Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

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Ok, so this probably isn't the HEALTHIEST side dish ever but at least I tried to portion control this. I used 2 medium red potatoes and between those two potatoes there's enough for three servings. 2 slices of bacon, heck even one slice would do, reduced fat colby cheese and fat free ranch dressing. YUM! You spray the potatoes with cooking spray to get them nice and crispy and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. They come out perfect every time! I have discovered that ...

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Maple-Bacon Cornbread Muffins

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These muffins have been on my to make list since I bought this brunch magazine a couple of weeks ago. I remember on Christmas Day, we had the sweetest corn bread muffins with chili. They were the best cornbread muffins I've ever had and they were from Famous Daves. They were almost like corn bread cupcakes.  These maple-bacon cornbread muffins remind me of those cornbread muffins. Sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar and with a little bit crispy bacon for some saltiness. The ...

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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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