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Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

With the heat index and humidity up right now in Ohio, what could possibly sound better than a sweet COLD treat? 
With it being the middle (eh..closer to the end) of the week, and work, school, chores and homework clogging up any free time we would have at night for perhaps...a swim (if we had a pool...the kiddie pool does NOT count people), although it would still be rather warm to enjoy the dip. 
And then...there is that thing about it being so HOT you don't want to bake so it's living in the land of no-bake treats around here. (don't judge)
And, frankly, there is only so much ice cream, shakes and malts you can handle before your body craves something new, something fun, something that brings out the fall/winter in you but cools you down too. 
If you have never had a frozen Hot Chocolate...well, you're missing out!
It's frosty, freezy, cool, yet icy and super yummy.  You get: chocolatecreamy cocoa in a frozen version. 
Then add the:  whipped topping d…

Recipe of the DAY: Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

Who is ready for a yummy, crockpot pleaser?  
Can you resist those potatoes?
How about that cheese? 
And don't get me started on the bacon!  

This Hashbrown Casserole is so good, super simple to put together and a great way to use that crockpot that you tell yourself you are going to use more....but then, you don't.  Plus, the prep is not to bad!  
Of course, I would say, this would be excellent for breakfast, but...let's face it...I love HASHBROWNS and will admit to eating them for dinner on multiple occasions.  Hey, at least I am honest!
I love hashbrowns so much that I went to Sam's Club twice this month and without even thinking, picked up the 6 lb. bag both trips. (Opp!)  I just get out my handy dandy scale and weigh out my 20 ounces from my jumbo bag.  (Hunny, guess what, your having Hashbrown Casserole for breakfast and lunch...all week!) 

CopyCat Recipe: Panera Bread Potato Soup

Panera Bread Potato SoupWith all this talk of fall, it has me craving soups and one of my favs, of course, is Potato Soup.  We all know that Panera knows how to do soup, which is why I think we can all enjoy this copy cat recipe- minus the bread bowl!

PREP TIME:   5 Minutes
COOK TIME:  25 Minutes
INGREDIENTS: 1 Quart Chicken Broth8 large potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, diced1/2 white onion, chopped (check your freezer section)1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons flour4 ounces cream cheese1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper2 teaspoons chives2 tablespoons of real bacon bits

In a medium sized pot, add cubed potatoes with chicken broth.  (you can add water to make sure liquid covers potatoes)  Cook potatoes in stock over medium heat for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. 

In a large pot, heat butter over medium heat until it melts.  Add in onions and saute until the onions are translucent.  Spring flour over the but…