The Future of Bacon Ice Cream…

What goes better with yesterday’s cake with bacon flavored frosting than some homemade bacon flavored ice cream of the future?

This AWESOME mom decided to play with molecular gastronomy for Instructable’s Mad Science Fair and created her own version of “Dippin’ Dots“.

Alas no real bacon was used in the recipe, just Torani’s bacon flavored syrup, but still big props to her!

Check out the full recipe and step-by-step photo over at Instructable.

Originally posted 2011-11-29 20:50:57.

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Originally posted 2014-01-08 04:17:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Happy Birthday Julia…

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today!

I grew up with Julia on “Good Morning America” and while watching my DVR’ed episode of “The Chew” this evening (yes, I “zoom” through it every night after “PTI“) I was reintroduced to one of her most favorite recipes – Boeuf Bourguignon!

So here’s to you Julia! Who knows where televised food shows would be today without your pioneering spirit and love for food!

Boeuf Bourguignon

Ingredients

6 ounces bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 pounds lean stewing beef (cut into 2-inch cubes)
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 carrot (sliced)
1 onion (sliced)
3 cups full-bodied young red wine (like Chianti)
2-3 cups brown beef stock or canned beef bouillon
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cloves mashed garlic
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 crumbled bay leaf
18-24 small white onions (brown-braised in stock)
1 pound quartered fresh mushrooms (sauteed in butter)
parley sprigs

Directions:

Head on over to “The Chew” website for the step by step!

photo via

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Originally posted 2012-08-16 00:40:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies…

I had this ready to post yesterday (on it’s regular feature day) but given my work schedule and complete lack of sleep the night before (thanks to a teething Lil’ Baird) I completely forgot to hit publish. Soooo anyway…here’s your day late “Better with Bacon” feature for the week.

Yeah, that’s right, bacon and peanut butter in a convienent cookie form!  Get the nice and easy recipe after the jump…

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced

Directions:

In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment & set aside.
In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon.
Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern.
Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes.

(See step-by-step photos at ShutterBean.com. Recipe via JoytheBaker who adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook)

Originally posted 2010-05-25 08:07:27.

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Originally posted 2014-06-15 22:14:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark…

Um…yes please!

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark

Ingredients:

16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
4 cups of mini marshmallows
¼ cup whiskey
1 cup caramel (recipe follows)
1 cup of spiced bacon crumble (recipe follows)

Directions:

Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl above simmering water. Heat on low until chocolate is melted. Pour half of melted chocolate into parchement-lined pan. Then using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until smooth. Transfer pan to freezer to chill for about 5 minutes or until melted chocolate becomes solid.
Place marshmallows in a large saucepan and heat until marshmallows starts to just melt and forms web-like strands when stirred. Remove from heat and add in 5 tablespoons of whiskey; stir to combine. Spread marshmallow mixture over solid chocolate layer. (To easily spread the marshmallow to an even layer, spray offset spatula with non-stick spray.)
Pour caramel on top of marshmallow layer. Then, using an offset spatula, spread caramel until smooth. Transfer pan to freezer to chill for about 5 minutes or until caramel becomes slightly hardened. Pour remaining half of chocolate over caramel layer and, using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until smooth. Sprinkle and gently press bacon crumble into chocolate, Return fully assembled bark to refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes or until bark becomes solid. Bring bark to almost room temperature before cutting.

To get the Ingredients and Directions for the bacon crumble and the caramel, head over to endlesssimmer.com.  That’s where this incredible recipe came from!

Thank you FoTDB Cathryn (SHOUT OUT!) for sharing this with me today on the Facespace ;-)

Originally posted 2012-06-06 19:25:33.

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Originally posted 2014-03-14 12:12:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Get Your Bacon Java at Seattle’s Best…

Last week, a lovely woman from Iowa by the name of Eileen Gannon won a contest sponsored by Seattle’s Best Coffee with a drink she named “How to Win a Guy in One Sip”.  For her efforts, she pocketed a cool $10K.  Ka-Pow!

Her submission was a pumpkin pie spiced and bacon flavored cup of awesomeness!  Sounds good, right?  Well, if you have a “participating” Seattle’s Best Coffee near you, you’ll get a change to try it. Can’t wait, you can get her recipe over on Seattle’s Best Coffee’s facespace page (you’ll need to like it, just a heads up).

Well play Eileen, well played!

via NY Daily News

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Originally posted 2012-08-31 02:07:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Jamaican Jerk Bacon

Last November, (a year ago – yes, shut up!) the Whiskey Bacon crew gathered at Brown Barn Cafe with friends and fellow bourbonites to celebrate a delicious evening of beer, bacon and bourbon. During this Beer, Bacon & Bourbon event one of the snacks we feasted upon was Jamaican Bacon.

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Made by Whiskey Beard, this savory treat will Jamaican you crazy! You won’t be able to eat just one (or two or three) bites of this delicious bacon.

Jamaican Jerk Bacon - Beer Bacon Bourbon-1This is a traditional, Jamaican jerk rubbed recipe. Even though it calls for one habanero it’s not overly spicy, and there is a nice blend of citrus and heat. Please keep in mind that the orange juice in an important part of this recipe.

Beer, Bacon & Bourbon was may be the first of many Whiskey Bacon events to come. We’d like to once again thank Brown Barn Cafe for hosting, and the Susquehanna Brewing Co for supplying us with delicious beer to benefit one of our favorite charities.

Brown Barn Cafe

100 E. Overbrook Rd, Shavertown, PA.
Brown Barn Cafe
Facebook.com/brownbarncafe

Susquehanna Brewery Co

635 South Main Street Pittston, PA
Susquehanna Brewery Co
Facebook.com/sbcbeer
@SBCBeer

This traditional, Jamaican jerk rubbed recipe calls for one habanero but is not overly spicy, thanks for a nice blend of citrus and heat.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12

Ingredients:3/4 cup orange juice1.5 tbsp thyme2 oz ginger1 tsp salt1 scotch bonet2 heads garlic1/2 tbsp cinnamon1 tbsp honey1 sm onion1/4 cup soy1/2 tbsp brown sugar1 shot rum12 slices bacon
Instructions:
Mix, puree, split ? in a container and ? in a large freezer bag. Soak bacon 1-2 days in freezer bag. Remove bacon and discard marinade. Lay bacon on a cooling rack in a aluminum lined cookie sheet. Coat bacon with the rest of the mixture. Starting in a cold oven, cook at 375 for 20 minutes. Flip bacon slices over and cook for 10, or until desired crispness.

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Originally posted 2013-11-25 05:30:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon and Cherry Tomato Skewers

You want simple and easy bacon recipes?  Well you don’t get simpler than this…and at this time of year with your (my) garden spewing forth cherry tomatoes…

Bacon and Cherry Tomato Skewers

49095844[photo via Richard Hartog, Los Angeles Times] 

Ingredients:

Bacon
Cherry Tomatoes

Directions:

Cut each strip of bacon in thirds lengthwise.
Wrap each bacon piece around a cherry tomato and thread them onto skewers.
Grill over a medium fire until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. If the fire starts to flare up, move the skewers to the cool side of the grill until the flare-up dies down.

Enjoy!

[via LA Times.com]

Originally posted 2009-09-09 14:08:04.

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Originally posted 2013-09-23 17:10:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter