BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

Easy BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

These tasty BLT wraps are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or quick lunch.  Enjoy this easy homemade guacamole recipe and bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap recipe.

Dinner doesn’t have to be super fancy and wraps are always a favorite in my family. I’m happy to have Divian Connor, our amazing contributor, back with another quick and easy recipe idea!

We have had numerous wraps for lunch lately, as I am always stocked with flour tortillas. Seriously, you can make any sandwich combination and use a tortilla. I was hankering for a BLT sandwich, but my kids had used the last of the loaf of bread the day before on peanut butter sandwiches… but hey, I had flour tortillas, avocados and lemons. I decided to give it a go and really, this BLT wrap was so yummy! And bonus, my kids loved it.

Originally published July 23, 2013

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

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Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole

I have a new-found love of avocado and each time I head to the grocery store, I am buying four or five at a time. I love the creaminess of avocados. They are just so refreshing!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps.

For the easy chunky homemade guacamole, I used one avocado, the juice from one lemon, two tablespoons of sour cream and a little salt and pepper to taste.

Using a spoon, mash and mix everything together. I like mine chunky, and really, the avocado is so creamy, the chunks melt in your mouth.

How to make BLT Wraps

For the wrap, cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble. Slice fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce. I love lettuce with color and texture, so I purchased a small package called Artisan Lettuce I got at the grocery.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or dinner.

 

Simply layer your guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

Super easy, but so simple and so good. My kids ate their entire wrap!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner. #bacon #recipe #blt

BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole Recipe

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 4 flour tortillas

Homemade Guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Guacamole

  1. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a medium bowl. Then add the juice from a lemon, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash and mix with a fork, set aside.

  2. Cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble.
  3. Slice a fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce.

  4. Layer the guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces.
  5. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe and De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven Review

Need a little extra help for the holidays?  This amazing little toaster oven is just the helper you need!  I never have enough room in my oven to bake everything at the same time during the holidays and the De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven is perfect for warming and cooking my appetizers while the main dish bakes in my oven.  This countertop oven can serve as a second oven when cooking tons of dishes.  It’s a true European convection oven!

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

The Livenza Oven System allows you to prepare the yummiest foods with ease. This compact, high-efficiency countertop oven cooks faster and more evenly, leaving you with more time and more flavor. Roast, broil or bake your favorites including whole chicken and pizza with the precision of convection cooking for perfectly prepared meals, every time.

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

One of my favorite appetizers that’s quick and easy and sure to please a crowd is these bacon wrapped scallops.  I absolutely love seafood, especially this time of year and these little bite sized treats are decadent and filling.  You can serve them with a chili butter sauce, lemon aioli, or even raspberry jam!  The recipe is simple and easy in the De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven:

Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 15 Scallops
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

Process

  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Rinse scallops under cold water.
  3. Cut bacon strips in half.
  4. Wrap each scallop with 1/2 strip of bacon.
  5. Skewer 2–3 bacon-wrapped scallops per skewer.
  6. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, seasoning both sides.
  7. Grill for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Flip, then grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven Key Features: 

  • Three Heating Areas: Whether baking or roasting, the oven distributes heat evenly with its three specific heating areas
  • Insulated to Maintain Heat: An innovative heating system maintains consistent heat due to insulated constriction and a double glass door
  • Eight Preset Programs: Whether you want to make a pizza, roast a chicken or bake cookies, one of the eight preset programs is perfect for the job
  • Cooking Functions: the internal temperature check guarantees that you are cooking with the right amount of heat for every meal
  • Dedicated Recipe App: inspiration is only a tap away. Find more than 50 different recipes in the dedicated app available in Google Play and Apple’s App Store. 

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

And did you know that De’Longhi is a partner to a wonderful nonprofit—Cookies for Kids’ Cancer—an organization that has granted nearly $15 million to research for new, less toxic therapies for kids battling cancer. You can help by visiting cookiesforkidscancer.org and finding out how to send cookies, host and event, or donate outright.

Such a great way to use your De’Longhi oven!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De’Longhi Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

Nobody can resist this delicious Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you’ll want to make this incredible snack over and over!

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix Recipe

Nobody can resist this sweet and savory snack. Be prepared to make several batches of Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix, because I can promise you it will be gone fast!  My Mom’s Chex Mix was always one of my favorite family traditions for the holidays. I have carried that tradition on with my own family, but now I’m taking it up a notch and sweetening the Original Chex Party Mix recipe with a few simple ingredients… brown sugar and bacon!

Sponsored by Chex Cereal – Originally published November 2, 2017

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe.

Just Like Mom’s Chex Mix

Mom would fill holiday tins with her Chex Party Mix for gifts and there was always a big glass jar filled with it in our home during the Christmas season. She would be super excited to know that I’m partnering with Chex Cereal to add my own twist to their amazing Original Chex Mix recipe

I love Chex Party Mix because it brings back great memories and in 15 minutes or less, you can have the most amazing party treat or homemade gift that everyone enjoys!

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day. Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday homemade gifts in a jar.

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Printable Gift Tags

I was inspired by the memory of my mom’s glass jar filled with Chex Party Mix, to package this delicious treat in vintage glass containers and mason jars! Enjoy my yummy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix recipe and winter floral printable gift tags to make your own homemade gift for a holiday, hostess gift or birthday.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day. Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday gifts in a jar.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday gifts in a jar.

How to Make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

Of course, you’ll need Chex Cereal! I’m so addicted to Wheat Chex that I always have some in the house.

How to Make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix. Easy Chex Cereal Recipe

How to Use Bacon Safely in Chex Mix

I used bacon seasoning in place of fresh bacon. Since bacon needs to be refrigerated, I didn’t want to chance my Chex Party Mix getting soggy in the refrigerator.

If you want to use fresh bacon in your recipe, be sure to eat the Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix within two hours after cooking the bacon.

Omit fresh bacon if giving as a gift or serving at parties where it will be out for hours. Any bacon flavored seasoning will work. I found some bacon and chives seasoning at my grocery store and it turned out fabulous!

How to make Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe!

Time to make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix!

Chex Party Mix is so easy and only takes a few steps! First mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips together in a large bowl. Next, in a smaller glass bowl, microwave butter for about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings and brown sugar. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.

 

How to make Bacon Chex Mix

I like to spread my Chex Party Mix out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes. You can also heat it quickly in the microwave. Print the recipe below for detailed directions.

Find the “From our home to yours” printable tags below. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy some tasty Chex Party Mix!

How to make Bacon Chex Mix. Beautiful and delicious gift in a jar with printable tags.

 

Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

A delicious Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you’ll want to make this incredible snack over and over.

  • 3 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup bite-size pretzels
  • 1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips (broken into pieces)
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bacon seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  1. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips and set aside.
  2. In smaller microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  5. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
  6. Store in airtight container.

For an extra crispy version, bake your Chex Mix by heating oven to 250°. Spread mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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Print the Floral Gift Tags

How to make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe. Delicious and easy homemade gift in a jar with printable tags.

Enjoy these 2″ square “from our home to yours” winter floral gift tags. Great printable designs for anytime of the year!

Click Here to Print Download Homemade Gift in a Jar Printable Tags by Amy Locurto LivingLocurto.com

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7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Let’s talk about salad.

Not because it’s January or because salad’s are “diet food” but because salads can be a magical trifecta of awesomeness in that they are:

  1. A delivery method for a TON of vitamins and valuable nutrients.
  2. Crazy tasty.
  3. Crazy easy to toss together.

Oh. You doubt items number 2 and 3 on that list?

I did too. For many years of my adult life salads were both dietary punishment and huge source of food waste in my kitchen. So help me, I used to need a recipe to make a salad.

My salad plot-twist came in the form of Amy. For many years, we met at Amy’s house for staff meetings and almost every time, Amy would open her fridge and pantry and with what appeared to be little or no forethought, would whip up a giant salad to feed all of us that would leave us oooooing and ahhhhing at the yumminess.

Amy would, I think, resist the urge to roll her eyes at us for fawning over her culinary prowess.

After awhile I realized that Amy had what I did not — a well stocked fridge and pantry.

Now, I’ve grown up a bit and have learned (and am still learning) this balance —planning meals but keeping a kitchen stocked with basics that work for my family and our habits.

One of those habits is salad eating.

After a lot of trial and error…and HATING myself for wasting fresh produce, I’ve landed on a way to stock my fridge and pantry so I can make a delicious salad anytime without going broke or wasting food.

My keeping an item or two from the groups below in my house at all times, I’m always ready to take whatever other fresh veggies I’ve got on hand (the standard carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers) and make a GREAT salad.

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

GREENS
This is your salad foundation. Make it count. Make it nutritious and tasty…walk right on passed the iceberg lettuce. Tear or chop it up so it’s not smacking you in the face when you load up your fork.

  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Mixed Baby Greens
  • Romaine
  • Kale

SALTY / CRUNCHY
Texture is your friend. Salty ingredients bring out other flavors and the fats in these make your feel satisfied…no more feeling hungry an hour after lunch.

  • Nuts (Pistachios, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Pecans)
  • Seeds (Pepitas/Pumpkin, Sunflower)
  • Bacon

SWEET
Add fiber, nutrients, and texture with these “sweet” ingredients. A little dried fruit goes a long way, so don’t be afraid of the sugar content when you look at packages…I usually stick with 1 Tablespoon of the dried fruits.

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Citrus
  • Dried fruit (cranberries, mandarin oranges, cherries)

CREAMY
I used cheese sparingly and sometimes not at all, but this ingredient adds protein and delicious taste and is wonderful when you’re stuck in a healthy eating rut. Avocados/Guac are always a hit, but I’ve found that they don’t go with many of my “sweet” items, I like to keep my avocado for my savory salads.

  • Cheese (Goat Cheese, Sharp Cheddar, Shaved Parmesan)
  • Avocados / Guacamole

BIG FLAVOR VEGGIES
Fight off boring with delicious roasted veggies. Roast a big batch and toss them into everything until you run out!

  • Roasted Beets
  • Asparagus
  • Radishes
  • Grilled Onions

DRESSING
Dressings can be tricky. Many are so full of sugar and preservatives that pouring them over your salad negates any nutritional benefit…I’m looking at YOU, Ranch Dressing. Read your labels and find your favorites. I keep one of each category below in my fridge and these are my favorites.

  • Sweet
  • Unique
  • Tangy

salad-dressings
L-R Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Citrus Vinaigrette, Trader Joe’s Sweet Onion & Bacon Vinaigrette, Briannas’ Home Style Real French Vinaigrette

PROTEIN
A salad just isn’t going to keep me full unless I add some solid protein. Sure, I could kick up my protein with nuts and cheese…but too much of those and my tummy gets angry.

  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Pork – grilled tenderloin, shredded, or carnitas (my favorite)
  • Fish
  • Beans

Grab a bowl and start your salad!

Here are my 12 Favorite Combinations:

Arugula + Spinach + Roasted Beets + Bacon + Apples + Pistachios + Grilled Chicken

Greens + Avocado + Tomatoes + Bacon + Grilled Chicken7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Roasted Red Beets + Goat Cheese + Steak + Grilled Onions

Greens + Apples + Hazelnuts + Bacon + Guacamole + Grilled Chicken 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Broccoli Carrot Slaw + Apple + Pork Carnitas 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Tomatoes + Carrots + Asparagus + Kale + Broccoli Slaw + Guacamole + Grilled Pork Tenderloin 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Red Bell Peppers + Kale + Guacamole + Grilled Chicken 7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Apple +Dried Cranberries + Goat Cheese + Pistachios

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Grapes + Goat Cheese + Dried Mandarin Oranges + Pistachios 

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

Greens + Cucumbers + Apple + Almonds + Sharp Cheddar + Bacon + Chicken

Spinach + Strawberries + Pecans + Goat Cheese

What’s your favorite salad combo? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

30 Rice Krispie Treat Recipes

My love of rice krispie treats sent me off into the internet to find the best variations – they’re so easy to make and such a great crowd-pleaser, I needed to see all the fun ways to dress them up a bit!  I was not disappointed-check it out!

30 Rice Krispie Treats Recipe {Our favorite is #17!}

  1.  Nutella

Rice Krispie Treats

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

 

2.  Smore’s

Rice Krispie Treats

Smores Rice Krispie Treats

 

3.  Cake Batter

Rice Krispie Treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

 

4. Coconut

Rice Krispie Treats

Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

 

5.  White Chocolate Pudding

Rice Krispie Treats

Pudding Rice Krispie Treats

 

6.  Red Velvet

Rice Krispie Treats

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

 

7.  Maple Bacon

Rice Krispie Treats

Maple Bacon Rice Krispie Treats

 

8.  Strawberry

Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

 

9.  Peppermint Bark

Rice Krispie Treats

Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats

 

10.  Butterfinger

Rice Krispie Treats

Butterfinger Krispie Treats

 

11.  Cookies & Cream

Rice Krispie Treats

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

 

12.  Salted Dark Chocolate

Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

 

13.  Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats

 

14.  Lemon Supreme

Rice Krispie Treats

Lemon Supreme Rice Krispie Treats

 

15.  Minty Goodness

Rice Krispie Treats

Minty Rice Krispie Treats

 

16.  Reese’s Puffs

Rice Krispie Treats

Reese’s Puffs Rice Krispie Treats

 

17.  Orange Creamsicle

Rice Krispie Treats

Orange Creamsicle Rice Krispie Treats

 

18.  Root Beer Float

Rice Krispie Treats

Root Beer Float Rice Krispie Treats

 

19.  Triple Chocolate

Rice Krispie Treats

Triple Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

 

20.  Caramel Stuffed

Rice Krispie Treats

Caramel Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats

 

21.  Caramel Apple

Rice Krispie Treats

Caramel Apple Rice Krispie Treats

 

22.  Bacon Nutella

Rice Krispie Treats

Bacon Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

 

23.  Neapolitan

Rice Krispie Treats

Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats

 

24.  Cookie Dough

Rice Krispie Treats

Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

 

25.  Samoas

Rice Krispie Treats

Samoas Rice Krispie Treats

 

26.  Frosted Pumpkin

Rice Krispie Treats

Frosted Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

 

27.  Gingerbread

Rice Krispie Treats

Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats

 

28.  Key Lime Pie

Rice Krispie Treats

Key Lime Pie Rice Krispie Treats

 

29.  Almond Joy

Rice Krispie Treats

Almond Joy Rice Krispie Treats

 

30.  My new favorite:  Biscoff

Rice Krispie Treats

Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats

 

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21 Savory Bacon Recipes Roundup

I guess it’s been determined that bacon can give you cancer, so what now?

A ROUNDUP OF BACON RECIPES OF COURSE!

Relax, unless you’re double fisting bacon on the daily , you’re probably okay. In the meantime, walk on the wild side and enjoy my favorite cured meat served up in a variety of seductive ways.

Bacon is totally sexy, get on board.

Bacon-Wrapped-Jalapeno-Poppers-2

cheddar stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos

baconpotatowatercresssalad

bacon, potato and watercress salad

rigatoniwithbacontomatoes

rigatoni with bacon, tomato, and peas

loadedbaconpotatosoup

loaded bacon and potato soup with cheddar and chives

baconwrappedtatortots

bacon wrapped tator tot bombs

8-million-dollar-bacon-recipe

million dollar bacon

Bacon-Wrapped-Avocados6

bacon wrapped avocados

Blue-Cheese-Dip-Recipe-Sparkles-And-A-Stove

blue cheese dip with bacon and caramelized onions

Candied Bacon & Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe at TidyMom.net

candied bacon & bourbon chocolate chip cookies

Bacon-Maple-Cinnamon-Rolls-1-words

bacon maple cinnamon rolls

mapledonut

baked maple bacon donuts

BaconChocPopcorn_1_IBMH-500x750

chocolate drizzled popcorn with bacon

chickenandbaconwhitechili

chicken and bacon white chili

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maple bacon cheese cups

MapleBaconPepperJellyRecipeJar_thumb

maple bacon pepper jelly

Mini-Bacon-Apple-Pies-8

mini bacon apple pies

baconsausagecheddarquiche

Bacon, cheddar and sausage quiche

cheddarandpepperstuffedbaconwrappedchicken

Cheddar and pepper stuffed bacon wrapped chicken

chocolatecoveredbacon

chocolate covered bacon

baconwhitebeandip

bacon and white bean dip