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BLEAT Sandwich (a yummy twist on the BLT!)

One of the things I love most about my little brother is his girlfriend. She is pretty and kind and she puts up with my brother. :) She and I also share an intense love for the delicious avocado. Mmmm...aren't avocados good on just about everything? A few months ago she texted me, saying that she had added avocado slices to her BLT sandwich. My brother wanted to add an over-easy egg to his, so they threw it all together. DELICIOUS! Why had I never thought of this?! Thanks, guys, for the idea. I will be making this delicious sandwich OFTEN.

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Breakfast Stromboli

There are a handful of foods that Dan and I both have an infatuation with. Sometime during our recent Christmas break, we came up with a savory recipe that involved two of our food loves, breakfast and stromboli! It is the perfect way to roll all of your favorite breakfast foods into a single bite. Free to add whichever ingredients tickle your breakfast-loving belly! Everyone loves breakfast food, right?

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Omelets on the go

Dark grey clouds that hung low in the sky smacked down my lofty dreams for this post. It won't be nearly as cool to tell you about what I had planned as it would have been to pull it off. I'll try. On-the-go breakfasts are awesome! Everyone is in a hurry in the morning, right? I thought of skydivers, who get up with the birds to jump out of airplanes. If the sun is shining and the plane is flying, the last thing we want to think about is nourishment. Coffee, maybe, but food. I wanted to create a video that involved skydivers grabbing these on-the-go omelets as we walked to the airplane. And then jumping out of the plane

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BLT Salad

First and foremost, I picked a winning comment from my last post. Pam G, look for an email from me with details! Can we please go to Ireland together?

I know I've mentioned this about a hundred times before, but I love salads. Especially in the summer, I could eat a salad every day. I'll be honest about where the inspiration for this one came from. Bacon was on sale. Yep. So we bought a bunch of bacon and my husband and I said to each other, "What in the world are we going to do with all of this bacon?!" And then we both said simultaneously, "BLTs!" And then one of the light bulbs in our kitchen went out

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Loaded baked potato rounds

One of the first things I do every morning is peek at the 5-day forecast on my phone. I got very excited when I saw 48 degrees as the projected high for Saturday. Beach weather! People will be strolling all around the Twin Cities wearing t-shirts and shorts. In the meantime, we are all still cooped up inside, watching the snow fall and wishing the ice on our driveways would magically melt as we continue with our "winter eating." Although typically more of an appetizer, I made these loaded baked potato rounds for dinner the other night. I presented them to the boys as potato chips. "Why are you letting us eat potato chips for dinner, Mom?" Because I'm a super-cool mom. And because they are super yummy!


Start out with a handful of baby red potatoes. They are the perfect size for these rounds and I just happen to be madly in love with baby reds.

I tried slicing the potatoes with my mandolin and it was a disaster. My sharp and trusty chef's knife was a much better option. Slice the potatoes so they are no more than 1/4 inch thick. Place them on a rimmed, parchment-lined baking sheet and brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle some kosher salt over the tops.

Bake them until they are perfectly browned. Yum!

Add delicious toppings and throw back in the oven.

Until your mouth is watering. Let those babies cool for a minute. Overly eager mouths will get burned. Trust me.

Dinner tonight? CUPCAKES! 

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

Imagine a loaded baked potato in a compact bite in your fingertips!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 24, 2014

Serves: 8-12

Total time: 50 min

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds


  • 5-6 baby red potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt, for sprinkling
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Brush both sides of each potato round with olive oil and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, flipping the rounds halfway.
  3. Remove from oven and top with cheese, bacon and chives. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve warm, finger-food style.