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About dianegates

DiAne is an artist, writer, photographer, and GriefShare facilitator who also leads an adult edit group for North Texas Christian Writers, LifeSavers is for adults who are serious about their writing skills. DiAne's YA novel "Roped" released by Prism Book Group was named a YA finalist for the Grace Awards, finaled in The Christian Literary Henri Awards for 2016, and was named #5 in The Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens 2016. The second book, TWISTED, in the Roped Series was released by Pelican Book Group, July 14, 2017. Both are available on Amazon.com. Be sure to check DiAne's blog, "Moving the Ancient Boundaries" at http://dianegates.wordpress.com/

AUNT LISA’S HOMEMADE PIZZA!

AUNT LISA’S HOMEMADE PIZZA  Dough: 1 pkg. yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 cup warm water 2.5 cups flour 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 tsp salt   Dissolve yeast in warm water, add sugar, cover, and let rest until foamy. Combine … Continue reading

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PASTA YUMMY!

  Pasta (I used a small amount of angel hair pasta) ¼ cup butter ¼ cup olive oil 2 thin slices of deli ham rolled and sliced thin A handful of fresh green beans 1 tomato cubed ½ red bell … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO COOK ALL OVER AGAIN…LOWER SODIUM!

The doctor’s announcement of hubby’s new low sodium diet sent shock-waves through my tummy and then my kitchen! Then I wandered through the grocery store, dumb-founded–salt saturates everything. This ole’ Southern Side of Flavor gal can’t tolerate bland food. If … Continue reading

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COMPANY’S COMIN’ – MAC ‘N CHEESE

Guess what’s main-course-popular these days? Even when company’s comin’… why, mac ‘n cheese, of course! For a do-ahead-favorite try this and wait for the raves! Ingredients: 1 box macaroni of choice. Cook according to package directions. Drain. 1 onion chopped … Continue reading

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DiANE’S PIMENTO CHEESE!

  Pimento cheese? My answer was always a sour face and a blah! Mama drowned hers in mayo with no kick—what’s to like? But when I was the mama, I made some changes to that dreaded PC, but my kids … Continue reading

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QUICK-FIX STRAWBERRY PIE FOR YOUR VALENTINE SWEETHEART!

Strawberries are luscious anytime of year, and just name a person who doesn’t like ‘em. So let’s make a surprise dessert for Valentine’s Day that shouts I LOVE YOU and doesn’t require much time to prepare. Photos by DiAne Gates … Continue reading

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COOKIE TIME FOR SWEETHEARTS!

Photographs by DiAne N. Gates The holidays are over, evenings are still long, and what better way to finish the day than cookies and milk, or cookies and coffee, or cookies and a dish of ice cream? January is ready … Continue reading

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