Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This sounds odd, but I promise – you will steal any man’s heart with these bacon wrapped water chestnuts! This is a favorite appetizer dish around my house, and so simple – only 2 ingredients!

Ingredients:

All you’ll need is a can of whole water chestnuts and about 5 slices of bacon.

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Directions:

Heat a large skillet on high heat, so it’s nice and hot by the time you but the goods on.

It’s not necessary, but I like to wash the water chestnuts in a strainer before I use them – just to get all the slime off.

Cut the bacon into thirds, one small piece to wrap around each water chestnut.

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Wrap each water chestnut in a slice of bacon, and place seam-side-down onto hot skillet.

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The trick is to keep them on this side for 7-10 minutes, don’t flip yet! As you can see, some of them still won’t stay. You can certainly stick each one with a toothpick to make sure they stay, but then you’ll have to take each toothpick out to eat it. I try to avoid that extra step, ’cause I’m ready to eat them right away while they’re hot!

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Flip them all over and cook the other side for around 7 minutes, or until golden and bacon hardens in place.

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Enjoy!!!!

❤ -K

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Candy Corn Decor

It has been so hot here and it’s hard for me to feel like it’s actually fall. I have been doing anything I can to get in the autumn spirit! I just finished making these sweet little candy corn decorations. They were so quick and easy! Made from things you may already have on hand- paper plates and craft paint!

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These would be the cutest confetti decorations for a Fall themed dinner party (Can you believe thanksgiving is just 2 months away?) Welcome to the season of food!

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Just tape the candy corn shapes to yarn or string and you have adorable party bunting! (not only for parties- I plan on keeping this baby up for as long as Rock will let me!)

-B

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:

(Adapted from this recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction.)

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Kassandra’s favorite recipe!

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 and 1/2 – 6 cups powdered sugar

Strawberry Mojitos – by the pitcher

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My brother, Dallas (Kassandra’s husband) is really good at making mojitos. Every time I come over, I request one (or three!). He complains the whole time because the process is so time consuming. Kassandra and I went on a quest to make mojitos by the pitcher. These are so good, you guys! You’ll be glad you made the whole pitcher- you will definitely want more than just one!

Makes 8-10 glasses.

Ingredients:

  • 60-80 – Mint Leaves (fresh)
  • 20 oz – Lime Juice (or juice about 20 limes)
  • 1 1/2 cups – Sugar
  • 2 cups – White Rum (Bacardi is our favorite)
  • 3 cans – Club Soda
  • 1 can – Strawberry Juice (we used Jumex)
  • Strawberries and Lime wedges for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place lime juice, sugar, and mint into pitcher.
  2. Using a muddler, mash to release mint oil and dissolve sugar into lime juice.
  3. Add rum and club soda. Mix well.
  4. Pour into glass with ice. Top with a splash of strawberry juice.
  5. Garnish with strawberry and lime wedges.

Enjoy!

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