pancake cookies made in a skillet from @createdbydiane
Avocado Potato Salad @createdbydiane
Avocado Caprese @createdbydiane
Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe @createdbydiane
Fresh Cherry Scone Recipe @createdbydiane

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 … [Continue reading]

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Salted Caramel Cake

Salted Caramel Cake @createdbydiane

Salted caramel is one of my favorite things and well... since it seems to be everywhere now a days from frappuccinos to ice cream, and I've made something similar in cupcakes a while ago I thought is was about time it adorned a cake. So get out your bowl and pans and lets get baking! … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies @createdbydiane

Chocolate cookies always remind me of my childhood, every once in a while my mom would buy chocolate sugar cookies. Specifically Archway Dutch Chocolate Cookies, They were slightly firm on the outside and tender and chewy inside. A while back I saw  Joan from Chocolate Chocolate and More … [Continue reading]

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Blueberry Madeleines

Blueberry Madeleines @createdbydiane

Blueberries are ripe and delicious in stores now. If I'm not eating them by the handful, I like baking with them, they are so juicy and sweet, they are a great addition to baked goods, like Blueberry Banana Chocolate Chip Cake, Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes and Blueberry Filled … [Continue reading]

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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 … [Continue reading]

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Banana Cupcakes with Banana Brown Sugar Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Banana Brown Sugar Frosting @createdbydiane

  The warm aroma of bananas baking remind me that something SUPER-DELICIOUS will be coming out of the oven, and oh when these cuppies are baking, believe me....you will know they will be delicious. They have a hint of brown sugar and well... brown sugar makes baked items tastier, … [Continue reading]

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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 … [Continue reading]

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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. … [Continue reading]

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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 … [Continue reading]

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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 … [Continue reading]

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Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan

Quick Easy Chicken Parmesan @createdbydiane

    Some nights it's hard to believe dinner time is upon you with NO plan in sight. Or does that just happen to me? This is one dinner that I go to for  those nights. It's my quick version of Chicken Parmesan. … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones @createdbydiane.jpg

Since it doesn't seem acceptable to eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast... says my parents and my husband and well I'm sure many more people may feel this way, but really....cereal is no better in my opinion I made Chocolate Chip SCONES.... Scones are perfect for breakfast. … [Continue reading]

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