Savory Pumpkin Sauce with bacon

Savory Pumpkin Sauce with bacon @createdbydiane

Fall is one of my favorite times of year... I won't lie, it has a lot to do with PUMPKIN! I look forward to making all things pumpkin this time of year. I  never know why it ever has to end. All things pumpkin don't have to be all sweet, have you tried any savory pumpkin dishes? I really … [Read more...]


Grilled Romaine BLT

Grilled Romaine BLT with yogurt dressing @createdbydiane

This has become one of my go to salads. I just LOVE BLT's. I'm cutting back on some of the massive amounts of bread I tend to consume and eating more salads.   I like salads that fill me up, not the type that I'm hungry minutes later. Lucky me I didn't give up BACON. I'm not sure I … [Read more...]


Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese

Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese @createdbydiane.jpg

When ever I hear "Pepper-Jack" I think of my mom, it's so silly. She loves cheese just as much and I do and I recall her buying Pepper-Jack cheese in the 80's it was a regular item in our fridge. I don't recall it going into Mac and Cheese and well, that was a BIG mistake I just fixed … [Read more...]


BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

I've always LOVED.... BLT sandwiches. I can remember my mom asking me when I was young what I wanted to eat and if I couldn't think of anyting, some how she'd know, a BLT would always get a YES! I love pasta salads in the summer, they are great to bring to BBQ's or have in the fridge for something … [Read more...]


Mexican Mac and Cheese

Stuffed Jalapeno Pasta

 This was made by pure chance. The chance that I was hungry and I had left over Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon spread. I recently made five loaves of Stuffed Jalapeno Bread and mixed up just a bit to much of the spread. I couldn't decide if I needed 5 or 6 loaves of bread, so I made 5 and had … [Read more...]


Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon

Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon

I'm not going to tell you how good this is... or how easy it is to make.... or how I want to eat this everyday... I'm just going to leave it up to you to decide how quickly you can gather these items and get it in the oven :)   Start with a large loaf of bread, this is french … [Read more...]


Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno, Cheese and Bacon

Jalapeno Stuffed Cornbread with bacon, tamale

Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno Cheese and Bacon Bite sized comfort food! It's actually cooled off a few nights here and feels like Fall. Well at night it does, it the daytime it's still in the 80's. I love Fall, but still have trouble with the whole daylight saving concept. It's getting dark … [Read more...]


Cheesy, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes in 5 minutes

Breakfast Potatoes with bacon, cheese and scallions

Cheesy Bacon  Breakfast Potatoes I love having a big breakfast on the weekends. My typical breakfast on weekdays is eat and run. It's great to sit down and relax with a hearty breakfast. My ideal breakfast would always include potatoes. Since I'm not so great at planning it out, either by … [Read more...]