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Apr 262013

Bacon Flavored Party Mix

Today is National Pretzel Day and it reminds me of my friend Bonnie who posted a recipe for a soft pretzel with a chocolate custard spread back in February that is awesome, just click on the soft pretzel link and it will take you right to it! I have always been a big pretzel fan and husband and I like to dip the crunchy ones in onion dip at lunchtime to go with our sandwiches. This recipe is great for those Saturday night poker games or just for munching on during a movie!  When kept in an airtight container, it keeps for some time.

Poker night treat!

Poker night treat!

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Bacon Flavored Party Mix
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup bacon drippings
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp accent
  • 10 or more dashes of hot sauce
  • ½ small box of spoon sized shredded wheat
  • ½ small box Cherrios
  • ½ small box Wheat Chex
  • 1 small box Rice Chex
  • 16 oz salted peanuts
  • 1 small bag of pretzel thins
  • 1 small box of Cheez-Its
  • All the ingredients should make about 2 gallons of mix
  1. Melt butter and bacon drippings; add seasonings.
  2. Combine the cereal, pretzels, nuts and crackers in a large roasting pan and drizzle bacon mixture over, mixing to coat.
  3. Bake in a 200 degree oven for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Let cool and store in airtight containers.


Of course, you can use any of your favorite cereals, crackers or nuts for this recipe, it’s the bacon that makes it…….enjoy!

Apr 262012

National Pretzel Day

Another day, another excuse to indulge!



Pretzels I believe, are loved by everyone and are as old as the hills as a baked snack. Well, I’m not sure President George Bush still likes them, as he choked on one back in 2002 and passed out, not a fun thing to have happen. He told a press conference after the incident “When you’re eating pretzels, always chew before you swallow. Listen to your mother”! He sustained a bruise on his cheek from the attack of the pretzel…….


Now the origin of the pretzel is not exactly known, but has many theories. My favorite one is that the monks invented them back in 600’s to reward children for learning their prayers ( I went to Catholic school for years and the nuns never gave us pretzels for learning, what’s up with that?). Their shape was said to resemble people crossing their chests with their arms. The Pennsylvania Dutch were responsible for bringing the treat to the United States; gotta love them for this tasty gift brought from Europe!


Did you know that there is a Pretzel Museum, Pretzel Park with pretzel shaped paths,  roller coasters shaped like pretzels, and the list goes on. Pretzels are pretty versatile, they’re great for dipping in onion dip, crushed up atop a salad, used for a coating for chops or chicken, mixed in your homemade trail mix and husband and I’s favorite one is just good ole “Pretzels & Beer”!


Well it’s getting late and I hear an ice cold beer calling from the frig, til tomorrow! Cheers……..




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