Avocado Corn Cakes

Avocado Corn Cakes @createdbydiane.jpg

Breakfast just got a kicked up a notch with these Avocado Corn Cakes they are so delicious, they are enjoyed with syrup or sour cream appealing to both the sweet and savory breakfast lovers... these are great for brinner too...you know breakfast at dinner time, Not going to lie here....I … [Read more...]


Green Chicken Chile Dip

Green Chicken Chile Dip from @createdbydiane

Sometimes dip is more than just dip. This is one of those times. This dip is delicious and filling. Can't most dips say that? I don't think so. I can usually eat a bag of chips along with dip and still be hungry for a full meal, please don't judge. Please don't tell me I'm the only one. … [Read more...]


Verde Chicken Risotto with How to Video

verde chicken risotto @createdbydiane

  Well it's back to school around here and that means... crazy weeknight schedules... dinners need to be easy and loved by all.   I think it's funny when you have a conversation about something and then a day later it seems like your having the same conversation with someone … [Read more...]


Mexican French Bread Pizza

Mexican french Bread Pizza from @createdbydiane.jpg

French Bread Pizza gets an updated twist. Crusty French Bread gets slathered with refried beans and topped with some taco favorites. A great appetizer, snack or main dish everyone will be asking you to make more of these. Perfect for parties and get togethers. They can be assembled ahead of time … [Read more...]


Grilled Apple Cinnamon A la Mode Tacos

Grilled Apple Cinnamon A la Mode Tacos @createdbydiane

Tacos have sure come a long way since I was a kid, pretty much then... living on the East Coast, it was ground beef tacos when anyone mentioned a taco. There were no taco shops, you couldn't buy a taco anywhere I was aware of... Now living in Southern California, there are taco shops … [Read more...]


Tropical Avocado Smoothie

tropical avocado smoothie @createdbydiane

A fruit smoothies like no other. Really there is avocado, pineapple and coconut in this delicious smoothie. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or to whip up and enjoy anytime. I love pineapple and coconut together, it's such a wonderful taste. I've made Grilled Cake and Pineapple that is a … [Read more...]


Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican Pasta Salad @createdbydiane

I have always loved corn on the cob. When I was a kid we had a large garden and corn was one of the best parts. I still love it and find it irresistable when I see it roasted at boardwalks and fairs. Something so simple and it tastes so great. For this recipe I cut the corn off the cob and roast it … [Read more...]


Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie

Frozen Margarita Pie Recipe with Tequilla

Strawberry Margaritas are my moms favorite and I just knew I had to make a pie for her to enjoy on Mother's Day. Combining the flavor of a frozen strawberry Margarita into a pie only left me with one dilemma....what type of crust to make for it. I like my margaritas with a salted rim and so does … [Read more...]


Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes @createdbydiane

I love margaritas, especially the salt! I'm sure I've mentioned I love salty treats, margaritas are no different. Even if they are fruit margaritas I still prefer them salted. I recently had a melon margarita with a salted rim.....YUM! I've made margarita cupcakes a few times and even blogged … [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...]


Bean Dip


Bean Dip It's no secret I love Mexican food, and since we live in Southern California there are loads of opportunities to get it.  There are always tortillas in my fridge, to wrap around scrambled eggs or just o heat up and enjoy with butter. I love Steak Tacos  and making Cilantro Lime Sauce to … [Read more...]


Mexican Fried Rice Recipe

Mexican Fried Rice

  Mexican Fried Rice When I go to a Chinese food restaurant, I look forward to ordering fried rice. I even like to order extra so I have plenty left over. I really like to eat it for breakfast the next day. Is that wrong? I really don't want to share the leftovers with anyone. I write my … [Read more...]


Non-Fried Fried Ice Cream


Have you had fried ice cream before? Isn't it so delicious. Crispy, cool and sweet with a delicious cinnamon flavor.   I stopped by Smart and Final and Picked up what I needed. First Street Honey Nut Tasteeos, Tortillas and First Street Ice Cream it was $2.49. I had the … [Read more...]