I am so excited.  Jody at Binomial Baker has given me the Kreativ Blogger Award and the Sunshine Award!  Thank you so much Jody!  You should definitely check out her blog.  It is wonderful!  And, she is studying to become a math teacher, which is what I do, so she has to be awesome.  These are my first awards so that makes the even better.  So, I knew I was supposed to do something, and pass these along, but I wasn’t absolutely sure what, and I am one of those people who can’t seem to just do what they think they are supposed to do.  I just have to be sure, so I did do a Google search, but it came back with some discrepancies about the numbers, so I went with the higher numbers, which were the numbers Jody used, so it seemed good.

For the Kreativ Blogger Award I am supposed to share ten things about myself, so here they are:
  1. I am a calculus teacher, which you probably already know, but I also teach other high school math.
  2. I have a daughter in college.
  3. I have a son that goes to the school where I teach.
  4. I have two cats – one really large male tabby and one really small female tabby.
  5. I have a West Highland White Terrier.
  6. I feel like I am terrible and listing things like this.
  7. The only food I absolutely won’t eat is bananas.  Well, I might eat them blended into something or cooked, but plain or recognizable bananas are completely out of the question.
  8. I have huge cookbook collection.
  9. I have a patio pond that is full of frogs and lizards.
  10. I name the birds that come to my bird feeders.
For the Sunshine Award I am supposed to answer some specific questions.  I think this will be easier.

  1. Favorite Color:  purple
  2. Favorite Animal:  dogs
  3. Favorite Number:  I don’t have one – which is probably odd for a math teacher.  I could make one up, but I wouldn’t know where to start.  After all, there are an infinite number of numbers. 
  4. Favorite Drink:  lemonade
  5. Facebook or Twitter?:  Facebook
  6. Passion:  baking 
  7. Getting or Giving Presents?:  Giving because I am more comfortable with it.  And, if I have enough money for what I want to give, it is a lot of fun.
  8. Favorite Pattern: Polka-Dots!
  9. Favorite Day of the Week:  Saturday because I can sleep in.
  10. Favorite Flower: hyacinth
Finally, I am supposed to pass them both on, so here are the bloggers I am passing it on to.  I they are all wonderful, so please check them out!  If you are on the list, I will be notifying you with a comment on your blog tomorrow.
  1. Home Skillet – delicious recipes with beautiful photos
  2. Yummy Inspirations – yummy healthy recipes
  3. Plate Fodder – wonderful recipes with great stories
  4. Baking Perfection – lots of yummy baking recipes and other recipes too
  5. Moogie and Pap – great recipes with great photos
  6. Magnolia Days – a blog about life in the south also with great recipes
  7. Better with Veggies – a blog about healthy living with some great healthy recipes
  8. On Sugar Mountain – a baking blog with yummy recipes
  9. Wishes and Dishes – lots of delicious recipes
  10. She Makes and Bakes – wonderful recipes and photos

    Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays

    Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites Happy Monday folks. I have a very tasty appetizer for you this morning, Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays.  I have wanted to do this for a few months now, I can tell you that this is one tasty dish for watching the weekends football games. I mean what could be better than little slices of baked potato wrapped in bacon and coated in a warm creamy cheese dip?

    Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites

    This  is a fairly quick and easy dish, it takes about an hour to do start to finish and there is very little mess involved. I used the smaller sized round/fingerling potatoes about 1 inch in diameter.  You can use larger baking potatoes just cut them into 1 1/2 inch chunks so they cook evenly.  The ones I used were a mix of white, red and purple potatoes, I wanted to be festive :).  Your going to need a cookie sheet covered with either parchment paper or aluminum foil and a few wooden tooth picks to hold the bacon on the potatoes.

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