Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Recipe (with VIDEO!)

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Recipe (with VIDEO!)

Has crack chicken infiltrated your life yet? I didn’t realize it was a thing until recently. CRACK CHICKEN is code for anything chicken-bacon-ranch flavored. That could mean sandwiches, wraps, salads, bread and ohh so much more. It is the perfect combination of ingredients because you cannot go wrong..

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Slow Cooker Club Sandwich Dip {VIDEO}

Slow Cooker Club Sandwich Dip {VIDEO}

About ten years ago my husband and I found this Club Sandwich Dip from Better Homes & Gardens jam-packed with all of the ingredients that makes a club sandwich so irresistible (ham, turkey, cheeses, mayo, bacon and tomatoes) and we immediately fell in love. We adapted it slightly..

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10 Sheet Pan Meals + 1 Easy Dessert for Easy Cooking!

10 Sheet Pan Meals + 1 Easy Dessert for Easy Cooking!

You have to eat but you feel like dinners are the last thing on your mind by the end of the day. Sound familiar? Sheet pan dinners are perfect because you can combine the main dish with your side dish all in a single pan! Try several of these recipes we’ve round up for you that sound exceptionally delicious!

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BLEAT Sandwich (a yummy twist on the BLT!)

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.

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Breakfast Stromboli

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 Recipe

Omelets On the Go Recipe

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.

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BLT Salad Recipe

BLT Salad Recipe

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?!"

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Loaded Baked Potato Rounds Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds Recipe

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."

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Perfect Peanut Butter Bacon Burger Recipes

Perfect Peanut Butter Bacon Burger Recipes

I remember back in mid-June when I was still wearing mittens and a jacket (no joke), hoping that summer would be gracious enough to last a few extra months this year. My wish was granted, as were the wishes of thousands of other Minnesotans. It is technically fall, but summer weather is still here. Wooo!

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Bacon & Pepper Infused Vodka Recipe

Bacon makes everything better, even vodka. Add to it a spicy jalapeno for kicks and it’s delicious revelry! If you love food and drinks that makes your mouth burn and my nose run, like me, this is a perfect vodka recipe for you. The spicier, the better! Perfect for a blood mary or a soda.

 I love heat. All forms of it. I love sweating profusely as I lie on the beach and I love wrapping a warm blanket around myself while I lounge on the couch (neither happens often enough). My love for heat applies to food, as well. I love food that makes my mouth burn and my nose run. The spicier, the better!

When I read about the new trend involving infusing vodka with flavor, my first thought was that I wanted to try adding heat as my "flavor." I researched vodka infusion and found that creating spicy vodka is not uncommon! So, thinking in terms of a good spicy base for a bloody mary, I purchased three of the hottest peppers available at the grocery store and I kindly asked my husband to fry me up some bacon (for some reason, this is always a task he does).

PREPARING BACON & PEPPER INFUSED VODKA

Deliciously hot, you’ll love to sweat through a drink with this combination!

GET STARTED -

In a large jar, add:

  • Two slices of peppered bacon, cooked

  • 1 serrano pepper, halved

  • 1 green chile pepper, halved

  • 1 habanero pepper, halved

I poured vodka over the bacon and peppers until the jar was almost full (somewhere around 32 oz. of vodka). I used a middle shelf vodka. There's no need to go top shelf, but I tend to stay away from the bottom shelf, as well.

And then I screwed the lid on tight and put the jar in my garage, where it is dark and cool. And dirty. But nevermind the dirty part.

INFUSING THE VODKA

  • Store the vodka concoction as it absorbs the peppery, meaty flavors for up to 48 hours. If you love spice like I do, 48 hours is the perfect amount of time for the infusion. If you like just a little bit of spice, cut that time back to 24 hours.

  • Once you are ready to enjoy the flavors of your vodka, place a coffee filter over a hand strainer and pour the vodka through into a glass jar. It’s ready to serve!

At the end of the 48 hours, my concoction SMELLED hot, so I was afraid to taste it. I took a tiny little sip and it was most definitely hot, but also full of flavor! For me, this will always be an addition to Bloody Marys. I don't plan to drink it alone or mix it with anything else. It is, through and through, a Bloody-Mary-Only Vodka.

BLOODY MARY GARNISHMENTS

Don’t let this list limit you, the sky’s the limit! Grab a wooden skewer and line one or more up with some of the following:

  • Olives, Stuffed Olives

  • Celery, Cucumber Spears, Pickle Spears

  • Beef Sticks

  • Pickle spears, Pickled Onions, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Green Beans

  • Mozzarella Balls and/or Blue Cheese Cubes

OTHER GREAT COCKTAILS TO SIP ON

BACON & PEPPER INFUSED VODKA