Cream Cheese-Bacon Crescents

21 12 2011

In my house I know that if I made anything with bacon or serve Crescent rolls it will be a hit. Combine them together with a bit of cream cheese and you have not only a great appetizer but a crowd pleaser as well.

These went together super fast and my kids loved them. When your kids will eat them you know you have a winner! These would make a great appetizer for a Christmas party, New Year’s Eve party, potluck, or just to have with your dinner! Enjoy!


Cream Cheese- Bacon Crescents

~ 1 tub (8 oz.) chive & Onion Cream Cheese

~ 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (I just bout real bacon pieces)

~ 2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1. Preheat oven to 375o F.

2. Mix cream cheese and bacon until well blended.

3. Separate each can of dough into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise in half. Spread each dough triangle with 1 generous teaspoon cream cheese mixture. Roll up, starting at shortest side of triangle. Place point side down, on baking sheet.

4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Cream Cheese-Bacon Crescents


Potato Skins

15 11 2011

I love potato skins and lately have been eyeballing the TGI Friday’s frozen potato skins at my local grocery store. Since a bag of potatoes ended up in our basket this week I decided to make my own and save a bit of money. They turned out great and will defiantly be making an appearance in our house again.

Potato Skins

~ 4 potatoes

~ 3 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon

~ cheddar cheese

1. Wash the potatoes and pierce with a fork. Microwave for 3 minutes, then place on a cookie sheet in a 400o F oven for 40-60 minutes or until cooked through.

2. Once the potatoes have cooled cut in half and scoop out the center leaving about a 1/2 inch layer of potato. Top with cheese and bacon and then place under the broiler for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Serve with sour cream and chives.

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Potato Skins

Black-Eyed Pea Dip

20 10 2011

So I am a big fan of The Pioneer Woman and I have tried many of her dishes. Many of them appeal to my tastes and my style of cooking. I saw the Black-Eyed Pea Dip recipe one day as I was cruising her site and as soon as my husband and I tried it we feel in love. It has just the right amount of heat for me but you can defiantly make it spicier if you want to. Super simple to make and very yummy to eat.

Black-Eyed Pea Dip

~ 1 can black-eyed peas

~ 1/4 whole onion, chopped fine

~ 1/4 cup sour cream

~ 8 slices jarred jalapenos

~ 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

~ 3 Tbsp. salsa

~ hot sauce, to taste

~ salt and black pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350o F. Drain black-eyed peas and partially mash, leaving some whole. Add all other ingredients, stirring to combine.

2. Spread into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Black-Eyed Pea Dip


18 10 2011

Avocados are one of my favorite things to eat. I love the sliced on sandwich’s, salads, burgers, and especially made into guacamole. I was so excited this weekend when we got a few avocados in our bountiful basket. I like this Guacamole recipe because it makes just the right amount for my husband and I. Enjoy!


~ 3 avocados, peeled, pitted, and mashed

~ 1 lime, juiced

~ 1 tsp. salt

~ 1/2 cup diced onion

~ 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

~ 2 roma tomatoes, diced

~ 1 tsp. minced garlic

~ 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)

1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

17 08 2011

My daughter is a big fan of mini burgers as she calls them. But lets be honest, sliders are fun to eat because of there small size. The poppy seed sauce that you smear on top of these put this recipe over the top. Another thing that is great about these is you can make the a day ahead and refrigerate until you are ready to bake them so they are great for a busy evening when you don’t have much time to prep dinner.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

~ 12 white dinner rolls (I used King Hawaiian’s butter rolls)

~ 12 pieces honey ham

~ 12 small slices Swiss cheese

~ 1/3 cup mayonnaise

~ 1/3 cup miracle whip


Poppy Seed Sauce

~ 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds

~ 3/4 tsp. yellow mustard

~ 1/2 stick butter, melted

~ 1/2 tsp. onion powder

~ 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them onto a cookie sheet lined with foil. Place them very close together.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350o F for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes. Serve warm


* Sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

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Black Bean, Corn, & Avocado Dip

12 07 2011

I love avocado’s! Need I say more! They are amazing on sandwich’s, salads, guacamole, and my favorite Black Bean, Corn, & Avocado Dip. This is a super easy dip to make and it tastes great. My husband asks for it often and the kids also love it!

Black Bean, Corn, & Avocado Dip

~ 1 can corn, drained

~ 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

~ 3 small avocados or 2 large avocados

~ Italian Dressing

In a bowl combine corn, black beans, and avocados. Mix in Italian dressing to taste.

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Black Bean, Corn, & Avocado Dip

Fruit Dip

7 07 2011

One of my favorite ways to eat apples is dipping it in this amazing fruit dip. Cream cheese mixed with marshmallow fluff, what could be better. It is great on any fruit! Strawberries that aren’t quite ripe and sweet, apples, cantaloupe, bananas, grapes, pineapple, any fruit your heart desires.

Fruit Dip

~ 1 jar of Marshmallow cream

~ 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

~ Sliced fruit

Soften cream cheese and then mix with marshmallow cream. Enjoy with sliced fruit.

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