Chocolate Crumb Cake Cookies @createdbydiane
Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding @createdbydiane
Coconut Fudge with toasted coconut on top from @createdbydiane
brown sugar and bacon Brussels Sprouts @createdbydiane
Holiday Dinner Recipes

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]


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]