Crock Pot Cheesy Bacon Dip

I’ve always been a sucker for dips.  There’s something about eating dip …. chips, veggies, fruit, or almost anything that you can dip into different kinds of dips, makes it taste better.  When my 18 year old was just a toddler, I’d give him cooked green beans and get him some ketchup to dip them into so that he would eat something green.  He loved it.  He thought it was fun to dip his food.

 

Well, this recipe is much more fun than green beans in ketchup.  This recipe has cream cheese and bacon!  And if you think you don’t like cream cheese, maybe you haven’t tried this dip!  My mother-in-law always told us how she doesn’t like cream cheese, then she tried this dip and suddenly it was the best dip she’d ever had.  She had no idea it had cream cheese in it.  It turns out, she just thought she didn’t like cream cheese.  Now, I can’t say that I’ll ever get her to eat recipes with cream cheese  in them on a regular basis, but I will keep trying.  :)

 

Bacon Cheese Dip

 

Here’s the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup sliced green onion

Directions:

  1. Stir together all ingredients.
  2. Place in slow cooker and cook on low until heated through.
  3. Can turn to Keep Warm once heated through so that it doesn’t scorch.

 

 

You can serve this with cut up vegetables, french bread, crackers or chips.  We doubled this recipe, because we made it for a large party AND we served it with tortilla chips.

 

Crockpot Cheesy Bacon Dip


My Favorite Summer Time Snack or Side

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Pringles Summer Jam Sweeps

 

Our family seems to travel quite a bit during the summer months.  So far, this summer alone, I’ve been to 3 different theme parks with my kids.  That’s not a normal thing for me, but this summer, that’s just the way it worked out.  On many of our trips, we tend to pack lunches to save money.  We discovered that 2 of the 3 theme parks are so incredibly family friendly that they let you bring food in!  Pretty cool, huh?

 


We typically always bring sandwiches and chips, but we’ve found that if we ever bring bagged chips, they get crushed.  So….instead, we always pack Pringles®.  We love the variety of flavors and just love that we don’t have to eat smashed chips.  But another fun thing, we love how we can make music with the cans.  Have you ever taken a Pringles can and used it as a drum?  Or taken the last little bit of chips in there and used it as a shaker?  Yeah… me, too.  In fact, I used to do it when I was little, too.  As soon as a can of Pringles® was eaten, I’d grab the empty can and stash it in my room for some drums.  I think I borrwowed some of my mom’s pots and pans for this drum set as well.

 

Pringles Drummers

 

 

 

Pringles & Colton

 

Funny enough, I never went on to play the drums.  I did however learn to play the piano and the flute.  My mom was a piano teacher and instilled the love of music in our lives at an early age.  She’s even taught my kids to play the piano and my son is now taking guitar lessons.  Music has long sense a part of our lives!

 

We were having a Pringles® party outside, trying out our can drums and the baby (toddler, really) kept stealing them.  She just happens to love Pringles®, too!

 

Pringles & Quinnly

 

 

Pringles Runaway

 

It turns out that I’m not the only one to ever try out playing the drums on my Pringles® cans.  Apparently, it’s an online sensation.  Pringles® has challenged Percussion Prodigies to try out their Pringles® cans as drums and you should see some of the pieces they put together.  Here’s a video that was shared on the Pringles® website.

 

This one is probably my favorite….

 

 

But there’s several more good ones on their site here.

 

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If I were to win this sweepstakes, I’d take my husband to one of his favorite country music bands.   Maybe Tim McGraw or Kenny Chesney…..we’ll see.  What would you go to?

 

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe

Baylee's 18th Birthday

 

Monday, was my son’s 18th birthday.  18!  I have been a mom for 18 years?  How is that possible?  We had a surprise birthday party for him on Saturday evening and the theme of the party was BACON!  All food had bacon in it except for the peanut butter cup cake.  We had about 25 people in our house to feed, so I was super glad that we (my girls and I) had made a large variety of bacon-y foods.  We had bought 12 pounds of bacon to use, just in case.  We ended up using about 9 pounds…so we did go through quite a bit of it, but not all on this one dish.

 

One of the favorite dishes of the day was the Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites.  OK, maybe that was MY personal favorite.  There were lots of favorites and I’ll be sharing them with you through the week.  But first, let me share with you all about the bacon wrapped chicken bites.  They were the perfect mixture of flavors.  I love bacon and I love chicken.  Combine the two and wow, I love that flavor!

 

Bacon Chicken Bites 4

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

 

Bacon
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Brown Sugar

Bake on Cookie Sheet with cooling rack on it or a broiler pan.

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line Broiler Pan or Cookie Sheet with foil to avoid a horrible burned on mess from the brown sugar.
  3. Cut chicken into 2-3″ pieces.  Bacon Chicken Bites
  4. Slice bacon into the size of piece that will wrap around the chicken, usually in half.
  5. Wrap bacon around chicken pieces.  (No need to use a toothpick, it will stick to the chicken).Bacon Chicken Bites 2
  6. Roll in brown sugar.
  7. Place on roaster pan or cooling rack which is on top of a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, turning once at 15 minutes.  Bacon should be crispy on all sides, but not burned.

 

Now, I know you’re wondering exactly how much you should use.  We were making A LOT, so what we used will differ from what you will need.  We used 5 pounds of chicken and 2.5 pounds of bacon to complete these.  If you’re not wanting to make a large bowl, as pictured above, then you could get away with a much smaller amount.  That 7.5 pounds of meat served 25 people.  Yes, it was all gone, but that’s OK.  I’m pretty sure everyone got to try it!

 

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