Better with Bacon – Cheese and Bacon Snacks…

Look at our sweet ol’ grandma! Her name is Norma Pemberton and from what they report in Australia’s “Central Coast Express Advocate” she’s got quite a knack for cookin’ up cheese and bacon snacks.

Being the wonderful lady that she is, she’s shared the recipe with the paper and now, through the, I share it with you.

Recipe after the jump…

Cheese and Bacon Snacks


2 cups grated tasty cheese
1 cup self raising flour
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 bacon rashers finely chopped
1 tsp french mustard
1/2 cup milk
1 egg


Preheat oven to 190 degrees
Beat milk and egg lightly in a bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Put 2 spoonfuls at a time on to a tray lined with baking paper
Place tray in oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown.

God Bless you Norma Pemberton!


Originally posted 2011-08-03 20:31:14.

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Originally posted 2014-04-18 15:19:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


francheezieFRANCHEEZIE!!! I bet you’re asking yourself what a francheezie is. Well if you guessed the most delicious food on the planet you are correct! This one is a little harder to make at home, but you can figure it out.

Here’s what you do.

Take a jumbo hot dog, cut it down the middle, fill it with american cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer on your hot dogs), then wrap that sucker with bacon and deep fry the hell out if it. Put on a hot dog bun with some ketchup and enjoy with your chocolate covered bacon. Mmmmmmm, so good.

Originally posted 2008-06-26 08:10:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf

From the “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger” file comes this recipes for your enjoyment…

It’s Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf.

Let me say that again…


Your mouth is saying “Yum!”, your eyes are saying “Oh, good lord!” and your stomach is saying “Good luck!”

Recipe after the jump.

Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf


1 lb. bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled and divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef sirloin
1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. dry bread crumbs
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 c. catsup
1/4 t. hot pepper sauce
3 T. Dijon mustard


Set aside 1/2 cup bacon for topping. Combine remaining bacon, ground beef, cheese, eggs, crumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
Mix together catsup, hot sauce and mustard; set aside 3 tablespoons of mixture. Add remaining catsup misture to beef mixture; blend well.
Press into an ungreased 9″x5″ loaf pan; spread reserved catsup mixture over top and sprinkle with reserved bacon.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until done. Remove from oven; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 6 to 8.

Photo and content idea via Full Bellies, Happy Kids.  Recipe from the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

Originally posted 2010-08-09 11:58:29.

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Originally posted 2013-09-26 17:32:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

NYC’s Best Sandwiches

Grubstreet has a list of the 101 Best Sandwiches in New York. And no surprise, many of these are pork sandwiches! There are so many in fact that I decided to choose a mere 10 from the list that I would like to try in the next year or so. From the bottom of the list up, here are my picks:
100. The Elvis – Peanut Butter & Co.
83. Ham & Cheese – Char No. 4
56. Bacon & Marmalade – Prune
53. PMB (pancetta, mango & basil) – Sullivan St. Bakery
43. Bacon, Egg & Lettuce – BKLYN Larder
39. Bacon, Egg & Cheese – Prime Meats
32. BLT – Frankie’s Sputino
26. Country Ham Biscuit – Egg
22. Grilled 3-Cheese with House-smoked Ham – The Breslin
13. Croque Monsieur – Bar Boulud
I think I’ll start with number 53! A lot of these picks are based on me already loving particular restaurants or wanting to try ones I haven’t. There is lots of porky goodness on the list besides these. What are your favorites? Any sandwiches that you think are missing? I think Bierkraft’s Serrano should have been very high on the list. And are ice cream sandwiches not considered? Because Xie Xie’s 1000 Year Old Ice Cream Sandwich would easily top my list!

Originally posted 2010-06-01 07:57:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Making Parmigiano-Reggiano

This NYT’s cartoon story explains the making of what is without a doubt the most versatile and delicious of all aged Italian cheeses — Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Parmesan, as we know it here in America.

No good kitchen should ever be without it for dressing up soups, salads, and casseroles. 

Here’s the link followed by my ideas for using this King of The Cheeses.

Top Ten Uses for Parmigiano-Reggiano 

Never serve a bowl of pasta without some grated on the side for diners to help themselves. 

Grate over steamed or sauteed asparagus. 

Whisk grated cheese into an omelet. 

Grate over a bowl of minestrone.

Add the rind to soup as it’s simmered to lend a pleasant creamy-saltiness to the broth.

Serve a chunk on a cheese platter with a soft cheese, olives, crackers, sliced pears or grapes, roasted peppers, etc. 

Grate into Chicken Caesar Salad. 

Toss into creamy chicken casseroles to boost flavor.

Shave thin slices over salad tossed with orange sections and toasted walnuts. 

Add grated cheese to seasoned breadcrumbs, then coat thin pieces of chicken or fish before baking.  

Originally posted 2014-06-09 14:44:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Review: Marlow & Sons

Brunch at Marlow & Sons on Broadway and Berry in South Williamsburg.Home-made biscuits with bacon egg & cheese:

Originally posted 2010-04-26 15:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Baked Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

Simple, easy, probably not good for you, but I am sure as heck thinkin’ it’s tasty!

Imagine this with some homemade potato chips…YUM!

[photo via Right Cuisine]
photo via Right Cuisine

Recipe after the jump…

Baked Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

You will need :

Large, heavy skillet
Electric mixer
Medium bowl
Medium baking dish with cover ( or use tin foil )


8-10 slices bacon
1 pkg. cream cheese ( softened )
2 cloves garlic( peel and mince )
2 & 1/ 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
4-5-0z blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup half and half


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fry bacon on medium, medium high until well done. Remove, and drain off excess grease. When cooled, crumble, set aside.
Saute garlic in the bacon grease for about a minute – no longer. Remove from grease
Place cream cheese and half and half in bowl and mix until well blended. Add the chives, blue cheese crumbles. garlic and bacon and stir well ( by hand )
Place in baking dish, cover and bake about half an hour
Remove from oven, let cool slightly and pour into serving dish.

Recipe from JoAnne Thomas at Right Cuisine

Originally posted 2009-08-04 11:36:30.

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Originally posted 2014-05-09 17:40:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter