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Bacon Boutique – Gusto’s Swag…

So this needs just a little set up.

A while back, I reviewed some Gusto’s bacon I picked up at Hiller’s Market.  I had never heard of Gusto’s before and only found out about it when I was pulling my weekly “Goin’ to the Market” post.


It was a real pleasant surprise and some terrific packaged bacon.

Well, it seemed that my little post and the way I tagged it suddenly pushed my up to #1 in organic search when you would type “Gusto’s Bacon” in the google machine (right now I am 4th).

Anywho, a few weeks back I got a real nice comment on the site from Joe who worked at Gusto’s.  He thanked me for my post and said he would like to send me a t-shirt and hat.  COOL, my first swag courtesy of this little blog thingy.

So I replied to Joe’s email with my shirt size and about 2 weeks later, there was my package: [Read more →]

Originally posted 2009-07-09 13:09:29.

October 30, 2014   8 Comments

The Bacon Sandwich Equation…

So that’s it…

From “The Independent” out of Great Britain…

Experts at Leeds University spent more than 1,000 hours tasting 700 variations of the bacon sandwich to cook up a formula for the perfect butty. The secret lies in how crispy and crunchy your rashers are. Their recipe for success is N = C + {fb (cm) . fb (tc)} + fb (Ts) + fc . ta where N = force in Newtons required to break the cooked bacon, fb = function of the bacon type, fc = function of the condiment/filling effect, Ts = serving temperature, tc = cooking time, ta = time or duration of application of condiment or filling, cm = cooking method and C = Newtons required to break uncooked bacon.

Let me restate that for you:

N = C + {fb (cm) . fb (tc)} + fb (Ts) + fc . ta

When you put it like that, it ALL makes sense! ;-)

Originally posted 2009-11-01 22:48:06.

October 29, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Baked Bacon!

What is better THAN bacon!  Today’s simple, quick bacon recipe is for….

Baked bacon! ;-)


  • Bacon


  1. Place a long sheet of foil on a baking sheet
  2. Place the bacon on top of the sheet about an inch apart from each slice
  3. Put the sheet in the oven and turn it to 425 degrees and bake for 15-16 minutes
  4. Remove and place the bacon on several sheets of paper towels to soak up the grease and then serve


Thanks to A Zesty Bite for the chuckle tonight!

ED NOTE: This was not the special surprise I was going to write about as all the photos for the post are sitting on my work computer.  Tomorrow, promise!

Originally posted 2012-01-17 22:26:58.

October 28, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – My Aisle…

You know that episode of Cheers when Cliff goes on Jeopardy?  He ends up with his “dream board”? (what, am I dating myself?)  We’ll this is my dream aisle…

via That’s Nerdalicious

Originally posted 2012-03-01 23:25:49.

October 27, 2014   No Comments

A Little Bit of Soap…

Yesterday, in my post on bacon grease I briefly mentioned bacon soap.

Bacon soap??? REALLY???

Yupper Do! Here is video to prove it.

Should you have pets at home (or for that fact in your neighborhood) or are planning a trip to the zoo anytime soon, this might not be the soap for you…

Here are the step-by-step instructions if you are curious enough to try it!

Originally posted 2009-06-19 09:00:57.

October 27, 2014   2 Comments

Hot Bacon for Chicken Wings…

With the wave of bacon products on the market today, it was only a matter of time…

Actually, it’s funny that it’s taken this long for someone to have the idea of marrying these two flavors.

I actually came across this product through a Facebook ad on my profile page…way to target those ad units to my “likes” Big Brother Zuckerburg.  Your machine is working!

I visited the site baconhotsauce.com and can’t find what the actual ingredients are. After my experience with Bacon Salt, I am leery of food items that claim to be “Bacon-Flavored” as they probably don’t actually include any real bacon.  Seeing this in their About Us section also cause me pause:

Bacon Hot Sauce has gone through many iterations and was developed in collaboration with a leading food scientist.

“Leading food scientist”, oh boy…

So you game?  Care to try?  Pick yourself up a 5 oz. bottle for $5.99 from their site.

Originally posted 2010-06-04 15:39:37.

October 26, 2014   No Comments

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…Bacon Toupee

There are times where I am truly at a loss for words…this would be one of them.

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Have a great weekend everybody (and good luck getting that song out of your head).

Originally posted 2010-02-20 12:10:38.

October 25, 2014   No Comments

Bow Wow Bacon…

I love bacon, you love bacon, but do you know who else loves bacon?

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Yup, that puppy sitting on your lap right now.

Why not give that pooch what they want and make up a batch of these doggie bacon biscotti?


Your puppy will thank you for it! Recipe after the jump… [Read more →]

Originally posted 2011-02-16 21:55:07.

October 24, 2014   1 Comment

Bacon Pic of the Day – Excuse Me Miss…

but I thought I ordered a SIDE of bacon?

Really? REALLY??  These barely fit on the saucer like plate that Lil’ Baird might eat off of.

It is too bad you blew it with the pork because your pancakes were tatsy.  That said, as Paula Abdul once masterfully sung…”there  too many fish in the sea”, so I’m not coming back here anymore restaurant that will go unnamed.

Originally posted 2010-06-23 09:33:59.

October 23, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn…

Yes, that is right.  Let me say it again but in caps for the proper emphasis…


and now in caps and bold and italics…with extra exclamation points…



How did someone not come up with this sooner???

From their site:

The year was 2007. The day was Superbowl Sunday. There would be a party. The menu had been decided and then the challenge came… to create a bacon caramel corn.  And so came the birth of Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn.  Over the following years, much to the delight of my friends, the recipe was tested, tasted, inversed and reversed until perfection was achieved.  It is now my great pleasure to share Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn with you and yours.

They offer only one thing – Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn – in two sizes, 8 oz. or the 2 lb. “Pig Out”.  It’s a little pricy but I ask you “what price for perfection”?

I am getting some!  You should too…

via salted caramel.net

Originally posted 2009-12-23 18:00:28.

October 22, 2014   No Comments