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3 cups watermelon, cubed
3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed
4 ounces bacon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium shallot, chopped
splash, sherry vinegar
black pepper
basil (garnish)

In a large bowl combine 3 cups cubed watermelon, 3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped, and 1/3 cup cubed mozzarella. For the vinaigrette, render 4 ounces chopped bacon in olive oil until crisp. Add some chopped shallot, a splash of sherry vinegar, and lots of black pepper. Toss with the watermelon and tomatoes. Garnish with fresh basil.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Mark Bittman, for Today Food, NBC News

Better with Bacon – Bacon Takedown Event


Seriously, why are we not having these sort of wonderful events here in the “D”…

This is right up there with the Bacon and Bourbon tasting.

I know this isn’t an actual recipe this week, but just look at all the homemade bacon goodness in the video.  If this can’t inspire you to bust out the pork for your next meal, then I just don’t know how to reach you!

ED. NOTE: Here is a link about the experience from a competitor AND it features her recipe for Korean Bacon Lettuce Wraps.  So there you go…play-by-play and photos from the Bacon Takedown AND your weekly recipe!  HA!

Originally posted 2009-04-01 12:29:06.

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Better with Bacon – Guac & Chips Grilled Cheese…

Look at this…I mean seriously look at this…

Guac, cheese, bacon…ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?  You can literally taste this through the screen.

Hit the jump to find out more about this absolutely delicious guilty pleasure.


8 slices bacon 8 large tortilla chips 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 8 slices sourdough bread 1/2 cup guacamole 2 tablespoons peeled, seeded, finely diced Roma tomato 4 ounces Wisconsin Colby Cheese, coarsely grated 4 ounces Wisconsin Monterey Jack Cheese, coarsely grated 4 ounces goat cheese


Click on through to see what you need to do!

Via Glam Nest.

Originally posted 2011-04-05 22:05:49.

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Better with Bacon – Chocolate Stout Bacon Cake…

This recipe courtesy of FoTDB Chris (SHOUT OUT)!  Link popped up in my Facebook feed and just reading it made my mouth water.  How could this NOT be absolutely delicious??

A little more complicated than the recipes we usually post, but it’s worth it!  Check it after the jump…

Chocolate Stout Bacon Cake

Ingredients (for cake):

2 cups stout (I used Guinness) 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process) 4 cups all purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cups sour cream 1/2 pound cooked bacon, crumbled

Directions (for cake):

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter three 8-inch round cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Line with parchment paper. Butter paper. OR butter a large bundt pan and line 12 cupcake tins with cupcake papers (I did the bundt cake, came out great) Bring 2 cups stout and 2 cups butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Add bacon bits. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 35 minutes (bundt cake will take longer, maybe 45-50 mins; use the tester). Transfer cakes to rack; cool 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto rack and cool completely

Ingredients (for stout frosting):

2 cups confectioners’ sugar 6 large marshmallows 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1/3 cup stout 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions (for stout frosting):

Sift the sugar into a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Place the marshmallows, butter, and beer in a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir until the marshmallows are melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the confectioners’ sugar over the marshmallow mixture. Add the vanilla and stir until the frosting is smooth and satiny. You may need to add extra sugar to get the consistency you want – this comes out more like icing than frosting. Use at once to frost the top of the cake.


Originally posted 2011-02-07 21:12:55.

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