Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe #HormelFamily #HFBTS

I love working with the Hormel Family because we use so many of their products. This recipe that we’re sharing with you today was provided by Hormel and it uses one of our favorite products, bacon. Try this Bacon Pasta Salad.

bacon pasta salad

Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe

2 ¾ cups fusilli col buco pasta
1 corn cob, husks and silks removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup crème fraîche
sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
1 cup basil leaves

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place bacon on a hollow baking pan. Bake 12 minutes or until crispy. Chop and set aside.
2. In large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook pasta and corn 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente and corn is tender. Drain, reserving ⅓ cup water. Cut corn from cob and set aside.
3. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute or until golden. Add lemon juice, crème fraîche, salt and pepper, reserved water, pasta, bacon, and corn. Stir to combine.
4. Top with basil to serve.

The Best 25 Edamame Recipes

Food can be good for you and taste good and it’s taken me 34 years to realize that. Edamame is now one of my favorite things to snack on. So we scoured the internet to bring you the Best 25 Edamame Recipes.

25 Tasty Edamame Recipes

  1. Roasted Corn and Edamame Salad
  2. Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip
  3. Brown Rice and Edamame
  4. 10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame
  5. Edamame Mushroom Wontons with Dipping Sauce
  6. White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon
  7. Chickpea and Edamame Salad
  8. Chopped Edamame Caprese Salad
  9. Vegetarian Recipe Black Bean Edamame Burgers
  10. Pork and Edamame Soup
  11. Crunchy Edamame Toasts
  12. Crispy Parmesan Edamame (Soy Beans)
  13. Edamame, Cranberry, & Feta Salad
  14. Edamame Fried Rice
  15. California Roll Quinoa & Edamame Feta Salad
  16. Edamame Quinoa Salad
  18. Spinach and Edamame Salad
  19. Keiko’s Spicy Dynamite Edamame
  20. Chocolate Covered Dry Roasted Edamame {Trader Joe’s Copycat}
  21. Pasta with Ricotta and Edamame
  22. Hummus Edamame Veggie Wrap
  23. Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
  24. Open Faced Fried Egg Sandwich with Edamame
  25. Spicy Edamame Dip

Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast recipe #HormelFamily

Enjoy a stress-free morning with your kids after packing their lunch with a fresh Hormel® Natural Choice® ham or turkey sandwich. With zero preservatives and no artificial colors or MSG, Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats are a fresh way to give your little one a protein boost during the school day. And remember—deli meat isn’t just for lunch! Enjoy this Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast recipe with your family as a tasty breakfast idea to keep tummies full all morning long!


Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast Recipe

1 teaspoon butter
2 eggs
Salt, to taste
4 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Honey Deli Ham, heated
¼ to ½ avocado, sliced
2 slices crusty artisan bread, toasted and buttered
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese

In medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add eggs. Sprinkle with salt. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or to desired doneness.
Layer ham, eggs and avocado slices on toast. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Makes 2.

Crustless Quiche Recipe

Crustless Quiche Recipe

Ever had “One of those days”? You know, the kind where nothing goes right? Of course you have! Some days are so disastrous that all you can do is look back and laugh when it’s all over. That’s the premise of Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, hitting theaters on October 10th. This funny romp shows an entire family going through a bad day of ridiculous proportions – and what better than a good laugh to help cheer you up after a lousy day?

Another way to soothe nerves at the end of a frazzled day is with a great meal, so check out this delicious recipe for a crustless quiche inspired by the film! You can click here to download the PDF file of the recipe, perfect for printing! Psst – this is a great recipe to make with your kids!

Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe

Cucumber Roll-Ups

Here’s a neat way to make a sandwich using cucumber as the “Bread”, thanks to FamilyFun Magazine:

Cucumber Roll-Ups

Kids can help make these tasty two-bite snacks for their first classroom gathering. In a small bowl, stir together 2 ounces goat cheese, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cut 12 1-inch-long strips of red bell pepper. Use a vegetable peeler to thinly slice a large cucumber into 12 11/4-inch ribbons. For each roll-up, place 1/4 teaspoon of the cheese mixture at one end of a cucumber strip, press a pepper slice on top, and roll. Secure the end with a dab of cheese.

Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Fried Potato Cakes Recipe & Morning Time Saving Tip #Johnsonville #MorningHacks

This is a partnered post with compensation and product from the brand we are working with. All opinions are our own.

Johnsonville has released a new product that is ready in 30 seconds. Johnsonville’s NEW Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Links.  Available nationwide in September, the new fully cooked links are to take the mayhem out of mornings and give families an easy way to have a hot, high protein breakfast to keep them full all morning and they sent us some samples to create a recipe with. You’ll find the recipe at the bottom of the page.

sausage potato cakes

Ready to eat in 30 seconds, Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage is available in three varieties: Original Recipe, Vermont Maple Syrup and Turkey (70% less fat). To launch the new product, Johnsonville is teaming up with Elisa All, parenting expert and founder of 30 Second Mom and hosting a Pinterest sweepstakes where you can win a month of free groceries and other prize packs from Johnsonville. The idea of the game is to visit the Johnsonville Pinterest page starting Monday 8/25  and allow users 30 seconds to pin as many time saving hacks as they can to their own Pinterest boards. After 30 seconds, the page will automatically advance and prompt the users to enter their contact information for the chance to win prizes!

Johnsonville asked me to create a hack to save time for back to school and pin it to their pin board. My kids and I save time by putting outfits together as we are folding the laundry. This helps my son because he easily gets distracted by his toys in the morning. This way his outfits is all picked out. He puts it on and then still has time to play and doesn’t get in trouble with mom.

Johnsonville Hack photo: Create Outfits as you are doing laundry to save time on busy mornings trying to get the kids out the door. #Johnsonville #MorningHacks

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Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Fried Potato Cakes Recipe


  • 1 package Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage
  • 3 -4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. 1 Boil potatoes in water to cover for 10 minutes.

  2. 2 Drain and mash with butter and sour cream.

  3. 3 Add the the rest of the ingredients except flour ingredients.

  4. 4 Make patties and dust with the flour.

  5. 5 Fry in oil until crusty and brown on both sides.

Tuna Canoes Recipe

Tuna Canoes

Here’s a simple and wholesome afternoon snack idea from FamilyFun Magazine that is perfect to serve to hungry kiddos!

Tuna Canoes

These tasty treats carry a cargo of good protein and serve as an allergy-friendly alternative to the classic ants on a log. Fill celery sections with your child’s favorite tuna salad. Top each with a few thawed frozen peas, then watch the boats sail off the plate.

Recipe: School Bus Sandwich

School Bus Sandwich

As parents gear up for the end of summer, thoughts will turn to what to pack in those school lunchboxes or serve up after the kids get home. Here’s a super cute, kid-friendly sandwich from FamilyFun Magazine that will make you want to play with your food!

School Bus Sandwich

Park this friendly bus in front of your child to celebrate the start of the new school year. Cut a slice of bread (we used pumpernickel) into a rectangle, reserving a strip of crust. Trim a slice of yellow cheese to fit the bread as shown. Cut another slice of cheese for the hood. Use the reserved crust for a fender. Cut headlights and grill strips from white cheese and set them in place. Use the pointy end of a grape tomato for each red light. Slice more tomato into a stop sign and smile. Finish with black olive tires, trimmed to lie flat, and pupils (we cut ours with a straw). Now that’s a snack worth stopping for!

Recipe: Grilled Vegetables in Focaccia Bread

Grilled Vegetables Sandwich

In honor of National Panini Month, Maria Zoitas of “Maria’s Homemade” has another delicious panini recipe to try! You can find more of her creations available for purchase at Westside Market NYC.

Grilled Vegetables in Focaccia Bread

Recipe by Maria Zoitas


2 Portobello mushrooms
1 yellow bell pepper (remove stem and seeds)
1 red bell pepper (remove stem and seeds)
1 red onion, peel and slice ¼ ” thick
1 sliced tomatoes
8 oz. brie cheese (sliced)
2 focaccia bread (10 inch ea.)
Cooking spray

Mayonnaise Spread:

½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp. fresh chopped chives
1 tbsp. fresh chopped oregano
1 tbsp. stone ground mustard
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)


Cut veggies
Use cooking spray and grill all veggies, when done set aside
At this point prepare the mayo spread, and set aside as well
Cut focaccia in half, horizontally
Arrange vegetables on a focaccia slice, top with tomato and cheese, cover it with other focaccia half
Place focaccia sandwich on the grill for two minutes on low temperature until the cheese melts

15 Delicious Coffee Recipes

I’m a coffee addict and have started using it in recipes. We had a coffee crusted salmon once and I loved it. So in honor of our addiction, or my addiction rather; we are sharing 15 coffee recipes from across the web. Here are 15 recues using coffee!

coffee recipes

  1. Chocolate Mocha Pound Cake and Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream
  2. Mud Pie Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes
  3. Popular Tiramisu Blondies
  4. Caramel Mocha Java Protein Shake Recipe
  5. Mud Pie MoJoe Ice Cream {My Cold Stone Copycat}
  6. White Chocolate Mocha Coffee
  7. Tiramisu Brownies Recipe
  8. Pumpkin Caramel Café Latté Recipe
  9. Coffee Slushie Recipe & International Delight
  10. Gaelic, or Irish, Coffee
  11. Brown Butter Java Chip Cookies Recipe
  12. Sugar Free Iced Coffee Recipe
  13. Frozen S’Mores Mocha Coffee Recipe
  14. Simple Summer Iced Coffee Drink Recipes
  15. Slow Cooker Espresso Braised Pot Roast