Thankin’ for Bacon – Appetizer #2…

Our bacon Thanksgiving celebration menu so far includes:

Bacon Apple Pie – Dessert
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Appetizer

Today, we are providing another appetizer recipe.  What good host/hostess only serves ONE appetizer?

I was searching for something easy to make and complimentary to our previous appetizer, but with bacon as a role player instead of star.  Look no further than to Martha Stewart for the answer – Spinach, Bacon and Onion Dip.


4 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Crostini or pita chips, for serving


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan. Add onion to pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 minutes. Add flour and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach, milk, sour cream, and cream cheese. Cook, stirring, until cream cheese melts, 2 minutes. Stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Transfer mixture to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until bubbling, 14 minutes. Heat broiler and broil until top browns, 3 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Serve dip warm with crostini or pita chips.

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Quality Standard Butchers – Meet your Butcher – Martin James

Quality Standard beef and lamb encourages you to get to know your butcher. In this video butcher Martin James introduces himself and shows you how to break down a lamb leg into four individual cuts for cooking at home.

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U.S.of Bacon TONIGHT!

So, I was wrong and the episode of United States of Bacon with my Skull and Cross Bacon logo wasn’t on last week, it aired tonight! If you didn’t catch it, look for re-runs on the Destination America channel.

The ?Diesel Filling Station, in Atlanta, GA gave a shirt with my logo away as a prize for winning their bacon trivia contest. Which, by the way, I would have won hands-down. What I really want thought, is that bacon-filled Death Muffin they featured. Next time I’m even remotely close to Atlanta you know I’m gonna have to make a quick detour to try it out.

Anyone that found their way here because they were looking for the shirt that was featured at the bar, you can find them in my

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Insomniac Cafe (No Longer Stinky’s)


Come by, he said. Bring me your bacon, he said. I’ll cook it all, he said. And he did.

Rob, is the the owner and genius behind Stinky’s Chili, or as it’s known now, Insomniac Cafe. The menu…exists in theory, but Rob is willing to pretty much make whatever you want as long as he has the ingredients. The cafe also boasts a oil-less fryer. Which, of course, means he can make most of the unhealthy foods you love without frying them.

So what did we do? We brought him bacon. You know, to make it in a healthy way. Really, this was the goal of this bacon fest – but as anyone with a little baking experience and a ton of bacon fat on hand, you can’t resist a savory, sweet desert at times.

All together, we ‘fried’ up 4 varieties of bacon, including fresh cut slab bacon and pre-packaged. Of course the slab tasted the best, but really, does any bacon taste bad?!


To add to the bacon bliss, he decided to whip up a batch of brownies. Of course, the consensus was “More bacon!” so instead of just butter, we added the fat from before into the batter, and topped with even more bacon.

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The end result was a moist bite of chocolate and bacon heaven. It was so good, yet so bad that he dubbed it a heart attack brownie. We’re still having palpitations of them.


One of the other great things is that Rob plans a lot of special events. At the time of the visit, there was a contest to make, create and name your own sandwich. We decided that the ‘Whiskey Bacon’ would be a triple shot of meat: ham, bacon and hot dog. Add in some garlic powder, onions and cheese and your mouth will be the happiest place on earth!

Stinky’s Chili (now Insomniac Cafe)

346 Adams, Scranton, PA
Insomniac Cafe  – Facebook

Typically the Cafe hosts something fun for First Friday as well, which is always a great time in Scranton (or so we’re constantly reminded by other Whiskey Bacon Traveling Circus members).



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