Month: August 2008

French Toast Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Holy smokes, is that a mouthful, or what? A mouthful I’d be more than happy to try. This beauty of a treat came from more than once source. The unique French toast cupcake recipe is from Bake and Destroy, a name and site I just adore, even as a non-baker. You can find the recipe here. The maple glaze and burst of bacon inspiration came from this Live Journal entry from a pink-haired genius who goes by sweetkisses0530. All in all, I’d say a breakfast, dessert, or anytime snack that would make a great addition to your Bacon Day...

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World’s Longest Bacon?

Is there a world-record for the longest strip of bacon? I certainly couldn’t find one on the Guinness Book website, but I think we may have found the solution to that. This Flickr entry, from a mysterious man called Masta, records his progress as he takes a full slab of bacon and carves it into one incredibly long strip. I highly recommend you look at this as a slideshow. It must have taken incredible patience and some serious knife skills to pull this off. You have to see this image on a much large scale to truly appreciate the...

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching…kids are getting ready for another school year, parents are thanking heaven that summer is finally over, and we’re all planning our BBQ menus. For an added bonus, Saturday, August 30 is International Bacon Day! (Visit this link for good ideas on how to celebrate.) So clearly, all grill-related cooking should celebrate the wrappable pork product that makes our lives so meaningful. My brother-in-law Sean first introduced me to this recipe, but I was able to find it on the web at My Wooden Spoon, complete with step-by-step photo instructions. It is my belief...

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More Bacon You Can Wear

I know what you’re thinking. I have a closet full of clothes and nothing truly bacony to go with them! Well, have you tried a search for bacon on Etsy.com? If not, drop what you’re doing and GO. THERE. NOW! In a miniature celebration of breakfast, CuteAbility puts the whole production around your neck. The Eat Your Breakfast Necklace doesn’t muss about with the distraction of fruit or potatoes. Eggs. Bacon. Sausage. Toast. Oh yeah, and some coffee on the side. My favorite part might be the yellow-rimmed plate with white polka dots. It’s the little things that make...

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Bacon & Chocolate: Taking it to the Next Level

This image could totally go under bacon porn for me. This rich, delicious chocolate dessert is the Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar from Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles. Located on Fairfax just a couple blocks from hipster joints like Largo’s little theatre and Canter’s, this restaurant is sure to be a smash! The two dudes behind this chocolately bacon creation are, well, Two Dudes Catering, renegade Hollywood caterers and now owners and chefs of Animal. And soon they’ll be world-famous when Food Network releases their docu-series based on the boys on October 16. Before that, you can buy their new...

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Bacon is People! It’s People!!

This is absolutely fantastic. The Japanese, the craftiest of all scientist, have created a robot with the specific purpose of identifying wines. A mechanical sommelier. Researchers at NEC Systems Technologies and Mie University unveiled this adorable wonder two months ago, with all its quirks. This little guy doesn’t actually taste the wine it’s identifying. Rather, it can be programmed to recognize the wine’s chemical composition with an infrared light shot straight through an unopened bottle. And it’s capable of identifying more than just wine. When comparing three identical looking apples, it can tell you which is sweet and which...

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A Slice of Fried (Bacon) Gold

Have I mentioned before how much I love potatoes? For many years I was an addict, barely able to prepare a meal without them. I’m a mashed potato expert, but never tell my guests that they’re eating equal parts potato, cream and butter. I want them to enjoy the experience without the guilt. Sadly, in an effort to keep from buying an entire wardrobe in the next size up, I’ve cut the instances of potatoes in my diet to “infrequent.” And now they’re usually steamed or grilled baby potatoes rather than gooey mashed pillows of heaven. On a very...

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Bacon Bombadier

Have you heard the latest cautionary tale? Apparently, you should never pack a carry-on bag with bacon. It seems that bacon has “a similar molecular density to certain types of explosives.” One man learned this the hard way at the Linz Airport in Austria. When asked what was in the bag, the man only replied that it was “fat.” Strangely, he later became paranoid that the bacon actually WAS a bomb, planted by his estranged wife who had packed this lunch for him. With enough bacon to set off a bomb dectector. Cautionary tale #2: Do not let your...

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Bacon Bread

When I saw Rachelle Bowden’s post about Bacon Bread at the Blue Ribbon Bakery in New York, I thought, “So simple. So genius.” I never really thought about putting bacon in bread. Mind you, I haven’t made bread in years, but even so. Why didn’t I think of this? Now the reason I haven’t made bread in recent years is that yeast is my enemy. Every year I make my mom’s butterhorn rolls for Thanksgiving, and they NEVER rise like hers do. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I always end up with these tiny, although still...

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