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Southern Skillet Cornbread

Real Deal Southern Cast Iron Cornbread

You know I posted a recipe just the other day for some very special cornbread – my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. And declared (oh but I do declare a lot of things – just because it’s my blog, lol) that being a Northerner I liked my cornbread light & fluffy & moist.

Pintos with Southern Skillet Cornbread
Pintos with Southern Skillet Cornbread

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Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette from the famed Magnolia Grill. Perfect for summer or fall (or anytime!) Easy, too.

I’ve never eaten at the famed Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. I heard of it only through recipes that had popped up in food magazines here and there. That’s where I got the recipe, years ago, for Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette.

Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing
Magnolia Grill’s Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad: Done in the style of Southern Germany with Bacon & Vinegar. This is based off an old family recipe handed down from Grandma!

If you’ve never had a really good German Potato Salad, you might think you might think you don’t care for it. I know this to be true because I’ve tried, from time to time, grocery store deli German Potato Salad. It doesn’t compare to what you can make at home.

German Potato Salad

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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad - the flavor comes from dry Ranch mix, either home-made or store bought and it's fantastic!

I admit to being surprised that I liked this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad so much, and so did the folks. And I have my lil’ sis (who I no longer consider evil for suggesting such a salad knowing I’m not a Ranch fan) to thank.

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

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Irish Pub Nachos

Irish Pub Nachos - Home-made oven roasted potato chips drenched in wing sauce, cheese, bacon (or corned beef) salsa and dolloped with a home-made ranch!

Ok, so they’re not Irish and they’re not really Nachos. But what they are is ooey, gooey, cheesy potato deliciousness with the spiciness of nachos. And there’s bacon (or corned beef, if you have some) sprinkled throughout. You might call this an appetizer, but for us it was a fun meal.

Irish Pub Nachos
Irish Pub Nachos

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Cheddar, Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms

The best stuffed mushroom, ever! I mean, bacon! Creamy, cheesy and so much flavor.

There’s something that’s very gratifying about cooking for my folks – I teasingly call them my victims because they get the brunt of my new recipes and various concoctions. You’d think at their age they’d be a little jaded about food so I love it when their eyes light up and I get the little happy noises when they eat.

Cheddar, Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms
Cheddar, Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms

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Million Dollar Dip

Million Dollar Dip: Dip of many names, sometimes called ABC for the Almond, Bacon & Cheddar!

So how’s everyone doing on their New Year’s resolutions? If this blog is any indication, me? Probably not so great. But hey, it was the Super Bowl last week and I made this dip…

Million Dollar Dip
Million Dollar Dip

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates are mouth-watering, sweet, sticky, crispy, chewy, smoky deliciousness.

I gotta tell ya, I never thought about eating Bacon Wrapped Dates. Recipes, I’ve seen – but back me up here, folks, doesn’t it sound kind of weird? Well, weird they are, but weirdly delish!

Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Stuffed Dates; Devils on Horseback
Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Stuffed Dates

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My Sister’s Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing

Bacon Stuffing: I was hesitant but this stuffing is out of this world amazing!

Have you ever wished there could be a Turkey Stuffing permeated with the rich flavor and smokiness of bacon? One that’s fantastic in the bird & in a casserole? A seriously crave-worthy stuffing?

Bacon Stuffing or Dressing
Bacon Stuffing or Dressing

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Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili - seriously good. Not too much heat but can easily be scaled up or down.

This Creamy White Chicken Chili is creamy & cheesy with a hint of heat and a touch of smokiness.

Creamy White Chicken Chili
Creamy White Chicken Chili

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