New Years Eve-Chocolate Appetizer!

Do you like sweet and savory? We do, we do… You’ll need one pound thick sliced Hickory Smoked Bacon. I make the bacon in the oven @ 400 F 12-15 minutes (we like it on the crispy side). Drain excess grease on paper towels. While the bacon cooks, melt either semi sweet chocolate or milk chocolate chips ( 8 ounces) in the microwave using 30 second intervals, stir well until melted. Set aside.

Yep! You guessed it we are going to dip half the bacon slice in the chocolate! Place each dipped slice on a parchment paper lined platter to set up, then serve.

These I can eat all night long! They’re delicious.

Give them a try! Enjoy!

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Happy New Year!


DIY’s -Seasonings, mixed blends for many uses…

Have you considered mixing your own blend of spices, like a Tex/Mex seasoning blend, poultry seasoning, taco seasoning and more. They are easy to make, economical and customized to your liking. I make quite a few, store in a dry location only for longer use.

I make a clove honey, orange honey which are great in all types of recipes. Sugar and cinnamon mix for Oatmeal, baking. The ideas are endless, use some creativity and mix your own seasonings. You’ll save time and $.

Making your own salad dressings, vinaigrettes are easy and fun to create as well. They are not time consuming initially to make. Grating your own cheese blends using several different types of grated cheese. Great for pizza’s, main course meals and more.

Give some of these options consideration you’ll be happy you did!

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See You! Happy New Year!

Making Seasoned Croutons

I normally do not have a lot of bread leftover but when I do I easily make homemade seasoned croutons. Just cube your leftover bread (sourdough, Italian, French breads all work fine). Place cut bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet pan, drizzle with Olive Oil and your favorite seasonings and place in the oven @350 F, 8-10 minutes to toast them. We love Honey-Sriracha croutons, Italian seasoning croutons. Tex-Mex seasoned croutons! Many options.

Store seasoned croutons in an airtight container or resealable bags. Great with soups, salads as a garnish.

Give them a try!

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