Bacon-Wrapped Sausage with Brown Sugar Dijon Glaze

mmmm…bacon! A food group all to itself 🙂

Average Honey

This easy recipe was a huge hit at my super bowl party after a friend and I played around with a few different recipes and eventually made this up on our own. They went FAST so I’m definitely making this again!

Bacon-Wrapped Sausage with Brown Sugar Dijon Glaze

Prep: 10-15 minutes     Cook: 35 minutes     Total: 45-50 minutes

Tools you’ll need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • Small stovetop pot
  • Glazing brush


  • 1 package of Eckrich or Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage (near Kielbasa)
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) of dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 package of bacon – maple bacon for a more sugary flavor, hardwood smoked for smokey flavor


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Slice sausages to desired thickness (remember you’ll be wrapping the bacon) – set aside
  3. Cut slices of bacon into thirds.
  4. Wrap…

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Easy to make Guacamole Dip

Guacamole is a favorite in this home!

Kat Creates

Guacamole IngredientsWe recently returned from a trip to Australia after a fabulous stay with family, my sister-in-law Susan, Simon and my gorgeous nephew and niece, Fraser and Isla. Sue is quite handy around the kitchen and I learnt quite a lot during our 3 week stay (pizza’s cooked on the barbie coming soon!)

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Super Bowl Meatballs


Don’t you just love food you can just pick up and eat?  When you are having a get together, like super bowl, where everyone gathers around a TV easy foods are the best.  These meatballs were tasty and with individual servings were the perfect choice for this party.

As in any group, you have one person that tries to get in a good laugh.  This time would be my husband.  I had individual little forks in the meatballs for easier eating, he proceeded to use that tiny fork to eat the rest of his meal, even going so far as to put chili in the little bowl and eat from there.  His reasoning, it slows down my eating!!


Super Bowl Meatballs

1 and 1/2 pound ground chuck

1 small onion – grated

1/2 cup bread crumbs plain

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic grated

2 beaten eggs


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Coconut Chicken Skewers

Gluten Free UAE


This is a quick and easy to make chicken dish that can be enjoyed cold or hot. The blend of the Thai curry sauce and coconut go wonderfully together. A great snack for parties and also something to keep the husband quiet when he is hungry but does not want a large meal. Although he will end up scoffing the lot. It is so easy to make too! I love dishes that look like you have made an effort but in truth were so easy to whip up. It can be a snack or a main dish…depending upon how many you eat!

1 tblspn red curry paste
75ml coconut cream
4 chicken breasts, cut into long strips
100g dessicated coconut (unsweetened)

Mix the curry paste with the coconut cream.Add the chicken strips and leave to marinade for at least 2 hours (I prefer to leave the marinade overnight)…

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Desserts, desserts and more desserts!

Your Moments Created


We love desserts! But that’s pretty obvious now isn’t it? Here is our latest attempt at making your taste buds water.


Sheet after sheet of flaky, delicious pastry is layered with yummy, sticky, gooey dulce de leche and then sprinkled with a cascade of powdered sugar. Top it all off with a sweet raspberry and a scrumptious dessert has come to life!


Your Moments Created, LLC

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Recipe: Cheesy Scrolls

mmmmm…. looks yummy!

Trojan Crackling

Cheesy ScrollsThis recipe for cheesy scrolls is my go to for a quick snack to knock up in absolutely no time if I have hungry guests. They’re also good after a little too much to drink and you’re sitting around with drunk munchies and shouldn’t attempt cooking anything too difficult. It only requires a few things kept on hand in the fridge, freezer and pantry and they are always a hit. They are, of course, in no way very healthy.

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Vine-ripened Tomatoes Stuffed with Ricotta, Basil and Balsamic

Stefan's Gourmet Blog

Besides albóndigas I served these stuffed tomatoes at the party. They work best with homemade or other good quality ricotta, vine-ripened tomatoes, and aged balsamic (aceto balsamico tradizionale). I’ve been serving them as hors d’oeuvres for years, and I keep making them.


For 50 pieces

25 small vine-ripened tomatoes

1 bunch  fresh basil (about 80 grams or 3 oz)

400 grams (1 2/3 cups) ricotta, preferably homemade

1 Tbsp aged balsamic, preferably at least 12 years old

100 grams (3.5 oz) freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

salt and freshly ground black pepper


Halve the tomatoes crosswise.

Remove the seeds with your fingers (works best) or a small spoon.

Allow the tomatoes to drain on paper towels.

Combine the ricotta, most of the basil, and parmigiano in the bowl of a blender. Keep enough basil for garnish.

Blend a bit and add the balsamic. Season with salt and…

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DIY Paper Roses – For Your Wedding?

Love this idea! How beautiful!

Events by L

With the endless options of DIY projects for weddings, parties, home décor and more, we thought it would be fun to start our own little DIY section to the blog.  We will be testing out different DIY ideas that can be used for your wedding as well as many other events in your life.  We may triumph, and we may fail, but darn it we are going to DIY and test things out for you!

First up on the list DIY paper flowers.  Paper flowers are popping up everywhere these days so we thought it’d be great to try our hand at them to see what goes into these little gems.  You may have even read that some brides are choosing to forgo fresh flowers for paper ones to help cut costs in their budget.  So how hard can it be?

Thanks to the Elli Blog we were able…

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Getting Married? How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Dress

Love me some romance! Nothing beats true love!

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A recent study shows about 40 percent of engagements happen between the holidays and Valentine’s Day.

And when you get engaged and start wedding planning, one of the most important parts for a bride is finding that perfect wedding dress. Sarah Baumann, the editor in chief of Minnesota Bride Magazine, stopped by the WCCO Saturday Morning show to talk wedding dress shopping and some of the current trends.

Baumann said the red carpet can affect dress shopping trends as we see them on TV and in magazines. The four current trends include the cap sleeve dress, the peplum dress, the lace dress and the mermaid dress.

Watch the video for all the details.  Hair stylists and makeup artists for Saturday’s interview included Sabrina Rogers, Alyssa LaBella, Melanie Rivers, Julie Swenson and

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