Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

This is a great time for making a yummy, cheesy dip, with all the game-watching going on! Even if you’re not game-watching, you may want to make a nice hot dip just to snack on! Like this Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip that’s baked in a bread bowl! It has onion, green chiles, garlic, and crumbled bacon to give it a good savory flavor.

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Lentil Soup with Bacon

I first made this soup on a very a cold, cold, cold, cold day a few years back and it’s definitely a hearty soup that will warm you up! On that particular day, I had some lentils, and I found a soup recipe over at MarthaStewart.com that not only had lentils, but bacon, too—and that sounded really good!

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Chocolate Chip Cranberry Nut Bars

Today has been a cold, snowy day and what better way to spend it than doing some baking? I had some fresh cranberries in my fridge and I thought it would be yummy to make something with cranberries and chocolate! There’s a recipe over at OceanSpray.com that I modeled my recipe after. I added some chocolate chips and vanilla extract to the batter for a little extra flavor.

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Heirloom Tomato Soup

I like eating soup in the cooler weather—it’s great having a hot bowl of soup on a cold day, isn’t it? It just warms you right up! A friend of mine had shared this Heirloom Tomato Soup recipe with me from Taste of Home a while ago. It’s a really delicious recipe and just about everyone I know loves tomato soup!

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Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark

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On chilly mornings, I like to have a hot cup of coffee to start my day (with cream). I don’t like black coffee or sugar in my coffee, but I love having cream in my coffee! Apparently you can do so much more with coffee, as I discovered when I reviewed Cooking with Coffee a few years back. The book has recipes for baked goods, drinks and smoothies, sauces, dips, savory foods, sweets, and snacks! So I had chosen to make the Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark. It sounded yummy, and if you know a lot of coffee lovers, it would make a great food gift, too!

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