Author: Diane

Apple Blueberry Crisp by Susan Sbicca

This Apple Blueberry Crisp recipe was submitted to the Del Mar Flavors cookbook by Susan Sbicca, former co-owner and executive chef of the award-winning Sbicca in Del Mar, California. In 2006, Susan was named Chef of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association and Chef of the Year at the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Hall of Fame Centennial Celebration. It was only the second time in CRAEF’s 25-year history that the award had been presented! Susan is now the founder and owner of Millie’s Vegan Gelato. She created a gelato that was “both...

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Diane’s Granola Recipe

I have made over 50 batches of this granola recipe. It is my most asked for recipe! Each batch is just slightly different, depending on the ingredients I have on hand. After years of refining the granola that was inspired by The Barefoot Contessa’s recipe, this is the standard recipe I have made for the past couple years. Be careful not to share it with friends or you may find yourself making several batches a month!   Print Recipe Diane's Granola Course Breakfast Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 6 c. old-fashioned oats2 c....

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Caviar Mold Appetizer Spread

Print Recipe Caviar Mold A very elegant crowd pleaser! Course Appetizer Prep Time 30 minutes Passive Time 6 hours Servings people Ingredients 12 eggs hard boiled24 oz. cream cheese1 1/2 c. sour cream1 c. onion chopped2 T. mayonnaise2 2-oz. jars lumpfish caviar (enough to cover top of mold) Course Appetizer Prep Time 30 minutes Passive Time 6 hours Servings people Ingredients 12 eggs hard boiled24 oz. cream cheese1 1/2 c. sour cream1 c. onion chopped2 T. mayonnaise2 2-oz. jars lumpfish caviar (enough to cover top of mold) Instructions Cut wax paper or parchment paper to cover bottom of a...

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Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Super Bloom

When I heard people were traveling from all over the world to see the wildflower super bloom in Anza-Borrego, California, I realized I had to schedule a day off to see this spectacular sight for myself. It was only about a two-hour drive from San Diego. With the first view of some of the wildflowers, I knew the trip had been worthwhile if that was all I saw! The first stop was at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in the middle of town. We were told it was best to get a map highlighting where the best displays...

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I am Diane Uke (pronounced “you-kay”) and would like to welcome you to my new website and blog. This is where I get to share all my many and varied passions with you including my favorite DIY tutorials, recipes and lots of inspirational garden and travel photos! There is also a Shop for my mixed media paintings, prints, jewelry, and anything else I feel you may enjoy. Please stop by often as there will be regular updates.