Free Bacon for a Year…

Yeah, you heard me…



for a YEAR!

This compliments of Whole Foods.  From their “Whole Story” blog:

Win A Year of Bacon!

To celebrate our sizzling hot bacon, we’re holding an online contest on Facebook to find the next big bacon idea. Bacon chocolates, cocktails and salt have been hits. What’s next? Share your idea and be entered to win a Year of Bacon. (Yes, a Year of Bacon!) Enter and vote for your favorites in the Bacon Smackdown going on between now and July 31 at

The grand prize winner chosen by Whole Foods Market receives a Year of Bacon, and the top 10 ideas as “liked” by the Facebook community receive $50 Whole Foods Market gift cards. Winners will be announced August 10, 2012. We expect the competition to be smokin’ hot, so good luck to all!

Make sure you enter the contest on the Whole Foods Market Meat Facebook page, not in the comments below. But if you want to tell us why you’re hot for bacon, we’d love to hear about it.

You can read more about Whole Food’s 365 brand bacon on “Whole Story“.

Me, I’m heading to their Facespace to get my entry in!  I may not be a “frequent” shopper now, but give me my prized pork for a year and I’ll easily become a regular.

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BLT Prime’s Grilled Bacon

blt-primes-grilled-bacon It’s officially Autumn, which means it’s FOOTBALL SEASON!! And if there’s one thing that goes with football, it’s BACON! This recipe is perfect for a tailgating event or game day party. It’s a favorite on the menu at BLT Prime, a restaurant that is located at the iconic Trump National Doral® in Miami, Florida. Featuring BLT’s acclaimed modern American steakhouse cuisine in a gorgeous setting, BLT Prime boasts spectacular views of the legendary Blue Monster golf course, and the restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This recipe is super simple and whips up fast. And who wouldn’t want to munch on whole strips of BBQ’ed bacon while watching your favorite team pummel their opponents? It doesn’t get any better than that! Grill up this recipe for your game day guests and they will be mighty impressed with you. In fact, they might show up next time there’s a game like a stray dog at your door. So make sure you feed this to your very favorite football fans.

Grilled Bacon

BLT Prime’s Grilled Bacon


1 lb. Thick-cut Bacon
1 cup Chopped Parsley
1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
1 Tbsp. Chopped Shallots
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fine Sea Salt
Freshly-cracked black pepper


Whisk together all ingredients. Set aside.

Grill 1/8” thick-cut, smoked bacon on both sides until done.

Serve with 2 tbsp. of the bacon dressing mixture and finish with sherry vinegar making sure there is a little vinegar on the plate.

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serves four

9 oz. uncooked pappardelle
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
3 or 4 roasted red peppers, diced
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper
5 cups arugula, roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh shaved parmesan

Cook pasta in boiling, salted water. Drain. While pasta cooks, brown bacon in skillet. Remove and let drain on paper towels. Pour off as much of the fat as you'd like. Add olive oil to skillet, or reserved bacon fat if you prefer. Add red pepper flakes and garlic, cook for about 1 minute and add roasted red peppers. Cook for about 1 more minute, turn off heat, add lemon juice, arugula, and cooked pasta. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh shaved parmesan cheese on top.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Pam, Sidewalk Shoes, June 11, 2008

Jones Bacon Soda is available!

Back in September, I warned you that Jones Soda was coming out with Bacon Soda. It made it's appearance a few days ago and even my mom has emailed me about it.

J&D's and Jones has teamed up and are offering the Bacon Soda as part of a gift pack with only two sodas. I'm not sure why you can't buy the soda separately and it looks like it probably won't make it into the stores. That said, the J&D’s Bacon Jones Soda Gift Pack is pretty cool and only $9.99.

J&D's Bacon Jones Soda Gift pack

You can pick up the gift pack at either J&D's Store or from Jones Soda.

Included is:
Two bottles of Bacon Soda
One bag of Cheddar BaconPOP
One packet of J&D's Country Style Bacon Gravy
J&D’s Bacon Lip Balm $ 9.99

J&D's Bacon Jones Soda Gift Pack

I figure I'll try one of the soda's and keep the other on my bacon paraphernalia shelf. I'll let you know how it tastes once I get it! Truthfully, I'm a little scared but excited at the same time.