Month: October 2008

Scary Bacon

It’s my second favorite day of the year. I wish I could tell you I was going out tonight dressed as bacon like Gavin Rossdale, but I’m not. I’ll be Alice in Wonderland, an old tried and true. Because I’m being both cheap AND lazy this year! Remember in Alice when that baby turned into a piglet? Maybe I’ll wrap a package of bacon up as a baby and carry it along. Wouldn’t want anyone to think of me as NOT the bacon lady! In celebration of this special day, I’m bringing back the Bac-o-lantern for your holiday viewing...

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Lacquered Bacon

There’s been a lot of talk about candied bacon, maple bacon, chocolate covered bacon, basically the ongoing quest for bacon made sweet. Further, people have mixed bacon into their favorite sweet treats, like pies, ice cream, chocolate and, of course, cinnamon rolls. I could link to at least one of each of those creations, but you’ve already seen them all. That said, I was pretty impressed with the Boston Globe’s list of recipes for lacquering your savory bacon with sugary goodness. The first is a simple brown sugar and orange juice glaze that sounds just amazing and I fully...

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Bacon + Kleenex = No problem!

I’ve always been happy to be a member of my generation. Sure, we’re considered slackers and technology addicts, and many of us are terrible at geography and world affairs. But hey, the Internet? Reliable cars? The Pixies? The comforts of my life more than make up for the bad reputation. One of these small but incredibly convenient comforts is highly absorbent paper towels. I use them for everything from cleaning the bathroom mirror to substituting for a proper napkin at the dinner table. Apparently in 1964, this was some kind of impressive luxury, something new and improved. Yes, double-ply...

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Baked Potato Chowder

  Over the past few years, I’ve been building my soup repetoire. I’ve got everything from mulligatawny to chicken & dumplings to albondigas in the line-up, and each fall I start seeking out new recipes to add to the list. Last year I took on seafood chowders at my husband’s request. The clam chowder was good, but the crab chowder was great! It’s now a regular in our winter rotation. Over the weekend I was in the mood for chowder, but didn’t want to go to the store for the necessary clam juice and crab, so I just poked...

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Happy Bacon Day To Me

I know you’ve heard a lot from me lately, but today I really HAD TO write. Last Friday was my 3-year Adoptiversary, and man did I score! I started the day by receiving a snazzy new collar that totally complements my caramel color. I came to work as usual, but I had a sneaking suspicion that something special was going on when Marianne got out the camera and started snapping pictures of me. Then I smelled something, an aroma both familiar and delightful. It was bacon. In honor of the occasion, Marianne made me a peanut butter carrot cake,...

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Bacon Man

I know Bacon Man may be old news to many of you, but I finally wanted to put in my two cents. You know what I admire about Bacon Man? The way all dogs love him. And even more important, I love the consideration he shows for his canine friends. Cooling off so they don’t burn their little tongues. Exposing himself to the elements in order to attain the optimum crispiness. You have to appreciate a giant slice of bacon who’s willing to put a dog’s feelings before his own. I’m a seriously huge fan. � You can find...

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Bacon on Foodbuzz

You’ve no doubt noticed the banner ad for Foodbuzz to the right of our daily postings. They’re a foodie/food blogger community that has sponsored nearly every worthwhile food site in the blogiverse. They recently made their official launch, and we at RBS want to congratulate them! They’ve done great work promoting their featured publishers, and have virtually-hosted some amazing international events. Recently they invited 24 bloggers from around the world to host a meal on the same day and post about it. Each entrant had to come up with a truly unique idea, and they all did a great...

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Apple Bacon Pie

It’s that time of year when the weather is crisp and so are the apples. My neighbors brought me a big bag of them last week and I’ve been enjoying them to no end. You just can’t get apples this sweet at the grocery store. And while I’ve been just eating them raw, I’ve had this nagging urge to make an apple pie. Well, this picture has just pushed that urge over the top. This is a must-try recipe. I wrote once before about bacon apple pie, but this bacon lattice work really takes the cake…er, pie. You can...

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Daily’s Peppered Bacon

I gave a brief review of Daily’s thick-cut, hardwood smoked peppered bacon after the big Bacon Day Bash, but I decided to give this great bacon some more attention. Naseem, Cameron and I attended a beer festival this weekend, and decided to fill our bellies with greasy goodness prior to imbibing all those brewskies. Since the festival started at noon, a late breakfast seemed like the best idea. Because this bacon comes in big, thick slices, we decided it would be more efficient to bake them rather than try to fry them in batches. I just don’t have a...

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Bacon Sausage

Ah, the ingenuity of bacon-lovers. Always out finding new ways to incorporate bacon into their daily lives by wrapping, stuffing or infusing a favorite dish with smoky goodness. And while I think many of us have made great strides in this arena, I’m officially handing the trophy to Dave of the Ridiculous Food Society. We once featured bacon-wrapped sausage in our food porn section, but Dave has far surpassed this meaty obsession by making sausage out of bacon. That’s right, spiced and seasoned ground bacon inside sausage casing. (See the RFS link above for the full recipe.) And he...

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