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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

Easy Appetizer: Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


Stuffed mushrooms have been a regular appetizer at my dinner parties for years. It's one of those dishes I always without fail get rave reviews on. I've always used a simple recipe including bread crumbs, Parmesan, and diced artichokes. Last year for the first time I switched up my stuffed mushroom recipe, and I came up with a new favorite, Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. These stuffed mushrooms are a quick and easy appetizer for your holiday dinner, and you can prep them ahead of time and assemble and bake right before serving.

INGEDIENTS
  • 20 button mushrooms
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 8 oz blue cheese (Use grated blue marble jack cheese for an extra spicy kick.)
  • 1 C finely grated parmesan
  • 1 C fine bread crumbs
  • 1 stick melted butter

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prep the mushrooms: wipe clean with a damp paper towel (do not rinse or soak with water, because they'll absorb excess water - not a good thing for cooking with mushrooms), pull out stems and use a metal teaspoon to scoop out the dark brown part under the cap. Lightly coat a shallow baking or casserole dish with nonstick cooking oil. Arrange caps in the baking dish with the underside of the caps facing upward. Set aside. *You can do this part the night before if you want. Simply cover the baking dish and refrigerate.

2. Fry the bacon, crumble or chop it and put it into a large glass bowl.

3. Add remaining ingredients into bowl with the chopped bacon and mix well with a large spoon. *You could also use this as a stopping point the day before. Cover and refrigerate the filled mushrooms until you're ready to bake them.

4. Bake at 450 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!



Comments

  1. Looks scrumptious!

    I haven't ever tried blue cheese, but I like everything else in the mix!

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    1. It's a strong-flavored cheese. I think people mostly either love it or hate it. I absolutely love it!!

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  2. Blue cheese is almost the best cheese in the whole wide world William Kendall! Try it but try not to eat your fingers while at it. Hahhaha
    I'm certainly preparing this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Lol. I agree, it is almost the best cheese!!! I hope you do try these mushrooms. It's one of my favorite out of all of my recipes.

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  3. You're way too good at this, Krisztina! I don't even like mushrooms and this looks good to me!

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  4. Omg, these look sooooo delicious. I'll have to give the recipe a try.

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