Caramel DeLites Samoa Girl Scout Cookie inspired TOFFEE @createdbydiane
smore peanut butter bars from @createdbydiane-2
how to make toasted coconut in the OVEN @createdbydiane
maple bacon scones
Delicious Red Velvet Fudge @createdbydianeedited

Chicken Baked Ziti

Chicken Baked Ziti from @createdbydiane

If you are looking for a new 30 minute meal, look no further...     this is it! It's creamy and delicious without being heavy. It is FULL on flavor, without tons of calories or fat. This is one chicken and pasta dish that will be returning to our dinner table often. I love how easy it is to pull together. Perfect for busy weeknights. … [Continue reading]

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How to make a sauce

How to make a sauce @createdbydiane

I love sauces, really they are something I make for just about everything. They don't need to be high in calorie or fat to taste great. You HEARD me right. Take a look...       In minutes you can have a sauce made for just about anything, and it's not hard to do. Have you tried making sauces but they just didn't turn out right, were their lumps that just wouldn't go away? or Are you so intimidated by the just the thought of making a sauce that you have never really … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

Cute Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies from @createdbydiane

It was all about multi colored lights over here this Christmas, so it only seemed fitting that I made some cookies with multi colored nonpareils.       I am all about white lights on the tree, but outside it was all about the COLOR this year. All the lights and decorations are down and packed away so these will sure bring so color into the New Year! BAM!!! It's 2015 I'm not a big resolution person, I just try to do better each year, try … [Continue reading]


Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider Cocktail

Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider Cocktail @createdbydiane

Cinnamon Apple Cocktail, oh yes this is one TASTY drink!     I am always up for trying a new drink, but I really don't prefer REALLY Sweet drinks. I usually like Margaritas, Long Island Iced Teas, Vodka and Cranberry and well, now I'm adding this one to the list for sure! It's so easy and delicious and really is perfect for anytime, but especially around the Holidays, it must be the cinnamony-goodness! … [Continue reading]


Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding

Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding @createdbydiane

Cranberries are so pretty, they bring brightness and color to everything this time of year. I freeze cranberries so I can enjoy them all year long....     Really, it's not odd to see three bags of cranberries in my freezer in April. Don't forget to stock up on cranberries if you like them all year long like me. These Cranberry Pecan Bars are a favorite along with this Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding, you can now see while you'll need to stock up!   … [Continue reading]

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Spatchcock a Turkey

butter, salt and pepper on a turkey

You may be asking your self, what on earth is SPATCHCOCK? Maybe you know what it is and are wondering why I would blog how to spatchcock a turkey when I already have shown you How to Roast a Turkey Overnight, well let me tell you...   I had heard of spatchcocking, but never really knew what it meant. I looked it up. It means you removed the backbone for roasting. Yep, that is it. Well, almost... … [Continue reading]


Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge @createdbydiane

Peppermint is a classic Christmas Candy, shaped like candy canes and round mints that have an irresistible cool taste. This fudge turned out such a pretty pink color, and the minty goodness is obvious as soon as you take the lid off one of these cuties. The individual sized fudge is perfect for gift giving, parties or while watching your favorite Christmas Movie. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? … [Continue reading]

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Gingerbread Fudge

delicious gingerbread fudge recipe and printable from @createbydiane

I have loved fudge for as long as I can remember, and oh how fun this GINGERBREAD Fudge is!       This recipes makes for an easy to give gift and also great for portion control snacking! I've made Gingerbread Cookies, Gingerbread French toast with Gingerbread Butter, Gingerbread Bread Sticks, Gingerbread Biscotti, Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites, Gingerbread Scones, but I had never even had gingerbread fudge and decided I had to change that FAST. This fudge is creamy … [Continue reading]


Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge @createdbydiane

Eggnog is a huge favorite this time of year and so is fudge, so eggnog fudge is inevitable and oh so delicious. Eggnog itself is so creamy and delicious, having that same greatness added into fudge makes it doubly delicious! This fudge flew out of my kitchen, really. It was as if it had wings! That seems to be happening with all things EGGNOG this time of year. … [Continue reading]


Rum Raisin Goat Cheese Bites

Baked or Fried wonton appetizers filled with California Raisins, goat cheese and walnuts @createdbydiane

Having easy and delicious appetizer recipes that can be made in minutes is key. These Rum Raisin Goat Cheese Bites can be baked or fried, and will be ready for your party in minutes. I love when there are options, not too man! But I'm pretty decisive. I either love it or hate it, most everything is black and white with me. There is not a whole lot of grey area going on over here. When it comes to baked or fried on these appetizers, it was a tough call. I had no favorite, I … [Continue reading]


Homemade Eggnog

homemade eggnog recipe @createdbydiane

It's EGGNOG season and if you haven't made any eggnog yet....well, what are  you waiting for! No need to run to the store to get that thick creamy eggnog that I see everyone putting in their grocery store carts, you can easily make it at home. Which is great, because that means you can make it any time you'd like it. Even in the middle of the summer...oh summer, how I miss it already! But we are bundling up and decking the halls and that calls for EGGNOG! … [Continue reading]


Eggnog Bread Pudding

Eggnog Bread Pudding @createdbydiane

Eggnog isn't just for drinking, it's makes delicious baked goods too. When it's cold outside there will be nothing like a piece of warm bread Eggnog Bread Pudding to warm your heart!   This time of year always reminds me of eggnog, I think it was the first thing I learned to make when I was a kid. I loved the hand held beater! That was one of the best parts about getting to make things in the kitchen. That and licking the beaters to chocolate batter. I am all about warm … [Continue reading]


How to make Hummus

how to make hummus @createdbydiane

Snacking is my all time favorite thing to do. I just have to have lots of options available at all times! Are you like that? Do you stock up on things, just in cast? I like to have a few essentials on hand at all times. There is no real reason why some of these are on the list, they just are! Olives. I love all olives and have to  have at least 8 jars of them. Pickled Jalapeños are another and well don't get me started on how many pounds of cheese are in my fridge regularly. I … [Continue reading]

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Gingerbread Bread Sticks

Gingerbread Bread Sticks with Gingerbread Icing @createdbydiane

I just love how versatile pizza dough is, there are so many uses for it other than pizza. These Gingerbread Bread sticks with Gingerbread Icing prove it! I'm partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast to show you how easy it is to use yeast in baked goods. I just love gingerbread, so bringing that great gingerbread flavor to bread sticks is a perfect match for me. And everyone who enjoyed them. The gingerbread icing made them even more irresistible! Just think, in a moments … [Continue reading]


How to make brown sugar

how to make brown sugar @createdbydiane

The wonderful aroma of brown sugar will have get you in the mood for so delicious baked goods any time of year. Take a look how to make brown sugar with a few easy steps and two ingredients. I love brown sugar, I use it in lots of cookies and scones. It keeps cookies moist, so if you have a favorite cookie recipe, that seems to get a little dry or to firm, change half or all the sugar for brown sugar. You may just love it more than the original, I know I usually do. Of course … [Continue reading]

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