Peppermint Fudge @createdbydiane
delicious gingerbread fudge recipe and printable from @createbydiane
Eggnog Fudge @createdbydiane
Baked or Fried wonton appetizers filled with California Raisins, goat cheese and walnuts @createdbydiane
homemade eggnog recipe @createdbydiane

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 they are put on a plate. I think he tries to beat his record of eating the most deviled eggs each time they are made, and we aren't talking 6 deviled eggs, he eats way more than that. Needless to … [Continue reading]

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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 veggies and chips. All the great taste of a classic buttermilk ranch, with the creamy deliciousness of avocado. The gorgeous green avocado makes for the perfect backdrop to create this fun … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake #howto @createdbydiane

I'm partnering with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn to help them celebrate their 100th Birthday in October... Typically cake is in order for any celebration...at least it is when my family is involved in the celebrations. Today is no different. It does deserve an Extra Special Cake... 100 years.... Well, that is cause for a POPCORN Cake in my book. Popcorn cakes are easy to make, and this has the delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter together. It's crispy, buttery, salty … [Continue reading]

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Beer Battered Chicken with Sriracha Aioli

EASY Beer Battered Chicken with Sriracha Aioli @createdbydiane

Crispy, crunchy, chicken! Come on...you know you want some. One of the best parts about this Beer Battered chicken is how EASY it is to make. In no time at all you can serve up this crispy chicken that will get RAVE reviews. If I told you, you only need three ingredients to make this chicken, would you believe me, or would that come as a surprise? It surprised everyone around here, and they couldn't wait to find out how to do it. … [Continue reading]

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Chocolate Coconut Football Cookies

football cookies @createdbydiane #football #gameday

Get GAME DAY ready with these Chocolate Coconut Football Cookies, no matter how the game is going, these are a must. You may be hearing grunts and growns or WHOO HOO's from in front of the TV, these will help celebrate or they can help soothe the bad play, bad call or error. These will be the hit of the tailgate too! … [Continue reading]

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Stuffed Apple Pie

THE BEST Apple Pie RECIPE @createdbydiane

I know that it's quite a big claim to say it's "the BEST" but it really is. I've been baking this pie for years. But  there were some years I didn't have it and I would just dream about it. … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Onion Dip

homemade avocado onion dip made with caramelized onions @createdbydiane

  Need a quick easy and delicious appetizer, Today we are going to make the ago...old classic onion dip....a whole new way! No packages of seasons here, just real ingredients. How does that sound? This would be great for game day, to enjoy while lounging this weekend or as an anytime snack. This Avocado Onion Dip is made with caramelized onions and it has such great flavor. Take a look, … [Continue reading]

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Easy Baked Avocado Risotto Recipe

baked avocado risotto @createdbydiane

  Fall is almost upon us and that means the oven will be on for more than just cakes and cookies around here... the other night, it actually felt cold! It wasn't really cold, but it was over 100 during the day and dropped more than 30 degrees and it was a little breezy, so it seemed cold! This is a super easy way to to prepare risotto. No standing over the stove stirring going on with this one... just mix it all up and pop it in the oven. You like when recipes are easy … [Continue reading]

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding @createdbydiane

If you think chocolate covered strawberries are good, just wait until you get a load of this Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, it's warm and delicious and reminds me of chocolate covered strawberries, but different all at the same time. It's  easy to make and great when you have extra strawberries! … [Continue reading]

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Sausage Rice and Beans (30 minute meal)

Sausage Rice and Beans @createdbydiane

The weather has cooled off, well it was in the 80's and not 90's or 100's like it has been. That means some hearty meal recipes will be on their way. This sausage, rice and beans dish is a family favorite around here, I've been making it for YEARS! It's an easy dinner, that can be made in 30 minutes. Don't you just LOVE that! I know I do. This is a meal that reheats well and freezes well and that is just TWO more reasons to make it, while you're at it make a double batch! … [Continue reading]

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Easy S’more Cupcakes

So EASY...Smore-Cupcake @createdbydiane

When you are craving a S'more.....these will definitely satisfy!   These just may be the easiest S'more Cupcakes ever, I made many batches, to be sure there was enough graham cracker goodness in every bite. That there was plenty marshmallow and just like when roasted marshmallows timing matters, no fancy tools needed.. these are EASY! … [Continue reading]

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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 make. It's the Thanksgiving version of enchiladas! With this baking in the oven, everyone is sure to drop what they are doing and come to the kitchen. … [Continue reading]

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Carne Asada Fries

Delicious Carne-Asada-Fries-@createdbydiane

  There is nothing like a hot skillet full of tasty Carne Asada Fries I don't like when fries get cold, serving them in a heated skillet, keeps them hot and crispy! I like my fries piled high full of deliciously marinaded Carne Asada, topped with Cotija Cheese jalapeños and of course sour cream and salsa! … [Continue reading]

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Fried Spinach Ravioli with Feta and Basil Dip

Fried Spinach Ravioli with feta and basil dip @createdbydiane

I am a pasta girl through and through, It's no wonder then, that frying raviolis have been on my mind, right? This is one easy and delicious appetizer that you can whip up and it sure is great to have a hot and tasty appetizer in minutes. The feta and basil dip is super easy and WOW is it tasty, it goes really well with the spinach ravioli. … [Continue reading]

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Blueberry Scones

Homemade blueberry scone with yummy blueberry curd from @createdbydiane

It's no secret I love blueberries, I've made blueberry scones many times, not sure why I never took photos and blogged them, so today is the day! I love using fresh blueberries, if they aren't available frozen blueberries are fine, I prefer to freeze them myself so I'm sure they have a great taste, I find frozen blueberries taste like they coat them in sugar before freezing sometimes. … [Continue reading]

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