Corn Dog Muffins

I found this and thought my boys would really love it! I found the idea here. It looked great, but I had some cornmeal on hand and no Jiffy corn mix so I set about finding a corn muffin mix. I found a great, super easy, muffin mix here.

I used 1 cup 1% milk instead of whole milk. I used about 4 hot dogs for the mix. The cornmeal I used was

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I sliced the hot dogs in half and then sliced them into bit sized pieces.

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I mixed together the muffin mix according to the recipe.

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I then added the hot dogs into the muffin mix.

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I had greased a muffin tin and just poured the batter directly into the pan.

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I cooked at 350 degrees until they were golden brown and the toothpick came clean out of the middle muffin. Here is a copy of the finished product. These are a great on the go with the kiddos. Quick and easy. This recipe makes about 12 muffins.

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S’mores Graham Krispie Treats

Ok. I know, I know. I have been MIA for a while here. Well I have been actively making my Pintrest items. Win or lose!

Here was a yummy one that I made for the kiddos. You can find the link here.

I got my ingredients together. I used Golden Grahams and Hersheys chocolate baking kisses. I had bought the bigger box (16 oz I think) of Golden Grahams as they were on sale so I improvised on the cereal amount.

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I ended up melting my marshmallows and butter in a microwave in a big bowl. Aprox 30 second time frames and stirring after every 30 seconds. In between stirring the marshmallows I greased my pan. I supposed you could use a spray Pam or something but I used room temperature butter on my pan. I think it tastes better when it melts.

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After the marshmallows were melted I started mixing in the cereal.

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After everything was mixed together I put it in the pan and let it sit.

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These were FABULOUS!

Couple take aways for myself:

I used a 9×13 pan as I thought for sure it would not all fit in a smaller pan. I was wrong. As you could tell I only used about 1/2 the bigger pan.

After about a day the cereal got kind of soggy. It would not be a heartache for me to eat the pan in one sitting though 😉

I could have let the marshmallows cool a bit before putting in the chocolate. It melted some when mixing it up.

Crack Dip AKA: Bacon Cheddar Dip

I was looking for something for Super Bowl Sunday. Since I had the flu this weekend I wanted something super easy I could make when I was feeling ok and the hubby could snack on anytime. I found this recipe here.

I gathered up my ingredients.

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And mixed everything together. I am sure I didn’t have exactly 1 cup of cheese and my bacon bits weren’t 3 oz it was 2.8 oz.

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The recipe said to let it sit aprox 24 hours, but I have no patience for that. We thought it was a bit salty so I ended up mixing in another 8 oz of sour cream. I think I should have then added more cheese, but it was good. It wasn’t an instant hit, but it was something different.

Next time if I were to make it again I would use real bacon crumbles that I cook. I think it would have made it better if the bacon were crispy. We served it with Ritz crackers.