A drizzle extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 box corn muffin mix, plus ingredients listed on package for 1 batch muffins
1 rounded teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
3-4 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1/3 pound brick sharp yellow cheddar, chopped into 1/4-inch dice
Pre-heat the oven, according to the muffin mix package directions.
Drizzle a little EVOO into a small skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add the bacon to the hot pan and crisp, 5-6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
Prepare the muffin mix and a muffin tin according to the package directions. Stir in the paprika, chives, cheese and crisp bacon bits. Fill the muffin tin and bake until golden brown.