Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sriracha Taco Salad



I love Sriracha. Love love love. The spicier the better. So it was no surprise to my husband when I made this Sriracha Chopped Taco Salad. Serve it alongside hot crusty rolls or cornbread and you've got a simple, yet delicious dinner!


Sriracha Taco Salad
Makes 10 Cups
WW PP 4
Cal 159, Carbs 9.6, Fat 7.1, Fiber 2, Protein 13.6


Ingredients
16 oz lean ground beef or turkey
1 taco packet
1 tbsp. Sriracha (you can use more or less depending on your spice level)
1 cup pinto beans
1/2 cup water
1 large bagged salad
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

In a large skillet brown meat. Drain and stir in taco seasoning, beans, water, and sriracha. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

While meat is simmering, chop veggies and toss with lettuce, cheese, and tortilla chips. Top with meat. Serve with any other additonal toppings of your choice. (We like sour cream and cata,ina dressing) Enjoy!

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”


I don't know about you but I am a HUGE coffee lover. My coffee obsession started back in my late teens and I have been enjoying the tasty stuff ever since! My favorite part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and enjoy a piping hot cup of delicious coffee. For years, Dunkin Donuts has been my coffee of choice, so when I heard about DD Perks Loyalty Program I couldn't have been more excited. Earning guest points to use towards free Dunkin Donuts beverages? Count me in! Now I can enjoy my favorite Dunkin Donuts Beverages like Hazelnut and French Vanilla Coffee along with my occasional splurge ( French Vanilla Latte) and actually earn points!


If you aren't familiar with the DD Perks Loyalty Program let me fill you in. Created in January 2014 the DD Perks Loyalty program lets you earn points when you purchase beverages. When you register a Dunkin Donuts card you will earn five points for every dollar you spend when you pay using your Dunkin Donuts Card. You can either pay using the mobile app on your smart phone or using your Dunkin Donuts card. Once you have accumulated 200 points you will receive a coupon for a free beverage of you choice. You will also receive a free beverage on your birthday and when you enroll. With the Holidays quickly approaching now is the perfect time to sign up and start earning points today! Also, Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards make the perfect Stocking Stuffer or Gift.



It's easy to sign up and get started. Also, if you register between 12/1 and 12/5 using the Promo Code BLOG you will automatically get a 5 dollar virtual Dunkin Donuts card. Now who wouldn't want that?

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Slow Cooker Pizza Chili



If you are craving pizza but are in the mood for a little something different (like I was) then you will have to give this Slow Cooker Pizza Chili a try! I was a little skeptical at first but one bite and I was hooked! (as was the rest of my family) Try it for yourself!

Slow Cooker Pizza Chili
(Heavily adapted from 365 days of Slow Cooking)
Serves 6

Ingredients
1 pound italian sausage browned and drained
1 jar pizza sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 oz. pepperoni
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup water
1 tbsp. olive oil
Shredded Mozzarella cheese (for topping)


In a large saucepan heat olive oil and saute peppers and onions until translucent. Transfer to slow cooker and add in the sausage, pizza sauce, tomatoes, pepperoni, parmesan cheese, garlic and italian seasoning and water. Stir. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 

Ladle into bowls and top with shredded mozzarella. Serve with crusty french bread if desired. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken



I'm obsessed with my crock pot lately. I find the best time to use it is when I'm having a busy week like I am now. This Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken is so so good. Serve it over rice or noodles and dinner is served!

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken
Serves 4
WW PP=5
Cal 205, Carbs 5.5g, Fat 7g, Protein 28.5g

Ingredients
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups baby spinach
3/4 cup Philadelphia Italian Herb Cooking Cream
1 cup Italian style diced tomatoes
fresh parsley for topping, if desired.

Place chicken in crock pot. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. Add in the cooking cream and top with diced tomatoes and spinach. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Serve over hot cooked noodles or rice. Enjoy!





Monday, November 24, 2014

Crock Pot Taco Bake



It's no surprise that we love Tacos in our house. I normally make them at least once a week but it's actually been a few weeks since I've made them. I think that is a world record around here! Anyway, this Crunchy Crock Pot Taco Bake is an easy way to prepare tacos ahead time. Layer in your favorite taco toppings and you've got an easy and delicious dinner!

Crock Pot Taco Bake
Serves 8
WW PP=8
Cal 304, Carbs 20.8, Fat 13.1, Fiber 1.5, Protein 20.7

Ingredients
1.5 lbs lean ground turkey or beef (I used ground turkey)
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can rotel, undrained
1 cup creamed corn
1.5 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese
9 tostada shells (I used Mission Brand)

Brown meat in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain and add in the taco packet, rotel and corn,

Spread some of the meat mixture on the bottom of the crock pot. Next sprinkle on some of the cheese. Top with three tostada shells. Repeat until you have three layers. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours. Garnish with cilantro or sliced green onions and any other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

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Hard to believe its that time of year again. A runny nose, cough, fever, and sneezing. You know what that means... the dreaded cold and flu season has arrived! Now that my little guy is in pre-school I find that he is now more susceptible to colds and flu more than ever and as soon as I see those tell tale signs of a cold I immediately want to try and boost his immune system so he is as healthy as possible. It's so important that my little guy stays healthy since besides school, we are an active family who loves to be outdoors in any season. Sledding, Skiing, Ice Skating, are just some of the fun winter activities that we enjoy this time of year. So, using Zarbee's Immune Support is a great way to boost my little guys immune system.





Zarbee's Immune Supoort are a line of supplements that help build and support the immune system. Something we all need during cold and flu season. Zarbee's Immune Support come in liquid form and also gummies and is made with a special blend of vitamins and minerals. Since Zarbee's is all natural without any side effects,  I feel very comfortable giving this to my toddler. I also love that all Zarbee's products are gluten and dye free and without alcohol or drugs and come with simple dosing instructions.

Zarbee's Products can be found at most retailers like Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, RiteAid, Kroger, and K Mart. For more information on Zarbee's line of products be sure to visit them at Zarbees.Com.


What do you do to keep your little ones healthy during cold and flu season? Are there tell tale signs that you see when your kiddos are getting sick?


Protect your little ones with Zarbee's Immune Support #ImmuneSupportZarbees #mc

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Hard to believe its that time of year again. A runny nose, cough, fever, and sneezing. You know what that means... the dreaded cold and flu season has arrived! Now that my little guy is in pre-school I find that he is now more susceptible to colds and flu more than ever and as soon as I see those tell tale signs of a cold I immediately want to try and boost his immune system so he is as healthy as possible. It's so important that my little guy stays healthy since besides school, we are an active family who loves to be outdoors in any season. Sledding, Skiing, Ice Skating, are just some of the fun winter activities that we enjoy this time of year. So, using Zarbee's Immune Support is a great way to boost my little guys immune system.





Zarbee's Immune Supoort are a line of supplements that help build and support the immune system. Something we all need during cold and flu season. Zarbee's Immune Support come in liquid form and also gummies and is made with a special blend of vitamins and minerals. Since Zarbee's is all natural without any side effects,  I feel very comfortable giving this to my toddler. I also love that all Zarbee's products are gluten and dye free and without alcohol or drugs and come with simple dosing instructions.

Zarbee's Products can be found at most retailers like Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, RiteAid, Kroger, and K Mart. For more information on Zarbee's line of products be sure to visit them at Zarbees.Com.


What do you do to keep your little ones healthy during cold and flu season? Are there tell tale signs that you see when your kiddos are getting sick?


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta Bake




Sometimes I really hate the fact that I love cheesy pasta dishes so much. It would be so much easier to maintain my diet if I hated them! But every once in a while I just need to splurge. And that is exactly what I did tonight! There is something so comforting about noodles with tons of melty cheese and tender chicken. Talk about total comfort food. It was a hit!


White Cheddar Chicken Pasta Bake
Serves 6

Ingredients
16 oz. pasta of your choice (I used elbows)
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. butter
1.5 cups low fat milk
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

Pre-Heat Oven to 375.

Bring a large pot of water to boil, then add pasta and cook for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the garlic powder, salt and flour. Cook for one minute. Add the milk and once it starts to boil, slowly add in your shredded cheese. Stirring until the cheese is melted and the sauce thickens. Stir in chicken and pour mixture over pasta and then transfer to a 13x9 baking dish. Sprinkle top with Panko breadcrumbs.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with sliced green onions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creamy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili

I just recently started to do meal plans for the week. Funny, but as a food blogger you would think that I always created weekly meal plans but nope, this is only my second week meal planning and wouldn't you know, I've already changed things up. I had to because it is CRAZY cold outside. Like 15 degrees and below zero wind chills. That kind of weather calls for a piping hot bowl of chili and this certainly isn't your ordinary bowl of chili. This Buffalo Chicken Chili is hearty, cheesy, and insanely good. I served mine with cornbread muffins of a hearty, yet healthy dinner.




Creamy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili
Serves 4
WW PP=7
Cal 270, Carbs 23, Fat 7.2, Fiber 5.3, Protein 31

Ingredients
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce (feel free to adjust this to your taste)
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1 can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
green onions, blue cheese crumbles, tortilla strips (for toppings)

Arrange chicken in bottom of crock pot. Season with garlic and chili powder. Pour in buffalo sauce, beans, and tomatoes.

Cover and cook on low for 3.5 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot, shred, and return to pot. Add in the cream cheese. Stir and continue cooking for another hour.

Spoon into bowls and top with green onions, blue cheese, and tortilla strips. Enjoy!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cheesy Salsa Crock Pot Chicken



I need a meal with some spice to warm me up! It is beyond COLD around here. Downright frigid. It really is crazy considering it's only mid November and the temperature is in the 20's! I've always enjoyed Salsa Chicken but throwing cheese into the mix made me enjoy it even more. What's not to love about ooey gooey cheese topped over chicken? Yummy!

Cheesy Salsa Crock Pot Chicken
Serves 4
WW PP=6
Cal 230, Carbs 9.5, Fat 7.7, Protein 31.7

Ingredients
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 jar salsa
1.25 cups reduced fat shredded mexican blend cheese

Arrange chicken in bottom of crock pot. Season with garlic and chili powder. Top with salsa and cheese. Cover and cook on low 4 hours. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches



Well, that title was a mouthful! If you are a fan of pulled pork sandwiches then you have to give these a try! Super moist and flavorful these sandwiches are easy to make and best of all, your slow cooker does all the work. A great meal for a busy weeknight!

Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Makes 4 Sandwiches

Ingredients
2-3 lb pork roast (I used a sirloin pork roast)
2 tbsp. BBQ Seasoning (I used McCormicks)
1 cup Root Beer
1.5 cups BBQ Sauce of your choice (I like Stubbs)
Rolls

Place your roast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with BBQ Seasoning and pour in the Root Beer. Cover and cook on low 6 hours. Remove pork and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker and pour in the BBQ Sauce. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes.

Spoon shredded pork onto rolls. Serve with extra sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Three Cheese Rotini Bake





There is nothing like a hot comforting bowl of pasta to warm you up on a cold winter (um..I mean fall) night! Although it certainly feels more like winter around here than fall, that's for sure. We are getting blasted with a cold snap this week. Highs in the 30's. What? Ugh. Anyway, this Three Cheese Rotini Bake is a pasta lovers dream. Made with three cheeses and I also used meat to please my meat loving hubby. It's going to be a new family favorite in my house!


Three Cheese Rotini Bake
Serves 6
WW PP=10
Cal 413, Carbs 47.1, Fat 11.8, Fiber 5, Protein 29.8

Ingredients
1 lb. lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
2 tbsp. italian seasoning blend
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 cups marinara sauce of your choice (I love Barilla)
12 oz. rotini pasta (I used Ronzoni)
1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain and season with garlic powder and italian blend. Stir in the ricotta cheese and marinara.

Cook pasta just short of al dente. Drain and place in a baking dish. Pour meat sauce over pasta and top with shredded cheeses.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Enjoy!




Monday, November 10, 2014

Skillet Hawaiian Chicken



I never ever get sick of chicken. Seriously. I love how versatile it is and you can create so many great dishes with it. Like this Skillet Hawaiian Chicken. My family devoured this. Literally. It was so good. I served it with a salad for a delicious weeknight meal!


Skillet Hawaiian Chicken
Serves 4
WW PP=6
Cal 202, Carbs 28.2, Fat 6.5, Fiber 1, Protein 12.5

Ingredients
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp. garlic powder
3 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 can pineapple tidbits, undrained
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
sliced green onion

Season chicken with garlic powder. 

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken about 10 minutes or so. Add in the soup, soy sauce, honey, and pineapple. Combine well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Serve over rice and garnish with green onion, Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Protect your infants and toddlers from RSV this season #MC #Sponsored #RSV Awareness #PreemieProtection

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”As a mom to a toddler who was hospitalized for RSV I want to do everything possible to protect my son from catching it again. For those of you who are not familiar with RSV, let me tell you a little bit about the illness.

RSV is a common seasonal virus which most often strikes during cold and flu season. (Usually November-March)  Most toddlers at one point or another contract the virus and it usually presents itself with mild cold and flu like symptoms although RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants under age 1 and Preemies are most at risk for contracting the virus.


Despite being so common, a lot of parents are not familiar with RSV. I was one of those parents at one time. My little guy developed RSV when he was 26 months old. I thought he had croup but after a few days of a runny nose, cough, and fever I knew something was not right. He seemed to be getting worse than better. He developed something called stridor where he was having a hard time catching his breath and was making a high pitched wheezing type sound. I immediately rushed him to the pediatrician where he was given nebulizer treatments that unfortunately were not helping much so he ended up being sent to the ER. It was such a scary time for my husband and I and after 12 hours of xrays, nebulizer treatments, and steroid shots we were finally given the all clear to come home. 

These symptoms are signs of severe RSV:

Persistent coughing or wheezing
Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails
Rapid, difficult, or gasping breaths
Fever (especially if it is over 100.4°F [rectal] in infants under 3 months of age)


November 17th is World Prematurity Day. To avoid spreading RSV remember these simple steps:


Wash hands and ask others to do the same
Keep toys, clothes, blanket and sheets clean
Avoid crowds and other young children during RSV season
Never let anyone smoke around your baby
Steer clear of people who are sick or who have recently been sick





To learn more about RSV please visit rsvprotection.com

Protect your infants and toddlers from RSV this season #MC #Sponsored #RSV Awareness #PreemieProtection

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”As a mom to a toddler who was hospitalized for RSV I want to do everything possible to protect my son from catching it again. For those of you who are not familiar with RSV, let me tell you a little bit about the illness.

RSV is a common seasonal virus which most often strikes during cold and flu season. (Usually November-March)  Most toddlers at one point or another contract the virus and it usually presents itself with mild cold and flu like symptoms although RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants under age 1 and Preemies are most at risk for contracting the virus.


Despite being so common, a lot of parents are not familiar with RSV. I was one of those parents at one time. My little guy developed RSV when he was 26 months old. I thought he had croup but after a few days of a runny nose, cough, and fever I knew something was not right. He seemed to be getting worse than better. He developed something called stridor where he was having a hard time catching his breath and was making a high pitched wheezing type sound. I immediately rushed him to the pediatrician where he was given nebulizer treatments that unfortunately were not helping much so he ended up being sent to the ER. It was such a scary time for my husband and I and after 12 hours of xrays, nebulizer treatments, and steroid shots we were finally given the all clear to come home. 

These symptoms are signs of severe RSV:

Persistent coughing or wheezing
Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails
Rapid, difficult, or gasping breaths
Fever (especially if it is over 100.4°F [rectal] in infants under 3 months of age)


November 17th is World Prematurity Day. To avoid spreading RSV remember these simple steps:


Wash hands and ask others to do the same
Keep toys, clothes, blanket and sheets clean
Avoid crowds and other young children during RSV season
Never let anyone smoke around your baby
Steer clear of people who are sick or who have recently been sick





To learn more about RSV please visit rsvprotection.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Crock Pot BBQ Sloppy Joes




I've never been a huge fan of Sloppy Joes until years after I got married and realized there is way more to a sloppy joe than a can (yuck) of sloppy joe sauce. I started experimenting with ingredients and got creative. Now I have made quite a few variations of the traditional Sloppy Joe and this is one of my husband's favorites. It's so good even a non sloppy joe eater will fall in love with this tasty sandwich. Trust me, I did, and it's now one of my favorite quick go to recipes!


Crock Pot BBQ Sloppy Joes
Serves 4

Ingredients
16 oz lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup beef broth
1 pkg. lipton onion soup mix
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown your ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain and place in crock pot. Add in the remaining ingredients. Stir. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours. Spoon onto rolls and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup



Today is the perfect day for a steaming hot bowl of soup. It's blustery and chilly outside. I'm certainly not ready for this type of weather yet! I love Broccoli Cheddar Soup but wanted to add a little protein to it and the chicken went perfectly with it. It was delish!



Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup
Serves 8
WW PP=5
Cal 178, Carbs 24.3, Fat 5, Fiber 2, Protein 9.7

Ingredients
5 cups low sodium chicken broth
8 oz. chicken tenderloins
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
2 cups chopped broccoli
6 cups diced hash brown potatoes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk (I used 2 percent)
1.25 cups reduced fat cheddar/jack cheese

Arrange chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Season with salt and garlic powder. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, onions, and broccoli. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Break chicken into pieces and return to slow cooker. Add in the milk and cheese. Cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet



Yes, another skillet recipe! Bring it on! I am just loving them lately and I am enjoying creating different types like this Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet. A skillet packed with chicken, ranch, bacon, and cheese? Um...yes please!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet
Serves 6
WW PP=6
Cal 245, Carbs 23.8, Fat 6.8, Fiber 1, Protein 21.3


Ingredients
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken tenderloins, cut into pieces
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. dry ranch seasoning
1 cup petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup crumbled bacon or bacon bits
3/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 box Uncle Bens Chicken and Vegetable Rice
2 cups water


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and dry ranch mix. Cook until no longer pink.

Stir in rice and water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in bacon, tomatoes, and top with cheese. Continue cooking about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops



First I need to start off by saying that these Stuffed Pork Chops were AMAZING. Flavorful and the combination of apple and bacon were incredible! It made the perfect Sunday dinner and they were pretty simple to make. If you are a fan of pork chops you need to make this recipe ASAP!

Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 thick boneless loin chops (mine were about 6 oz each)
2 cups stuffing
1 cup diced apples
8 slices center cut bacon, cooked crisp
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup water

Pre-Heat Oven to 375.

Meanwhile cut a pocket in each pork chop. Season each chop with salt, pepper, and thyme.

In a large bowl combine stuffing, water, apples, and bacon. Evenly divide mixture between the four chops and stuff each one with mixture.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 155.  Enjoy!

Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops



First I need to start off by saying that these Stuffed Pork Chops were AMAZING. Flavorful and the combination of apple and bacon were incredible! It made the perfect Sunday dinner and they were pretty simple to make. If you are a fan of pork chops you need to make this recipe ASAP!

Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 thick boneless loin chops (mine were about 6 oz each)
2 cups stuffing
1 cup diced apples
8 slices center cut bacon, cooked crisp
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup water

Pre-Heat Oven to 375.

Meanwhile cut a pocket in each pork chop. Season each chop with salt, pepper, and thyme.

In a large bowl combine stuffing, water, apples, and bacon. Evenly divide mixture between the four chops and stuff each one with mixture.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 155.  Enjoy!

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