4th of July

Red White and Blue Collage @Createdbydiane

Happy 4th of July! I've been sharing lots of Red, White and Blue treats this past week or so and here is one more. Stars are so cute and I found these cute star sprinkles and just couldn't wait to put them all over cupcakes. They are a simple and fun way to decorate cupcakes for July 4th and can be … [Read more...]

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Dreaming of a white Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I've been dreaming of a white Christmas, I won't even tell you for how long. I always wish for snow just one day a year would be great! It's sure has been cold enough, it's possible, it's been in the 30's. In Southern California, that is COLD!!! But still no snow. I hope you'll be enjoying this … [Read more...]

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50+favorite blogger best recipes {book 100% proceeds benefit the American Red Cross}

heart baked goods createdby-diane.com

I LOVE food and I LOVE hearts, I'm not the only one who thinks about food all the time and I'm so glad that food bloggers have joined together to create this wonderful book. I'm excited to tell you of a project that has been in the works for a while. It's here! It's here! After literally MONTHS of … [Read more...]

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Sweet Tea is like Liquid Crack! also {Fun at #BlogHerFood}

Sweet Tea, it's like Liquid Crack!

I've had sweetened tea before, but nothing compares to the sweet tea I had in the South recently. It's so addictive, I called it Southern Liquid Crack all week. One glass and I was hooked. The waitress kept filling my glass each time she walked by. It never fell below half full. I asked what type of … [Read more...]

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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Kick back and enjoy a glass of strawberry lemonade That is exactly what is on my agenda for at least 15 minutes tomorrow. The weather is warming up and taking a break sounds really good right now. How is it that as the weather gets warmer there is so much more to do in a day. I'm exhausted just … [Read more...]

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Spring is in the air!

Spring is certainly in the air!I snatched this pretty flower from my yard and couldn't resist putting it on top of a cupcake.Hope spring is on it's way. It was cold and rainy today and I can really go for some sunshine! … [Read more...]

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Does Valentine’s Day Stress You Out?

Valentine's Day Sometimes just the thought of that day brings stress. I'm sure you remember thinking, "Is anyone going to be my Valentine?" That could have been years ago or yesterday. Does anyone like me? Will the person I have a crush on notice me? As we get older it can sometimes feel the … [Read more...]

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Interview with Mac from Dishin’ In The Kitchen

I met Mac from Dishin' In the Kitchen at Campblogaway last year. She is fun and sweet, so when she asked me if she could interview me on her blog I was thrilled. I had lots of fun, laughing and sharing what goes on in my kitchen. Stop on by to hear the interview. (Yes, you will actually be hearing … [Read more...]

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Revealing Secrets on Ucreate Today

This stack of pancakes make me hungry just looking at it!I've rolled up my sleeves and revealed a secret about my pancakes, and it's not just the recipe. Be sure to check out my secret at Ucreate. I'd love to hear what you think. … [Read more...]

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Want to know more about me?

Have you ever came across a blog and thought.......BEAUTIFUL! That is exactly what I thought of when I first visited   Haniela's Take a look at her amazing Santa cookies,  one look and I was hooked and couldn't wait to see more. Don't miss these SWEET Santa Hat Meringues. Her creations are … [Read more...]

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2010 Wrap up

December is coming to an end is so it 2010. I looked through my blogging year and thought it would be fun to share with you some of the items I baked other than Italian Cookies. S'more coconutChocolate Cupcake CookiesLemon SconesMacaroon ChicksChocolate Chocolate Chip SconesMargarita … [Read more...]

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Pink is the new "Red"

Pink Winter Wonderland!I've linked my recipe and how to below:Italian Cookie RecipeHow to ice cookies … [Read more...]

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Snowman Cupcakes

The BEST part of winder is making a SNOWMAN.You don't need mittens, boots and a jacket to create himand you won't get cold either!I started by making my favoriteChocolate Cupcake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting. (click for printable recipes)I dipped the top half of the cupcake into blue … [Read more...]

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Cranberry stuffed bread

Cranberry Stuffed BreadHollow out the bread with a thin knife, I just started by cutting the bread the length of my knife. I worked from each side and cut in a circle to cut the inside out.I blended in a food processor1/2 cup cranberries that I had heated on the stove for 2 minutes on medium, just … [Read more...]

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Turkey Sushi?

Thanksgiving leftover sushi? Well, there is no fish in it, but it looks like a hand roll to me :) Rice, carrot, celery, turkey and cranberry sauce mixed with plain yogurt, wrapped in seaweed. Sure doesn't look like you typical Thanksgiving leftovers.  There are other options than turkey … [Read more...]

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