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Better with Bacon – Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-Ups…

First off, I’m a loser…sorry…this old man has found himself fallin’ asleep before 9 pm for three of the last four nights (last night I was at the Red Wings game) so my posts dried up, but we are back once again! I’ll save you the Bacon Academy football recap (they won, but man this team is WAY too inconsistent, and that’s from a Lions fan) and just jump right into the good stuff…

This recipe right out of the Kraft Food & Family email I got today – Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-Ups.

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Originally posted 2010-11-09 19:36:50.

October 18, 2014   4 Comments

ebay Find…1974 Wacky Packages

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This one is from the 10th series of Wacky Packages, released in 1974.

Man I love these!!  This image available with BUY NOW option for $4.29.  Yes, one sticker, $4.29.  This does NOT include the extra $1.00 for shipping.

Quick aside, when I was working with Fathead, I got to spend a weekend at the Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore where I got to see their framed original, uncut sheets of Wacky Packages.  Nerd heaven!!

Originally posted 2009-10-21 18:30:50.

June 7, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Bacon Ranch Coleslaw

So I finally got to check my email today after having to play Daddy to a sick Lil’ Baird all day and low and behold, my monthly email from Kraft Foods was waiting to greet me with this INCREDIBLY SIMPLE recipe…Ranch Style Coleslaw with Bacon!

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Originally posted 2009-07-14 21:14:15.

October 19, 2013   1 Comment

Super Bowl Breakfast!!

I said I was going to have it for breakfast…and I did…and I liked it!!!

This is the bacon cinnamon roll!

It’s a tough recipe…here are the ingredients:

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Now, I made a mistake…it seems that the mini rolls are only stamped to look like they were rolled.  So I had to bust out a knife to cut into a strip:

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Once pulled out on the counter, you just place a strip of bacon along the dough.

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I was glad we still had a pound of the center cut in the freezer…given the size of these rolls, it was a perfect sized slice.  Also, it’s fresh seal packaging allowed me to just pull a couple slices out and just snap the case shut.

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So here we are, all rolled up and ready for the oven.  Since this was the first time making these, I only put two together…In the event that things went south, I didn’t want to ruin a whole pan of these and deny Better Half her breakfast.

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After 12 minutes at 400 degrees…here we are…just add icing and…

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There you go!

Now I typically don’t like “wrapping” bacon around food.  I love the taste, but the bacon never really cooks and I just don’t dig on soggy bacon.

These cooked up great!  The bacon was still soft inside the roll, but it wasn’t stringy.  When I took a bite straight in, I didn’t pull any of the bacon with me.  The bacon fat melting through the bun gave it a real good taste and a nice sort of glaze formed on the bottom of the roll.  It was a GREAT blend of sweet and savory!

Next time…use the larger cinnamon rolls that are ACTUALLY rolled.  I also think I might hit the bacon in the stove for about 7 minutes and then roll it into the dough…so I get more of a cooked piece of bacon.  Some experimenting to go…but I got to tell you, it already was pretty close to perfection!

Originally posted 2009-02-01 14:59:49.

January 18, 2013   1 Comment

Holy Meta – Bacon, Top Chef & Target…

Had another “world’s collide” moment last night.

I was watching “Top Chef” on the DVR.  Commercial break came up and I instinctively hit the fast forward button when suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see this…

Bacon? Sea of red? Whoa nelly…Rewind!

On second viewing (at regular speed) I find this…

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Absolutely brilliant spot!  Just long enough, nice meta moment with Kevin and Padma, Padma’s reaction at the end (oh and how GREAT does she look?), lettuce and tomato sandwich, the music at the end, it’s placement in the first commercial block of this Target themed episode (which included three other new spots)…everything about this was just perfect execution.

My second favorite TV spot of the year so far!  Bravo to Bravo and Target.

February 17, 2011   1 Comment

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.13

I know, I know…what was a regular Tuesday post was skipped two weeks ago, got pushed back last week to Wednesday and this week to Thursday. What can I say, I’m a slacker.  Like you were really going to do your grocery shopping during the week anyway…

Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 4/11 – 4/17/10.

Look Kids…everyone’s favorite FBI Agent and Rogue Vampire David Boreanaz.

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April 15, 2010   1 Comment

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.11

Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 3/22 – 3/28/10.

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March 24, 2010   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.10

Here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 3/15 – 3/21/10.

If this lil’ guy is as tasty as he is cute…then that’s gonna be some good eatin’ ;-)  Let’s get to it… [Read more →]

March 16, 2010   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.9

Sorry – I’m a day late…. here are your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 3/9 – 3/15/10.

As a reminder, since they all share specials each week, I will be consolidating Felpausch, D&W, Glen’s Market & VG’s into one “Spartan Stores” listing.  Links to each of the individual stores can still be found at the bottom of the post.

Kroger- Kroger Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6 w/ card)

Meijer- Plumrose Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.45)

Busch’s - Smithfield Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6)

Hiller’s - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. ($2.99)

Hollywood - Thick Cut Platter Bacon from the meat department, 1 lb. ($2.99)

Spartan Stores* - Smithfield Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6)

Heartland Marketplace – Thorn Apple Valley Premium Sliced Bacon, 16 oz (2 for $4)

SuperValu Foods - Farm Fresh Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.79)

Target - Niman Ranch Bacon, 12 oz. ($3.99)

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

* Spartan Stores include: Felpausch, D&W Fresh MarketGlen’s Market (w/ Yes Card) and VG’s.

March 10, 2010   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.8

Your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 3/1 – 3/8/10.

As a reminder, since they all share specials each week, I will be consolidating Felpausch, D&W, Glen’s Market & VG’s into one “Spartan Stores” listing.  Links to each of the individual stores can still be found at the bottom of the post.

This week we welcome Heartland Marketplace to the list.  Heartland has two stores (Farmington Hills and Westland, MI).

Kroger- Kroger Bacon, 16 oz. (2 for $6 w/ card)

Meijer- Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. ($3.64)

Busch’s - Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. (2 for $6)

Hiller’s - Our Family Sliced Bacon, Original, Double Smoked or Low Salt, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Hollywood - Gusto’s Thick Sliced Bacon, 20 oz. (2 for $6)

Spartan Stores* - Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. (2 for $6)

Heartland Marketplace – Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz (2 for $6)

SuperValu Foods - Farmland Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. ($2.99)

Target - Archer Farms Sliced Bacon, 12 – 16 oz., ($2.99)

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

* Spartan Stores include: Felpausch, D&W Fresh MarketGlen’s Market (w/ Yes Card) and VG’s.

March 2, 2010   No Comments