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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, and was named #5 in The Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens 2016. Her sequel to ROPED...TWISTED was released 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/

CHICKEN STUFFED ZUCCINI BOATS

1 package chicken tenders 3 zucchini squashes 1 medium onion 1 small red bell pepper 4 or 5 cloves garlic 1 tomato chopped Parmesan Cheese grated 1 teaspoon Italian spice mix 1/2 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons capers 1 cup Italian … Continue reading

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OFF-THE-CHARTS YUMMY SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes wrapped in foil and baked ‘til tender. Cool and mash. 3 cups flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 6 Tablespoons butter 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup … Continue reading

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Mama’s Crunchy Nothing Pie

The holidays are at hand and we’re looking for quick, easy, but delicious desserts. And here’s a tasty treat you can whip up with less than twenty minutes prep time followed by a quick half-hour in the oven. Serve warm … Continue reading

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A FALL FAVORITE!

Fall is in the air and what could taste better on these cooler evenings than an easy apple nut cake topped with either ice cream or whipped cream? Mama used to whip these loaf cakes up in a jiffy. They … Continue reading

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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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