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 – Bacon Pear Pizza…

This popped up in the Google machine and just reading it made my mouth water.  I want to make this now!

It fits our motto: simple, quick, tasty, bacon.

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza…hit the jump for the recipe.

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
5 slices bacon
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1 pear, cored and sliced
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 of an 8-oz. tub cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 12-inch Italian bread shell (Boboli) or other pizza dough of your liking
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil
Honey (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line bottom of rimmed baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange bacon slices on pan; set aside. In small bowl stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Generously sprinkle brown sugar mixture on bacon slices. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned; remove and set aside.
Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
In small bowl toss together pear slices and lemon juice; set aside.
In medium bowl stir together cream cheese, onions, and black pepper to taste. Place pizza crust on clean baking sheet. Spread cream cheese mixture on crust.
Chop bacon and evenly sprinkle on cheese mixture. Arrange pear slices on bacon. Top with pecans and feta cheese.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Sprinkle with basil and pass honey for drizzling.

via yumsugar

Originally posted 2010-10-06 19:57:42.

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Originally posted 2013-09-14 16:02:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Bacon Cantaloupe Bites

This recipe is what it is…damn tasty….

and simple and easy and quick…

Seriously, if you screw this one up you need to stay the heck away from the kitchen!

Even though it may be elementary in nature, it’s still packs a lot of flavor!

Hit the jump for the “recipe” ;-)

Bacon Cantaloupe Bites
Ingredients:

1 slice bacon
1/4 cantaloupe
toothpicks

Directions:

Cook bacon in pan or microwave (using paper towels).
Cut bacon and cantaloupe into 10 small pieces.
Spear bacon and cantaloupe with toothpick.

via snackgirl.com

Originally posted 2010-08-17 20:44:27.

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Originally posted 2013-05-10 01:09:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers…

It’s been a while since we’ve actually had a recipe on here.  So long in fact, I forgot what I called these segments…

I think this is a good one for us to get back into the groove.  Simple, easy, tasty!  I think I will convience Better Half that we need for these at the party she’s throwin’.

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Ingredients:

10 mini sweet peppers or jalapeno peppers
3 strips bacon
1 eight-ounce package cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (or your seasoning blend of choice)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or corn flake crumbs

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Slice each sweet pepper in half lengthwise. Use your spoon to scoop out any seeds and some of the rib to make a nice, clean boat.

2. Cook bacon to crisp (you can use a microwave – place bacon between paper towels, microwave 3-4 minutes or until crisp). Mince cooked bacon. In a bowl, mix together the bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Cajun seasoning. Spoon cheese mixture into each sweet pepper.

3. Melt butter in microwave, stir in the bread crumbs. Hold each popper and dip cheese side down into bread crumbs. Bake 375F for 20 minutes or until cheese melty and bread crumbs crusty.

photo and recipe via steamykitchen.com

Originally posted 2010-12-08 20:49:40.

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Originally posted 2013-07-20 08:37:13. 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 – Dina’s Candied Bacon Edition!

After the “all Charlie” post yesterday, I can across a series of Facespace messages from another long time FoTDB Dina (SHOUT OUT!).  Dina’s been a BIG supporter of this little blog and just after the New Year she sent not one but five, FIVE, recipes that included candied bacon.

Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Candied Bacon Green Salad

Candied Bacon Maple Popcorn

Chocolate Chip Candied Bacon Pancakes

Candied Bacon Butter!

See something you like?  Of course you do!

Thanks for all the bacon love Dina and for being a loyal TDBer!

Photos via davidlebovitz, jaimeoliver, pinterest, evilshenanigans and tablespoon

Originally posted 2012-01-12 21:24:25.

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Originally posted 2013-05-11 01:18:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter