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Better with Bacon – Tomato and Bacon Guacamole

Top Chef Master himself, Mr. Rick Bayless, shared this recipe over at Good Morning America’s site on ABC.com

This from Rick:

This is kind of a no-brainer, bacon, lettuce and tomato being such a beloved sandwich combo, especially when there’s a good smear of mayo. This guacamole is in the same vein, except that the tangy, creamy mayo is replaced by avocado and lime. Come to think of it, the avocado, along with a little cilantro, brings the lettuce-green to the picture as well. It’s a perfect Mexican-American fusion of smoky, bright, creamy, fresh and satisfying.

Sign me up!  Recipe after the jump!

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Originally posted 2010-07-14 19:02:51.

April 17, 2014   1 Comment

Bacon Pic of the Day – Bacon Cabin…

If you place was made of bacon and you invited me over…well…you’d be homeless at the end of the evening!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

via Neatorama by way of Bacon Today

Originally posted 2011-01-29 20:41:47.

April 16, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Bacon & Cashew Caramel Corn…

So I came across this recipe over at Bon Appetite and noticed that it was originally posted in 2010.  What?!? How could I,  the (self-described) arbiter of bacon related goodness, not  have published this before?

Sure enough, after an exhausting examination of my previous posts (typing caramel corn in my search), I must say that I have been negligent in bringing the greatness of this caramel corn to you.  Well today, we rectify that situation. I give you…

Bacon & Cashew Caramel Corn


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted raw cashews (one 2.5-ounce package)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oolong tea bag
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat popcorn and oil in covered heavy large pot over medium-high heat until kernels begin to pop. Using oven mitts, hold lid on pot and shake pot until popping stops. Pour popcorn into very large bowl.
  • Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until almost crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain; cool. Add bacon and cashews to bowl with popcorn. Sprinkle with coarse salt and cayenne; toss to coat.
  • Bring cream and tea bag just to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat; let steep 15 minutes, occasionally pressing on tea bag with back of spoon to release flavor. Discard tea bag.
  • Line rimmed baking sheet with foil; coat with nonstick spray. Coat 2 wooden spoons or heat-resistant spatulas with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • Stir sugar, 1/4 cup water, and corn syrup in large saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high; boil without stirring until syrup turns deep amber, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with wet pastry brush, about 13 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add cream (mixture will bubble up). Stir until blended. Immediately drizzle caramel over popcorn mixture; toss with sprayed spoons until evenly coated. Transfer to sheet.
  • Place caramel corn in oven and bake until caramel is shiny and coats popcorn, tossing mixture occasionally, about 20 minutes. Cool completely on sheet on rack, tossing occasionally to break up large clumps. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight in refrigerator.

Originally posted 2012-11-29 20:55:00.

April 15, 2014   No Comments

Saturday Afternoon Video Funhouse…DOLPH!!!!

The only thing this clip has in common with bacon is that they are BOTH AWESOME!

Ladies and Gentlemen…DOLPH LUNDGREN!! 

I am not going to tell you what happens here because that will spoil the AWESOMENESS!!  Get a mop ready cause I’m about to explode your mind!

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Originally posted 2010-02-13 15:30:27.

April 14, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of The Day – Eventually Everyone Comes Around…

Just let the headline envelop y0u and bask in it’s editorial greatness.

Thanks to “Brother in Bacon” and FoTDB Seth (SHOUT OUT) for the heads up…

 photo via failblog.org.

Originally posted 2010-05-03 10:56:14.

April 13, 2014   1 Comment

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…

(NOTE -10:50 AM: I just noticed that the embedded videos won’t play and force you to view on the YouTube.  Sorry about that!  Still, click through and enjoy some good old tunes.)

Last week, Better Half and I were able to get out of the house and go see “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” (two word review – loved it!).  Before we headed into the theater for the 2:40 movie, we ran across the street to Cosi and grabbed a bite to eat.

Sittin’ there, just chillin’, this song came on overhead…from Living Colour

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Boy this stands up real good! It made me remember how much I really dug these guy.

As I head to my 20th Class Reunion tonight, I’m gonna pop in my “Vivid” tape (yes my car still has a cassette player, it’s a fine German vehicle!)

I got a couple tunes after the jump. [Read more →]

Originally posted 2009-07-25 08:00:14.

April 12, 2014   1 Comment

Better with Bacon – Bacon & Bourbon Pie Crust…

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my 10′s of readers!  Much like Halloween week, I’m going to try to “theme” this week in recognition of that one day of year where we are encouraged to give thanks for all we have while eating ourselves into a coma.

Let’s begin with this tasty looking recipe…and just like last week it brings two of my favorites together!  From last week’s “LA Times”


photo Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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Originally posted 2009-11-23 11:00:02.

April 11, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Saving the Auto Industry…

It’s technological innovation like this that will help bring our domestic auto companies out of recession!

I want to see this at the 2011 North American International Auto Show!  Do you hear me Big Three???  Get on it!

Originally posted 2010-05-20 10:02:24.

April 10, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Boutique – Elemental Bacon…

Along the same lines as this shirt comes this nice looking tee from the folks at Tanga

You better act quick, this could sell out at any time especially since it’s 1) cool and B) just $7.99 (not including S&H).  Want it?  CLICK HERE.

Thanks to FoTDB Seth (SHOUT OUT!) who bought this to my attention this morning and to his friend Amy (SHOUT OUT) for telling him to go and buy it!

Originally posted 2010-05-14 09:13:27.

April 9, 2014   No Comments

Dad’s Love Bacon!

At least I know I do…and I know there are a few others out there as well.  Why not consider Archie McPhee when deciding on that Father’s Day gift for your special Dad in your life…

While we’ve featured the Bacon Collection before, it just seems appropriate to share this again (considering I just got my Archie McPhee email today with the subject line “Father’s Day Bacon”).

Twelve different bacony items for under $40?  You can’t be serious?

They are serious, and don’t call them Shirley.

Originally posted 2011-06-02 21:48:06.

April 8, 2014   No Comments