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Better with Bacon – Bacon Banana Cookies…

We are creeping up to the Christmas holiday and maybe you or someone you know still has a cookie exchange to attend prior to this Sunday.  Well if that is the case then I’ve got your blue ribbon, show stoppin’ recipe right here!

Bacon Banana Cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp, chopped
Got everything you need?  Then click on over to Epicurious.com for your directions!
When you win, make sure you give your old friend bacon boy a shout out!

Originally posted 2011-12-21 20:45:19.

August 1, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Big Fat Bacon Sliders…

Burgers with bacon, on the surface nothing that is that new or exciting in culinary terms…

I felt exactly the same way until I ran across this recipe for Big Fat Bacon Sliders from The Pioneer Woman.  Her photographic step-by-step directions are just awesome.  It’s all about technique kids and some of the things she does make so much sense that you end up smacking your head saying, “that’s EXACTLY how it should be done”.

So HUZZAH to The Pioneer Woman!  I’ll keep poppin’ in if you keep making yummy things with bacon ;-)

photo via The Pioneer Woman

Originally posted 2011-06-01 21:40:30.

July 31, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Green Bean Bacon Bundles…

Hells Yeah!

Don’t let it’s looks fool you, this is a much more complicated dish than it appears…but it’s worth it!

Click on over to howsweetitis.com for the recipe and more photos.

We’ll end this just as the recipe’s author ended her post…

“Bacon for Life!”

photo via howsweetitis.com

 

Originally posted 2011-06-11 21:22:22.

July 30, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Boutique – Scarf and Gloves

It’s starting to get chilly here in Michigan, time to break out the cold weather gear.

Scarfs and gloves go together like bacon and eggs, so it’s only fitting that the world should now have a bacon & eggs scarf and glove combo!

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Practical, stylish and oh so yummy looking! ;-)  You even get your choice of three colors

Created by kungfumonkeyrobot. You can get your own set over at Etsy for just $23.85 *!!  That my friends is a steal!

(Scarf and gloves sold separately for $15 / $8.25 respectfully)

Originally posted 2009-11-12 10:00:32.

July 29, 2014   No Comments

Coolest Key Chain Ever?

As a nerd I have always been partial to the Lego Star Wars mini figure key chains, but this absolutely takes the cake…

Seriously, if a cooler key chain exists I don’t know about it!

Now that’s a burger…bacon, cheese, avocado, tomato, blah, blah, blah, yum, yum, yum…

This little wonder is from the Japanese company Re-Ment.  It’s one of a series of 12 sculpted food key chains.

Their $1.99 and available at the Japanese supermarket chain Mitsuwa (which is no where close to us here in Detroit). Thing is each package is a blind draw, so you have no idea if you’ll get a bowl of ramen or what I am officially calling the coolest key chain ever.

all this via A Hamburger Today.

Originally posted 2010-01-23 15:00:27.

July 28, 2014   No Comments

You Got Some Stones Boy…

Okay, this isn’t bacon news, but it does tie in to my “Bacon Infused Whiskey” project.  Plus, I like drinkin’!

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These are Whiskey Stones.  I was introduced to them through an email I got today from Delight.com.  I bought some holiday gifts there last year and find they have some interesting items every now and then.

Here is their description of the product:

How do you chill your favorite spirits just a touch without diluting their perfectly balanced flavors? Whisky Stones are made in Vermont from natural soapstone, by the craftsmen of the oldest soapstone workshop in the United States. The stones are nonporous, and will impart neither flavor nor odor. More gentle than ice, Whisky Stones can be used to cool down your favorite spirits just enough to take the edge off without “closing down” the flavors. Store in the freezer for at least 4 hours before use. Add 3 stones to a glass. Pour until liquid has reached the height of 1 stone (about 2 fl oz). Let stand for 5 minutes. Enjoy. Rinse and air dry following every use, storing in the freezer for next time. Set of 9 stones packaged in a gift box; reusable storage bag included.

Color me intrigued.  I too am bothered by the watering down of my drinks, yet I do like my bourbon cool.  With the subtle flavor that I imagine my infusion will add to the whiskey, ice could quickly kill it.  

So let us see how the infusion works…I just might be back to pick these up.

Originally posted 2009-07-08 19:00:11.

July 27, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Candied Bacon Popcorn…

I think this is just going to be an all “Better with Bacon” week.  Everywhere I look, a tasty new bacon treat is there to great me.

Like this wonderful item passed along by FoTDB Tiffany (SHOUT OUT)…

Seriously, mouthwatering! [Read more →]

Originally posted 2011-01-11 20:57:15.

July 26, 2014   2 Comments

Should I Add Bacon?

Duh!

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Originally posted 2012-05-09 20:06:46.

July 25, 2014   No Comments

Sunday Afternoon Video Funhouse – Baconzilla…

Just enjoy…

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via Archie McPhee

Originally posted 2011-06-05 14:49:50.

July 24, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Maple Bacon S’mores…

That’s right, I said MAPLE…..BACON…..S’MORES!

Homemade maple bacon marshmallows!!  People, what more needs to be said?!?  I think I found my next “Test Kitchen” recipe!

Maple Bacon S’mores

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided (1/8 for bacon, 1/8 for marshmallows)
  • 6 slices hickory smoked bacon
  • Unflavored cooking spray
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (use the high quality stuff here)
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water (filtered or bottled preferably)
  • 1/3 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • Graham crackers, for serving
  • Bittersweet chocolate, for serving

Directions:

Head over to Kitchen Konfidence (a new blog find, but one I’ll be bookmarking) to find out how to make these are see more great photos.

Originally posted 2012-02-23 20:17:22.

July 23, 2014   No Comments