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Better with Bacon – Maple Bacon Biscuits

Oh to wake up to the sweet aroma of a maple and bacon baked good…

Get on that Better Half (hint, hint) ;-)

I’m even providing the recipe (after the jump) [Read more →]

Originally posted 2010-01-18 12:54:16.

August 28, 2014   1 Comment

Makin’ Bacon – Smithfield

Part two of our continuing search for good “over the counter” packaged bacon!  Today it’s Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked.

This is actually the brand that we seem to eat the most at the Baird household, usually you can get it on sale at one of the grocery stores or at least for a pretty decent everyday price.

This standard 16oz. package yielded 14 good slices.  There was a 15th, but it was so paper thin that I just chucked it.

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Color was real good, a little fatty but I still thought it had a fairly good meat/fat ratio.

Bacon was split onto two foil lined sheets and each cooked separately at 425 for 12 minutes.

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Look at that!!  Really held it’s shape well, not a lot of shrinkage.  There was a really nice aroma to the house as these things baked up.

They cooked really even (except for that one little spot on the top of slice 6) and had a nice crunch with the first bite, but didn’t crumble.  There wasn’t that much of a smoked taste to the meat and was actually a little sweet.

This held up real well as my breakfast side and on a sandwich later.  Smithfield, you made a good little bacon!

I give you…Eight PIGGIES EATING BACON!  Next time you are on sale, you’ll be in my cart!

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OINK!

Originally posted 2009-01-29 15:49:23.

August 22, 2014   No Comments

Behold the MEATINI…

So some inspiring young lads across the pond had an idea…

How can we get an entire English breakfast into a martini glass made of bacon?

The answer…behold the MEATINI

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See how they came up with this mad creation at http://www.rathergood.com/meatini, if you DARE!!!  Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

Thanks to Rebecca F., TDB’s Bacon and Cultural Studies Correspondent for the heads up (SHOUT OUT).

That is all.  Happy Monday everyone.

Originally posted 2009-08-31 19:00:13.

July 12, 2014   No Comments

BACON SUNDAY IV…It’s Time…

It’s been awhile, I think the world needs another BACON SUNDAY!

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For all the new folks comin’ by, BACON SUNDAY is a day that you set aside to truly enjoy a breakfast! It could be you getting together with friends, family or even just a quiet morning at a greasy spoon with your newspaper.

As the name suggests, I select a Sunday and I encourage you to have bacon with that meal.

We have people who have wanted to “attend” BACON SUNDAY, but don’t dig on pork for various reasons. I have heard them and say that BACON SUNDAY is really morning about the act of taking time and enjoying that big breakfast than consumption of bacon. (Even though I’ll probably go through a pound of pork myself ;-) ).

So mark JUNE 7, 2009 on your calendars and make plans for BACON SUNDAY IV!

You can also visit The Daily Bacon’s group page on Facebook to “RSVP“.

Originally posted 2009-05-08 12:19:28.

June 27, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Sunday Brunch…

With the family in California this weekend…

Hoops and brunch at Nana’s house!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Originally posted 2011-03-20 15:33:59.

June 6, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – A Good Start…

What a fine way to start the day!  Every healthy breakfast should include a little bacon ;-)

Yum, yum get me some!

Thanks to FoTDB Charlie (SHOUT OUT!) for the pic from his buffett yesterday…

Originally posted 2010-06-14 08:20:36.

May 26, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Bacon Pancakes

This weekend, while in Chicago, my group decided to have breakfast at the Original Pancake House.  Boy howdy!!!  That was some fine eatin’ (which I will post about as soon as I have the photographic evidence I need to visually confirm how YUMMY it was).

One of their menu items was Bacon Pancakes…

So in that spirit, I present to you this week, THIS recipe for your own hotcakes with sweet pork meat!

recipe and photo via merrimentdesign.com

recipe and photo via merrimentdesign.com

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Originally posted 2009-06-02 11:11:02.

April 21, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Easy Bacon Pie

Those that know me know that I do not dig on eggs…but this blog’s not all about me…it’s about sharing me and all things bacon with the interwebs!

I will never make this nor eat it if someone made it for me, but you’all who like eggs can appreciate this quick and easy recipe and then tell me if it’s good or not.

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photo via Right Cuisine

Recipe after the jump… [Read more →]

Originally posted 2009-05-27 12:00:00.

April 20, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Bacon Brunch…

How do you not stop in your tracks, turn immediately right and enter this restaurant??

If you can’t read it, allow me to spell things out for you:

1. The Sampler – strips of bacon from farms in three different states, bacon marmalade on cheddar biscuit

2. The Entree – choice from 4 bacon favorites – blt, mac & cheese, pizza, grilled cheese

3. The Bacon Brownie – served warm with side of Jack Daniels whipped cream.

I WOULD NOT LEAVE THE RESTAURANT!

More about this dining experience from the young lady who took this picture (and ate the food) over at “Blondie and Brownie“…

Originally posted 2010-08-27 09:00:39.

April 1, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Onion & Bacon Tartlets…

This one comes from the land down under, where women glow and men plunder, can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?  You better run to the kitchen and make these right now…

Onion & Bacon Tartlets

Ingredients: (be forewarned, measurements are metric)

  • 1 quantity shortcrust pastry
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 30g speck or bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 150ml pouring cream
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • thyme sprigs (optional), to serve

Directions:

For the complete directions including how to make the shortcrust pastry, follow the link to “The West Australian“…

Recipes from the book Manu’s French Bistro, by Manu Feildel and photography by Chris Chen.

Originally posted 2012-06-11 20:01:24.

March 28, 2014   No Comments