4 Step Sweet Butter Almond Bars

Two summers ago, I attended the United States Dairy Education and Training Consortium. This is an intensive six week program that focuses on providing a sustainable solution to incorporating excellent people with a passion for the Dairy industry into serving it. We would spend time on a dairy farm each weekday and went to a different one almost every single time. The very last dairy farm that we spent time on we were greeted by the family that works and owns it and they brought us something super tasty! They had just gotten these 4 Step Sweet Butter Almond Bars out of the oven and they were nice and toasty. I just HAD to get the recipe, and now I get to share it with you!

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Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the memes lately talking about getting a girl chicken nuggets for Valentines day, but lets just say if they are any indication of the temperature today this post will be very well received. I know that many are doing the whole going out candle lit dinner thing, which is fabulous if you can afford it and have the time. I would say an equal amount are cooking something at home. Whether it’s the favorite meal of a spouse with a romantic touch or two or cooking for the family complete with little ones, I would say that these Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets With Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce will make anybody happy.

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Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats

I know that with Valentine’s day coming up, it’s the time of year that people are looking for something cute and easy to give to those they care about. Also, I’m not a parent but I would venture that parents are also way into the easy thing because your time is incredibly limited and of course you want to make the most of it! One of my favorite desserts to eat and take to class when I was growing up has been Rice Krispie Treats. This is an easy spin on a really quick classic dessert that makes these great Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats which are perfect for any class or break room to join in the festivities.

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Valentines Day Mini Churro Bites

My favorite time of the year spreads from late September through to Christmas day. It starts with Fair Season. My experience with Fair is probably different than most others because I was blessed enough to show dairy heifers in high school. Rather than focusing on the rides I primarily would be taking care of our cattle. The smell of sawdust mingled with fair food always takes me back, particularly – the smell of sweet bread and cinnamon. You’ve guessed it – Churros. Also, I love funnel cake and will usually get that at the bare minimum to kick off the week. In an effort to give women what they ACTUALLY want for valentine’s day instead of the standard chocolates and flowers (because even though those are nice, these are way better) I wanted to show you how to make these Valentines Day Mini Churro Bites!

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Brown Sugar Candied Bacon Bouquet

Valentines day will be here soon, and I don’t know about you but I feel like sometimes men can be pretty hard to buy for. Yes, there are some things that your significant other may want that are pretty specific. You should probably know what those are, but a great food supplement is always super handy. You could be that person that just gives candy – but where’s the originality in that? Give him what he really wants – a Brown Sugar Candied Bacon Bouquet!

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Classic Crunchy Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers speak to my soul! They’re a favorite appetizer along with chips, queso and salsa at my house. My favorite thing they typically go with would definitely be tacos, but really even for more classic get together food like burgers they’re a great way to welcome in your guests. It really compliments chilled appetizers nicely and the best part is, they only take 20 minutes to make. When you’re crunched for time, this is a GODSEND! That’s why I wanted to share with you today how to make Classic Crunchy Jalapeno Poppers.

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3-Way Superbowl Fry Bar

As you know, Superbowl Sunday is tomorrow! If you’re like me, that probably makes your skin crawl because you may have actually done nothing about getting supplies together. There were quite a few people that were ready to go earlier in the week. Seriously, when it’s busy at Walmart at 7:00am in the morning you can probably guess that a holiday is near. In fact, the cashier admitted to my fiance and I that it was probably busier the week of Superbowl than the week of Christmas. #PrioritiesforAmericans! Anyhow, I know that burgers and fries are pretty standard fare at Superbowl parties but if not, fries are ALWAYS a nice addition, so without further ado here are some sauces/combos you can easily throw together to make a 3 Way Superbowl Fry Bar!

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Firecracker Cream Cheese Ball Bites

We all know what’s this Sunday. Yep, it’s here. The Superbowl. I’m not a football person, but my fiance absolutely loves it. I pretty much watch it in the background, but other than the commercials and food it’s not really my deal. However, with that being said it’s always fun to spend time with friends and family and that’s kind of what it’s all about anyhow! Of course you’ll need to feed some of the people you’re spending time with, and appetizers area  great way to do that! That’s why today I’m showing you how to make these Firecracker Cream Cheese Ball Bites!

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3 Step Mild Restaurant Style Salsa

Okay, so I already told you that I love chips. Specifically – tortilla chips. You also probably read about the delicious microwaveable Queso. But what about salsa? I’ll admit it I’m pretty partial to what I’ll eat. Pace is okay, it’s just essentially tomato paste. Sadies (which is made in New Mexico), specifically the hot kind of traditional – that’s where its at. But when you live in a place that doesn’t have access to this fantastic brand I have a really quick and easy 3 Step Mild Restaurant Style Salsa recipe to share!

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5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes

I had wonderful birthdays growing up, and that always meant that mom would bake me a cake – whatever flavor I wanted. I went through phases of chocolate and spice cake but to this day, my favorite is by far Funfetti. I mean I was seriously considering a Funfetti wedding cake. I just love how all of the colors are so exciting! It’s like a surprise is waiting inside every time you cut a piece. In all honesty, it’s kind of like the magic of listening to your rice krispie cereal even when you’re over two decades old. This is why I wanted to put together a recipe to start the out the day of the person turning another year older right with these 5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes.

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