Southwest Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

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I love Easter!


I’m not sure if it’s because of Spring in the air, or the fact that I love to have potluck  at my daddy’s with all of my sisters.  Of course, watching all the kiddos looking for Easter Eggs is always the highlight of the day!


Being the baby of the siblings, I usually am the last in getting a say in my menu choices.  My sisters take the easy, no brainer dishes and that means that I’m left to coming up with something classic but with a twist.


This year I decided to go with the fail- proof deviled eggs, but I thought why not spice it up a bit.  That’s when I decided on Southwest Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs!


Everybody can use a little spice in their life, Right?


Deviled eggs are a staple food at any Southern get-together. I grew up standing in the kitchen watching my momma make a platter for family reunions and bbq’s.  These  Southwest Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs definitely aren’t my momma’s recipe, but I do believe she would approve 100%!!


And yes, I use fresh eggs from my hens!


Don’t they just look lovely in pictures?


Southwest Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

Southwest Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

What you need:
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • .5 oz package of southwest ranch dry seasoning
  • 4 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese
  • pinch salt & pepper
  • paprika (optional)
  • green onions (optional)


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What you do:
  1. Boil the eggs in a pot of water for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Drain and cover in ice water for 10 minutes.
  3. Peal all of the eggs.
  4. Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Mash yolks with a fork, add sour cream, southwest ranch dry seasoning, salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon mixture into egg whites and garnish with cheese, bacon and green onions (optional).  
  7. Sprinkle with paprika.


* You can use a piping bag to add yolk mixture into egg whites. 

I serve with a side of salsa!  Believe your guests will thank you!


Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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Strawberry Lazy Cookie Bars

Do you ever get a craving for something sweet, but you don’t want to take the time to make a dessert with a lot of ingredients (that you probably don’t have in your cupboards?)  Or, you don’t want to take the time to follow several complex directions (like sifting flour?)  Strawberry Lazy Cookie Bars are not only scrumptious, but they are so easy-to-make too.  You only need four ingredients and thirty minutes to bake these tasty treats.  I love simple dessert recipes that I can whip up at any time and my family will love.






  • 1 Box of Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Stick of Butter (melted)
  • 2 Cups of White Chocolate Chips



  • Small Microwavable Bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Cooking Spray
  • 9 x 13 Baking Dish
  • Toothpick or Knife (to check if the dessert is cooked completely)



1.  Preheat the oven to 350°.

2.  Melt the stick of butter.  (I microwaved it for 30 seconds.)

3.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the Strawberry cake mix, eggs, and melted butter and mix well.

4.  Add the white chocolate chips to the batter and mix well.  The batter will be thick and may be hard to stir.

5.  Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

6.  Spread the batter into the baking dish.  The batter may be difficult to spread.  It will be a thinned out across the bottom of the dish.

7.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Insert a toothpick or knife into the center to make sure it is cooked through completely.

8.  Let the dessert cool and then cut into squares.


You know that you have made a delicious recipe when half of the mouth-watering dessert is gone before you even get a chance to take the bars out of the dish!


Are you looking for more simple dessert recipes?  Check out Strawberry Milkshake Cookies and Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream.


You can find Karen blogging at  Karen is a mom who loves to save money!  She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time with.  They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.

Surgeries, Epilepsy & Lemon Chicken

How’s that for a weird title?  Yeah, I didn’t want you to miss out on the recipe, but have a few other things to say first.  :)  If you don’t want to hear about our medical drama, feel free to scroll to the bottom and find where the recipe is.


If you’ve been reading here very long, you’d know that last year was probably one of the most stressful years of my life.    For an explanation of that, you’d have to read this post, then you’ll understand why.


While things are going much better this year, we’re starting with our share of medical drama.  Thankfully none of it is life threatening.  It started with a routine CT scan for my 15 year old daughter.  She’s had 3 mastoidectomy surgeries so far in the past 2 years and the results of this CT scan showed that she needed to go for her 4th.  She has a cyst in her mastoid (area behind the ear drum) that keeps growing back.  Each time, our ENT surgeon has thought that he got it all, but it’s such a small area, it’s too difficult to see everything (especially the first time when it was swollen) and he believes there’s been microscopic pieces left behind, causing it to begin growing again.  So…last week, we went in and had that removed.  The surgery went really well, but now she’s having an allergic reaction to something that she had during surgery (is all we can figure).  She’s got a red ring around her ear and is so swollen.  We’ve been in touch with the doctor and we’re watching her carefully, but we (and she) are so ready to get her back to normal!


My 12 year old daughter has epilepsy and it’s been determined that she is going to get a vagal nerve stimulator.  If you’ve never heard of a vagal nerve stimulator, it’s been described as a pacemaker for the brain.  Basically, it’s a device that gives a nerve in your neck that goes up into the brain, an electric impulse, interrupting any seizure activity.  If she feels like she’s about to have a seizure, she’d always have a magnet with her that she could swipe across the site of the VNS, turning it on and helping the seizure to go away.  By having this device, she’ll most likely be able to get off of some of her medicines.  Currently she gets tired so easily and has some memory and learning difficulties, so we’re excited about this change.  Not necessarily excited about another surgery, but she is really hoping that this helps her to feel much better!


We’ve also been battling my 9 year old daughter’s asthma.  After a recent trip to the ER, we happened upon a doctor who grew up with asthma and had 2 sons with bad cases of asthma as well.  He was the most helpful doctor we’ve run into yet.  Unfortunately he does not have a practice that we can take her to, but…at least he gave us an amazing action plan.  Ever since we saw him, we’ve had a better handle on her asthma issues.


So, yes, we’re still on the medical drama train, but hopefully after this next surgery we’ll have a very uneventful year!  If not, I guess we’ll probably have our deductible met anyway.


In the mean time, I’m still working on getting organized, losing weight and growing this blog.  One of the ways that I grow the blog is by writing on other websites.  I’m honored to be a regular monthly contributor to the All You Magazine Blog.  This past week, I shared how to make lemon chicken in the slow cooker.  It can even be a crockpot freezer meal if you want it to be.  Click on the picture below to go directly to the recipe.



Lemon Chicken in the Slow Cooker



Very soon, if you’re an email subscriber of Sidetracked Sarah, I’ll be sending you my newest one week menu for free!  Be sure to be watching for it!  It will come attached to your email, as a thank you!  Hopefully by the end of this week…. we shall see how time flies this week.  :)


I hope you have an amazing Monday!