Category: Food

How to ruin your potatoes

How to ruin your potatoes

Ruining Potatoes with Parsnips I thought I had a brilliant idea last night.  I was going to mix my potatoes half and half with mashed parsnips!  Everybody who has known me for awhile is now wondering who this alien is that took over Christina’s body.  […]

Bey Blades, Candy Sushi and Birthday Cake Popcorn!

Bey Blades, Candy Sushi and Birthday Cake Popcorn!

Bey Blade,Candy Sushi and Birthday Cake Popcorn Jordan’s Birthday Party 2018 The most popular questions I was asked: “Where did you come up with that?” Pinterest.  More specifically, a couple really cool bloggers, that I’m now following, had posted it to Pinterest;  and I found […]

Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Avacado Breakfast Sandwich

Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Avacado Breakfast Sandwich

I originally made this as a great Weight Watchers breakfast, but have since decided to quit WW.  Instead of using Fat Free cheese and aerosol cooking spray, I’m suggesting you use a little bit of real cheese and a little bit of real butter.

Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

January 9, 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: 10 min
: Medium

This breakfast sandwich will definitely keep you full until lunch time

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Ingredients
  • 1- Multigrain English muffin
  • 1/8- Avacado, sliced
  • 1- Egg
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsn sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2- slices center cut bacon, cut in half
Directions
  • Step 1 Divide the English muffins and place in toaster, but don’t push them down yet.
  • Step 2 Put bacon slices in hot pan and cook until desired doneness. Flip half-way through.
  • Step 3 Add your egg into the same pan, or melt butter in a new frying pan and crack the egg into it (this is what I did, because I was making more than one at a time).
  • Step 4 While waiting for the eggs and bacon to cook, slice up the avocado.
  • Step 5 When the egg whites begin to settle, after about 3-4 minutes, push down the English muffins in the toaster and flip the egg
  • Step 6 Put cheese on top of egg, cover pan with lid, and let steam for 2 more minutes.
  • Step 7 Stack the avocado, cheesy eggs, and bacon onto the English muffins.
  • Step 8 Enjoy!
Pork Schnitzel- Blake and Christina’s Way

Pork Schnitzel- Blake and Christina’s Way

If you’re antsy to get to the recipe, and I don’t blame you, just click on “Jump to Recipe” above. Otherwise, stay with me to see some photos of this beautiful food, and also get some other tid-bits, including some info on the mashed-potato recipe […]

Shredded Chicken Taco Soup- Garnished with Salsa and Greek Yogurt

Shredded Chicken Taco Soup- Garnished with Salsa and Greek Yogurt

I came up with this soup when I was doing Weight Watcher’s, and I liked it because it only cost me 1 Smart Point.  Garnishing it with a mixture of Greek Yogurt and salsa really took it to the next level.  I was originally using […]

Famous Bacon Deviled Eggs

Famous Bacon Deviled Eggs

These bacon deviled eggs get us invites!

Everybody always asks us if we’re bringing our bacon deviled eggs. It’s become our thing. I think they get more excited to see our bacon deviled-eggs than they do to see us…and we have 2 babies! I hope we still get invited out now that we’re sharing the recipe!

Why don’t we add anything to these deviled eggs?

When our friends and family ask us for the recipe, and we quickly list it off to them, they are surprised.  Everyone always expects there to be some other ingredient hiding in there!   From special seasoning to butter, people make guesses at it, and then are surprised to learn that it is just bacon and mayo.

We’ve tried adding different seasonings and things to this recipe, and it just isn’t as good that way! Simple is better for this one.  Our friends and family keep voting for the simple version, and we like it better too.  Some things are just better that way, and it seems anything we try to add competes with the awesomeness that is mayonnaise and bacon.

Even when garnishing…more bacon is the answer

One time I tried garnishing our bacon deviled eggs with fresh garlic chives from my garden, thinking I was being pretty fancy; meanwhile my husband garnished his batch with more bacon, and everybody wanted his more–including me. It was genius!

If you really want to take these to the next level…

These bacon deviled eggs are amazingly good, even if you use a package of Bar S bacon and some store-bought mayonnaise… but have you ever tried homemade mayonnaise? The flavor is just so much more…Mmmm! You’ll never want to go back!   If it sounds like too much work to you, I understand, look at me the first time I tried making homemade mayonnaise…

mayonnaise disaster
See?

It’s not as hard as I made it look

I didn’t try again for years!  When I finally did give it another try, after quitting Weight Watchers and deciding to clean up my eating, I couldn’t believe I ever thought it was hard. Just don’t take the lid off, look down into the blender, and poke at it if it doesn’t seem to be blending!

Here’s my homemade mayonnaise recipe if you’d like to give it a try.  Mine doesn’t even turn out yellow for some reason.

Another option…

Try using some maple flavored bacon in place of your regular bacon for a slight variation.  I know there are sometimes other flavored bacon out there too, such as garlic.  I haven’t tried any of those, just the maple (which turned out wonderfully), but I imagine it would be fun try a variety of flavors.

5 from 5 votes
Bacon Deviled Eggs
Famous Bacon Deviled Eggs- The secret is in the simplicity
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These bacon deviled eggs might look like they could use another ingredient or two, but we have tried a lot of combinations, and it just so happens that the simplest version is always voted the best by our own friends and family (and we have agreed).

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 24
Calories: 171 kcal
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs FYI: fresh eggs are harder to peel, but not impossible
  • 1 cup mayonnaise Homemade is the best!
  • 1 package bacon Bar S is fine
  • 1/4 cup salt for in the water, to make the eggs easier to peel.
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in pot with cold water and salt

  2. Bring pot to a rolling boil, place lid on top, and then turn off the burner

  3. Let the pot steam with the lid on for 10 minutes

  4. Move eggs into an ice bath to stop them from cooking, and let them sit there for about 5 minutes

  5. Meanwhile...chop cold bacon into small pieces (cold bacon chops easier.)

  6. Add bacon to frying pan or Dutch oven (I always use my cast iron) and fry until cooked.

  7. Remove bacon and place on a plate covered with napkins

  8. Gently peel the shell off of each egg, rinse under cold running water to be sure all shells are removed.

  9. Slice each egg in half lengthwise

  10. Place the yoke in a mixing bowl, and the egg white on a serving platter

  11. Mix egg yolks, 2/3 of bacon, and mayonnaise together in the mixing bowl

  12. Scoop yolk mixture evenly into all egg-white halves. (I use a mini ice cream scoop now, but used to just use a regular spoon.)

  13. Garnish each egg with the remaining bacon (if you didn't accidentally eat it all).

Nutrition Facts
Famous Bacon Deviled Eggs- The secret is in the simplicity
Amount Per Serving (0.5 Egg)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1391mg 58%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Baked Parmesan Chicken with Corn Flakes

Baked Parmesan Chicken with Corn Flakes

Adding the Cornflakes to this chicken not only makes it extra crunchy, but it makes it extra golden, which my mind into thinking that I’m eating real fried food.  In fact, I read that putting Turmeric on Mac and Cheese tricks you into thinking that […]