Sausage Rice and Beans (30 minute meal)

Sausage Rice and Beans @createdbydiane

The weather has cooled off, well it was in the 80's and not 90's or 100's like it has been. That means some hearty meal recipes will be on their way. This sausage, rice and beans dish is a family favorite around here, I've been making it for YEARS! It's an easy dinner, that can be made … [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...]


Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice @createdbydiane

  I remember when I was growing up there was one small Chinese food restaurant in our area. The family who owned it came to know us well, we would usually get Chinese take out on Sunday night and watch the Disney Movie that was on TV. My daughter and I were talking about how she never gets … [Read more...]


Baked Rice Pudding

Baked Rice Pudding from @createdbydiane

Standing at the stove stirring something for a half an hour or more does not seem like fun to me. I do it to make Lemon Risotto and yeah, it is really worth it, it's delicious and I haven't figure out an easier way other than to have my daughter do the stirring which she often does, what a … [Read more...]


Lemon Risotto

Lemon Risotto Recipe @createdbydiane

I just LOVE lemon! Lemon Cookies, Lemon Scones, Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes, Lemon Buttercream Frosting and of course I put lemon in my Blueberry Basil Lemonade. Yeah, I put lemon in just about everything. So risotto was no different, I knew if it started with my favorite flavors it would turn … [Read more...]


Pumpkin Rice Pudding Recipe

candy corn pumpkin on top of pumpkin rice pudding

Pumpkin Rice Pudding I love Rice Pudding so much, I didn't have to give it a second thought to add some pumpkin goodness to it. I did change it up a bit, I used Basmati rice and I really like it. It's a wonder this post ever got written, I use Google Chrome and I feel like it hates me right … [Read more...]


Tri Tip Marinade

Grilled Tri Tip with Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice and grilled corn. Don't you just love when you step outside on a summer evening and can smell your neighbor grilling? I do! I may even peek my head over the fence to see what they've got going on over there :) In a friendly sort of way of course. I … [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...]