2972. CHEESY ROTINI with BACON and PEAS

a box of quick-cooking rotini pasta
1 cup of your favorite shredded cheeses
1/4 cup of butter
4 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of skim milk
1 can of peas
8 strips of bacon
1 teaspoon of olive oil (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

To make the cheese sauce, dice your butter and melt it in a saucepan, then stir in the flour and milk, whisking to ensure your sauce doesn’t get lumpy. Add your cheese a little at a time, then let the sauce simmer for about twenty minutes.

While your roux is heating through, turn your broiler on low and line a cookie sheet with foil, then arrange the strips of bacon on the cookie sheet so no strip is overlapping. Slide the bacon under the broiler to cook while you work on your pasta.

Your quick-cooking rotini will take about three minutes to heat through in boiling water. While your pasta is cooking, warm your can of peas through in a separate pot. Drain the pasta, then set it aside.

Turn your broiler on high for one minute to get some extra crunch in your bacon, then remove bacon from heat. Dice bacon, then toss bacon and peas together and add to pasta. Use 1 teaspoon of olive oil if the pasta is sticking to pot.

Drizzle your cheese roux over the tossed pasta, stir, and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Jennifer King, Examiner.com, January 3, 2012

Originally posted 2013-06-28 01:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon LIVE: A Bacon Lover with 1.5 Million Dollar Taste Buds

On Season 5 Episode 11 we talked about a man that has 1.5 million dollar taste buds, a new bacon study, a cooking contest with a million dollar prize, bacon olive oil, a new bacon shake, and a new Facebook group Team T-Dog, and so much more.

Over the next few days you going to see a lot of Bacon LIVE content. I am trying to get the back log shows posted up. Sorry that I fell behind. You can always watch the show live so you dont have to wait for them to be posted. Thanks and enjoy bacon!

Go to BaconLIVE.com to learn how to subscribe and/or watch us live Wednesdays at 7pm ET!

Originally posted 2012-04-25 12:18:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Trends in handmade crafts vol. 2

You might remember my famed Trends in Handmade Crafts Vol. 1. The good news is there is a seemingly never ending supply of trends when it comes to the craft world. Be ready to have your mind blown.

Babushkas

This little cuties are freakin’ everywhere. Like, for real. I made a treasury on Etsy and was overloaded with matryoshka stuff.

Tadpole Creations
Miss Bluebird Creations
Buttons and Badges
A Little Sweetness
Spectacles

Not the kind you make of yourself, but the kind you wear on your face. Geek is chic, just ask Leonard, Sheldon, Raj and Howard.

Merry Blues Art

Mano Celebrates
Cyanide Stitches

Naomi Cayne

Typewriters

Click clack clickity clack clackity click.

The Craft Pantry
Pretty Messes
Lettershop
Nan Lawson

Originally posted 2011-03-16 05:10:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Thing of The Day: Darth Bacon


“May The Grease Be With You”

Darth Bacon (aka The Dark Lord of Bacon) is the creation of artist Dan Goodsell. You can own his crispy and imposing image on a T-Shirt for just $20 by visiting the Mr Toast Online Store at This Link.

Thanks to Al Stone For The Tip!

Originally posted 2011-12-10 11:00:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2968. EGGPLANT with BACON MISO

makes four servings

1 slice thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
1/3 cup white miso
3 tablespoons mirin
4 Japanese or Chinese eggplants (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for baking sheet
4 scallions, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 425°. Cook bacon in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in miso and mirin.

Cut eggplants in half lengthwise. Using the tip of a paring knife, score cut sides in a crosshatch pattern. Brush cut sides with 2 tablespoons oil, dividing evenly, then spread scant 1 tablespoon bacon-miso mixture over each half. Place on an oiled rimmed baking sheet.
Roast eggplant until tender and lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Top with scallions.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Nobuo at Teeter House, 622 E Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona; Bon Appétit, June 2013

Originally posted 2013-06-24 01:50:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2896. GNOCCHI with BACON and SWEET PEAS

yields four servings

Kosher salt
1-pound package potato gnocchi
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 lemon, juiced?Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

In a large skillet over medium heat add bacon and cook until slightly crisp. Discard the excess fat. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 30 seconds. Drain the gnocchi and add it to the pan. Stir in the butter, then add the peas, a pinch of black pepper, and a pinch of salt and mix to combine. Add the lemon juice and allow flavors to blend. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer the gnocchi to a serving bowl and serve.???bacon recipe courtesy of: Aaron McCargo, Jr., “Easy Elegance,” Big Daddy’s House, Food Network

Originally posted 2013-04-13 01:02:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Breakin’ bacon: BACON PAIRINGS AT PADDY LONG’S

We are still suffering from bacon hangovers thanks to the stellar BaconFest Chicago-sponsored bacon/beer pairing event at Paddy Long’s last night. Our review will be up soon, we promise.

Now, to go find some hair of the dog…

Originally posted 2010-10-14 18:37:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter