Beef Stir Fry

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This weekend went by super fast. There was so much going on and it was the very first time I had ever been to a bridal shower where the future bride and groom were both present. This must be a new thing? Back when I got married the bride was the only one at the bridal shower.  The food was super good. I'm often asked what I like to take pictures of and when I tell people, I just say things that don't move and sit still! Just look at these meat and cheese trays! Everything was super ...

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

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Do you think I post enough bacon recipes on this blog? Nope. There can never be too many bacon recipes. Oh, and sorry about the amount of chicken recipes I've been posting lately too. Had some chicken left over from those kabobs that I made earlier this week and had to get rid of it somehow. Bacon + Chicken is always a win. These are really fun to make too. Wrap some bacon around some chicken bites. Poke a tooth pick in the middle so the bacon stays in its place.  Not the whole slice of ...

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Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna

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  Trisha Yearwood's Cowboy Lasagna is packed full of ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, fire roasted tomatoes, and layered with cheese and noodles for one delicious lasagna! This lasagna has everything a cowboy could ask for. Wait, I'm not a cowboy so how should I know that? I guess after  watching so many episodes of The Pioneer Woman or Trisha Yearwood's show, I now know what cowboy's like. Lots of meat and real spicy food.  In this lasagna, there's ground beef, Italian sausage, pe ...

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Bacon, Pineapple, Chicken Kabobs

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You guys need to make these kabobs at your next out door BBQ! Bacon weaved in between  chicken, pineapple, onions, and bell peppers, and then covered in a pineapple glaze. These are sooooooooo good. I mean, I've seen bacon pretty much with all these ingredients... Bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped pineapple, and the smell of bacon and onion cooking together in a pan is pretty much to die for. How can these be bad? Grilled onions and bell peppers are my favorite, and if you've never had ...

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Spicy Smoked Chicken Thighs

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I think it is SAFE to say that grilling/smoking season is finally here. Yay! Today was a beautiful day outside.  I came home from work and fired up the smoker for these chicken thighs and asparagus. It has been so dry here lately, that I've been afraid to turn on the smoker or grill. There's fire hazard warnings posted all over the state and they don't want people starting fires. One did break out by the Canadian border the other day ago. My favorite chips to smoke with are applewood. ...

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One Pot Three Cheese Pasta

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Holy crapola, is it ever WINDY today. I swear, Fargo should be named the Windy City instead of Chicago. The forecast  called for blowing dust, and this area would be a good fit for one of those Old Fashion Western films. We haven't had any rain in awhile here and it is so dry, we need it terribly. Pretty soon we'll start seeing tumbleweeds flying by our houses. My allergies are going bonkers and that doesn't mix well with my asthma. The pasta is cooked in one pot. It almost reminds me of ...

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Creamy Baked Ravioli

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I wish I could just go to one grocery store and get whatever I needed, but that isn't possible here. There is only one grocery store in town that I know of, where they have Cotija cheese. ANY grocery store is bound to have mozzarella cheese or provolone. It's nice being able to have a grocery store right next to my work, and it's very handy to just go over there on my break and grab something real quick.  Sometimes, I have to admit that I go there and just look around on my break. You never know ...

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Cheesy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Taquitos

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Since the Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are doing so well on this blog(hope I don't jinx that), I decided to make the Jalapeno Popper Taquitos. I never used to like jalapenos. I one time got one in my eye and it wasn't any fun. Tried to get the nasty burn out of my eye for probably an hour. Wet wash cloths are good for that.  I decided in the future, I'll just use the already canned ones.  Then I don't have to bother chopping them at all. Much, much easier. These taquitos are stuffed w ...

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