Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagels Bites filled with Cream Cheese. The easiest, most delicious and fastest way to enjoy a bagel!

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Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Besides the fact that the Packers lost their game last night (sniff), we had a wonderful time. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and even somewhat warm the last couple of days. Mid 30’s, lots of sunshine and blue skies seem to bring out lots of smiles. We take anything we can get this time of year and soak up as much of the “warm” breeze as possible, ha.

But I still managed to make some time in the kitchen. For an idea I’ve had swirling around my head for what seems like forever now.

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As if bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese weren’t enough, I decided to add Cinnamon Toast Crunch (aka my favorite childhood cereal) to the mix. Literally. Cereal makes up part of the bagel dough, which you can taste with every bite. If that’s not a dream come true, then I don’t know what is.

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Caramel Pretzel Bites with a Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce

 Pretzels in bite-size form. Not only is caramel melted into the dough but these bites are also bursting with lots of ooey gooey caramel pieces. And don’t forget about the cream cheese dipping sauce – Mmmm!

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Apparently there’s caramel on my mind this week. And yummy carbs, but that’s not really news to anyone, is it? When I set out to make today’s recipe, the wind chill outside was somewhere below zero. Don’t even ask me for exact temperatures. Once we go below zero, I stop keeping track. All I know is that it’s pretty darn cold outside and the best thing for me to do is to stay warm, sip on a cup of tea and do what I do best.

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Baking treats that will make you forget about any and everything around you. Even frigid temps. I am speaking from experience, guys.

I am having some serious feelings about these tiny bites. Aside from their cuteness, which I can hardly get over, they’re also winning in taste, flavor and every other category a single food item could possibly win.

You NEED them in your life. [Read more…]

Two-Hour Bagels

 Bakery-style Bagels made in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a fresh-out-of-the-oven bagel in two hours or less!

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Fall is definitely approaching. MN mornings are noticeably chillier now with beautifully warm afternoons. Change is in the air and I am finally starting to get used to the idea of cooler weather.

I am actually not dreading the fact that fall is well on its way, but the thought of winter that seems to be approaching quicker ever year, is something I’ve been avoiding. It’s motivated me to come up with a fun list of things to keep myself busy with once I won’t want to set a foot outside.

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And you better believe there are quite a few kitchen projects I can’t wait to tackle. When I sat down to write said list, I took a peek at some of my other lists full of ideas I’d collected for the blog and things I wanted to challenge myself with.

When I glanced over the word bagels, it basically jumped off the page. Sunshine, snow or rain, bagels had to happen ASAP. [Read more…]

Caramel Fruit Dip

Here’s the dip that never ceases to amaze those that taste it for the very first time and those that have been eating it for years and years alike. It’s doesn’t look extremely amazing, but you will be hooked at first taste. It’ll forever have a permanent place on our table. A recipe that has been in my husband’s family for generations. It originated from his Grandma’s kitchen, made it’s appearance on my husband’s dinner plate since childhood and continues to do so to this day. It’s his favorite dip of all time. Sharing it during his birthday week seemed more than appropriate.

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