Nov 212014
 
Morsels of Life - 5 Friday Finds

This week was full of appointments - from followups to check ups and vaccinations to lactation. I'd heard about how many appointments kids have, but I never realized how many it really is! And of course, going anywhere with baby means you gotta plan ahead and bring a small stash of accessories, whereas I was used to just bringing what I could easily fit in my pockets. Lots of changes. :) Bobert got his two month vaccinations, and he cried for less than a minute total for 4 sets of vaccines. In fact, by the time he got dressed again, he was already smiling and playing. :)

Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.)


Starting off with the most popular!


Homemade Mayo
I've made mayo before, but Erin's method is much easier! No need to worry if you're pouring in the oil too quickly. :)

And continuing with the featured recipes!

Tomato Basil Soup
What a yummy soup for a cold winter day!

Crispy Pan Fried Pork Chops
The crispy topping on these pork chops looks tasty!

Sundried Tomato Spinach Walnut Sage Burnt Butter Sauce
This sauce looks so yummy! I'm thinking it'd go great with some sweet potato gnocchi. :)

Heart Stopper Potatoes
Sometimes you just want some comforting cheesy taters!

Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend!

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Nov 172014
 

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Fill some button mushrooms with a bacon and onion cream cheese mixture to make Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


11 Creative Veteran’s Day Poppy Crafts
I know Veteran's Day has already passed this year, but it is important to remember our veterans.

And a few of my favorites!


Guiltless Turkey Chili
With Turkey Day coming soon, I'm sure lots of folks will be looking for ways to use leftover turkey. :)

Sriracha Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip
This dip sounds like a wonderfully sweet and spicy treat! Perfect for parties. :)

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Nov 152014
 
Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

When I saw this recipe on Mountain Mama Cooks, I knew I wanted to give it a try. Fortunately, I had mushrooms and cream cheese around! I decided to make a quarter the amount Kelley did, mainly because I only had four ounces of button mushrooms. It made the perfect amount for one serving each. However, this recipe actually gets more efficient if you're making a large batch because regardless of your batch size, you only make your filling and bake once. Aside from scaling the recipe down, the only major change I made was substituting onion powder for the minced onion. She mentioned the mushrooms getting soggy because of a mushroom's high water content. Using onion powder instead mitigates the moisture issue by both removing the moisture from fresh onion as well as having the powder soak up some moisture. These Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms aren't too pretty, but they sure make up for it in taste!

What's your favorite filling for stuffed mushrooms?


Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms


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Fill some button mushrooms with a bacon and onion cream cheese mixture to make Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 strips bacon, crisped and crumbled or bacon bits
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
4 ounces 9 button mushrooms
1 ounce cream cheese
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Step 2 - Pull stems out of mushrooms. Place all materials except mushroom caps into food processor. 2. Pull stems out of mushrooms. Place all materials except mushroom caps into food processor.
Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Step 3 - Stuff mushroom caps with mixture, then bake at 350F for 15 minutes, until mushrooms cooked and filling hot. 3. Stuff mushroom caps with mixture, then bake at 350F for 15 minutes, until mushrooms cooked and filling hot.

Morsels of Life - Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms