Chicken Bacon Bleu Cheese Subs with Naturally Fresh Dressing + Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Subs

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! Who will you be rooting for?  Regardless of who is playing, I’m always cheering for good food!  One item that will definitely be on my football party supply list is  Naturally Fresh Salad Dressing.  Naturally Fresh offers a variety of salad dressings, dips, and other products.  A couple of my favorites include their Classic Ranch and Bleu Cheese (also available in Lite versions).  Naturally Fresh puts real, wholesome ingredients in their products; for instance, their Bleu Cheese dressing includes real chunks of aged bleu cheese and buttermilk, along with real herbs and spices.  And you’ll definitely taste the difference!

Apart from using natural and fresh ingredients, the brand sets themselves about from others by not using artificial flavors, flavor enhancers, colors, thickeners, preservatives, or MSG.  As such, you’ll find their product not with other dressings and condiments, but in the refrigerated section, alongside the produce. [Read more…]

Start Your Day with Jimmy Dean #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

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Jimmy Dean RedBox Breakfasts

I love breakfast!  It is actually one of my favorite meals to eat, but I’m not a fan of getting up to make it, when I’m in a hurry, I have to go with something quick and simple.  (Cereal, anyone?)  Luckily  Jimmy Dean has come to the rescue with their Red Box Breakfasts!  With this great line of products, you can serve up hot, delicious meals at breakfast time in as little as 5 minutes!

Jimmy Dean Red Box

 The Red Box Breakfast line includes of variety of sandwiches and breakfast bowls.  They include (but are not limited to):

  • Jimmy Dean Meat Lover’s Breakfast Bowl
  • Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
  • Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffin Sandwiches
  • Jimmy Dean Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches

I LOVE Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches.  I usually buy their Bacon, Egg, and Cheese or their Ham & Cheese Croissants, but I’ve also tried their Sausage Biscuits, Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, and their Chicken Biscuits.  All of these have been just great!  They taste delicious, and you get a good amount of servings for the price.

But for this review, I decided to go with something a little different; the Jimmy Dean Meat Lover’s Breakfast Bowl!

Jimmy Dean RedBox Breakfasts

I had always been curious about trying the Breakfast Bowls, and I’m so glad that I finally did!  I seriously could not believe out good the Meat Lover’s Bowl is!

This bowl comes packed with scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, and cheese!  So hearty and very filling! Not to mention, Yummy! 

Breakast Bowl Bite

The serving size is also great.  I believe it is perfect for one person. I got plenty to eat and found it very satisfying! Not to mention, that each bite is filled with flavor, so much that you will have no problem cleaning your bowl:

 

Jimmy Dean RedBox Breakfasts

 The only problem is that you’re going to want another one tomorrow, so you better stock up!

The Meat Lover’s Breakfast Bowl from Jimmy Dean is available in the frozen breakfast section at your local Wal-Mart.  And each breakfast bowl is around $3.  This is a really great value!  

Jimmy Dean RedBox Breakfasts

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Also, check your local Wal-mart store for all of the Jimmy Dean Red Box Varieties.

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Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Snacks

I love homemade bread! Last year I had the chance to try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread Mixes, and I made this lovely loaf of wheat bread:

Check out the wheat bread: HERE.

The bread turned out just fabulous!  So I was very excited when I was asked to try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Pretzel Mix!  You can find this mix along with other Fleishmann’s Simply Homemade mixes in the baking section at your local market.

Pretzel Creations

For this baking project, I decided to use the pretzel mix to make Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites.  For these, I rolled the dough in to 1.5 inch balls (and I made some of them smaller, only because I didn’t know if they would rise).  But you could also make actual pretzel shapes, or sticks, twists, bigger rolls, or even in to a bread loaf.

Either way you to choose to do it, this recipe makes for a great party appetizers or just a snack for the family!

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1 package Simply Homemade® Pretzel Creations™

3/4 cup very warm water (120º to 130ºF)

1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (or Real Bacon Bits)

Egg Wash:

1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Combine pretzel mix and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Stir in very warm water, oil, cheese and bacon until thoroughly combined. (Dough may be stiff; use hands if desired).

Cover dough and let rise 25 minutes in a warm, draft-free place. (Dough will not double in size.)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large muffin tin with cooking spray (or you may use a cookie sheet).

Pull off pieces of dough an roll in to 1 to 1.5 inch balls (or other sizes and shapes as you desire). Place balls inside muffin tin cups or on cookie sheet.

Generously brush each ball with egg wash. (You may also top with additional cheese at this time.)

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with your favorite condiments. I recommend honey mustard and ranch dip.

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Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites
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I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Casserole

As you know, I LOVE casseroles!  It is  amazing how a few simple ingredients can come together to help you create something so amazing.  Today I’m partnering with Country Crock to bring you some casserole tips and a fantastic recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Casserole! [Read more…]