Taste Test – Marini’s Choco-Bacon…

About a year ago we “reported” about Marini’s Candies in Santa Cruz and their offering choco-bacon on their online store.

Well imagine my surprise when Better Half comes home from her girl’s trip in California with this…

Aw yeah…

That my friends is actual choco-bacon with a maple candy drizzle.

And that is the last bite!  It’s fuzzy but you can still see that bacon goodness just nestled inside some really tasty chocolate.

Believe it or not (and most of you won’t) this was my first slice of choco-bacon!  It was absolutely delicious!  What made it so good?  Really solid chocolate.  I mean good!  The bacon added a nice crunch and hint of salt and smoke.  I was really surprised by the balance and then that maple drizzle just sent it over the moon.

I can not recommend this enough!

But Michael, I don’t have a Better Half going to California who can serve as my choco-bacon mule…well you can still get this sent to your home…

Yup, it’s Marini’s 4 oz pack, available through their store and ready to ship straight to you!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your choco-bacon on!

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Originally posted 2011-09-15 01:20:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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It’s Bacon Grease Week!!

Yes, that’s right…I am declaring this week at TDB World Headquarters “Bacon Grease Week” as we explore just some of the great things those dripping from our favorite meat can be used for!

Like this “gem” from 1942…

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So join us the week as we journey into bacon grease!

Originally posted 2012-09-17 20:04:37.

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Originally posted 2014-07-15 01:06:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Cheese and Bacon Snacks…

Look at our sweet ol’ grandma! Her name is Norma Pemberton and from what they report in Australia’s “Central Coast Express Advocate” she’s got quite a knack for cookin’ up cheese and bacon snacks.

Being the wonderful lady that she is, she’s shared the recipe with the paper and now, through the, I share it with you.

Recipe after the jump…

Cheese and Bacon Snacks


2 cups grated tasty cheese
1 cup self raising flour
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 bacon rashers finely chopped
1 tsp french mustard
1/2 cup milk
1 egg


Preheat oven to 190 degrees
Beat milk and egg lightly in a bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Put 2 spoonfuls at a time on to a tray lined with baking paper
Place tray in oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown.

God Bless you Norma Pemberton!


Originally posted 2011-08-03 20:31:14.

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Originally posted 2014-04-18 15:19:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Grease Pic of the Week – The More You Know…

Okay, I know what you are saying…your saying “Hey Mike, this bacon grease week is good and all but I’ve heard that it’s really bad for you.”

Well my friends, you may be surprised!

This nutrition label spells out the value of one teaspoon (tsp) of bacon grease.  Personally, I’m surprised.  Of course it’s high in fat, I mean it’s FAT, but that’s all you really have to worry about.  So to add that great bacon flavor to your next dish, you’re really just giving up 38 calories.  I’d trade bacon grease for a cookie any night and I’d probably still come out ahead.

So now you know…and knowing is half the battle.

Yo Joe!


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Originally posted 2012-09-20 00:47:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Pic of the Day – Art..

you just know it when you see it!

Have a great weekend!

via Ali Spagnola

Originally posted 2011-02-04 21:41:28.

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Originally posted 2014-01-03 03:53:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

More Eggs and Bacon – Now on Hot Dogs…

Yesterday we had a great breakfast/brunch recipe for bacon wrapped eggs. Today we share with you a gourmet hot dog recipe from my morning Detroit Free Press called the 3 a.m. Dog.

Created by Chef Aaron Cozadd of the Union Woodshop just north of me in Clarkston (also winner of the Free Press “Restaurant of the Year” Honor for 2011) comes this dog with egg and a bacon jam!

Recipe after the jump:

3 a.m. Dog


BACON JAM (makes 2 cups)

  • 1 1/2 pounds of bacon, diced small
  • 1 onion, peeled, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Michigan maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup dark coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 smoked hot dogs or all-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns or favorite rolls
  • Whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup crispy hash browns
  • Bacon jam
  • 2 fried eggs
  • Sliced green onion for garnish



  1. In a medium deep skillet, render the bacon. Continue cooking the bacon over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the bacon browns. Transfer it to a paper towel-lined tray. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
  2. Place the skillet back over the medium-high heat and add the onion and garlic. Stir and reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the cider vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee and black pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and boil hard for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, stir the browned bacon into the onion mixture. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, adding water if it seems to be drying out.
  5. When the onions are soft and the liquid is thick and syrupy, remove the skillet from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a food processor and pulse several times or until the bacon jam is a spreadable consistency.


  1. To assemble each hot dog: Grill the hot dogs. Place the hot dog in the bun. Spoon on whole-grain mustard, 1/4 cup of the hash browns, bacon jam and top with fried egg. Garnish with green onion slices. Repeat with the other grilled hot dog. Serve.

photo and recipe via Aaron Cozadd / Detroit Free Press

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Originally posted 2011-07-29 01:27:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Oh the Horror!!

Last Friday I opened up the fridge and what did I see….horror1


(silent scream)


Yes, that is precooked, ready to eat bacon.  Oh my stars and garters!

Now Better Half meant well.  She was going to make some bacon ranch potato salad (one of my favorites) for our anniversary dinner and 1) didn’t know if we still had bacon and B) knew she didn’t have time to cook up a few slices just to make the salad.  So, she was at the store and thought – why not get this?

While it goes against my bacon lovin’ beliefs, we got the box, can’t take it back, so I best eat it!

Oh boy…

More to come…

Originally posted 2009-06-12 14:00:08.

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Originally posted 2013-08-08 10:28:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter