Feta Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad

Feta Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad @createdbydiane

Years and years ago I walked into a deli and ordered a pasta salad. From the moment the fork went in my mouth I knew I had found a new favorite. It was a little different than this pasta salad, it was made with tortellini, but with the tortellini, three bites in and I felt it was too … [Read more...]

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Pasta Primavera with Chicken

Pasta Primavera @createdbydiane #dinner

This pasta dish did a fast disappearing act after it was served and to tell you the truth so did the second servings. I may just be the deliciously creamy cheesy sauce, everyone found irresistible. They all said it was delicious, they loved every bite and wanted more.     Pasta, … [Read more...]

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Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes @createdbydiane

This recipe is for all the zucchini lovers out there, or better yet... maybe this recipe is great for people who have zucchini overflowing their gardens and have made all the zucchini bread they can handle. This recipe is perfect for the person who doesn't even like zucchini. Really, I have … [Read more...]

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Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu

Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu @createdbydiane

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to fire up the grill. Gather friends and family around and enjoy. Summer produce is so much fun to add to the menu, with just a few additions to some favorites you will have really exciting menu. The first thing that comes to mind for me when … [Read more...]

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Greek French Bread Pizza

Greek French Bread Pizza from @createdbydiane

I love quick easy and delicious food, this is great in the summer, when you don't want to really cook too. In minutes you can have this piping hot out of the oven. This pizza is great with leftover chicken, or you can use a rotisserie chicken, or well any cooked chicken you can get your … [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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Avocado Corn Cakes

Avocado Corn Cakes @createdbydiane.jpg

Breakfast just got a kicked up a notch with these Avocado Corn Cakes they are so delicious, they are enjoyed with syrup or sour cream appealing to both the sweet and savory breakfast lovers... these are great for brinner too...you know breakfast at dinner time, Not going to lie here....I … [Read more...]

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avocado, goat cheese and beet salad

avocado, goat cheese and beet salad @createdbydiane

Let's chat about beets... when I was a kid, I thought beets were always pickled. I think that is the only way I ever saw them served, now I like pickles, but pickled beets were not my thing. Move forward thirty  twenty years,  a few  years and I try cooked beets and love them, I like them … [Read more...]

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Avocado Salad with Fried Jalapeños and Spicy Avocado Dressing

Avocado and Fried Jalapeno Salad with spicy avocado dressing @createdbydiane

It's really heating up... and I don't just mean the weather. This salad has a great heat going on. Not as much heat as the concrete I was sitting on today, WOW was that hot. I may need to remember to bring a blanket or towel with me and carry it around at all times! The fried jalapeños … [Read more...]

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Avocado Orzo Mac and Cheese

Avocado Orzo mac and cheese @createdbydiane @ca_avocados @kerrygolddairy

I make mac and cheese  all the time and my family just loves it, this week I decided to make it with orzo pasta, it was a well thought out plan, and it certainly wasn't the only pasta option that made sense....really !?! There is mac and cheese spaghetti isn't there. Anyway, everyone said they … [Read more...]

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Spinach Salad

delicious Spinach-Salad-@createdbydiane recipe

  Sometimes I open the fridge and am so hungry I can't even think. It happens often! That is shared with you why I cook chicken for the week here, This is one of those weeks, I have no time and no idea what I will be eating. I was sick all last week and never did any big grocery … [Read more...]

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how & why I cook chicken for the week all at once

How and Why I cook chicken for the week all at once @createdbydiane.jpg

If you are never in a hurry, have all the time in the world to get a great meal on the table for dinner each nigh, eat great lunches everyday and make all your kids favorites each day... don't bother reading this....you are free to go about living perfectly. If you wish some of the … [Read more...]

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