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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites. 610K+Add bacon to anything and it will fly off the table.

Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites

That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here. Whether you’re planning a cookout this weekend or cooking indoors (rain predicted here in Texas), grill up a few of these sizzling treats for a quick appetizer or serve as an entree. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a big plate of these spicy and cheesy, smoky and crispy chicken nuggets. If you don’t like hot, leave out the jalapenos or skimp a bit. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites Author: Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two3-ounce package softened cream cheese1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped8 slices bacon, cut in half Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender.

Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. Mud Hen Bar Recipe. Mud Hen Bars I was looking for a bar treat to make for a party and stumbled across a recipe for Mud Hen Bars.

Mud Hen Bar Recipe

The bars have a cookie crust and are topped with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wait, there is more! The bars also have a brown sugar meringue topping. I wasn’t sure where the “Mud Hen” name came from, but I didn’t care. First, you make a basic cookie dough crust and top it with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Next, you beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and gently fold in the brown sugar. You cover the bars with the meringue topping and bake for about 30 minutes. Everyone at the party loved these bars and wanted the recipe. If you like these Mud Hen Bars, you might also like: Oatmeal Fudge Bars from Tracey’s Culinary AdventuresHeath Bar Blondies from Eat, Live, RunChocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Cake batter blondies. I don’t say this very often.

cake batter blondies.

But this is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Remember how I made dense, fudgy brownies by using a boxed chocolate cake mix? Well, let’s just say that I haven’t been able to stop imagining doing the same with a yellow cake mix ever since. I thought, if this method can get me to actually love chocolate, how insanely good would a cake version be?? So, chocolate-lovers, this isn’t entirely for you. Cake batter blondies. ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix1/4 cup canola oil1 egg, beaten1/4 – 1/2 cup milk1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Chicken Parmigiana. This is one of the go-to dishes I make for my family of six.

Chicken Parmigiana

Rich, flavorful, and totally satisfying, we all love it, including my big, strapping cowboy of a husband. And that’s a very, very good thing. Break out the good Parmesan for this one, my friends. It’s the right thing to do. Begin with four to six boneless, skinless, trimmed chicken breasts. How to Make Marshmallow Fondant. This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows.

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. I once made the driest pancake in the world.

The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Yeah, right. How would you even know? Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I’m sorry.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. One Ingredient Ice Cream. Chicken Cottage Pie with 3-Vegetable Mash. I am really not a fan of Cottage Pie.

Chicken Cottage Pie with 3-Vegetable Mash

You see, I like a bit of texture to my food. I like when there’s something I can bite into or something that adds a bit of crunch, and with Cottage Pie, well there just isn’t. Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe : Alton Brown. Directions Watch how to make this recipe.

Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe : Alton Brown

Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter and, using the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until well combined. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Recipe. TGIF, friends.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Recipe

Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. English Muffins. My Mom’s Famous White Bread. Growing up, we never had store-bought bread. My mom always made bread and was a bit famous for it. [Yes, Draper friends, this is the recipe.]

Love at first bite. Hi Everyone, The first time I ate a Jamaican Beef Patty was not in Jamaica it was in Guyana. But it was made by Jamaicans and it was love at first bite! More than a decade ago, Herdmanston Lodge was owned by a Jamaican couple and was called The Queenstown Inn. Each Friday they made delicious Jamaican Beef Patties that you had to pre-order at the beginning of the week.

And then on Friday afternoons between 3.30 and 4, the very warm, flaky, meat sauced patties would arrive. Everyone stopped working to devour the patties. Crispy Potato Roast Recipe. Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT!

Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip. Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies. Hellooooo, good lookin’! What a way to start the week! :) Last weekend as we were exploring Blue Ridge, GA, we stopped by this charming little bakery. They had all kinds of delicious looking homemade brownies. Oreo brownies, peanut butter brownies, raspberry cream cheese brownies… *groans* Kevin totally had his eye on the Oreo brownies. We didn’t get any there (we were too busy sampling the fried Oreos) so I promised to make them as soon as we got home.

I used this recipe from Picky Palate for Ice Cream Sundae Brownies. Cookies and cream ice cream, chocolate chips, and hot fudge… It all gets added to the brownie mix! This thick batter is perfect for layering.. nothing is going to sink to the bottom here! Oh, baby. Come to mama. Layering the Oreos whole is totally the way to go!