Bacon Wrapped Chicken Fire Sticks with Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

This is the fantastic recipe to go along with my  Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce. I was a little long-winded with that post so I will keep this one more focused on the food, instead of my rants. Check it out, it’s a good read and you will learn how to make an awesome sauce. This would be a great dish to make next weekend for Father Day..

I am very lucky this week to be co-hosting Fiesta Friday #72 with Naina @ Spice in the City. She has a great blog with an international flavor.  I’ll be bringing this to Fiesta Friday number 72; Fiesta Friday is an ongoing blogging party put on by Angie of The Novice Gardener. Stop by today and bring your virtual dish. 

If you’re a blogger and you haven’t yet joined in the Fiesta Friday fun, what are you waiting for? It’s a good way to share recipes with a great group of bloggers and show off your great creations. It’s easy and here’s The Guidelines – just make sure to link properly on your blog and Fiesta Friday’s so we can find you. And if you’re not a blogger, I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the posts and maybe you could be featured. Happy FF!!

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Bacon and Egg Bake with Sausage Gravy

Okay so the kids have been out of school for over a week now. I am trying to figure out a schedule that works for me and them because it usually takes me a few weeks to get used to a new routine. Of course they are already bored and letting me know there is nothing to eat in the house or all the food is the “same old same old”. I was tired of hearing them complaining the other morning, so I came up with this quick breakfast bake using ingredients I had on hand. There are many versions of this recipe on the web, but none topped with sausage gravy. Yum!!

Bacon and Egg Bake with Sausage Gravy

The great part about this recipe is you can add any ingredients your kids like. They could even make this themselves. Quick and easy and maybe the kids will not complain for a couple of days.

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Bacon Mushroom Mini Pies

A few weeks ago I posted my recipe for Mini Strawberry Pies. It has been my most succesful post since I started dadwhats4dinner.com. In the post I mentioned my inspiration, for the pie shells, was a technique I used to make Bacon Mushroom Mini Pies for our monthly gourmet dinner group. Our theme for the past year has been celebrity chefs. This month was Anne Burrell from The Food Network.  In her recipe she used mini muffin tins. I could not get this to work and used regular sized muffin tins with great results.

Bacon Mushroom Mini Pies

This is a fairly simple recipe and could be made ahead of time. Make the crusts and filling and assemble just before ready to serve. Reheat for a few minutes in a 350°F just before serving if desired.

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Prep Time: 20 min.    Cook Time: 40 min.      Total Time: 1 hr.

Servings: 16-18

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

20150224_114431March is only four days away and the temperature this morning was “-19°” here in Southwest Ohio. The local school district, in their infinite wisdom, decided not to close or delay the start of school today. This despite the fact they we were closed everyday last week, including Thursday and Friday, when the morning temperature was a balmy -12°.

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Maybe it’s the State mandated testing that needs to be completed this week and next. Don’t misunderstand me, I do not agree with “cold days”. The kids should have gone to school last Thursday and Friday. Our school board needs to figure out which criteria constitutes when it is too cold to have school. If it was cold enough Friday not to have school, why did they play the varsity basketball game that night. Go Figure!!   We are raising a bunch of wimps. But I digress….

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This weather is perfect for soups and stews. There are many versions of cheeseburger soup on the web. In my version I try to lighten the recipe a little by using Kraft 2% Velveeta cheese, fat-free half & half, 1% milk and low-fat sour cream.

I love this soup and so do my kids. I like to add all of the condiments you would add to a regular cheeseburger. It amazing how close it tastes to a good old fashion grilled cheeseburger. Summer can’t get here quick enough. 25 days until spring.

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