Miss Mickey’s Peanut Butter Balls

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These peanut butter balls were featured on Trisha Yearwood's show on Food Network, Saturday this last weekend. I'm starting to like her recipes. I've made these peanut butter balls and her chicken tortilla soup so far. There was a lasagna she made and she used tofu instead of ricotta cheese and I'm really curious to try that now. My husband is lactose intolerant and we've tried replacing tofu with other things as well. The one thing that kind of turned me off about that recipe is the black ...

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Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

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You can never go wrong with one of Ree's recipes. Every recipe I've tried of her's, I just love. This one was so super simple and I threw everything into a slow cooker instead of a dutch oven. The pork roast cooked on high for 4-5 hours and it was ready. The meat was just falling apart when I shredded it and it was so tender. I served mine on some fresh sandwich buns that I got at Hornbacher's grocery store here in town. Tomorrow I want to try this meat inside some quesadilllas. If you're on ...

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Alton Brown’s Chocolate Fudge

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I've been becoming quite the candy maker lately. I made some more caramels and fudge yesterday. I've tried making pumpkin fudge before, and I think there was something wrong with the recipe. It could be that the pumpkin caused the sugar mixture to start burning too early when it hasn't even reached 234 degrees yet. I tried about 10 different times  to get that recipe to work and just couldn't get it. That made me angry.  I decided to try a different fudge recipe this time from Alton Brown. This w ...

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

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The first time I made this soup it was eaten up so fast, I didn't get to take a picture of it. I also added about a tablespoon of pesto sauce that I got at Trader Joe's. That made this soup extra delicious. It starts off with 2 cans of tomato soup. People won't even know you started off with that after you add in all the other ingredients. The chicken broth and half and half make this ten times better. I just dumped in the package of frozen tortellini into the boiling soup and waited until ...

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A Bacon Inspired Thanksgiving

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I normally don't post any Thanksgiving recipes on my blog because I don't cook Thanksgiving at all. I normally go over to the in-laws or to my Mom's house. Usually, I'm asked to bring something with and that is Strawberry Pretzel salad recipe from Paula Deen. Everybody loves it. I decided this year, to do a little bacon inspired Thanksgiving post in honor of 50 Shades of Bacon coming out this year. So far this month we've sold over 200 copies of the book!! Thank you to everyone that has been ...

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

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What should you make on Thanksgiving this year? Why not a turkey wrapped in bacon that has been marinaded with Buffalo chicken sauce? Or, you could make this buffalo chicken casserole with leftover turkey. Just kidding. I think this is one of the best ideas I've had in awhile. The only thing that could have made it even better would be bacon. I had a lot of leftover Slow Cooker buffalo chicken and was trying to think of what else I could make with it. I had made Buffalo Chicken dip yesterday and ...

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Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

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Cheesecake has become pretty easy for me to make. The hardest part about making this cheese cake was the mousse. I've never made mousse before and that was a first for for me. All you do is melt some chocolate and quickly stir in the egg yolks. While the chocolate is melting beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold in everything together. The mousse thickens in the fridge as it sets. Do you have to use a water bath when making cheese cake? No. I don't bother messing with ...

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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I made these for treat day and the sandwiches were a big hit. The buffalo wing sauce makes the chicken really runny, and everyone thought that it could have been a little bit thicker. Next time, I'm going to try adding some flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce up a bit. They were calling them buffalo sloppy joes.  Ha ha. The recipe makes a lot. I ended up doubling the recipe and used 6 pounds of boneless chicken, and now I have a lot of buffalo chicken to use up. That's ok though, because ...

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