guacamole with goat cheese and bacon

guacamole with goat cheese and bacon @createdbydiane

Creamy, lightly smokey, slightly tangy and oh so delicious, is the only way to describe this guacamole. It went fast...real fast. So go ahead and grab yourself some ripe California Avocados, they are in season right NOW, just one more reason to LOVE this time of year. The go to chip for … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Crepes with Eggs and Bacon

Frieda's Crepes with eggs and bacon

Crepes are light and fluffy and are filled with lots of deliciousness, like Crepe Suzette that are filled with caramelized butter and orange juice or orange liquor, I always loved when my mom would make them. They seemed fussy to me. I couldn't wait to give these crapes from Frieda's a … [Read more...]

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