serves six

4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small white onion, diced medium
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
2 packages (8.8 ounces each) cheese tortellini
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)

Heat broiler, with rack in top position. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Add onion and garlic to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add tortellini and bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring often, until liquid has thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Transfer to a 2-quart broilerproof baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Broil until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, December 2012

Originally posted 2012-09-19 08:33:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


serves 4-5?

1/2 cup dried adzuki beans, rinsed, picked over, soaked in water overnight?
3 strips thick, uncured, applewood smoked bacon?
1 cup rice, rinsed?
2 tablespoons good bourbon
3 cups water?
1-2 tablespoon agave nectar (start with 1 tablespoon and add more to taste)?
pinch of salt, to taste

In the morning after soaking overnight, discard any beans that are floating. Drain water. If you are not going to cook right away, cover container with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

Slice bacon in half, lengthwise, and then chop into small pieces. Add bacon to cold saucepan or Dutch oven and turn heat to medium. Cook bacon until fat is rendered and pieces are crisp and golden. Transfer cooked bacon to a small bowl and set aside. Drain off all but one tablespoon of grease.

Add beans to pan, stir, and then add rice. Stir to coat in bacon drippings. Add bourbon, stir and cook, about a minute, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add water, bring mixture to a simmer, and cover pan, lowering heat. Cook until liquid is absorbed and beans and rice are tender, about 30-35 minutes.

Fluff mixture with a fork.

Add 1 tablespoon of agave, reserved bacon pieces, and mix into beans and rice. Add additional agave if necessary. Add salt to taste. Serve hot or warm.

bacon recipe courtesy of: gingerroot (member), Food52, March 21, 2011

Originally posted 2013-04-21 01:27:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Another April, Another Great Opening Day!

The baseball season may be a week old, but it officially begins TODAY in Detroit!  

How I LOVE this day!  It’s that hope springs eternal feeling!  It’s great friends and great memories!  It’s a cold beer on a weekday afternoon with the sun breaking through the clouds,warming the skin (even though it’s raining with a high around 47 today).  The crack of the bat, roar of the crowd and grass that uncharacteristically green for April in Michigan.

That may not be as poetic as Ernie Harwell or a Ken Burns documentary, but I think you get the gist. 

So it’s off I go…

Go Tigers!  Bless you Boys!

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Dangle your Meat…

Hey ladies…drive the men wild with these…

photo via Cut Out + Keep

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Bacon earrings!

What did you think that headline meant?  You sick children you!

Learn to make your own pair right here…

Originally posted 2009-04-29 15:00:53.

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Bacon Love Fridays: Bacon Salads

Bacon is many things. Bacon is salty, bacon is crunchy, bacon is sweet and bacon is satisfying. First and foremost, however, bacon is meat. Tasty, tasty meat. Bacon is the meat that carnivores relish above all others, and it is the meat most likely to make vegetarians cheat. In just about every way imaginable, bacon […]

Originally posted 2011-10-07 14:58:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Watch it Wiggle – Bacon Jello!

Two words that, in close to my five years on the interwebs, I NEVER thought would go together.  But then I find this and out of duty I am compelled to share.

Well there you go. Where would someone find directions for something like this? Why, Instructables of course (seriously I completely love that site). It’s a rather an involved process, but anything this “interesting” is bound to take some time.

Seriously, bacon jello people…

bacon jello.


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