one night, I just knew I was ready for a change. It was 1 am and I had baked all the pies and got everything ready for Thanksgiving day and was exhausted. The thought of getting up early to but the turkey … [Read more...]

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Cranberry Lemon Meringue Pie

Mini Cranberry Lemon Meringue Pies baked in Mason Jar Lids @createdbydiane

Cranberries kick up these Lemon Meringue Pies into GREATNESS! Mini pies baked in Mason Jar lids are just the cutest..don't you think?   There are so many cute things going on with these pies, I can hardly contain myself. First I LOVE mini pies, these are baked in Mason Jar Lids... … [Read more...]

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Mason Jar Lid Mini Pies

Mason Jar Lid Mini Pies @createdbydiane

Imagine your favorite pie, baked in the CUTEST mini version. This post will show you how to bake mini pies in mason jar lids. I use Mason Jars for so many things, but I haven't canned one thing yet. I have one with holes drilled on the top I use to shake flour onto my work … [Read more...]

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Easy Pie Crust made in a food processor

Easy Pie Crust made in a food processor @createdbydiane

Pie. It's one of the most simple and delicious desserts that seems more complex that it really is. Are you ready to take the guess work out of pie crust?   I've been making pies for years. I recall the first pie I ever made, it was a GLORIOUS Banana Cream Pie, I was young and trying to … [Read more...]

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Roasted Holiday Potatoes

Roasted Holiday Potatoes from @createdbydiane

One Potato, Two Potato, Sweet Potato, MORE...   Holidays mean delicious meals and wonderful side dishes. What ever your main dish, Turkey, Ham or a Roast, this delicious and easy potato dish, will sure be a crowd pleaser. … [Read more...]

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

make your own pumpkin pie spice @createdbydiane

No kitchen should be without pumpkin pie spice, in my opinion of course. I use it for WAY more than just pumpkin pie. I used to buy it in the spice aisle, but when I would run out. I would just whip up a  batch myself and I ended up liking the combination I made. I use pumpkin pie … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies @createdbydiane

The combination of chocolate and pumpkin spice is irresistible in these adorable and easy cut out cookies. Fall is upon us and the leaves are changing colors, combining pumpkin spice orange and chocolate together in these cookies seems pretty NATURAL.... well not like leaves in all … [Read more...]

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Deviled Egg Dip

deviled egg dip from @createdbydiane #appetizer

I just LOVE how versatile eggs are, they go from breakfast to snacks to just about everything in between. I use LOTS and LOTS of eggs each week. In cooking and baking and my family loves hard boiled eggs. I also have one who is a deviled egg fanatic...really he will eat then as soon as … [Read more...]

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Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Buttermilk Ranch Dip from @createdbydiane

If you like ranch flavor, just wait until you give this recipe a try. It may just know your socks off. October is here and Halloween is out and about in all the stores, there will be parties and get togethers left and right. This is one fun and delicious dip, that will be great with … [Read more...]

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Turkey Roll Up Casserole

Turkey Roll Up Casserole Recipe @createdbydiane

How would you like a new GO-TO Casserole? This Turkey Roll Up Casserole should go to the top of your must make list. No need to wait until mid November to enjoy turkey, now you have have all the delicious flavor of a Thanksgiving meal ANYTIME you'd like. And it won't take all day to … [Read more...]

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Red White and Blue Tie Dye Cookies

Patriotic Tie Dye Cookies @createdbydiane.jpg

Do I have a FUN cookie for you! These tie dye cookies are so easy and super-fun, great to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July. You can easily change up the colors to fit any occasion. … [Read more...]

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Avocado and Strawberry Margaritas

avocado and strawberry margarita recipe @createdbydiane

May is just about upon us and with Spring in full swing here in Southern California that means lots of get togethers! Cinco de Mayo is at the top of my list for a really fun day to enjoy some delicious food and drinks and enjoy all spring has to offer, like beautiful flowers and the seasons … [Read more...]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Mint Chocolate Chip Biscotti @createdbydiane

Biscotti gets a delicious MINTY makeover today and not any time too soon, after all I think March is the month of MINT (unofficially, of course) and mint and chocolate go SO well together, wrapping it all up in biscotti HAD to be done. You know how much I love mint don't you? … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Chip Mint Cut Out Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cut Out Cookies @createdbydiane

Not sure what it is but as soon as March rolls around, all things GREEN and MINT seem to consume my thoughts! After all St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I really miss watching the parade I used to see years ago. It's still going on in the town I would see it, but I'm MILES … [Read more...]

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Cinnamon “RED HOT” Heart Cookies

Cinnamon RED HOT Heart Cookies @createdbydiane

I just LOVE all things red and heart related, don't you? Remember those Red Hot Cinnamon Hearts Candies... They are available in candy shops and seem to be everwehre this time of year. I have many memories of them, my mom used them when she made applesauce when I was a kid and she used … [Read more...]

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