Monday, February 28, 2011

Brown Sugar Smokies

Brown Sugar Smokies

  • 1 - 16oz pkg Little Smokies
  • 1 - 1lb pkg Thin Sliced Bacon
  • 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, divided


Pre-heat oven to 375 F.

Cup bacon into thirds. Separate bacon pcs and toss in a bowl with 3/4 cup brown sugar until evenly coated.

Wrap each Smokey with a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick.

Place wrapped smokies on a baking sheet and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top of each wrapped Smokey.

Bake aprox 20 minutes or until bacon is cooked and brown sugar has melted and started to crystallize.

Move to a serving platter and serve.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos


  • 12 Jalapenos
  • 1 – 8oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Shredded Cheese
  • ¼ cup Dry Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 pkg Thin sliced bacon

Pre Heat oven to 375 F.

Cut Jalapenos in half, lengthwise. Remove all seeds, wash and set on paper towel.

Cream together softened Cream Cheese and cheeses.

Fill Jalapenos with filling using the back side of a spoon.

Cut Bacon strips in half and wrap around stuffed jalapenos. Secure bacon with a tooth pick.

Bake on cookie sheet until bacon is cooked, aprox 30-40 minutes. Set on paper towel to remove any excess grease. Let cool slightly & serve.

Recipe adapted from and photo taken from The Pioneer Woman

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

1 Cup Butter (soft)
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

*Mix those three together, spread in 9x13 pan, Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min.

4 eggs
6 tblsp. Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Flour
2 Cups Sugar

*Mix the above ingredients and pour over the cooled crust, Bake again at 350 degrees for 25 min.

*Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar when done. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

I made these for the first time for dinner last night. They were good, but could have had more flavor. I plan to make them again and double the sauce to pour over the potatoes.

After eating I asked Adam "What did you think of the potatoes?" His awesome reply "They were edible." Just what every wife wants to hear!! :-) ha ha

He suggested I add some seasoning salt or something. Maybe I'll go with the "Something" lol

1 pound red potatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons diced onion
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly coat an 11x7 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Place potatoes in a single layer in prepared dish, and top with onion. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, honey, mustard, salt and pepper; drizzle over potatoes and onion.
Bake in the preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through the cooking time.