Every few months I get into one of those moods… you know, when you realize how much “stuff” you have and feel the need to simplify a little bit. The other day I donated three big bags of old clothes and shoes. I’ve been going through old paperwork and shredding stuff I don’t need to keep. And I’ve been selling on eBay.  Luckily, I’m not a huge eBay seller so I don’t have to worry about anything for small business tax prep, but it is definitely nice to make a few extra bucks. I really need to curb my “impulse” purchases I think!

{Recipe} Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh my, it’s been a while since I shared a recipe with you. Well, I’m jumping right back and and I have a delicious appetizer today! I brought this dish to “girls’ night” type thing last night and they were a hit. My husband also raved about the samples I left for him. The best part? You can whip this up in no time at all.

Now, when I think of stuffed mushrooms I think of a sausage and breadcrumb filling, or even a crabmeat filling. I love how they taste, but I’ve never attempted making my own because… well, I’m not really sure. It just seemed like a labor-intensive process. Not so with this recipe. In fact, you can make the filling ahead of time to let the flavors develop, then stuff your mushrooms later, broil, and enjoy.


Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms
Juicy mushroom caps stuffed with a creamy mixture of bacon and cheese.
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  1. 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup crumbled bacon (or real bacon bits)
  3. 1 Tbsp. chopped scallions
  4. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1 lb. whole, fresh white mushrooms, stems removed
  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add the bacon bits, garlic powder, and green onion. Stir to combine. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Arrange mushrooms on a cookie sheet or broiler plan. Broil for 5-8 minutes until mushrooms are heated through and the tops have slightly browned. Serve warm.
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Drummer Like Me

Noah is entering 4th grade in the fall. That means he can start taking music lessons at school! He has chosen to play percussion. Luckily for him, that was the band instrument assigned to him. (Because percussion is so popular, not everyone who wants it, gets it). But he did! He already has a drum kit and loves playing, so hopefully the lessons will encourage him even more. Drew has ordered a few items from  Musicians friend for Noah. He’ll get the sticks and practice pad for his birthday. (Perfect timing, right?) I can’t wait to see how he does with the drums and bells. He seems to have a natural knack for it — I think it’s a great match.