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I love trying new products. And thanks to Try It Tuesday, I have an excuse to by all of these cool items I see at the store that I normally wouldn’t buy! Enter, these two new treats!

I looooove Pop Tarts and I have such an intimate lover affair with bacon that one of my nicknames is Bacon Face. So, yeah, when I saw these, I was SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.

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I normally don’t heat up my Pop Tarts (I know; I’m weird) but this one was begging to be toasted. Y’all, it smelled AMAZING as it was heating up in the toaster. Fo’ reals. It was like bacon was sizzling on the griddle. I couldn’t wait to try it!

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The smell, however, was the best part of this. I couldn’t really taste the “bacon” and the maple was really overpowering. Sigh. 

 

I’m a big fan of Laughing Cow cheeses. They are so yummy! They have always been one of my favorite snacks. A Laughing Cow wedge + whole wheat crackers = A Happy Jessie. I was shopping at WalMart the other day and saw these:

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It was like freaking Dunkaroos for adults! And let me tell ya, these did NOT disappoint! It was so tasty! My only complaint was that there was a lot of leftover cheese and not enough sticks to dunk (ironically, I always had the opposite problem with Dunkaroos, lol). Other than that, this was a yummy snack and only has 100 calories! Goldmine!

 

Have you tried either of these products? What new products have you tried that you like? Any you don’t care for? Share in the comments below!

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Get your bowls and spoons ready, peeps because I’ve got a delicious dish to share with you today!

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Last week when it was super cold (and not the glorious spring weather we’re experiencing today), I was CRAVING soup. I wanted some comfort food, so I consulted–what else–Pinterest! I found an awesome crockpot potato soup recipe from The Country Cook!

Loaded Potato Soup (thecountrycook)

 

 

Here’s what you need:

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4 pounds potatoes (I used russet), peeled and cubed

1/2 cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, finely diced (I actually didn’t use this because I don’t like celery)

2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 cups half and half

Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, and/or chives

 

First, spray your crockpot with cooking spray and toss in your peeled and cubed potatoes and then sprinkle chopped onion, salt, pepper, and garlic on top.

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Next pour in the chicken broth, cover, and let it cook for 6-8 hours on low.

 

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Then, mash the potatoes and add in the half and half.

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Cover and cook on high for about 20 more minutes.

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Once the soup is thoroughly heated, ladle into a bowl, garnish and enjoy!

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I liked the soup…I just wish it was a tad bit creamier. I think next time I’ll add a little cream cheese (not super healthy, I know) to add a little somthin’ somethin’!