Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

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Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Little Smokies - Pork wrapped in even more Porky fat goodness. Mmmmm My heart just stopped pounding for a bit. The first time I ever had these, somebody had brought them for Treat Day. At my old job, we had that every Thursday at 930am. One person would take turns bringing snacks for the week and usually our treat day team, had the most elaborate gourmet snack food. Sure, there were some teams that brought sugary baked treats like donuts and cookies all the time, but ...

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is my favorite way to have squash. The squash gets baked in an oven until it's fork tender, and a brown sugar maple butter gets smeared all over the squash.  Then you bake the squash in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees. When you take the squash out of the oven, you'll notice a glorious pool of butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar just waiting to be scooped up an eaten with your choice of kitchen utensil. Your house will smell amazing and ...

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Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes

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  In honor of losing 4 pounds on my first week of Weight Watchers, I made Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes. A 4 pound loss calls for a celebration! For the longest time, I couldn't lose any weight at all and I was stuck. STUCK, I tell you. That is when I decided to rejoin Weight Watcher's again to help me lose that weight. When making cupcakes on a diet, Weight Watcher's is famous for adding a can of diet soda to just a regular box mix. I'm not a fan of diet soda cause of the ...

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Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip

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My friend asked me if I wanted to come over for a fire pit this weekend and I said sure, can I bring some queso dip? I've been craving it a lot lately.  Queso dip is normally for crowds, and if I sat there and ate the whole entire crock pot full of it, that would be bad. Very bad.  By the end of the night the queso dip had disappeared and that made me happy. Yesterday, it looked like the weather was going to be terrible for a fire pit. It had rained in the afternoon. The skies cleared up and t ...

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

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You can sure tell it's apple and pumpkin season, especially on Pinterest these days. Mcdonald's sign read that their Pumpkin Spice Latte is back. Not a fan of coffee. Sometime this week, I'm going to try the pumpkin white hot chocolate at Caribou Coffee.  I tried DQ's new apple pie blizzard. Don't even bother. I'd rather have a piece of apple pie with ice cream on top. There was too many pie crust pieces in the blizzard. The pumpkin pie blizzard is way better. What other apple and pumpkin pie ...

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Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Swirl

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Pumpkin bars with Nutella  swirl  are made with angel food cake and canned pumpkin puree to make them lighter. Another great pumpkin treat for Fall! Well guys, cream cheese swirls are nearly impossible for me to make. What is the secret? I mixed in some milk with the cream cheese to try and thin the cream cheese out a bit, so it would be easier to swirl. Then, I took a knife and tried making the figure 8's as mentioned in this recipe, but the cream cheese wouldn't swirl! It would just sink i ...

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Nectarine Galette

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I heard some good news this week people! My BLT Pasta Salad recipe is a top recipe this week on Ziplist. Pretty awesome. That, and one of my other recipes is going to be published in the news. How freaking awesome is that? I will keep you guys updated on that other one. This is my first time making a galette and I can't believe how EASY it was. Seriously easy, if you use a store bought pie crust. You can pick whatever fruit you like, I had nectarines in my fridge. I've been noticing a lot of ...

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Orange Balsamic Chicken Kabobs

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Grilling season is almost done with. *Sigh   Although we grill here when it's -25 degrees outside. How bout you? ;)   I was browsing my pinterest boards and saw this recipe for orange basalmic glazed chicken, and then I thought it would be really fun to make chicken kabobs. It's fun to put food on a stick. Food is better on a stick. Kabobs take no time to make on the grill. For chicken all it takes is 4 flips, with 2 two minutes per side. The chicken comes out really moist.  So, I used ...

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