Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon

Sweet candied brown sugar bacon tops a savory and salty broiled parmesan cheese toast – these are good enough to be called the Best Appetizer Ever!
Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon, aka The Best Appetizer Ever! | ChezCateyLou.com

Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon is quite a long name for a recipe…I should have just called it The Best Appetizer Ever. Because honestly – this really is the BEST appetizer ever. I mean first of all – brown sugar bacon, aka candied bacon, aka sugared bacon – that alone could be considered one of the best appetizers ever. Sweet and salty and crispy – I could eat an entire plate full of just that! But what makes this THE best is the parmesan cheese toast points. The combo of the nutty salty parmesan broiled on the toast and then topped with the bacon is nothing short of life-changing. Seriously.

Growing up, this appetizer was always served at family parties at our country club. Any get together HAD to include this hors d’oeuvres. And they were always the first to go. In fact at our wedding, we ordered double the amount of these because we knew that everyone would go crazy for them. And yet even after having these for years, I had never actually tried to make them myself. Well…now I know how to make them, and, I know how easy it is to make them – this is going to be dangerous. My brother has already requested that I make a giant platter for Christmas Eve!

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Candy Corn Donuts

Light and fluffy baked donuts are decorated to look like pieces of candy corn. These Candy Corn Donuts are the perfect Halloween breakfast!
Candy Corn Donuts - the perfect breakfast treat to make for Halloween! | ChezCateyLou.com

Wow, the fall really got away from me! I blinked and all of a sudden it has been a month since I last posted! To all my dear readers, I am very sorry – but I have a good reason that I will be sharing with you soon. But for now, at least I’m back with a really fun seasonal recipe just in time for Halloween – Candy Corn Donuts! I think these are some of the cutest donuts I have ever made. They are absolutely perfect for Halloween breakfast or for a Halloween party spread!
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Cake Batter Puppy Chow

Classic Puppy Chow gets an upgrade with the flavor of cake batter and tons of sprinkles! This Cake Batter Puppy Chow is sweet, crunchy and totally addicting!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow | ChezCateyLou.com

Puppy Chow, aka Muddy Buddies…have you heard of it? I remember the first time I tried it, back in high school. I thought the name was SO weird – but the taste was far from weird! The classic version is made with peanut butter and chocolate mixed into chex cereal and topped with powdered sugar, and everyone in my school was obsessed with it. Little bags of puppy chow were the first thing to disappear from the bake sale tables! We had a lot of bake sales in high school. I can only imagine how excited everyone would have been if someone brought in this Cake Batter Puppy Chow!

The recipe comes from my friend Lynn at Fresh April Flours! Today I am helping her celebrate the release of her cookbook! She wrote a cookbook of over 20 puppy chow recipes, and this is one of the featured recipes.
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Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies

These Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies are the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of year. Guinness is a perfect complement to chocolate!
Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies - perfect for St. Patrick's Day! | ChezCateyLou.com

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready with your Guinness / Bailey’s / Jameson / Corned Beef / Cabbage recipes? Ok maybe not all of those things together, that might be gross.  If you are still deciding what to make, I have a great Guinness recipe for you…Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies! This is my first cookie recipe using beer, and I am a big fan. Guinness cookies are definitely going to be making an appearance more regularly in my kitchen, especially around St. Patty’s Day!
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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes {& a Giveaway!}

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

These are not just any Mini Funfetti Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are to celebrate a very special birthday…my good friend Katie’s blog Twin Stripe is turning 3 this week and I  am so excited to be celebrating with her!

When Katie invited me to join in Twin Stripe’s birthday celebration, I knew I had to make something with sprinkles, because nothing says birthday quite like sprinkles! I decided Mini Funfetti Cupcakes would be the perfect party treat. Cute, easy to eat, festive, and delicious!

And you have a chance to join in on the celebration as well!  Twin Stripe is giving away a birthday prize pack full of birthday treats and some of Katie’s favorite things.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!

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