Posts from — May 2012
It’s a virtual explosion of bacon songs (and by that I mean one song a day for the last two days). What is this…”American Bacon 40“?
With NO apologies to Celine Dion, this song has never sounded better.
“Forget about sausage and ham!” Powerful lyrics!
via the HuffPo
May 31, 2012 No Comments
My new favorite thing…
This will be playing in my head over and over and over and over…
May 30, 2012 No Comments
With yesterday being the “unofficial” start of summer, I found a product to help keep us cool during those long, hot days to come…
$6.49 a pop over at Perpetual Kid (free shipping for orders over $25 – so get yourself a “4-pack”).
May 29, 2012 No Comments
“Killer” being the optimal word here…but hey, we’re all gonna die someday! Might as well enjoy ourselves and grab a couple of these.
Killer Bacon Cheese Hot Dogs
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 all-beef hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup barbeque sauce, or amount to taste
- 1 small red onion, diced
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate, and set 4 inches from the heat.
- Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Place hot dogs on grill; cook until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, or until done to suit your taste. Lightly grill hot dog buns.
- To assemble sandwiches, place a slice of cheese and bacon on each roll. Add a hot dog, top each with 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce, or desired amount, and red onion.
You know you want one
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Back to the grind tomorrow…
May 28, 2012 No Comments
Some pictures are just stronger than any words could even hope to describe…so, enjoy!
via Obvious Winner
May 24, 2012 No Comments
Bacon is trending again (actually, when is it not?)! This time it’s due to this video from “America’s Test Kitchen” where they claim they have cracked the code for cooking bacon…
Now FoTDB* know that I have long preferred the baking method over frying, but I have to say that I am intrigued. I feel our own “Test Kitchen” coming on.
If any of you crazy kids try this before me, let me know how things work out!
* friends of The Daily Bacon
May 23, 2012 No Comments
is gonna smack you in your mouth!
Snackle Mouth is a “gourmet” granola company out of Boulder, CO. that prides itself in it clusters with a high degree of “clumpability”.
These kind folks reached out and asked if I’d be willing to try their newest flavor – Bacon Maple.
The first thing I noticed…cooked bacon is listed as an ingredient! BAM! Those who frequent TDB know that I don’t have much tolerance for bacon flavored food that has no real bacon in it. So Snackle Mouth was already ahead of many others.
Let’s crack this bad boy open…
Man I need a better camera. My poor photos aside, you can still clearly see their product lives up to that promise of “clumpability”.
Second thing I noticed was the delicious smell sweet of maple.
So true granola nut clusters, aroma of maple…time to eat…and…
Seriously, I really like this. The sweetness of the maple and agave, full almonds and pecans surrounded by crunchy oats and a hint of sea salt. Sweet and savory baby!
But as good as it is, I missed the bacon. It’s physically there! There are bits of bacon all over. You just can’t really taste it.
I’m not going to quibble too much though because it’s a real good product! Plus, they get those real bacon points.
But hey, don’t take my word for it…I got two boxes I’m gonna give away to TDB’ers on Facespace. The contest starts tomorrow. If you win, hit me with a note and let me know if I missed anything.
Thank you Snackle Mouth and good luck. You do make a good product and at the very least you have a new customer in me.
May 22, 2012 1 Comment
That’s right…you heard me correctly…BACON…BEER…CORNBREAD!
I like beer…
I like bacon…
I like cornbread…
Bacon Beer Cornbread
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups finely ground cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup of your favorite beer
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
More photos and directions over at How Sweet It Is. Go visit!
May 17, 2012 No Comments
For just about three and a half year now I’ve been writing this blog. Our longest running segment has been “Better with Bacon” where we highlight simple and quick bacon recipes. We’ve featured just about every food you could think off (and some foods you’d never thing about) wrapped in bacony goodness…yet somehow, in it’s simplicity, we’ve missed this…
Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Chicken Tenders
- chicken strips / tenders
- barbeque sauce
That’s it, that’s the list!
Forget the frying and leave those nuggets in your grocer’s freezer. Why would you eat that stuff when you can much on these?
For “directions” (if you can’t figure them out) and more photos, head over to Baked By Rachel.
May 16, 2012 No Comments
That redhead with the strangely stiff pigtails invited me to her restaurant a few week’s back to try their newest sandwich – the Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club. One thing lead to another and I just couldn’t get to the restaurant, that is until today! I planned my work travel today to take me right be a Wendy’s at lunch time. Triumphantly I arrived just as planned and found…
Excuse me Mr. Manager behind the counter…do you still have the Spicy Guacamole sandwich.
I guess I’ll try that Asiago Ranch Chicken Club then.
We still have the guacamole if you’d like, just not the pepper jack cheese.
And there you have it. While initially invited to try one new sandwich, I get there sooooo late that I’m now trying ANOTHER new sandwich…but I gotta tell you, I’m glad I did.
This was a really tasty sandwich!
I’m not one to order chicken at a fast food joint, but I thought this was really good. It had asiago, lettuce, tomato, ranch sauce, guac (at my request), and plenty of bacon! I was very glad to see the small pile of pork laying over the cheese. The chicken was moist and it had some good spice in the batter. The sauce wasn’t overpowering, the guac very tasty (and chuncky) and a good bacon crunch in just about every bite.
I’ve been on the Wendy’s bandwagon for a while. They had a decent “Fast Food Friday” score (although you wouldn’t know that after reading my review) and that was before the changed their bacon. As the first big QSR to make the leap to thick cut bacon, I got some respect for them (even though the price of my Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger rose about 70%). A sandwich like this keeps them on the top of my list.
Did my “invite” from Wendy’s affect this write up…not at all TDB’ers. I hope you’ve come to know me better than that. I just had a nice lunch, one that I’m sure I’ll be having again.
Care to try one? I’ve got two $7.00 gift cards (just enough to get the combo) to Wendy’s that I’ll be giving away tomorrow on the TDB Facespace page…so pop on over.
May 15, 2012 No Comments