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Maple Bacon Bourbon Baked Wings

Maple Bacon Bourbon Wings

40 wings

1 Tbsp. chopped rosemary

1 Tbsp. chopped thyme

1 Tbsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1/4 c. olive oil

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 c. ketchup

1/2 c. maple syrup

1/4 c. bourbon

6 pieces bacon cooked crisp and crumbled

Mix seasonings, vinegar, oil, and soy sauce.  Toss with wings and refrigerate 20 minutes to overnight.

Place wings in 13 x 9 baking dishes or on jelly roll pans, reserving marinade into small saucepan.  Bake at 425 for 20 minutes or until slightly charred on top.  Reduce to 350 and cook until internal temperature reaches 170 F – about another 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook and crumble bacon.

Add ketchup, maple syrup, and bourbon to reserved marinade.  Cook until reduced by half.

Add in cooked, crumbled bacon.

Keep sauce warm until wings come out of the oven.  Spoon sauce over wings and enjoy!

The only problem was I should’ve made more!!  These were delicious.  Even the kids who are not really wings fans loved them.  I served them with sweet potato hash topped with an egg!  Yummy.

 

 

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1 large zucchini, sliced

1/4 c. blue cheese dressing

1 oz. bacon bits

Dip zucchini in dressing and place on baking sheet sprayed with coconut oil spray.

Sprinkle with bacon bits.

Bake at 350 F. for 20 minutes.

I cooked this along side my chicken.  The petite sweet potatoes came in a microwave ready bag.

This meal was from fridge to table in 30 minutes!

This was my favorite zucchini ever.  Of course, everything’s better with bacon.

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I saw some of these at Target (Archer Farms brand) already prepared and was inspired to make some!

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

8 oz. cream cheese

1 Tbsp. chopped jalapenos

12 slices bacon

1 Tbsp. Adobo seasoning

Combine cream cheese and jalapenos.

Place spoonful on each chicken breast.

Fold over edges of chicken.

Wrap in bacon.

Place on baking sheet  sprayed with cooking spray and season with Adobo seasoning.

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Bake 400 F for 45 minutes until bacon is crispy.

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We had it with tortellini and sliced baby tomatoes from Trader Joe’s.

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So yummy when you cut into it!

Today is Daniel’s birthday.  He requested breakfast – anything with bacon.  I had bought croissant dough already so I decided to go with a recipe already posted and report on the variation of using bacon instead of sausage!

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1 tube croissant dough

1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

8 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1 package garlic and herb hash browns

1 package Velveeta shredded cheese

Grease 13 x 9 pan.  Spread croissant dough in the bottom.  Top with bacon.  Top with potatoes (I precook mine so there are some crunchy bits in it) even though the original recipe didn’t say to cook them.  Mix eggs and milk.  Pour over.  Spread cheese across the top.

Bake 375 for 35 minutes.

Happy Birthday Daniel!

Daniel and Austin at the beach July 2014Daniel on the left, Austin on the right!

Gluten Free Raspberry Bacon and Chocolate Chip Pancakes (for Elliot's birthday)

Yes, I do have two sons with their birthdays one the day after the other – November 9 and 10. When I did the math, they are apparently Valentine’s Day babies!

Elliot works tonight, so his birthday dinner isn’t until tomorrow. So, since I do breakfast every Sunday anyhow, I let him pick breakfast.

3 C. Pamela’s Bread Mix
1/4 C. sugar
1 egg
3 egg whites
2 c. raspberry yogurt
2 c. vanilla soy milk
1/3 c. sour cream
2 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla
4 oz. bacon pieces (I would use more next time – you could barely know they were in there!)
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix remaining ingredients (except bacon and mini chips).

Mix wet and try ingredients together in the big bowl. Batter will be very thick.

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Put chips and bacon pieces in small bowl. Toss with a Tbsp. of Pamela’s. I’m told this keeps the chips from sinking to the bottom. (They still sank a little).

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Everyone loved these, but as I said the bacon got lost in the sweetness. I’ll try it with more bacon next time.

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I really missed having my oven to put the pancakes in as I finished them on the stove top.  Not only does it keep them warm, but it helps them cook a little more.  The batter is so thick, you have to be careful to spread it out more than I did on this one, or your pancakes will be a little doughy in the middle.  Molly microwaved hers so she could be sure hers wasn’t.

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Creamy Risotto with Chicken, Butternut Squash and Peas

3 C. Risotto
6 cooked chicken thighs (I used thighs I had previously cooked and frozen)
1 package frozen peas
1 package frozen butternut squash
1 qt. chicken broth
2 Tbsp. dehydrated onions
2 Tbsp. garlic salt
2 Tbsp. bacon grease

2 Tbsp. Parmesian cheese

Brown chicken in bacon grease until golden.  Remove from skillet and set aside to cool.

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In bacon grease, brown risotto, stirring regularly to ensure it doesn’t burn.

SAM_0412Roast butternut squash in the oven at 400 F for 15 minutes.  Rinse frozen peas with water to defrost.

Add dehydrated onions and garlic salt to risotto.  Add 1/2 cup chicken broth.  Simmer until liquid is absorbed.  Add another 1/2 cup chicken broth.  Simmer until liquid is absorbed.  Repeat process until risotto is fully cooked and tender, approximately 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, remove chicken thighs from bone and chop.  Add to risotto when almost done.

 

At the last minute stir in Parmesian cheese.  Gently fold in roasted butternut squash and defrosted peas and serve.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Yogurt Pear Waffles

1 box gluten free pantry brown rice pancake/waffle mix – we really like this mix!
2 eggs
1 c. vanilla soy milk
1/3 c. oil
2 containers greek style strawberry yogurt
1 pear finely diced
1 12 oz. package center cut bacon

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Blend yogurt and eggs. Add package of mix, oil and milk. Fold in pears.

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Cook in waffle iron according to directions. Mine took about 7 minutes a piece.

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I put them on a tray in the oven to keep warm and cooked the bacon on the stovetop while I cooked the waffles. Only do this on a day when you have lots of energy, as I was at the stove off and on for about 50 minutes.

I cut the bacon in half and cooked it on the stovetop in a skilled with a lid in about 4 batches or so.  I placed it on a paperlined cookie sheet and kept it warm in the oven at 175 F.  This is how much a 12 oz. package of center cut bacon makes.  It was 32 pieces.

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I put the waffles into the oven on a foil lined cookie sheet as well so that the kids all get a warm breakfast (our Sunday tradition) no matter what time they get out of bed.

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Maple Mesquite Pork Tenderloin

1 Pork Tenderloin
4 slices bacon
1/2 c. mesquite barbecue sauce
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard

Mix barbecue, maple and mustard. Pour over tenderloin.

Wrap bacon around tenderloin.

Bake uncovered 325 F for 70 minutes. Check internal temperature and when meat reaches 160 F, broil for a few minutes to crisp up the bacon.

Tonight, there were only three of us home for dinner, and enough leftovers from last night, so I got out of cooking for once!

If you want to do something a little more fancy, you can cut the tenderloin to make a pocket and stuff with veggies.  I’ve done it with mushrooms and onions before and it was yummy.

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