Fried Spinach Ravioli with Feta and Basil Dip

Fried Spinach Ravioli with feta and basil dip @createdbydiane

I am a pasta girl through and through, It's no wonder then, that frying raviolis have been on my mind, right? This is one easy and delicious appetizer that you can whip up and it sure is great to have a hot and tasty appetizer in minutes. The feta and basil dip is super easy and WOW is it … [Read more...]


Chicken with potatoes, rosemary and blue cheese

Chicken and potatoes with rosemary and blue cheese

  My husband asked, "what are you going to make for dinner?" I don't even think it was 10 AM. Really, I thought. What are you thinking about dinner for? Did he think I wasn't going to make dinner? I always make dinner! Really?! I told him I have chicken in the fridge to make,  and … [Read more...]


Mini Savory Pies with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Spinach-goat-cheese-stuffed- mini-pies

Since I love pie so much, I thought it would be fun to make some mini savory pies. These fun heart shaped pies are filled with spinach and goat cheese...yummy! I purchased the mold from Williams-Sonoma I liked to it if you want to see what it looks like. You could use a cookie cutter to make … [Read more...]


Peppered Salami Pressed Sandwich {great to bring to the beach}

Peppered Columbus Salami pressed sandwich

        Summer is filled with lots of running around, if your trip includes a day at the beach, picnic or just a fun lunch with friends. This is a great sandwich. It can be prepared a day or two before, which is great for getting out of the house quickly to … [Read more...]


Pressed Turkey, Cranberry and Pesto Sandwich

snack size pressed sandwich

Turkey and cranberries remind me of Thanksgiving Instead of roasting a 20 pound turkey to cure my craving when it's not November, I make one of these sandwiches. I start with a large square Ciabatta Bread to make this pressed sandwich. Slice the bread in half, and begin filling with turkey, fresh … [Read more...]


Recipe for Pesto Pasta Salad

pesto pasta salad @createdbydiane

It's no secret I LOVE PASTA! All these colors lined up look pretty ITALIAN to me! Combine these with pasta and pesto and the flavors are fantastic! (I should have lined them up in the order of the flag) When the weather starts to warm up, I love pasta salad. Don't you? This recipe is … [Read more...]