Bacon “Hacks”…

Found this article over on Lifehacker today and while most of the “hacks” were things that have been floatin’ around the interwebs for a while, I did actually learn something from the article:

3. A Strip of Bacon Saves Meatloaf from Sticking to the Pan

Next time you make a meatloaf place a strip of uncooked bacon on the bottom of your pan before adding other meatloaf ingredients. The fat from one slice of bacon creates enough lubricant to prevent sticky or burned meatloaf.

Well there you go!  Now we know and we all know that knowing is half the battle ;-)

Read the rest of the article here…

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Originally posted 2011-10-11 19:56:23.

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Originally posted 2013-02-22 15:48:34. 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!

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

Thankin’ for Bacon – Veggie Side #2…

It’s Thankin’ for Bacon week and the table is starting to fill up!  We’ve got…

Bacon Apple Pie – Dessert
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Appetizer
Spinach, Bacon and Onion Dip – Appetizer
Green Beans and Bacon Sauté – Veggie Side

and today we’ll add another vegetable to the table (you’ve got to have some variety you know).

Carrots with Country Bacon

Country bacon in this recipe refers to thick-sliced or wood-smoked bacon.

Ingredients

4 thick bacon slices
2 pounds carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into 12 cups water
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

Directions

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Add carrots and next 3 ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat 30 to 35 minutes or until liquid is reduced to a glaze and carrots are tender.
Sprinkle with thyme and reserved bacon.

via myrecipes.com

Originally posted 2011-11-21 21:26:35.

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Originally posted 2013-12-17 02:07:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Nuts!

Seriously…bacon flavored peanuts, courtesy of Planters.

Now I’ve got nothing else to really add here.  I’ve never seen these let alone have tried them.  This photo just magically appeared on my phone from who I believe to be FoTDB DJ.

So DJ, if it was you who texted that photo…how’d they taste?

Anyone try these before?

Originally posted 2010-11-03 20:01:31.

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Originally posted 2013-12-11 01:27:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Bacon Barley Risotto

Another savory dish from our friends up north!  This would make a great side dish for, say, a 14 oz. bacon wrapped filet?!?

Man, I just made my stomach rumble…

Check it out after the jump…

Bacon Barley Risotto

Ingredients:

4 or 5 cups of chicken broth
4 slices bacon, thinly chopped
2 x onions, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup barley, pearl or pot
Salt and pepper
1 bunch chives or parsley, chopped

 Directions:

In one pot heat the broth to a gentle simmer.
In another pot fry the bacon over medium-high heat, until crisp and golden brown.
Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft and golden.
Add the barley and stir for a few moments until well coated with bacon fat and heated through.
Add 1 cup or so of the hot chicken broth and stir until it is fully absorbed. Continue to add broth, 1 ladle-full at a time, letting it absorb fully before adding the next ladle. Continue simmering until the barley is tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stir in a handful of your favourite herbs.

Yield: 2 main courses, or 4 sides.

© Food Network Canada
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Originally posted 2010-02-15 17:53:39.

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Originally posted 2013-12-10 01:23:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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

Bacon Pic of the Day – Bacon Tree…

O Bacon Tree, O Bacon Tree!
Thou tree most fair and lovely!
O Bacon Tree, O Bacon Tree!
Thou tree most fair and lovely!
The sight of thee at Christmastide
Spreads hope and gladness far and wide
O Bacon Tree, O Bacon Tree!
Thou tree most fair and lovely!

via That’s Nerdalicious

Originally posted 2010-12-27 22:06:41.

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Originally posted 2013-10-12 19:11:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter