Bacon and Blue Cheese Buffalo Guacamole

Holy.

Lord.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Buffalo Guacamole

Not sure how to describe this.

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It’s like a beautiful psychotic food party in your mouth. It started out innocent, I promise.

I made my typical guacamole. Then I decided it would be fun to add some leftover bacon that screamed at me every time I opened the fridge.

Apparently food talks to me.

Next thing I knew I was throwing blue cheese in it. What a great idea!

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The blue cheese led to buffalo sauce, which just so happened to bring all the flavors home.

And it became complete harmonious guacamole insanity. Or something like that.

Then I threw in chopped onions and tomatoes.

Just for shits and giggles.

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I literally couldn’t stop eating it…and so now my mouth is burning.

In a good way.

No, really, I like the burn.

Here’s your printable-

Bacon Blue Cheese Buffalo Guacamole

Bacon Blue Cheese Buffalo Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, ripe, mashed
  • 3/4 cup salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • Buffalo hot sauce, to drizzle (or drench)
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Red onion, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine everything except buffalo sauce.
  • Drizzle with buffalo sauce and serve with tortilla chips.
  • Top with tomatoes and onions.
https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/bacon-and-blue-cheese-buffalo-guacamole/

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Creamy Crab Dip

This was my breakfast this morning. pic3 I woke up STARVING and it hit the spot.

It’s a simple crab dip.

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pic2 I have always LOVED the taste of crab and had an affinity for crab legs, crab claws, crab cakes, etc., even as a kid – and associated them with going to the beach because that’s when going out for seafood was a given.

Awww – that makes me want the beach! I’m so sick of sweatshirts and socks. And shivering my ass off walking from the parking deck to the door to work.

Want to go down memory lane? Let’s peruse a typical day at the beach as a kid-stay with me here, I won’t be long.

  • 8 am. You get up in the morning, go out to the beach early with your family, flop around in the water, beg your parents to get up off their beach chairs. They don’t. They’re too busy reading People magazine or a book, sleeping, or talking about where we’re going for dinner. (They certainly weren’t busy on cellphones or tablets.)
  • 11 am. Parents open the cooler full of canned Pepsi’s, ham and cheese sandwiches and potato chips – barely protected from the melted ice thanks to those lame ass fold-over plastic bags. You try to eat your almost soggy sandwich and pray to God you don’t get sand on it.
  • 11:10 am You get sand on your ham sandwich. Damnit. You try slinging it off, it does no good. Doesn’t matter, you’re not hungry anyway. You ignore your mother’s insistence on another layer of sunblock and trample back into the water like you don’t hear her. Who needs sunblock? You’ve got more important shit to do. Somebody has to find those damn whole sand dollars.
  • 12 pm. You turn around to make sure your parents are still there. Little do you know the tide has moved you sideways about 500 feet. You instantly hyperventilate – they have literally left your ass.
  • 12:01 pm. Continue to hyperventilate while you’re walking out of the water, scoping the beach for your parents, wondering WTF you’re gonna do being abandoned, you’re an orphan, who will take you in…
  • 12:03 pm. You spot your mother on the beach, breathe a sigh of relief and go back to your business. Back to the water. You eyeball a sand dollar. Son of a bitch, it’s not whole.
  • 2 pm. You watch a Cessna-type plane fly across the sky with a long white banner advertising the latest seafood deal at whatever restaurant paid them enough to do it. You shield your eyes from the blinding sun that is unrelenting and try to ignore the slightly intense burning on your back/cheeks/scalp knowing that if you hadn’t ignored your mother you wouldn’t be suffering but the water/sand/waves call you and you currently don’t give a single shit. Oh, you will later.
  • 3 pm. Your ass is burned up to the point that you can barely move. You go back to the room and take that shocking shower. Then you argue with your mom about the sunblock.
  • 4 pm. Go to “the strip” to one of the many souvenir shops. Stand in line for two hours to get an airbrushed multi-colored “Panama City 1986” shirt. You beg for stupid pens, sand filled shit and bobble heads that are such a waste of money. You promised your best friend. Remember?
  • 6 pm. Dinner – Seafood Buffet. Parents complain about the price because it’s $27.00 a plate, when the kids are only gonna eat a handful of mac ‘n cheese, 4 rolls, maybe some french fries and a shit ton of soft serve ice cream.
  • 9 pm. You get slathered in that slimy green stuff that soothes the burn because you’re fried from the sun. Off to bed. You decide sunblock isn’t such a bad idea.

I think I was an exception to most kids when it came to food – I ate the hell out of some crab legs. My dad, for some reason, would bring that up during our few meals together before he died in 2009.

He was definitely a foodie!

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Creamy Crab Dip

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. crabmeat (you could use imitation, although it won't be as good), chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 4 tbsp sour cream (not fat free)
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/creamy-crab-dip/

 

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Bagel Slider Buns

I made bagels for you today.

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But not just any bagels. They’re little baby bagel slider buns.

So cute.

I love sliders. They’re so cute, so versatile. And you don’t have to commit if you don’t like the one you’re eating. You can easily decide you don’t like that one and move on.

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‘Cause they’re so little; i.e. cheap.

I’m really not advocating ditching a slider by any means.

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I found this recipe at Half Baked Harvest. She has an amazing line up of extremely delicious looking recipes. I didn’t change much – except the toppings. I didn’t make “everything” bagels like she did, just poppy seed and sesame seed, and, of course, I made a jalapeno cheese version.

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You could make little burgers with these, chicken salad sandwiches, little BLT’s…I could go on and on.

I made grilled chicken sliders with mixed lettuce and a new Asian hot sauce I’m obsessed with called Go-Chu-Jang.

It’s sweet and spicy yumminess.

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They’re just crispy enough on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

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Yes, my nails look like shit. I know, and that won’t change anytime soon.

But, I have a feeling buffalo bacon cheeseburger sliders are in my near future.

Stay tuned.

Bagel Slider Buns

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 5

Adapted from Half Baked Harvest

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 packet yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 cup warm water (not too hot - or it will kill the yeast)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Enough water to halfway fill a large dutch oven
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • For toppings (this is where you can be creative, but this is what I used):
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Jack cheese

Instructions

  • In a bowl of your stand mixer, mix the honey, yeast and water. Let stand for 10 minutes, until frothy.
  • Gradually add the flour, olive oil and salt until a ball forms.
  • Knead on low for 5 minutes.
  • Remove, grease bowl with olive oil, and knead with your hands for about a minutes; form into a ball, place back in bowl and cover with a dish towel. Let rise for an hour, until doubled.
  • Once doubled, punch down and divide into 10 balls; place on parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bring water to a boil, and add bagel rolls in batches of 4-5.
  • Boil for 1 minute, turn and boil an additional 30 seconds, remove with a large slotted spoon.
  • Brush each bagel roll with egg, then top with desired toppings.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/bagel-slider-buns/

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

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IMGP1472 I’m on the fence right now regarding all the hype going around about food bloggers (and social media) overdoing the whole bacon thing. Anything can be overdone.
However, bacon is a beautiful thing. It will never go away, and people will never stop being obsessed with it. I don’t try to conform to what’s “hot” or what isn’t. If I make it and I love it, I will post it.

Last night on my way from work I stopped by my local Winn-Dixie for milk. I had been working all day, tired, and craving a BLT. When I saw their chicken was on sale I changed my mind – I wanted to wrap bacon around chicken.

It needed a hug.

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You could wrap bacon around a piece of cardboard and it would be fantastic. That’s just my opinion.

IM1490 These are bacon wrapped chicken bites that I seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. I made this incredible blackberry jalapeno sauce a few days ago just for fun because I found a bag of blackberries in my freezer.

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IMGP1486 Feel free to adjust the blackberry sauce ingredients if you want to. You could add more brown sugar to make it sweeter, or more jalapeno to add more heat.

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Blackberry Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb. bacon, quartered
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pint blackberries, (Mine were frozen from the summer, but you could use store bought frozen)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Instructions

  • Trim any fat from the chicken breasts.
  • Mix salt, pepper and oregano together and sprinkle on both sides of chicken breasts.
  • Heat olive oil over medium to medium-high heat in a saute pan and add chicken. (Depending on your stove - mine seems to get more hot than most so I kept it on medium).
  • Saute 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and done in the middle.
  • Remove from pan and let cool.
  • In a food processor, add the blackberries and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pulse until pureed and add to a medium size sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and cover.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1-2" pieces and wrap in bacon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until bacon is done and a little crispy around the edges.
  • Serve with blackberry dipping sauce.
https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/bacon-wrapped-chicken-bites-with-blackberry-jalapeno-dipping-sauce/

The bacon I used was Zeigler Brand and bought at Winn-Dixie. This post was sponsored by Winn-Dixie, but all recipes and opinions are my own!
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Recipes to Warm You Up

I’M.SO.COLD.

Going to work is absolutely brutal because I leave at the crack ass of dawn. The last few days Mark has been getting up with me to kill two birds with one stone – get Sally’s ass (our dog) out of the garage (because it’s too cold for her outside) and to get my car comfortable enough for me to drive it. She chatters her teeth. Even in 50 degrees.

Seriously, where’s my early spring? Oh, yeah, that’s right, the last time it happened it was last February (or maybe the one before).

Screw the Polar Vortex.

I want to see record-breaking heat, humidity, and sporadic afternoon thunderstorms ruining our pool days (ok, so I don’t really want my pool days ruined, but I’ll take that over this shit any day).

I’ve put together a list of a few of my recipes for you that are perfect for warming you in this brutal winter weather.

Just click on the links for the recipes.

Ranch Chicken Chili

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