chocolate penaut butter chocolate chip cookies @createdbydiane
Salad Dippers from @createdbydiane
Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls from @createdbydiane
Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip from @createdbydiane
homemade buttermilk ranch dressing @createdbydiane

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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Turkey and Stuffing Waffles

Turkey and Stuffing Waffles @createdbydiane perfect meal on the go!

There is no better grab and go food after Thanksgiving that these Turkey and Stuffing Waffles. Perfect for a quick breakfast, late night snack or anytime. One of the best parts of Thanksgiving leftovers is the sandwiches, but this waffle incorporates the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing into a crispy grab and go food. These are hard to resist. If you don't have leftover turkey, chicken will work great too. Just think  you could be running out the door for Black Friday … [Continue reading]


Chocolate Espresso Pudding Pie

Homemade Chocolate Espresso Pudding Pie Recipe from @createdbydiane

Chocolate Pudding is a classic dessert, and this is one pie you will want to put on your baking list! I have always loved chocolate pudding, at each and every holiday my mom would make chocolate pudding pie. It was always my favorite and I wasn't the only one either. Pie for breakfast is underrated. I think since pudding has so much milk in it, it makes the perfect breakfast food. I wanted to add some rich and delicious taste to the classic I remembered. It worked! This pie is … [Continue reading]


Cornbread Waffle Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry Aioli

Cornbread Waffle Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry Aioli @createdbydiane perfect for thanksgiving leftovers

Make sure you have plenty of turkey left over this Thanksgiving, because you will want to make some of these sandwiches. Trust me! There are so many things to make with leftover turkey, but sandwiches are a classic. Although there is nothing classic about this sandwich, you will want it none the less. It all starts with seasoned cornbread waffles.... oh how these are going to be good for so many sandwich and snacks! Then the turkey gets piled on topped with some spinach … [Continue reading]


Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding from @createdbydiane

If chocolate is you thing, well you haven't had a delicious chocolate dessert until you've had this warm chocolate bread pudding. I love working with brands that fit my blog. Today I'm bringing you this post thanks to the California Dairy Association.   To begin with this dessert starts will all the best ingredients, let's talk about the bread.. for this bread pudding I wanted a buttery and delicious base, so the bread pudding would be rich in taste, therefore I chose … [Continue reading]


Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus @createdbydiane

These are perfect for the bacon lover, or the one who has a hard time with veggies. I have always love asparagus, now add bacon to it and well... it's irresistible. I really do LOVE bacon that much! These really are perfect for anyone who loves bacon and like I said, they are great for the one who doesn't want to eat their vegetables. I know one of these and this is a hit for them! … [Continue reading]

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How to Roast a Turkey Overnight

How to roast a turkey upside down and overnight @createdbydiane

I have roasted lots of turkeys. I first started doing it the way my mom did it. Then one night, I just knew I was ready for a change. It was 1 am and I had baked all the pies and got everything ready for Thanksgiving day and was exhausted. The thought of getting up early to but the turkey into the oven was not exciting. I decided to slow roast the turkey over night at a lower temperature than I normally would so that I would not have to tend to it. It turned out PERFECT. The … [Continue reading]


Cranberry Lemon Meringue Pie

Mini Cranberry Lemon Meringue Pies baked in Mason Jar Lids @createdbydiane

Cranberries kick up these Lemon Meringue Pies into GREATNESS! Mini pies baked in Mason Jar lids are just the cutest..don't you think?   There are so many cute things going on with these pies, I can hardly contain myself. First I LOVE mini pies, these are baked in Mason Jar Lids... so cute and they are easy to remove from the tins Here is my post on Mason Jar Lid Mini Pies I topped them with meringue piped like a rose, like I do my Rose Cupcakes.  And then take one … [Continue reading]


Mason Jar Lid Mini Pies

Mason Jar Lid Mini Pies @createdbydiane

Imagine your favorite pie, baked in the CUTEST mini version. This post will show you how to bake mini pies in mason jar lids. I use Mason Jars for so many things, but I haven't canned one thing yet. I have one with holes drilled on the top I use to shake flour onto my work surface, which I use for pie crust and pizza dough. and I love baking mini pies in the LIDS they are a great size, and the pies come out of the tins easily, by pressing up on the bottom of the … [Continue reading]


Easy Pie Crust made in a food processor

Easy Pie Crust made in a food processor @createdbydiane

Pie. It's one of the most simple and delicious desserts that seems more complex that it really is. Are you ready to take the guess work out of pie crust?   I've been making pies for years. I recall the first pie I ever made, it was a GLORIOUS Banana Cream Pie, I was young and trying to impress someone. It worked :) There is something impressive about a homemade pie, so wether you are making a pie to impress, or just to enjoy. This post will help you get a perfect pie … [Continue reading]