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Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

This is a family favorite and a great way to use the ends and pieces of your home cured and smoked bacon. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled. This serve recipe serves 4 people.


1 cup Bacon Ends and Pieces
2 cups Brussel Sprouts


Cut Bacon Ends and Pieces in to cubes. Cut Brussel Sprouts in half.

In a skillet start to brown the bacon cubes on all sides. Little steam Brussel sprouts for 2 minutes, drain and set aside.

Once Bacon is browned on all sides add in Brussel sprouts and cook until golden brown.

Bacon Ends and Pieces
Bacon Ends and Pieces Browning
Steamed & Drained Brussel Sprouts
Hot Meat & Cheese Sliders

Hot Meat and Cheese Sliders

These are an easy quick meal. We like to change it up with different meats and cheeses. Ham & Swiss, Roast Beef & Cheddar, Turkey and Munster.


18 – 24 King Hawaiian Rolls
1 – 2 lb Meat (Depending on how thick you like your sandwich)
1/2 – 1 lb sliced cheese
4 – 8 T Honey Mustard (We love Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 cup Butter
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 T Dehydrated Onions


Pre-heat oven to 350. Slice Rolls, spread honey mustard on one half of each roll. Cover with meat and cheese. Put the top on. Melt the butter and add garlic and onions.  Brush butter mixture on top of each roll. Bake for 10-15 minutes until hot and the garlic and onions are browning.

Slider Assembly


Cheese-ball Roll-up Sandwiches

My mom made roll-up sandwiches for picnics and road trips when I was growing up. Sometimes it was chicken with cream cheese other times it was lunch meat with cream cheese roll-up, but it was always with homemade roll dough. As we got other and life was busier she started using crescent rolls to save time. I also made these for my kids, but I wanted to take it up a notch in flavor by adding additional ingredients. The cheese-ball mix is great with crackers as well as in these sandwiches! This recipe can me made in large batches and be put together as a team in assembly line fashion. We often work on these as a family.


Cheese-ball Mix
1-8oz package Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Shredded Cheese
2 T Dried Onion Flakes
1 tsp Garlic
1 toothpick dip doTerra Basil*
1 toothpick dip doTerra Thyme*
1 toothpick dip doTerra Rosemary*
(optional) 2 T Bacon Bits

2-8ct Tube of Crescent Rolls
1 lb Lunch meat slices (Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Roast Beef)


Pre-heat oven to 375.

Stack 3-4 pieces of lunch meat.

Spread 2-3 T of Cheese-ball mix on to the meat.

Roll the meat.

Roll Crescent dough around the meat roll. And repeat until all 16 are complete.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Store in the refrigerator if not eating immediately.


*Toothpick method

1 toothpick dip =  dip a toothpick into the essential oil and dip it once into the recipe
1 toothpick swirl = dip a toothpick into the essential oil and swirl it around in the recipe
1/2 drop – Drop an essential oil onto a spoon, then use the tip of a sharp knife to obtain the desired flavor