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Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.   via marthastewart
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Kids, Kitchen, Party Ideas

 

Grassy Spring Wreath

You’ll need:

  1. Wreath form
  2. Green hairy yarn, crochet or knitting yarn
  3. Flowers
  4. Pins
  5. Ribbon for hanging
  6. Cute sign of your own design

Wrap yarn around form. Pin flowers on. Loop ribbon around for hanging. Add sign. Hang — so cute for Spring!

 IDEA VIA

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Around the house, Crafts, Gift it, Holidays

 

Cinnamon Roll Pulls

Check out this yummy recipe from plainchicken.

You’ll need:

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make Vanilla Honey Butter: Whip butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together until smooth; stir in honey and vanilla.  Set aside. (You can use regular butter if desired)

Cut the bread lengthwise into 1/2″ slices, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread vanilla honey butter in between slices.  Rotate the bread 90 degrees and slice the bread again into 1/2″ pieces, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread more vanilla honey butter in between new cuts. This doesn’t need to be perfect – just make sure there is lots of butter in between all the cuts. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Generously sprinkle in between all cuts. (You may have extra butter and cinnamon sugar.  It will just depend on how large your bread loaf is.)

Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until bread is warm.  Unwrap cinnamon bread and place on serving platter.  Combine powdered sugar and milk – adding milk until you get the consistency desired.  Drizzle icing over bread and serve immediately.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Kitchen, Party Ideas

 

Potato Bacon Casserole

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated Milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten or 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking dish.

LAYER 1/2 potatoes, 1/2 onion, 1/2 bacon and 1/2 cheese in prepared baking dish; repeat layers. Combine evaporated milk, egg and seasoned salt in small bowl. Pour evenly over potato mixture; cover.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 5 minutes. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

via evokingyou

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Kitchen, Party Ideas

 

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 1 part chili powder
  • 1 part ground cumin
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 part crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container. I store mine in the freezer!
  2. Use sparingly. Or liberally!

Lots of great ideas from 5dollardinners CHECK IT OUT!

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in $ave it, Kitchen

 

Grilled Cheese Fun!

Jill at kitchenfunwithmy3sons came up with this cute idea. Here are her instructions:

We used 2 pieces of wheat bread, cheese, butter, 1 banana, and 1 strawberry. We cut the corners off of the bread to shape it like a cone. Save the scraps. We buttered our bread and placed our cheese in between to fit on the bread. Grill it up and place on the plate. Take the crust off of the scraps and pinch off pieces of it to cross on top of the bread. You can skip this, but we thought it looked more like a cone that way. Take 1 banana and slice it. Pile the slices on the top edge of the bread to look like ice cream. Take a strawberry and cut it to look like a cherry.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Fun, Kids, Kitchen, Scout Meeting

 

More Life Hacks

from 9gag.com

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Clean It, Kitchen, Recycle it, Workshop

 
 
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