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Feta Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad

Feta Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad @createdbydiane

Years and years ago I walked into a deli and ordered a pasta salad. From the moment the fork went in my mouth I knew I had found a new favorite. It was a little different than this pasta salad, it was made with tortellini, but with the tortellini, three bites in and I felt it was too … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

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  Deviled eggs get an overhaul! They look oh so pretty in pink and they taste is so creamy and delicious, you will want to make at least 2 dozen. So bring deviled eggs back to life at your table and color them up something fancy! … [Continue reading]

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Lemon Italian Cookies with Lemon Icing

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  What is it about lemon cookies that makes them so irresistible? I don't know, but I keep baking up batches trying to find out. These Lemon Italian Cookies are not to overly sweet, but topped with a lemon glaze icing that dries silky smooth and of course I just had to top some with … [Continue reading]

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Pasta Primavera with Chicken

Pasta Primavera @createdbydiane #dinner

This pasta dish did a fast disappearing act after it was served and to tell you the truth so did the second servings. I may just be the deliciously creamy cheesy sauce, everyone found irresistible. They all said it was delicious, they loved every bite and wanted more.     Pasta, … [Continue reading]

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Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes @createdbydiane

This recipe is for all the zucchini lovers out there, or better yet... maybe this recipe is great for people who have zucchini overflowing their gardens and have made all the zucchini bread they can handle. This recipe is perfect for the person who doesn't even like zucchini. Really, I have … [Continue reading]

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Wine and Cheese Appetizers

wine and cheese appetizer recipes from @createdbydiane

I love appetizers, is it just me or do you some times want to make a whole meal out of them? I don't think I'm alone. The next time you are in need of a really great appetizer... you HAVE to try this. Was that too pushy? Sorry. I get a little pushy when I LOVE something. These were … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu

Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu @createdbydiane

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to fire up the grill. Gather friends and family around and enjoy. Summer produce is so much fun to add to the menu, with just a few additions to some favorites you will have really exciting menu. The first thing that comes to mind for me when … [Continue reading]

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Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Strawberry Lemonade Scones @createdbydiane

Afternoon tea is getting a fun summer update today.   You know I'm typically all about tea but today calls for strawberry lemonade,   a perfect match to these scones fit for royalty. Join me for a tea party!   No matter how hot it is outside, this updated afternoon tea will be … [Continue reading]

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Cherry Guacamole

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I'm still stocking up on cherries every time I see them. And this is one recipe I will be making again and again, it's creamy and sweet and lightly spicy with the jalapeño. I may even add more jalapeño next time. There is a big difference with the spiciness of jalapeños, so of course you have … [Continue reading]

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Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

blueberry breakfast cookies @createdbydiane using @delmonte fruit burst

Oh my, it's almost Back to School time... that means early mornings and packing up lunches and snacks for the kids. I won't lie, the first week is usually fine, it's the second week that seems to get them all. The thrill of seeing their friends and all the "new" excitement has worn off. The … [Continue reading]

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Fig Scones with Chocolate

fig scones with chocolate bottoms @createdbydiane

I want a fig tree! Really, I had no idea until now, that I LOVE figs so much. I am so lucky to have such a sweet friend who gave me a whole bunch of super-delicious figs. She has a Celeste Fig Tree and oh her figs are fabulous. I knew I wanted to bake with some, right after I stopped … [Continue reading]

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Greek French Bread Pizza

Greek French Bread Pizza from @createdbydiane

I love quick easy and delicious food, this is great in the summer, when you don't want to really cook too. In minutes you can have this piping hot out of the oven. This pizza is great with leftover chicken, or you can use a rotisserie chicken, or well any cooked chicken you can get your … [Continue reading]

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Pancake Cookies made in a skillet

pancake cookies made in a skillet from @createdbydiane

When you think of cookies you don't typically think of making them on the stove top. These cookies will have you getting out your skillet, just to give them a try. They are sweet and delicious and look exactly like pancakes. How fun is that? Pancake COOKIES.... … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Potato Salad

Avocado Potato Salad @createdbydiane

This is one potato salad you won't want to miss. I'm guest posting on the California Avocado Commission website featuring this delicious potato salad, no BBQ will be complete without it. … [Continue reading]

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Avocado Caprese Salad

Avocado Caprese @createdbydiane

  Oh my goodness do I need a salad today, I think summertime may be a more indulgent time that the holidays. Is that possible? In order to keep on track, I think I should start the week off right with a fresh and delicious Salad. There is no better time for this salad...tomatoes … [Continue reading]

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