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Bakin’ with Bacon in Baconia

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I May Be King, But I’m Also Head Baker!

Seems our fabulous Chef here in Baconia is not fond of baking – he loves all his other specialties (and so do we!) but baking is not his fave SOOOOOOO, I told him that I would happily take over baking chores even though I am the KING!

First I thought I’d make a Chocolate Bacon Bomb Pie – just the name sounds like something we should all try at least once right?   Bacon and chocolate are a good combo!

Chocolate Bacon Bomb Pie

  • 3 cups pretzel twists (you can use whatever pretzels you have, I used twists)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 stick of butter, divided
  • 1 package Fudge Stripes Dark Chocolate Cookies from Keebler (11.5 oz)
  • 12 oz package of bacon, cooked and diced (1/4 cup reserved)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBSP vinegar
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Crush your pretzels and in a large bowl combine them and 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/3 cup sugar.  Mix to combine.
  3. Press the pretzel mixture into a pie plate and bake for five minutes.
  4. In the same large bowl (no need to clean it out) crush your chocolate cookies.  Now add the remainder of the butter (melted), the bacon (remember to save 1/4 a cup), eggs, the remainder of the sugar, vinegar, and flour and mix well.
  5. Gently pour the mixture into your pie crust.
  6. Top with the remaining bacon and the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over it and bake for 35 minutes or until the edges of the pie begin to turn golden brown.

Alright – so that’s kind of a complicated recipe but doesn’t it sound NOMMY?????

Every Saturday I will share a recipe with you Baconians………………how’s that for a SHARING and CARING King?

Thanks boss…..that’s a load off my mind!

I think we deserve a few laughs now don’t you?    Some of our favorite giggles!!

And since Tuesday is Halloween (even here in Baconia!)

 I thought you’d like to see my Halloween outfit!  

Think this will scare all the little ghosties

who stop by my throne room for TRICK or TREAT???

Have a snack before you go????

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

YUM….FINGER sandwiches!

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Don’t put your hands in the punch…oops….looks like somebody already did!

 

Happy Bacon-Ween everyone!

Where’s the door to the throne room???

Bites and Hugs, King Teddy

It’s A Two-Fer Friday!!!!

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We’re Filling In and Shopping Today!

First – let’s do some sentence filling in with McGuffy’s Reader

This is a super duper blog hop hosted by Ellen of 15andMeowing AND Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.   The FUN part is when everyone fills in the blanks and shares their responses – why is that fun?  Because we learn all kinds of interesting stuff about each other – that’s why!    When you’ve filled in your sentences, just pop over to McGuffy’s at the link on the badge above and fill in the LINKY tool to join in the fun.

This week I thought we’d share – I will do the FIRST two (BLUE), and my Mom will do the LAST two (RED).     Here are this week’s gems from Ellen and Annie:

1. I  would like to interview Santa Claus – just wondering if he has any pets at home and if he likes his work!.
2. I would like to be interviewed by someone who is interested in writing about the joys of being adopted from a shelter – does everyone know how great it is to find a happy home?.
3. Halloween night I will be in my traditional Halloween sweatshirt answering the doorbell with a big basket of trick or treat goodies to hand out while my husband sleeps in the recliner (his version of being HELPFUL!).

4. Once Halloween is over, we usually EAT all the leftover treats – not all at once of course – but over time – that’s why when I shop for Halloween treats I get stuff WE like!.

 

OK Mom – we did it!    We filled in together!    I hope you all will fill in the sentences and join in the Hop – it really is fun.   Thanks Miss Annie and Miss Ellen for hosting this fun Friday Hop!

Now for part two of this “two-fer” Friday post.   It’s the SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD day hosted by Bacon of PIGLOVE, but this month is being co-hosted by Da Phenny!   The badge above will magically transport you to Bacon’s blog and if you play along, remember to link to his blog.

If you decide to join in on this Hop, you just need to blog about this month’s project which is “ANYTHING USING PUMPKINS OR OTHER SQUASH”.     Since it’s Halloween time, we’re making a pumpkin recipe.   SURPRISE SURPRISE!    You need to tell the recipe for your project, listing all the ingredients and most importantly the PRICE you paid for the ingredients – see, the fun part is seeing what everybody pays for food items in their local grocery stores all around the world.    Neato huh?

Here’s what Mom made – it was very yummy (so she says because I wasn’t interested in trying it out – I let her and Dad eat it for breakfast!)!

EASY PUMPKIN APPLE ROLL-UP

Ingredients

    • 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust  (Cost: $3.29)
    • 3oz cream cheese, softened (Cost:  8 oz. $2.39 – I divided it in half)
    • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin pie filling (Cost:  $2.49 for 15 oz. – I saved what I didn’t use to put in my biscotti!)
    • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar  (I had this on hand)
    • 1 cup canned apple pie filling  (Cost: $1.69 for 15 oz. – I saved what I didn’t use to add to my fresh apples to make a pie)
    • 3/4cup powdered sugar (you need this only if you want to make a little “drizzle” topping on it!)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2. Unroll 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust on cookie sheet; press dough into 14×9-inch rectangle. Bake 8 minutes; set aside.
  • 3. In medium bowl, beat 3 oz softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add 3/4 cup canned pumpkin, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar and; continue mixing until combined.
  • 4. Spread 1 cup canned apple pie filling along one short edge of crust in straight line. Spread pumpkin-cream cheese mixture evenly over remaining part of crust.
  • 5. Working from the edge with the apple pie filling, carefully roll up crust, being cautious not to squeeze too much, so filling does not come out the sides. Place roll-up in ungreased 9×5-inch loaf pan, seam side down. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until outside is light golden brown. Cool in pan 1 hour.
  • 6. In small bowl, mix 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons water until smooth, adding more water for thinner consistency if desired. Drizzle over roll-up. Slice and serve!

I didn’t EAT any of this but it sure smelled good!!!!!   

That’s it for our “two-fer” post this Friday.

My kitty cat “pumpkin-to-be” resting comfortably on Dad’s work bench waiting for the BIG MOMENT when Dad works his magic!

This is what it will probably look like after Dad does his thing…..Angel Sammy always had his own Halloween kitty pumpkin and I’m going to carry on the tradition this year for MY first Halloween………..

Hugs, Teddy

Spooky Pre-Tease Monday!

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Welcome to Halloween at Teaser Central!

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We are hoping that even though a lot of merriment and “SCARY-ment” will be happening tonight, you will in fact be ALERT enough tomorrow to be ready to guess the Teaser!    We will have a photo for you to see and if you’re LUCKY, you’ll win one of my brand new, fantabulous badges!   All you have to do is tell me WHERE the photo was taken!   EASY PEASY!

I’m not telling you a THING about tomorrow’s photo either – you’ll just have to wait…………………………….Suzie will be here in all her post-Halloween glory (she’s going to a HAUNTED Cheerleaders party of course).    She promised she’d be READY to provide her usual cheer (uhoh…….).

So, have fun but be very safe tonight as you go out TRICK OR TREATING…………………there are a lot of wackos out there……………..and if you’re an outside kitty or dog normally, ask your humans if you can come inside for the night – trust me – you need to be SAFE tonight!!    Do like I’ll be doing – spying on the trick or treaters who come a-knockin’ at my door for treats!

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We’re ready for gremlins at MY house!

Sam Wearing His Halloween Scarf

Wearing my Sam-O-Ween scarf!!

See you in the morning (secret time of course!)

The HAUNTED Professor!

P.S.  Before you go, here’s a FUN little goodie my friend Raz from Friends Furever put together!!  

CLICK HERE

 

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Have you seen Nellie’s PAWSOME Pumpkin Patch Video?   You should!

CLICK HERE

 

Spooky Sunday Selfie

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Frightful Sunday Selfie!

Well, it’s almost Halloween….how could I resist?

I’m joining up with The Cat on My Head Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and because it’s close to the spookiest day of the year, I’m doing a SCARY Selfie.   Small children might want to be prevented from viewing this as it even scares me!   If you’d like to join up with the Blog Hop, just click the badge at the end of the post (if you haven’t fainted from fright) and put your info in the LINKY form and you’ll be part of the fun of the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop too!

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I warned you!

Click below to visit The Cat on My Head and see all the other selfies AND to join up.

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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!!

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Welcome To The Sam-O-Ween Party!

I hope you aren’t squeamish…….I tried to make sure this wonderful old house I rented for the party was all cleaned up nice and neat but it’s so BIG, some of the spaces might not be as NICELY DECORATED as you might like…………..but don’t let that stop you!  COME ON IN!

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They say this old house is haunted that we’re having the party in…….I don’t believe it……do you???

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You might want to stay close behind me……you know….just in case….

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Like I told you……the cleaning people didn’t do a very good job!

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They claim there was red paint spilled on the walls by the last tenant…but I’m not so sure!

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Whatever you do, don’t open doors unless you KNOW what’s on the other side!

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EEEK!

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If you’re hungry, there are plenty of yummy refreshments! 

Mummy anyone????

Mummy anyone????

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

YUM....FINGER sandwiches!

YUM….FINGER sandwiches!

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Don’t forget to have a drink or two…..or three…..

BLOODtini anyone??

BLOODtini anyone??

Worm punch....yum!

Worm punch….yum!

Don't put your hands in the punch...oops....looks like somebody already did!

Don’t put your hands in the punch…oops….looks like somebody already did!

How about a little ENTERTAINMENT to go with the delicious (eeek) food?

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(Courtesy of my buddy Raz at FriendsFurever!)

While we’re all here together having some INTERESTING snacks, I bet you’re wondering WHO the TOP TWO “BEST COSTUME” winners were??   Before I tell you, here’s a little slideshow of everyone who entered!

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Thanks Everybody!!

The Two Best Costumes With the Most Votes ARE:

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ERNIE

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CONGRATULATIONS!

You both win a super surprise package from ME ME ME so please email my Mom your snail mail address and your goodies will be on your way!

WAIT……I see you’re edging your way to the front door……….Gosh I hope you’ve had fun here!!!!  Do you HAVE to go???

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As a token of my appreciation for you coming to my SAM-O-WEEN party, please take this badge – you can post it on your blog!

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SPOOKY HUGS!

I'll be WATCHING !!!!

I’ll be WATCHING !!!!