The Weekend Special

Okay, I'll admit it... I'm a recipe junkie. I collect recipes from far and wide, all the while knowing I will never be on this earth long enough to try all of them. (I'm the same way with sewing patterns, much to Hubby's dismay.) But I love finding recipes that are simple and easy and don't require a lot of ingredients, and I'm even more impressed with ones that are just right for 2 people instead of 20.

I started recieving a Kraft Foods magazine in the mail about 3 years ago, and although I haven't tried all of the recipes, the ones I have made turned out wonderfully. Some of you may already be familiar with this magazine- I think it's just the greatest thing ever. (And it's free!!) If you would like to sign up for the magazine, or get recipes by email, go to Kraft Foods to register. They usually email recipes once or twice a week - the magazine comes about 4 times a year.

I thought I would share one that came yesterday... I think Hubby will like this one since it has bacon in it, so it's going to be this weekend's special Saturday night football dish. Now if the Vols will only beat Georgia......

Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-up
Prep Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 50 min.
Makes: 6 servings, 1 slice each.

1 lb. lean ground beef
4 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions (about 1 small)
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust

Heat oven to 400°F. Cook ground beef, bacon and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat until ground beef is browned, stirring occasionally. Drain; return meat mixture to skillet. Add Velveeta; cook until completely melted, stirring frequently. Cool 10 min.
Unroll pizza dough onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Press into 15x8-inch rectangle. Top evenly with meat mixture. Roll up dough, starting at one of the long sides. Rearrange, if necessary, so roll is seam-side down on baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. Cut diagonally into 6 slices to serve.

Have a great weekend, everybody!!!


  1. Oh that looks and sounds yummy. I think I'll head over and sign up for the magazine. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Paula! What an easy sounding recipe, and yummy too. I think maybe I'll try it with pepperoni and mozarella cheese. I see you're an avid football fan, around here it's all about hockey!

  3. Hi Paula, I just had to visit! I read your profile and laughed because we have alot of similar things in common. We live on a small farm in S. Calif. I read your profile to my hubby and said look here is another gal that farms and blogs. I told him how fun it is to meet new 'neighbors' that have similar likes as us. He is not sure about the blogging sensation that has hit our house!
    Have a wonderful day...
    Sometime come visit me...I have chickens, sheep, pigeons, and we garden as well too.

  4. I'm a total recipe junkie, too! But I come by it honestly ~ my mother has a HUGE collection of recipe books!! I stopped allowing myself to buy recipe books and magazines after subscribing to Recipezaar, but I'm still constantly adding to my online recipe books. At least they don't take up any room in my kitchen!! I love getting Kraft's magazine ~ I actually wish it would come out a little more often.

  5. Oops, sorry, that link doesn't work. If you're interested, here's the corrected one:


    If you're not already familiar with it, I guarantee you'll be hooked very shortly!!

  6. This looks so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Looks good. I havent' seen one fo those Kraft books in a while but they do have good recipes.

  8. My daughter recommended Kraft Recipes to me too, and we both get the free publication ! It is full of easy recipes, and simple food most people like. I think I will be making the bacon cheeseburger roll-ups this coming weekend for company ! Easy, quick, and a crowd pleaser ...thank-you !

  9. Yumm. Those looks good and there's nothing scary about them! (Like some weird ingredient that I don't know!!) That may be a good thing to attempt to make this weekend! Thanks Paula!

  10. I'm copying this and sending it to my (grown) son. He only cooks simple stuff, and he loves all those ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  11. That looks and sounds real good. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a great tip...Kraft Recipes. I'll check into that publication myself! I don't have a family to feed but my husband appreciates all the new food her gets..year after year. Isn't it funny how many different dishes we can come up with!!

  13. Your blog is sparkling. It has a great appeal. How are U able to cope such a lot and too good for words. Meet me at
    Waiting with curiosity. To know your innovation

  14. Sounds Yummy!
    My aunt just told me about the Kraft magazine this week and I subscribed. I am looking forward to getting it :)

  15. I'mm with you. I need recipes to feed 2 people. I wish they sold bread in 1/2# loaves so we could finish a loaf! This one looks like a winner to me; kind of like a calzone only diiferent. I get the Kraft Family magazine and pass it around through the family. I have NOT seen this recipe but I do use alot of the recipes that come in the magazine--loke the ones that have different ingredients to change up meatloaf and chili, etc.
    Good to have you back!XOXOXOXOX

  16. Me too, I love recipes. I used to get the Kraft magazine. Thanks for the link, I will sign up for it again.
    The bacon cheeseburger roll up looks good.

    Now..what is this about beating Georgia?? Go Dawgs!! sorry that just slipped

    Have a great weekend.

  17. Well, I know nothing about football, sorry-I don't even have a clue who you're talking about!! But that food-whoa Nelly! That looks good and easy too. I get that magazine. Guess I better open it up!
    Love, Debra

  18. I am always up for a new recipe! What a great finger food game day treat!

  19. I get that magazine too and I love it. I will be looking for it to come in the mail. We enjoyed the chicken and pene pasta recipe from the last one.

  20. I love the Kraft Foods magazine! I love it and get it all the time (don't remember signing up for it, though!). I use the recipes in it too, a lot of them are from "normal" folks and user friendly!

  21. Oh my goodness, these look fantastic! I am definitely going to try this recipe...thanks for sharing!


  22. I've gotten that Kraft mag for a while also - it is pretty good and gives me ideas to jazz up things we already have in the household repertoire. I think I'd try this with our favorite pizza toppings - pepperoni, breakfast bacon, onions and mushrooms - yummmy - BTW - I have at last count 78 cookbooks and two large stacks of "valuable" magazines with ideas I want to try - let's see I'm in my 60's and only two of us in the house - how likely am I to make all that food? But sometimes it is just fun to think about right?

  23. OH! Looks like the perfect cure for a spider bite :)

    Just noticed your Hamburger Rooster. He is beautiful. I have two girls and we call them the Hamburger Twins.

  24. Oh, this sounds so good! I also like the idea that Merry said about with pepperoni and mozarella cheese. Thanks for sharing, Paula. blessings, Kathleen

  25. I get that free magazine and have made several of the recipes. They all seem easy and have been really good!

  26. Uuummmm.... I just looked at your cast of characters. I hate to be the one to tell you, but hamburger does not come from a chicken. =)

  27. That looks really good. I think it will work will with variations too. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Hi Paula:
    I came over from ribbonwoodcottage (debbie's blog). I love your farm pictures and hubby's tractor. (isn't there a song about you think my tractor's sexy?) something like that. lol.

  29. Oh, Miss Paula!
    I do the same thing (with collecting tooooooooooo many recipes!!!) Just can't help myself!

    You're so sweet to share another one! I'll bet my family will love that one!


  30. Dear Miss Paula,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love to have new visitors come by. I looked briefly through your post, only because I don't have enough time to look any longer and leave you a comment. I've got to get ready for work. The food pics seem to becoming popular (now that the weather is getting people in the mood to cook more, but it keeps making me hungry :). But I have to say your "Wordless Wednesday" is absolutely breathtaking photography. I hope to get better with mine. Anyhow, your photos spoke volumes. I loved it. Keep in touch, ok?

    Your sister in Him,
    Penny Sue

  31. WOW - that looks great! I'm going to give it a try.

    At least you try the recipes. I just collect them (and cookbooks) and never make anything!!

  32. Love that magazine. I've been getting it for years and have enjoyed everything I have made out of it so far. :)


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