For those of you who have stuck around here for a while, you know of my love / not so much relationship with the folks at JD’s., makers of Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, MMMvelopes, and most recently bacon cola with Jones.
One one hand, I truly appreciate their inventiveness.
On the other, none of their products include any bacon (at all) and all their stuff kinda taste like yuck.
Well, they are at it again. This time with the creation of BaconAir.
Their “creation” story is pretty good, here’s an excerpt:
Hungry for bacon but don’t want the calories? Try BaconAir! Competing in a sporting event or spelling bee? Try BaconAir! Vacuuming the house? Try BaconAir! Taking a test? Try BaconAir! Driving a race car or semi-truck? Try BaconAir. If you want to run faster, jump higher, look and feel more attractive or memorize long sequences of numbers – try BaconAir!
Wanna see the rest? Pop over and read it. While you are there, if you are so moved, you can get your name on the waiting list. Retail is $8.99.
Originally posted 2011-03-29 21:47:10.
May 25, 2013 3 Comments
If it was my call as to what Better Half took to the holiday cookie exchange, this’d be it!
Sorry, too relaxed to write anymore,,,had me a 90 minute massage tonight! So let’s just get right to the recipe…
Peanut Pecan Bark
- 12 ounces maple or brown sugar bacon
- Two 12-ounce packages milk chocolate bits
- 1 1/2 cups chopped
peanuts (salted or not)pecans
- 10-ounce bag soft candy caramels
- Large flake sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high. Working in batches, add the bacon and cook until very crisp, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then repeat with remaining bacon. Set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
- Place the chocolate bits in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, then tap it on the counter to settle the chocolate into an even, smooth puddle.
- Immediately sprinkle the
peanutspecans and bacon evenly over the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to fully harden, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the caramels in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Drizzle the caramel over the bark, then sprinkle lightly with the sea salt. Allow to cool and harden, then break into pieces.
Originally posted 2011-11-09 20:51:17.
May 24, 2013 1 Comment
I love Etsy! Seriously! You love something and have an idea for a product – BAM – you’ve got a store front and are out there makin’ it happen.
Where else could you find something as simple and as wonderful as these?
Yes, those are bacon magnets. Created by DesignDude, they come in four different “sizes” and help pork up any fridge.
Four “slices” in a package, $4.99 per.
Make it so!
Originally posted 2009-12-18 18:30:03.
May 23, 2013 No Comments
I had a long day, so today is a LINK day!
Here’s a bacon cookie recipe from a former Quicken Loans colleague of mine (thanks Chris for the link)
How Detroiter’s roll – buying their bacon local. (Thanks Suneil for the link)
Butter pecan ice cream in this bowl would be yummy! (Thanks Matt for the link)
A photographic “Ode to Bacon”. (Thanks Jeff for the link)
See you tomorrow.
Originally posted 2009-01-27 13:00:49.
May 22, 2013 1 Comment
A really interesting, albeit short, article in the Wall Street Journal last week about how food trends start. Here’s an excerpt:
Bacon. It’s everywhere. Wendy’s features it in the “Baconator” and Paula Deen crumbles it into quiche. Ditto for those deluxe cupcakes top-heavy with frosting. Is there a bakery or supermarket that doesn’t sell them?
Bacon and cupcakes — like sliders, bubble tea, popsicles, food trucks and chipotle — have caught on from coast to coast.
How indeed. Click on through, it’s a good read with a great quote from Ted Allen at the end.
Originally posted 2011-03-21 12:09:45.
May 21, 2013 No Comments
Why them’s some big balls you got there Chief! And bacon flavored to boot…
Big ups to FotDB Seth (SHOUT OUT) for the image.
Have a great day everyone. We’ll be back later with “Top Chef“…
Originally posted 2010-06-24 08:50:20.
May 20, 2013 No Comments
Archie McPhee has long been leading the charge in the development of bacon flavored products and now you can get just about all their wonders just with simple mouse click…
- Bacon Floss
- Mr. Bacon Air Freshner
- Bacon Soap
- Bacon Mints
- Bacon Toothpaste
- Bacon Drink Tabs
- Bacon Lip Balm
- Bacon Toothpicks
- Bacon Gumballs
- Bacon Band-aids
- Bendy Mr. Bacon
- and the BRAND NEW Bacon Lollipop
via Archie McPhee
Originally posted 2011-03-18 11:00:18.
May 19, 2013 1 Comment
From last night’s Saturday Night Live…
“If you enjoy cozy atmosphere, excellent service and healthy servings of pig meat accompanied by sparkling wines…”
It was a good sketch, but not quite as good as his previous effort…
“Mmmm, that’s good ham!”
All and all not a bad episode last night, a few good spots and a solid “Weekend Update“…but John Hamm is quickly becoming a solid go-to guy for SNL.
Originally posted 2010-01-31 14:06:31.
May 18, 2013 No Comments
After yesterday’s abomination I thought we’d go a little artsy, an little trippy on you…
Look at that lovely flying frying bacon. Oh wait…
Originally posted 2011-08-09 20:15:35.
May 17, 2013 No Comments
In the few short weeks of this blogs existence, we have begun a few reoccurring “features” such as “Nerd News”, “Goin’ to the Market”, and “Makin’ Bacon”.Â Today, we start something new…”Better with Bacon”.Â “Better with Bacon” willÂ call out a newÂ recipe each week!Â I will be surfin’ the interwebs through my google machine to find what I deem as the tastiest of the tasty and then post them here each Tuesday.
To follow up on “Better with Bacon”, I am also introducing “Test Kitchen” where I get my behind into the kitchen and make one of theÂ posted recipes.Â This feature won’t have a set day due to my travel schedule at work, but I will try to feature something I made every two weeks.
So, let’s “officially” kick this off with:
Maple Bacon Cupcakes!!! [Read more →]
Originally posted 2009-02-25 12:41:52.
May 16, 2013 1 Comment