California Club Flatbread


The yummy goodness of a California Club Sandwich – Fresh Roasted Chicken, Cool Avocado and Salty Bacon. I’ve captured that delicious flavor on a flatbread!

Use this as an appetizer or pair it with a salad to make a light and tasty lunch or dinner!

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All the goodness of a California Club Sandwich on a flatbread! Pair this with a salad for a light meal or slice to make appetizers!
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 4 Individual Sized Stonefire Naan Breads
  • 1.5 Cups shredded cheese - I used a combo of Colby Jack and Mozzarella.
  • 1 Cup Cooked & Chopped Chicken Breast - I used a roast chicken from the grocery store!
  • ½ Cup chopped red pepper
  • Cooked Bacon, chopped (use as much or as little as you want)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • ground chipotle chili pepper - to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay the naan breads on a clean work surface. Divide between the naan breads the cheese, chicken, bacon, and red peppers.
  3. Place in oven for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted. I place mine right on the oven rack, but you can also lay them on a cookie sheet and place in oven.
  4. While the flatbread are cooking, in a small bowl, mix together the ranch dressing and as much (or as little) of chipotle chili pepper.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Layer the remaining ingredients in this order - the cilantro, avocado and drizzle with chipotle ranch dressing.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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The Secret To Making Cut Flowers Last Longer!

I love fresh cut flowers, so when I checked on Pinterest how to make flower bouquets last longer, I couldn’t believe the variety of tips! So, I decided to Put Pinterest To The Test and test out the top three suggestions! And here are my results:



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So do you have a favorite tip? One that always works? Share it with the Diva at!

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“Green” Ways To Clear Your Drains

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Let’s face it, clogged drains are gross. No one really wants to deal with them, but deal with it we must! Do you want to start with chemicals and toxins? Nope! The Diva has some “green” tips on how to clear that clog and prevent them!

Note: I have two daughters with very long hair, and you can imagine how often their bathtub (and bathroom sink) get clogged. I have tried chemicals to unclog them, but I really wanted to find more “green” ways of unclogging and KEEPING the drain clear.

Step 1: “Green” Drain Cleaner (A Natural Clog Clearing Solution) – Remove all water as best as possible. Boil 3- 4 cups water. Pour down the drain 1 cup each of baking soda and white vinegar. Let that sit in the drain for 10 minutes, then follow it up with the hot water. Try it a couple of times if it doesn’t work.

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Step 2: Remove the Clog –You’ve heard people say they are going to “snake” the drain? This is an easy way to do it and costs a LOT less than the plumber (less than that grande, fancy coffee drink you might order!). Try using a product called Pypthon Drain Tool (picked it up at Home Depot).Kind of gross but cool!  You feed this plastic tool down the drain, and twist it around a bit, making sure you have the built-in cover/protector set over the drain. Then you slowly pull the tool out — yes, it is covered with gunk! But the cover/protector (see photo below) keeps the gunk from touching your hands!  FYI – You shouldn’t do this after you have used a chemical drain cleaner. Here is a link to the product if you are interested: Python Drain Tool

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Step 3: Prevent The Clog – Try the Drain Wig (perfect for the tub!). After you’ve cleared the clog in the drain, place this in the tub and it will catch hair and debris that might clog your drain. Pull it out, throw away and replace every 2-4 months. You can find it at Bed Bath & Beyond – here is the link: Drain Wig

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Thank you to WTLV-TV’s First Coast Living for inviting me on to share these tips! 

Create A Windowsill Herb Garden


I love to cook with fresh herbs, and this little windowsill herb garden features my favorites I use all the time! The plant holder is something (an iron condiment holder!) I picked up on sale at Tuesday Morning. You could also use a square, wire napkin holder as well! Check out dollar stores near you to find an inexpensive one!

i suggest you use moisture control potting soil (I used Miracle Grow Moisture Control). It helps keep the plant from being over-watered or under-watered!

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Spring Cleaning Tip: How To Wash Walls

Let’s face it, we know dust, pollen and grime adhere to your walls, whether they are painted or wallpapered! Here is the quick process to cleaning painted walls:

Dust! Dust walls (Top down) with a lambs wool duster, a clean white cloth tied on a broom, or even a Swiffer cleaner. Be sure to dust the corners and any woodwork (& baseboards), freeing them of both cobwebs and dust.

Get Washing! First, mix up a simple Wall Washing Solution – a mixture of one gallon of water with a good squeeze of liquid dishwashing detergent. Mix well.

  • Supplies: 2 buckets – one with the wall washing solution, the other with clean water.
  • A natural sponge – not colored sponges because they may deposit the color.

Working in small sections, dip the sponge in the solution and wipe gently. And be sure to wash from the bottom up, that way drips will run onto the wet surface, making them easier to wipe up and not leaving a dirty streak down the wall. Repeat the process in the same spot with the clean water. Repeat until you have finished the entire wall.

SIMPLE TIP: Wash The Entire Wall W/out taking a break, using the same washing solution. Don’t take a break in the middle, because you will end up with “wash marks”.

For Wall Paper – It depends on whether it is coated or scrubbable wallpaper, or if it is older paper.

If the wallpaper is older and uncoated, you can use something called a dry sponge that allows you to clean without water. You Can Find A Dry Cleaning Sponge Here!

Example Of A Dry Cleaning Sponge.
Example Of A Dry Cleaning Sponge.

If the wallpaper is coated/scrubbable, the process is similar to the process for a painted wall, just lighter on the water application: Dust, Mixture, Wash, then Wipe down with clean dry cloths.

I’d like to thank WTLV-TV’s First Coast Living for inviting me to come on and share this Spring Cleaning Tip! 

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