Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese

You’ll never guess that this unbelievably creamy, cheesy mac and cheese is actually lightened up!

Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese - You'll never guess that this unbelievably creamy, cheesy mac and cheese is actually lightened up!

As bikini season is slowly coming to an end, I decided to make the best kind of comfort food of all: mac and cheese. With bacon. Lots and lots of crisp bacon bits mixed in and sprinkled on top because, well, everything is always better with bacon, right?

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Bacon Corn Dip

This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It’s so good, you’ll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

Bacon Corn Dip - This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It's so good, you'll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

If it came down to it, I could live off of this dip for the rest of my life. It’s amazingly creamy, has plenty of veggies, and best of all, it has bacon. Crisp, crunchy bacon bits sprinkled right on top. What more could you ask for?

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Salisbury Steak Meatballs

An easy, comforting, budget-friendly meal that the whole family will love. You can also make the meatballs ahead of time or freeze them as needed!

Salisbury Steak Meatballs - Easy, simple and so comforting. It's so good, the family will be begging for seconds and thirds!

We’re smack dab in the middle of bikini season, and my marathon is less than 3 months away. That means I need to stick to salads, fruits and veggies. But sometimes you just have to cheat a little bit and throw in some good ol’ comfort food like these salisbury steak meatballs.

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Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake that you can enjoy guilt-free, chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness. And the leftovers taste even better!

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole - A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness!

I think it’s safe to say that I have somewhat of a love affair with Mexican food. Whether it’s fish tacos, cheesy enchiladas or a giant burrito the size of my forearm, I could honestly live off of all of these for the rest of my life.

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One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta

A super easy one pot cheesy pasta dish loaded with tangy BBQ sauce and crisp bacon – even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta - Loaded with tangy BBQ sauce and crisp bacon. It's so easy, even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

It’s been a bit hectic here the last couple of days. Butters was neutered and Jason had LASIK surgery so between taking care of my boys, I’ve had very little time in the kitchen! Thank goodness for the one pot meal. It saved us from ordering mediocre take-out! Plus, with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon, you just can’t go wrong.

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