Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream and Candied Bacon

Pancake Cupcakes

Well it’s finally February, and yesterday Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so that means an early Spring…which I can handle. Finally though after a pretty mild winter thus far we did get some sort of blizzard here in MN. Nothing to phone home about…school got out early, the wind is sure blowing, but unfortunately the snow has stopped. Like I’ve been telling people, the last few years here it has been pretty mild snow wise. We haven’t received too much of it and I believe that if it’s going to be cold, there better be snow otherwise let’s just move onto Spring! On another note, I made cupcakes! No ordinary cupcakes either. Breakfast cupcakes. Cupcakes to wake up your senses. Now I can honestly say that it’s acceptable to eat dessert for breakfast with these Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream and Candied Bacon!! Read more

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Ok, so I have to admit…my household has a slight addiction to Chinese food. Like when I say slight, I mean epic. It’s horrible and we should probably seek help but we just can’t help ourselves, we are total and complete junkies. Sadly our favorite Chinese place has been under-going renovations for the last few months and we have had to go without. Doesn’t keep us from trying to recreate some of our faves at home.  Read more

Gingerbread Maple Bacon Donuts

Gingerbread Maple Bacon Donuts

We all need a little bacon in our lives. Ok, a lot of bacon in my case. You know how people usually keep soups stocked as a necessary staple in their kitchens? Well I keep bacon. Bacon goes well with pretty much everything, and yes especially sweets as I have shown you here with these Gingerbread Maple Bacon Donuts! Read more

Bourbon Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Good morning everyone. This morning was definitely not a morning that I wanted to get up. I had a kid up all night coughing and I forgot how cold a room can get during the fall and winter months when you don’t turn on the heat. Burr, talk about not wanting to leave the covers. But obviously I obliged and got myself out of bed and got the kids up and dressed for school. Now I am sitting here writing this post as I drool over what it is about.  Read more

Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad

So first off I apologize if this post is short and sweet. I have a lovely 2-year-old daughter who has a double ear infection and we just surpassed night 3 with no sleep. I feel so bad for my poor baby girl. I have her on antibiotics and have tried the old wives methods but nothing is working. So I’m going to go try to pick up some of those pain relieving ear drops today. Wish me luck people! This mama and her little nugget need some rest. With the kids off from school for MEA and daycare kids here it’s going to be a long day.  Read more

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

 

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip 3

Football season is finally underway! Whoop! Now my husband and I aren’t big sports people, but my 10-year-old is! He is the student manager for the varsity football team at the local school and he loves it. He get’s to be right up front in the action and get’s to participate in the practices and interact with the players on a daily basis. Besides doing that he is a big ESPN fan and watches every sport imaginable. So needless to say if I care of not, I get score updates on pretty much any game that is currently on.  Read more

Ground Beef Carbonara

Ground Beef Carbonara tornadoughalli.com

Hey everyone, another Monday is upon us. This is the last week my kids have off before school starts. I think there are mixed emotions in this household. I know that they miss their friends, but I know that they are going to miss being able to do whatever they want as well. Hopefully it will be an easy adjustment them getting up daily at a certain time again. Usually they are pretty good at it, but my 8-year-old has had some problems in the past of wanting to get up and stay up. Read more

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Happy Friday! I’m so happy it is finally Friday. This week has been what seems like a ridiculously long week. This weekend is our towns annual Town and Country Day’s. They have a parade, kids games, flea market and what not. Tonight they are doing a children’s mini miler and a kids parade so we will be going to that. What does your town do to celebrate yearly? Read more

Southern Style Green Beans

Southern Style Green Beans

Friday! Gateway to the weekend! So excited. I would be more excited if I actually got to sleep in tomorrow but alas, I cannot. Like mentioned before we are having our garage sale tomorrow. I think I’m prepared, maybe. Hopefully it is a success. I’m kind of just winging it. Got myself a little help here and there from Pinterest. Plus my lovely mother is coming over tonight and Saturday to help me, much to her chagrin. Read more