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50 Things to Make With Bacon

50 Things to Make With Bacon

What Do 300 Calorie Meals Look Like? Breakfast Meals English Muffin Breakfast – 394 Calories 1 whole wheat English muffin 2 pats low fat butter 1 hard boiled egg 1/2 cup of fruit 8 oz fruit juice 8 oz water Cereal – 300 Calories 1 cup of cereal 8 oz 2% milk 1 banana 1 coffee or tea Oatmeal – 345 Calories 1 cup (cooked) oatmeal with raisins ½ cup of fruit 1 cup coffee or tea 1 small banana Scrambled eggs – 360 Calories 2 scrambled eggs 2 strips of turkey bacon 1 piece whole wheat toast 1 pat of low fat butter 1 coffee or tea 8 oz water Lunches Baked potato – 305 Calories 1 medium baked potato 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons salsa 1 cup sliced melon 12 oz water Roasted Veg. 3 cups mixed greens 1 cup sweet potato 1 cup eggplant 1 cup red bell pepper 3 Tbs lite honey mustard Soup – 350 Calories 1 bowl of soup 1 small tossed salad 2 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing 12 oz water 4 saltine crackers Chicken Salad – 350 Calories Dinners Chicken – 345 Calories Grilled Eggplant – 323 Calories Fish – 365 Calories I can’t. Ouch!

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them. So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. Okay, so was I, can you blame me? These are the simplest, yummiest little bites. If you have a mini muffin pan you are good to go. Preheat oven to 375o. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Grilled Guacamole Recipe Grilled Guacmole? Ummmm. Heck yes!! I made this recently for Tasty Kitchen and it was gooooood. And… wanna hear something really exciting. Okay….here’s the step by step for Grilled Guacamole: You need to prepare either your indoor or outdoor grill. Once the avocados have some grill marks, throw a few slices of red onion on the grill to char. Next up, let’s grill some tomato quarters! Once we’ve got everything grilled and set aside, place the avocado into a bowl and give it a quick mash. Next, grate some garlic over the avocado. Be sure to get all that fabulous garlic from the bottom side of your grater. Next, juice a lime or two over the avocado. Add the chopped red onion. And then the tomatoes! Throw in some chopped cilantro. Season the guac with some salt and a few turns of freshly cracked black pepper. And serve it up with some of your favorite chips!! Check out Tasty Kitchen for the full recipe of Grilled Guacamole!

Design Crush » Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. This bread takes a little bit of time to prepare, but in about half an hour I had filled my bundt pan with little dough balls, each with a piece of pepperoni and cheese stuffed within it. My new definition of bliss: warm dough with a cheesy center and a bite of pepperoni. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Breadfrom Confections of a Foodie BrideIngredients: -2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced -4 tbsp butter -2 lbs pizza dough (I used 2 balls of Trader Joe's fresh dough) -6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (about 48 pieces) -pepperoni (about 48 slices) -2-3 cups marinara sauce for serving Directions: 1. 3. 4. This post is linked to Eat at Home.

Picky Palate - StumbleUpon - StumbleUpon Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day because we evolved to like it that way—because enjoying the two together is healthier than eating each of them alone. Epidemiologist David R. What's more fascinating, however, is that the evolution between eater and eaten might answer the long-held question about why humans live longer, healthier lives on traditional diets. Tomatoes & Avocadoes Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid, which reduces cancer risk and cardiovascular disease. "This also has a Mediterranean cultural tie-in," says registered dietitian Susan Bowerman of California Polytechnic State University. And when it comes to salads, don't choose low-fat dressings. Oatmeal & Orange Juice

Cruftbox When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method. The girls love them and take them to school as lunch. The ingredients are fairly simple. Spray or wipe the cupcake tin with olive oil for prevent sticking and add a little flavor. Once you filled in the first layer, gently press another wrapper in, forming another cup. Once you've placed the second wrapper, repeat the filling as you see fit. A bit of Mozzarella cheese on top of it all. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375° F and then come out perfectly browned. You can do pretty much anything you want as filling from more meats to a vegan version.

Caramelized Chicken with Jalapeno Cream | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon Want to know how to make one heck of a delicious chicken dish? Good. Because I was going to tell you anyway. First up. Chop up some jalapenos and other good stuff. Caramelize some chicken. Then that whole jalapeno saute thing? Dump that sauce all over the CARAMELIZED chicken. Mmmm. Comfort food at it’s finest! Isn’t that what life is all about? And don’t worry about this meal being super spicy because frankly – it’s not. Caramelized Chicken with Jalapeno Cream serves 4 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped 1 shallot, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon flour (any kind will do, I used whole wheat) 1/4 cup low-fat or skim milk 1 12-ounce can fat-free evaporated milk 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese Add chopped jalapenos, shallots and garlic to a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped (not pureed).

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Recipe One of the best grilled appetizers is bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers. This recipe is so easy to make and it only consist of 3 ingredients; fresh jalapenos peppers, cream cheese, and bacon. The jalapeno peppers are first sliced in half then seeded, stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped with bacon and grilled. You should consider wearing gloves when slicing and seeding the jalapenos because they can burn your hands. With the play offs coming up and the super bowl near this is a perfect recipe for game day. Ingredients: 6 fresh jalapeno peppers (halved lengthwise and seeded) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 12 slices bacon Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Pre-heat an outdoor grill to high heat. Step 2: Place onto the grill and cook until the bacon is crispy.

Make-Ahead Muffin Melts This is another recipe from my mother’s recipe collection. It’s a make-ahead concoction meant to be spread on English muffins and broiled. And it’s just…it’s just… It’s divine. And here’s what you need. Sorry about the excessive bokeh. Start by peeling all the eggs… Then give ‘em a rough chop. Throw the bacon on a cutting board, trying not to eat it all in the process… Then chop it up into bits…trying not to eat it all in the process. Throw the eggs in a bowl… Then throw in the shredded cheddar. I’ve been grating cheese in my food processor lately and I have to say, I’ve never been happier in my life. Then comes the bacon and a cup of mayo. Now hear this! A good, heaping tablespoon of Dijon. Do not skip this ingredient or your life will spiral downward into a series of unfortunate events. I’m not even kidding. Next comes some garlic powder. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Finally, two or three good dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Again, don’t skip. You can make this the night before. *Burp*

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. In the post I mentioned a savory cheesy version. I had several requests for the cheesy bread recipe. Well, you asked for it, you got it! I went with a cheddar bacon ranch bread. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. 1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread 8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.

S'moretini Shooters Me again. Here to convince you that you need yet another trendy, insanely-flavored bottle of booze. I do what I can. I know what you’re thinking. “Does marshmallow vodka really taste that different from that whipped cream vodka you already insisted that I buy? Or how about the cake batter vodka that I went out and bought immediately in order to drink a cake martini for breakfast?” Well… not technically. You seriously don’t want to see our liquor cabinet. But don’t blame me. Don’t mind my fingerprints. I also like my marshmallows charred. I roast them ’til they’re flaming. The good news is that this world seriously CANNOT come up with another vodka flavor that I will have to run out and immediately purchase. [Right.] The best part? People go nuts. And for those of you that don’t like alcohol, don’t consume alcohol, or are underage… you can totally make virgin versions of these with chocolate fudge on the bottom, some chocolate milk (maybe even whipped with marshmallow fluff? You.

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