Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mmmmm. .. meat candy

Ever since my sister-in-law made this for a family reunion, I've been hooked, and it's been my go to for potlucks and party appetizers. It's easy to make, only requires three ingredients, and is always the first appetizer to disappear first.

1. Start with 'Lil Smokies and a package of center-cut bacon.

2. Slice each piece of bacon down the middle and wrap half of it around one of the lil smokies. Put it on a sprayed cookie sheet, seem side down. (I lined my sheet in parchment paper for easy cleanup.)

3. After you've done all the smokies, top with a generous portion of brown sugar. At least half a cup for a single batch. Note that a double batch is shown below (two packages of sausage and bacon). 

4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Check half way through and turn them over so that the bottom doesn't stick and burn.

5. I could easily have named this meat crack. Enjoy!

NOTE: For a lighter version, you could also use sliced low-fat turkey smoked sausage. I've done this as well, secured with a toothpick. Equally tasty and less guilt. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Frozen Yogurt Pops

I've found a solution to the popscicles my kids are addicted to. Frozen yogurt pops!

Simply insert a spoon right through the peel-back cover, which helps it stand up during freezing. And then in the morning (or after school), peel off the label, run the container under warm water until it loosens, and pull the spoon out.

Love on a stick! :)