Caramel Bacon Popcorn

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So, it's Boy Scout pop corn season again. They were at the Cash Wise store trying to get us to buy some on Friday night. We told them that we have a neighbor who sells the same popcorn. We've bought from them the last two years and we STILL have two bags of popcorn in our pantry. I'm trying to use up the popcorn and found this recipe for Caramel Bacon popcorn. I have never tried making popcorn over the stove top before since we have an air popper. Caramel and me have a bad history together. ...

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

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On Sunday morning, the husband and I went to Maplewood State Park, MN in search of pretty Fall colors. This was our first time  going to this park. I would have taken some pictures of us, but I am more of a scenic photo taker. I could care less if I was in the photo, and I'd rather see the beautiful scenery instead. :) I'll get to some pumpkin spice blondes soon.   We had to climb up a really tall hill to see this. By the time we got up to there, I was having a hard time breathing but t ...

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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I made this Caramel Apple Cheesecake on Saturday, and I'm finally sharing it with everyone now. Who doesn't love cheese cake? This cheesecake is topped off with freshly cooked peeled apples in cinnamon and sugar, and then topped off with butterscotch topping. The original recipe calls for chopped nuts on top and you can go ahead and use that too if you like them. You will not be disappointed by this cheesecake recipe. Caramel sauce would be good.   I think, I finally found my go to ...

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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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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These chocolate chunk cookies have browned butter and chunks of chocolate in them. Another great recipe from Ree Drummond. I did couch to 5k a while ago and decided I should start running again. That program now has an app for your phone which is pretty nice. It prompts you when to start running and when to start walking. The original couch 2 5k downloads had techno music playing in the background and today, I was forced to listen to the sounds of traffic coming from the Interstate. That made ...

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Banana Pudding Cake – Trisha Yearwood

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Do you guys ever watch Trisha Yearwood on Food Network? I've made quite a few of her recipes. Her Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and Miss Mickey's Peanut Butter Balls, all have been super good and very popular on this site.  They kind of over play her episodes on Food Network a lot and I'm glad she finally has a new season out with all new recipes. This banana cake doesn't have any type of flour in at all. Unless you count the flour from the vanilla wafers. Instead of ...

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Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

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  Get ready, this post is going to be about Rice Krispie Treats and sunflowers. You'll probably be sick of them by the time I get done. Sunflowers are in full bloom here. North Dakota is known for growing corn, soy beans, and wheat. Sometimes, in the Summer, you'll eventually get lucky and see a sunflower field. When I saw a sunflower field on my way home from the lakes one weekend, I knew I wanted to go and take some pics of it. I love sunflowers. We tried growing one one time in the g ...

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S’more Bombs

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Do you remember the Bacon Cheddar Bombs I made awhile ago? When I'm at work, I like to keep a little sheet of paper beside my desk so I can write down recipe ideas whenever one pops up in my head. Like this one. I wanted to create a dessert "bomb"  that was completely the opposite of a savory bomb. Why not stuff some herhsey's chocolate, marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs into a biscuit and bake/fry it?? Then, I took some Nutella and drizzled it all over the bombs and dusted them with ...

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