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Breakfast Muffins (Stuffed with Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese)

Breakfast Muffins Stuffed with Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese When we were little, my mom used to buy these buttermilk biscuits that were stuffed with eggs, cheese, and bacon. They were some obscure brand that we bought a CostCo and I've never quite found other versions that quite were like them. So when I saw this recipe, I knew that I had to try them. And they're made in muffin tins, so how fun is that! While I was making these, my boyfriend walked into the kitchen and looked at me assembling everything. He asked me what I was doing and then said, "Wouldn't it be easier and less time if you just made them all separate and just eat it together?" It took me a bit to respond because, really, he's right and his thought process makes sense. But this is how I want to make them and they still taste good. :-) I doused my muffins with hot sauce, so next time I might try adding hot sauce inside the biscuits as well as maybe adding some chopped green chile! That'

Cookies 'n Cream Layer Cake

Cookies 'n Cream Cake I made this scrumptious lovely thing for my dad for Father's Day. My dad loves his sweets, loves chocolate, and loves Oreos. It's a family thing. When I think of my dad and Oreos, I always think of my very first cavity when I was like 6 years old. I don't know where my mom was, but my dad was looking after me and my brother. We had Oreos for dessert. And my brother and I didn't brush our teeth before bedtime. We woke up with brown/black teeth in the morning (more specifically molars) and scrubbed our teeth. All of my brother's came out. A little spot on mine did not. Hmpf. Luckily it was a baby tooth and didn't affect the adult molar (surprisingly). But I always blame those dang Oreo cookies. It could just be the memory of a 6 year old and it could be that the cavity was already there, but since then I will not go to bed without brushing my teeth. Especially after Oreos, I will inspect my teeth and make sure there aren'

One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese

One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese I fully intended to share this recipe with you all earlier, but my excitement for the Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes that I made totally pushed this post and the other posts I had in my queue completely to the side. And that's not to say that the other posts aren't as good, I just wasn't ready for the little guerrilla attack of the cupcakes. :-) When I made Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken last week, I knew that macaroni and cheese would be the perfect accompaniment. You just can't go wrong with macaroni and cheese! We have two boxes of the blue box, but I figured if I was going to make this delicious chicken, why not go the extra mile and make homemade macaroni and cheese. I loved that the entire macaroni and cheese was cooked in a single pot as well as using evaporated milk. (When making the blue box, I actually use evaporated milk instead of regular milk because it makes it so much more creamy and adds a richer flavor.) The cheddar cheese

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes There are some recipes that make you plain giddy. This is one of those recipes! And I frosted cupcakes fancy for the first time in my life too. Everything about this made me feel like I conquered the world. :-) I made these for my brother's birthday this weekend. I missed his birthday this year partly because he was out of town and partly because I was in the middle of packing and moving. So I wanted something a little more special for him this year. When I asked him what he wanted, he said strawberry cheesecake. So when I came across this recipe, I knew I was going to make this recipe for him. These cupcakes have a graham cracker crust, strawberry cream cake center, and cream cheese frosting. So it's technically not a cheesecake (thank you, brother, for pointing this out!), but all the flavors combined, it had a cheesecake flavor in a cupcake. These were absolutely spectacular, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to makes these again!

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken When I moved into my boyfriend's house, I came to the realization that I collect some things that I didn't even realize that I did, like honey and BBQ sauce. At least, my saving grace is that it isn't your run-of-the mill store-bought honey and BBQ sauce. My honey are all local and artisan honeys as well as BBQ sauce that I purchased at the National Fiery Foods Show here in Albuquerque. Upon realizing this horror, I told Joe, "I hope you like BBQ sauce because we're going to be eating a lot of it." Especially because we don't have room in our cupboards for them all, and I am not getting rid of them. And I have no idea how I was able to store them all before in my small kitchen! Last night, I made BBQ chicken that was first seared on the stove to brown the top skin, then basted and baked in the oven. I used Grumpy's Bold XX BBQ sauce that I bought at the Fiery Foods show awhile back and it was absolutely perfect. The BBQ

"Cookie Butter" Gooey Butter Cakes

"Cookie Butter" Gooey Butter Cakes I'm back! The past several weeks have been crazy because I've moved into my boyfriend's house. I've never liked the whole process of moving, but this time was especially hectic because I wasn't moving into an empty place. So I had to go through my things and try to get rid of some stuff, pack, move (moving van plus numerous car trips), make room in his house, clean, unpack. Don't even get me started about dealing with Comcast for my cable and internet. I'm still not 100% unpacked and still haven't found spots for 100% of my stuff, but things are finally coming together and settling down! I still have yet to actually bake or do much cooking in my "new" kitchen, so I'm sharing a recipe with you that I made several weeks ago and never got the chance to create a post for. At the time, I had most of my kitchen packed and most of my food already at Joe's house so I really had to think about