Roast Beef Appetizers @createdbydiane
Creamy Horseradish Sauce @createdbydiane
raspberry and lime shrimp ceviche recipe from @createdbydiane
Balsamic Cheese Dip @createdbydiane

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions @createdbydiane

Want to add some GREAT flavor to your food. Add Caramelized onions. In this post I will show you how to make them quickly and have them on hand. Take a look:   Caramelized onions are so delicious, they add great flavor to so many dishes. Once they start cooking, everyone comes running to see what's cooking! They are sweet and flavorful and add so much flavor to sandwiches, they are soft enough you can easily spread them on bread. One of my favorite sandwiches to enjoy them … [Continue reading]

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Chicken Meatballs in Plum Sauce

Chicken Meatballs in Plum Sauce @createbydiane

If you are looking for a really delicious and healthy snack, look no further these Chicken Meatballs in Plum Sauce.     These can be make and on the table in 30 minutes. Which is PERFECT for snacking. The over indulgence of the holidays is behind us and it's time to remember how to eat to feel good, what to snack on to stay satisfied and look towards the foods our bodies need to run at their best. New Year's resolutions are easy to make but difficult to maintain. Heathy … [Continue reading]


Buttermilk Pasta Sauce

Buttermilk Pasta Sauce @createdbydiane

It is no secret... I LOVE pasta! This is one of the easiest pasta sauces to whip up quickly.     It's great for when you are cutting calories and want a creamy rich comforting pasta sauce, but most sauces contain a lot of cheese. This one doesn't. … [Continue reading]


How to make Buttermilk

how to make buttermilk @createdbydiane

Many recipes call for buttermilk, if you don't have any on hand this is a great substitute. It happens every now and then, I'll select a recipe that calls for buttermilk, and I didn't plan it out or go shopping chances are I don't have buttermilk then. It's not something I keep on hand usually. So, I make it. … [Continue reading]


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]