Avocado Potato Salad @createdbydiane
Avocado Caprese @createdbydiane
Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe @createdbydiane
Fresh Cherry Scone Recipe @createdbydiane
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Cheesy Olive Crostini

Cheesy Olive Crostini @createdbydiane

Here is just one more way to enjoy olives, other than sticking them on the ends of your fingers. Fess up , you do that don't you? I do, it's one of my favorite ways to eat them. I recall sitting at the dinner table as a kid putting all the olives on my fingers and now I get to do it any time I … [Continue reading]

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sprinkle cookies

Sprinkle Cookies @createdbydiane

  It's funny how something you love so much can cause so much frustration. I love nonpareils but I hate how messy they are. Especially if you happen to tip the container over, it's a domino effect and EVERY last one of them will spill out... trust me. I have experience. I think I … [Continue reading]

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Brown Sugar Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins

Brown Sugar Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins @createdbydiane

Oh there is something so wonderful about brown sugar, it's so delicious and one sniff and you can small the warmth and goodness that is to come with what ever it's put on. As usual I had some bananas getting pretty dark on the counter, so MUFFINS they are a Makin' To mix it up a bit, I … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Orzo Mac and Cheese

Avocado Orzo mac and cheese @createdbydiane @ca_avocados @kerrygolddairy

I make mac and cheese  all the time and my family just loves it, this week I decided to make it with orzo pasta, it was a well thought out plan, and it certainly wasn't the only pasta option that made sense....really !?! There is mac and cheese spaghetti isn't there. Anyway, everyone said they … [Continue reading]

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Oatmeal Maple Bacon Cookies

Oatmeal Maple Bacon Cookies @createdbydiane

These go Way beyond ordinary cookies. Dare I say these make the perfect breakfast, well there is oatmeal and maple and bacon and those are all breakfast items, but these are really great when it's not breakfast time. The bacon in these cookies reminds me of how delicious walnuts are in … [Continue reading]

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Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Guacamole

Coconut Chicken  with pineapple guacamole recipe @createdbydiane

I'm sure I've mentioned a time or two how much I love snacking. I think"snack time" is under rated. My kids have snack time or they call it "break" well I need a break, how about you? For my snack I'd like something sweet and crunchy and filling and well dipping is essential in all … [Continue reading]

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Triple Lemon Cake

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This is lemon at it's finest. Delicious lemon cake, filled with lemon pasty cream and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.   You know the days when life hands you lemons... First thing is call your mom....that always helps and since my mom brings me lots of lemons off her wonderful … [Continue reading]

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Avocado and Strawberry Margaritas

avocado and strawberry margarita recipe @createdbydiane

May is just about upon us and with Spring in full swing here in Southern California that means lots of get togethers! Cinco de Mayo is at the top of my list for a really fun day to enjoy some delicious food and drinks and enjoy all spring has to offer, like beautiful flowers and the seasons … [Continue reading]

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Spinach Salad

delicious Spinach-Salad-@createdbydiane recipe

  Sometimes I open the fridge and am so hungry I can't even think. It happens often! That is shared with you why I cook chicken for the week here, This is one of those weeks, I have no time and no idea what I will be eating. I was sick all last week and never did any big grocery … [Continue reading]

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beet dyed deviled eggs

beet dyed deviled eggs @createdbydiane.jpg

Believe me you NEED to make these really cute deviled eggs, well you do if you like things all cute and pink like I do. I'm not trying to be bossy, but you will love the rave reviews these beet dyed deviled eggs will get. Some days it's all about the credit. Once you master deviled eggs … [Continue reading]

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Easter Egg Toffee

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An all time favorite Easter candy makes it's colorful appearance in this sweet and creamy toffee. There is nothing more fun this time of year then an Easter Egg Hunt, until you grab a piece of this toffee. This makes it easy to be the winner, there are plenty of "eggs" in each piece. … [Continue reading]

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Lemon Waffle Cookies

Lemon Waffle Cookies from @createdbydiane.jpg

Now there is no reason not to have waffles all day long... These waffle cookies remind me of fresh made waffles and ice cream at the board boardwalk, I'm not sure why....it must be the sweet smell of them baking or that slightly sweet lemony taste of lemonade I recall getting there too. I have … [Continue reading]

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