More bacon lollipops…and other zany things

  I don’t really know how my husband stumbled upon these delicious-looking bacon lollipops, but here they are in all their wavy glory. I’ve had this type of treat before, like the Man Bait variety. They are typically maple-flavored, because apparently...

Bacon Makes It Better

Never truer words were spoken. I mentioned in my Denny’s Baconalia post that Denny’s marketing campaign was both smart and funny. They showed us clips from the coverage they received for Baconalia 2011, and I can see where they got their inspiration. Late...

Bacon and Barrels

If you’ve been thinking about a trip to Santa Barbara County’s wine country, now’s the time to start your planning. July 19-21, 2013 is the first annual Bacon & Barrels festival in downtown Los Olivos, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, and...

Denny’s Baconalia is back!

Last week Naseem and I had a crazy, whirlwind experience. We were invited by the marketing and advertising team at Denny’s (yes that Denny’s, America’s diner) to visit their headquarters is Spartanburg, South Carolina and learn about the re-launch of...

Maple Bacon Latte

This may be old hat to a lot of you bacon maniacs – baconiacs? – but I’ve been wanting to try a bacon maple latte since I first heard about the Pirate Cat Radio version from Anthony Bourdain. Alas, it’s not something you see on every cafe menu....

Bacon 2012

Tired of all the political noise and talking heads? Bacon Bomb. I believe that says it all. Oh, and stay tuned for the Parry Gripp audio at the end. This video has it all. Thanks Megan, for bringing the...

Bacon Beer, Part Two

Okay baconeers, here’s something I’m really excited about. I may have mentioned before that I like heavy beers like Guinness and double black or chocolate stouts. Although you can’t drink a lot of it, I love the depth of flavors and the heartiness;...

Help Make a Bacon Dream Come True

We were recently contact by Greg Kiesow, the creator of Crystal Bacon (no relation to Crystal Pepsi). Never heard of it? That’s because Crystal Bacon is a project in the works, a project that needs a little help. Greg is an acrylic sculptor who, with the help of...

Maple Bacon Granola

My name is Marianne, and I’m a snacker. I’ve been snacking my entire life, and I have no intention to give it up. They’re going to throw me out of Snackers Anonymous. But not before I tell you about a great new product we tried recently. It’s...

Celebrate Tax Day with Bacon Goodness

Our lovely friends at Baconery are having a Tax Day Sale, just for us bacon lovers! So take those refund dollars and treat yourself to something special. Or, if you’re like me, drown your Tax Day sorrows in salty, chocolately bliss. Go to their website now and...

There Will Be Bacon

In case you were looking for something to do this weekend, and in case you happen to love motorcycles and bacon, we have an event for you! The First (and hopefully not last) Annual Bacon Run starts in San Diego and ends up right here in Santa...

The Price is…Bacon!

This absolutely blows my mind. My good friends Chrissy and Smiley went to a taping of The Price is Right for their 4-year anniversary, because they are awesome like that. To my utter delight, Smiley was picked and yes, he was wearing the Bacon Freak shirt he won at...

Naughty Little Brownie

Blogging is hard work, you know? Eating bacon. Writing about eating bacon. Thinking about eating and writing about bacon. It wears on a girl. We recently got a beautiful package in the mail from Leigh at Naughty Bits Brownies. And then we had to EAT BROWNIES. Geez....

Scallops with Creamy Bacon Sauce

Okay, my husband is officially the best. He’s a diver and a spearfisherman, and I’m extremely fortunate to be the beneficiary of those skills. While he’s very selective and judicious about how much he takes, I have certainly had my fair share of...

Bacon Meatballs

Last month I came up with this little recipe in order to participate in a Spaghetti Western fundraiser…you can’t do a pasta event without meatballs, right? Turns out, the meatballs were a hit and, since my husband missed that event, I decided to whip some...

Is there such a thing as too much pork?

This weekend while the husband and I were biking around downtown, we decided to stop at Union Ale and grab a sandwich and a beer. Because, you know, casually rolling around in 75 degree weather is thirsty work. I meant to be good. I meant to get a salad or a wrap. Or...

Cowboy Up

  It’s that time of year again when RBS gets involved with a Genesis West fundraiser. This year, it’s a Spaghetti Western theme with a wide and weird variety of pastas, full-on barnyard atmosphere (live animals included), and a classic Western movie...

Bacon Ice Cream on the Go

Santa Barbara has seen a rash of mobile food eateries pop up in the past year or so, as seen here in John Dickson’s Food Truck Guide. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest things that can happen to any city. I love street food vendors, and although we have...

Bay to Bacon 2011

I mentioned way back in October that Naseem and I were going to start doing some races under the moniker of Team Bacon. We started with 5K runs and…well, honestly that’s all I’ve really bothered to do over the past seven months. Until last weekend....

Happy Cinco de Drinko! Con Tocino!

Leave it to Conan, THE MAN, to share with us yet another bacon bebida. Sweet Conan, I’m so on your team. Lots of interesting looking stuff, but the bacon talk starts around 6:10. Wait for it… “Wait, so this is just bacon, syrup and tequila??”...

And the Winner is…

We recently entered a contest hosted by our sponsor, Foodbuzz. It was a BACON recipe contest, and we felt it would be an embarrassment not to enter. Because, you know, we’re a bacon blog. We were not victorious (an outrage!) but I have to say I’m pretty...

BLT for the Modern Man

If you’re a bacon lover, then you probably have your own special recipe for the perfect BLT. (Incidentally, if you’re not a bacon lover, you may have steered yourself to the wrong site.) I’ve always loved a simple sandwich on whole wheat, a little...

Say Cheese…and Meat!

Okay, after yesterday’s post I got an email with the following photo which, in my opinion, totally kicks the meat manger scene’s ass. I mean, the manger scene is hilarious, but would you check out the artistry on this thing? Sliced cheese doors and...

Failbook Never Fails

My favorite comment is the last. Sacrilicious will now be an active part of my vocabulary. Merry Porking Christmas!! Thank you, Holly! And thank you...

Huggable Bacon!

First things first, you may have noticed that we’ve updated the site! My never-ending thanks to Naseem, the brainiac behind the design. I can’t even tell you guys how much time she spends thinking about the look and functionality of RBS. And now her work...

Bacon at Wendy’s

A representative of Wendy’s contacted us recently and asked if we’d like to try some of their menu items, particularly their new “Pick Two” promotion, where you get two items for $4.99. Neither Naseem nor I had been to Wendy’s in years,...

Not Bacon, but Totally Related

So I know this here blog is supposed to be all about bacon, but let’s be honest. There’s a whole lot more to the proud pig than his delicious belly. One of the most versatile cuts (and my second favorite) is the Boston butt which, oddly, is not from the...

Bacon for the Cure!

Just a quick note to tell you that TEAM BACON (aka Naseem and I) are running a 5K for the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara this weekend. It’s our first “race” but certainly won’t be our last. We’ll be out there flying the RBS flag…eh,...

Sweet Smell of Bacon

Now that I’m coming out of my sugar coma, I can tell you all about our delightful, delicious fundraiser, Sweet Sunday! Royal Bacon Society sponsored this event to benefit Genesis West, our favorite cutting edge, contemporary theater company here in Santa...

Bacon Day and Sweet Sunday

For a number of reasons, not the least of which is a lack of venue, RBS will not be holding a full-scale Bacon Day party in 2010. I’ve already discussed this disappointing news with a number of you die-hards out there, and all I can say is we are sorry. It was a...

Crispy bacon shrimp

Not long ago, my husband and I went to one of our favorite local eateries, Shalhoob’s for a long-anticipated date night. Besides having really great steaks and cocktails, this restaurant has a long history in Santa Barbara. Shalhoob’s Meat Company has been...

Garrett County Hickory Bacon

On the Fourth of July, I was shopping at our local fancy-schmancy grocery store, Lazy Acres. It’s like the small-town version of a Whole Foods. I love their produce, their cheese department, their fantastic wine and liquor selection, and…the meat and...

Kraft Bacon Cheddar

Once again, Royal Bacon Society was fortunate to receive some product for review, and some coupons to share with our readers! Representatives of Kraft asked us to try their new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. As much as I love to buy stinky cheese from the local shop,...

Bacon Fashion NOW!

Are you looking for a good deal and a hot addition to your bacon wardrobe? Are you also in a hurry? Good! Because you only have 8 hours before this offer expires. Patriotic bacon tees, just in time for Independence Day from TeeFury.com…only 9 bucks. And the...

Hot Dogs: Now with Bacon!

I’ll admit it, I’m starting to feel like a bacon wuss. A softy. A pushover. I’m so easily stunned by the news of amazing bacon inventiveness I should be ashamed. Like this lovely hot dog from 4505 Meats. It’s uncured and it’s filled with...

Bacon via Bruce

Our regular readers may not know it, but the Royal Bacon Society has an unspoken mission to provide substance to the lives of Bruces everywhere. Well, not really. But we’ve inadvertantly done so in one case by keeping my good friend, we’ll just call him...

I Love Bacon Undies

Back in February we got an email from Eric, the Artistic Director at a company called Ginch Gonch. And what does this interestingly-named company make? Underwear. And not just any underwear; super cool undies with great shape and hip designs. Eric told us this story:...

Bacon & Beer Festival – Hell yes!

Wow! If ever there was an event that I wish I could be queen of, this is it: The Boston Bacon & Beer Festival, being held on April 24 in  Boston’s South End. That’s right. Beer, Bacon & Boston. More than 30 restaurants and at least a dozen...

April Fools! Right?

I totally back the Bacon Salt guys in their never-ending quest to make life more bacony, but this one leaves me speechless. Seriously. I have no idea what to say, except…am I on Candid Camera? Best Bacon-Related April Fools Prank I’ve seen. It is a prank,...

Bacon Tee

If you want to get all scientific about it, bacon is good. Just ask the periodic table. From ThinkGeek.com . Thanks,...

Molten Bacon Grease of Death

A couple days ago my favorite blogger, dooce, told an amusing story about how she scientifically and irrefutably proved that microwave-safe plastic bowls cannot withstand the magma-hot intensity of fresh bacon grease. Nice work, Heather. The world owes you big time...

Pop’s Bacon Snack Stick

Just before the holidays, we were fortunate to be contacted by the good folks at Pop’s Authentic, a company that makes artisan jerky and meat snack in New Franklin, Missouri. They asked if we’d like to try their product (specifically their Bacon Snack...

Bacon Goes BIG

We were recently contacted by Oscar Mayer, asking us if we’d like to try out their new product, Super Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon. Because we are no fools, we said, “yes please!” You may have seen this new bacon mentioned on, oh, EVERY OTHER...

The Sticky Pig

I know what you’re thinking. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and what am I going to take to that cocktail party to wow my friends? Or, what’s the perfect hostess gift for the kind of friend who doesn’t ask you to bring an appetizer?...

Tea Time

So my maple bacon black tea arrived this week, and I was so excited to try it! First of all, it came loose, giving me an excuse to use that teaball spoon I’ve had sitting in a drawer for the past 3 years. I loves me some kitchen gadgets, but don’t always...

Just in Time for Winter

I’ve been hearing for months that the west coast is in for an epic El Nino winter, and it looks like maybe it’s finally starting. With rain and clouds predicted for this entire week, I think I’ll put on something cozy and have a cup of tea. And...

Bacon Freak’s Top 10 Bacon Gifts

I know people keep trying to say the bacon craze is over. I know there are some people out there who don’t want to hear, see, or think about bacon anymore. If any of those people are reading this now…well, why would they be? It’s a bacon blog. So...

Thanksgiving, eh!

For those of you just tuning in, we here in America just celebrated Thanksgiving; a day of feasting, fun and family where we celebrate how a long time ago, the Native Americans saved our asses. Or something along those lines. It reminds me of how I once got in a...

Bacon Day 09: The Swag

Wow, it is really taking me forever to finish writing about Bacon Day. It was just SUCH a day! We had a number of very generous donors who helped us make this event a success. First and foremost was Rocco at Bacon Freak. He sent us 12 pounds of his delicious, uniquely...

Bacon Day Reader Review

So I met these two great girls at Bacon Day, Jennifer and Lauren, and we talked a bit about theatre and whatnot. I was super impressed that they drove all the way from Los Angeles for the event, and very sad that they didn’t win any raffle prizes. What I...

Bacon Day ’09

  What can I say about International Bacon Day 2009? It was so fun. It was muy delicioso! I am too exhausted to really even think about it. I CAN tell you that no fewer than 43 pounds of bacon went into the event, and no one left with an empty belly. I will tease...

Bacon is good for me!

What happens when a health-conscious mom suddenly finds herself in charge of a junk food-loving family? Hilarity ensues, of course. Thanks, Bruce, for the biggest laugh I’ve had all...

Makin’ Bacon…Vodka

So you’re all familiar with my experiments in making Bacon Bourbon. I did it a few times and although it was alright, it wasn’t exactly addicting. Although I never did make a bacon maple Manhattan, which is still on my to-do list. This year for Bacon Day...

This one made me gag a little

Wow. I don’t know what to say about KFC this morning. I once got really sick after eating KFC wings, so am perhaps over-cautious about their products. And I do admit their snackers look good to me, but they have really outdone themselves this time. Their new...

Bacon Wins!

I’m sure many of you were aware that there was a vote taking place to determine once and for all which breakfast meat is truly king: bacon or sausage. Over at Super Action Vote, people were submitting videos and voting for their favorite, and I hope that you...

Bacon Day Gear is Here!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in love with the logo designs for Bacon Day ’09. And now, whether you’re planning to attend Bacon Day or not, you can get your very own Bacon Day gear. From t-shirts to bumper stickers, the Bacon Day Store has it...

Bourdain Goes Bacon

On Monday night my husband and I were feeling a bit lazy and uninspired, so much so that we ended up watching a veritable marathon of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Which is not to say we don’t enjoy the show; indeed, we applaud his fervent...

iBacon

Sometimes I’m sitting in my office, window open to allow in a cool breeze, and what wafts in instead? The smell of cooking bacon. I work downtown, and fairly close to several restaurants. This sensory distraction drives me insane and creates a false sense of...

Genetically Engineered Bacon

This is perfect for a Friday. So this hilarious site, Color Wars 2008, held a contest for the best nerd rap. The only stipulation was that the rapper use the word “bacon” and their team name in the rhyme. And man, the Gold and Silver medalist were...

Bacon Shot

I don’t speak German, but I’m an instant fan of this very simple website with a singular purpose: to teach you how to make a bacon vodka shot. It’s baconshot.net, and it’s beautiful. Considering that bacon vodka (and Bakon Vodka) will be...

Bacon World

DUDES! Have you seen this?! I am often overwhelmed by what people are able to capture with a good camera and lenses, but this absolutely takes the cake. London photographer Carl Warner captured these amazing landscapes, made entirely of cold cuts and bread products. I...

Viva los Tacos!

Well, it’s Fiesta time in Santa Barbara. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this annual festival, it’s also called Old Spanish Days and it started in 1924 as a celebration of the Spanish way of life that the town’s settlers had once enjoyed. At...

Just Plain Bacon

Most days my posts have to do with some great bacon find, or a cool recipe, or a weird product. Today I just want to talk about eating bacon, the way we did on Sunday morning. Saturday evening Naseem and her crew threw a big backyard BBQ. Something like 40 people were...

The Bacon Belt

One of my least favorite fashion trends in the U.S. is the muffin top. You know, when your jeans get a little too tight, but instead of giving them to Goodwill you just keep rocking them and add a slightly-too-short t-shirt to emphasize your tummy’s...

Bacon Soap

You know how when one vampire movie (or zombie movie, or movie about Truman Capote) comes out, suddenly there are one or two others within the next 12 months? Like, everyone had this great idea right around the same time for some weird reason? Well, apparently...

Historic Home for Sale…Must Love Bacon

Bacon lovers in the Bellingham, Washington area, have I got a home for you. The historic Bacon Home has been standing for more than 100 years, and now it can be yours! Actually, it’s a gorgeous house in my second-favorite state. If only I had a million dollars...

Homemade Chicharrones

I’m sure you’ve all heard of chicharrones. Also known as pork rinds or cracklin’s and often sold in liquor stores with a small packet of hot sauce, these puffy pig fat treats are a mere shadow of the real thing. If you’re lucky, you’ve...

Bacon Caramels

A reader named Chrissie sent me a link to this recipe for Bacon Caramels, and I cannot thank her enough. Although I’ve never made candy, and I know it can be tricky, I think we’ll give these a try for Bacon Day 2009. They just look too divine. If...

Independence Bacon

I know the 4th of July was almost a week ago, and that by posting a week late I seem deeply ungrateful for my many liberties, but that popcorn post was really important. Plus? I was too hungover on Sunday night to prepare a real post for Monday. Sue me. Our holiday...

Bacon Popcorn Paradise

I have to start this post with two apologies. First, I apologize to the Paradise Island Gourmet Popcorn company. We were remiss in sampling your product. Second, I apologize to our readers, for not getting the word out sooner about this delicious treat! I hope this...

Bacon & Fireworks

I just love the 4th of July. I wish I could say it was because I’m so patriotic. Don’t get me wrong; I’m wildly grateful to live in America and truly enjoy the freedoms that come along with that privilege, but let’s be honest:I love having a...

Elegance

I love how there are flowers and cloth napkins on the table. And also…an entire bottle of Wild Turkey 101. The perfect meal for a special occasion. Or an awesome first date. Thanks,...

Bacon: Art’s Sizzling Hot Medium

I cannot believe how much bacon art there is to be found in this wacky world of ours. This piece here was on display at Bacon Camp in San Francisco in March. Ranging from beautiful to bizarre to downright ridiculous, bacon has opened up a whole new world for artists....

I’ve been thinking all week, and I decided I just don’t have much bacon news to report from across the pond. Although we did enjoy the bacon turnovers in England a great deal, I can’t find a photo of them…Naseem probably has one in her...

London Blog

Cheerio! Royal Bacon Society is back from our European Vacation! (Naseem, by the by, has never seen European Vacation and never laughed once when I said, “Look Naseem, Big Ben. Parliament.” I started feeling kind of stupid after the 10th attempt to make...

Twice Baconed Potatoes

I tend to get really lazy about cooking when my husband is out of town, which is good in some ways. More salads, fewer rich cream sauces, less red meat. But my husband’s gone a lot so eventually I get bored with whatever I’m doing and have the urge to cook...

Baconfish!

As our faithful readers already know, RBS headquarters are located in Santa Barbara, home of no less than three major wildfires in the past year. It’s been scary and chaotic, but I recently had the super fun experience of having Naseem and her mini-farm stay...

Flaming Bacon Lance of Death

Do you like bacon? (Well, technically prosciutto.) Of course you do. Do you like science content in your bacon blog? Who doesn’t?! Then I give you Theo Gray’s steel-cutting prosciutto torch. What could be more exciting than pork products cutting through...

BA-K-47

Is it ridiculous? Absolutely. Is it hilarious? Definitely. Does it make me hungry? Hell yes it does. There is something wrong with me. Somehow I imagine it shooting bacon bits or something. For kicking ass and making salads. Go America! Check out more photos...

Back and Bacony!

Bacon Lovers, I’ve missed you. I’m sorry we were gone so long. I was heavily distracted by all things domestic and my new project: home ownership. March was a long month, but April holds great promise. So while I was out, my good friend Chrissy sent me...

Bacon: Man Bait!

We recently received a delightful surprise in the mail from Das Foods: the Man Bait Lollipop! Das Foods specializes in lots of gourmet goodies including a variety of caramels, lollipops and sea salts. For obvious reasons, Founder and CEO Katie Das thought we might...

Bakon Vodka

So we all know bacon has been infused with all kinds of liquors. Hell, I made Bacon Bourbon more than once myself. Until now these have just been recipes concocted at home or in America’s swankiest bars, but no longer! Bacon has entered the world of commercially...

Bacon Cheeseburger Explosion

So I know the Bacon Explosion is probably getting old for some of you, but I never made it because I don’t like sausage. I’m a little slow on the up-take, but eventually an idea came to me: substitute hamburger for the sausage! Add cheese! Bacon...

Bacon & Egg Salad

I’ve found a new blog to add to my favorites. It’s called Delish, and of particular interest to me is that the writer, Becks, blogs gluten-free, a lifestyle to which I am trying to adapt. But as an added bonus, her significant other luuurvs bacon, so...

Blue Ribbon Baconfest

Not to disparage the fine state of Iowa, but I’ve never had the compulsion to go there. I’ve probably driven through it on one of my family’s many road trips across the country, but I can’t say I remember anything about it. So why, now, do I...

The gift of bacon

Faithful reader Chrissy recently sent me a link to an etsy artist with a healthy appreciation for food, including our favorite meat. As you can see here, Nicodemusgreen thinks “bacon is like a little hug from god.” For me, it’s a gentle reminder to...

Lazy Weekend Recipe

When my husband is out of town (which is often) I get lazy about a lot of things. For instance, all the shoes I wear in about a 2 week period end up in the living room because I can’t possibly expend the energy to put them away. Apparently they end up in train...

The Bacon Lady

A couple of my friends like to joke about becoming “Crazy Cat Lady,” that old woman who has 2 dozen cats roaming her home with names like Mittens and Uncle Albert, and little bowls of milk all over the floor, piano and stairs. My mom is another form of cat...

Wintery, bacony soup

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but in Santa Barbara we’re having an actual winter! Rain! Temperatures in the 50s! I know that sounds mild to lots of people, but I swear I’ve never been so cold for so long since moving here....

Bacon Pride

Do you love bacon? Really? Are you sure? Because if you’re not wearing a t-shirt or in some way physically sporting your devotion, I’m not sure I can buy it. That’s why I’m so proud of our reader, Nick, who is clearly determined to show us all...

Bacon as Yarn

I can’t tell you how often I almost start my posts with the word “wow.” I write it and then erase it thinking, “you can’t say that every day.” And yet while adventuring through the world of bacon, I often think it…WOW!...

Bacon Science Theater 3000

So this was what I was trying to write about a week ago when my world crashed around me. And maybe you’ve already heard it, but I still call it news. For those of you out there who are Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans, you’ll be thrilled to know that Mike...

We’re Back!

So this isn’t an official post, but I wanted to let you know we’re more or less back. I thought the world as I knew it had ended, but in fact it was only broken. Hooray! See you tomorrow!

Technical Difficulties

Sorry, gang, I’m having severe technical difficulties which I hope to have resolved soon. To make matters worse, my work computer is also ailing, so I don’t even have a backup plan. Hope to be back soon!

Behold, Bacon Man!

You thought Burning Man was impressive? Forget about it, Bacon Man probably took just as long to build and is significantly more delicious. Via FoodProof and NetDiva’s Flickr...

Bacon Explosion – No Joke!

I love when one idea snowballs into several others, and the bacon mat has been a major springboard for lots of bacon creations over the past few months. Of course there was the bacon cheese roll, followed by the bacon, chicken, cheese roll. And now this: the Bacon...

Swine & Wine

Great news from Rocco at Bacon Freak! There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether you can pair bacon with wine, and if so, how? RBS did just such a thing at our Bacon Day party, and it was a fun experiment to share with friends. I know Alexa over at...

Bacon Wrapped Elvish Cookies

I’m loving bloggers this week. Yesterday, of course, was a heart-attack recipe from SOT, and today I have to draw your attention once again to the Ridiculous Food Society of Upstate New York. Mr. Dave constantly cracks me up, and last weekend he did it again. He...

Bacon Chicken Cheese Roll

By now you’ve all seen Foodproof’s Bacon and Cheese Roll. This thing is a modern marvel and fully deserves the wild acclaim it has received. I mean, seriously, that was brilliant. But, as with all great ideas, this one has already been one-upped. I give...

Bacon Watch 2009

I thought that headline sounded more dramatic and exciting with the year thrown on the end, like a breaking news story. Which I suppose this is, because hey! It’s an actual bacon watch! As in, a watch made of bacon! Well, sort of. Yes, Archie McPhee has done it...

Review: Cheddar Bacon Gordita Crunch

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great Martin Luther King Day, and that you’re having an even better Inauguration Day! I’m starting the day off with a sad confession: I’ve been really bad about trying the hippest new bacon creations for your edification,...

You. Just. Got. BACON’D!!

I don’t often write about Kevin Bacon on this blog, due in part to the La Coronilla Treaty of 2008 (see the comments section.) And so I’m not going to say much about this clip from funnyordie.com, except that it is AWESOME with a capital AWE. Happy Friday....

More Cupcakes…with Bacon!

Here in the West, I think Sprinkles has become the cupcake standard. They make huge, beautiful cupcakes in lots of amazing flavors with every kind of colorful confetti topping you can imagine. Soon they’ll be expanding across the country and across the world,...

Bacon Edamame

Once again I’m blown away by a simple yet profound use for bacon. Why did I never think of this before? Because I tend to get too complicated. I need to remember that the simplest food ideas are the best. And Camilla at Enlightened Cooking has proved it with her...

Know Your Bacon

How well do you know bacon? Do you know something about it’s history? Do you have a favorite brand? Do you know about it’s omega-3 fatty acid content, or lack thereof? I’m a sucker for quizzes and surveys, so when a friend sent me this Bacon and Pork...

Bacon Label Gallery

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy Dave’s Cupboard. This New Englander is a truly gifted cook who seems to give instructions on everything I’ve ever wanted to know, like how to make your own bacon. He’s also a food enthusiast who goes out...

Bacon Cheddar Gordita Crunch

By now you’ve no doubt heard: Taco Bell has taken the bacon world by storm! It’s all everyone is talking about. Its face seems to be painted across every surface I encounter. It’s the bacon-cheddar-gordita-crunch, and it has come to dominate our...

BaconTwits

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a chance you like bacon. If you follow more than one blog, there’s a chance you also like other time-wasting, Internet-based nonsense, like Facebook and Twitter. If any or all of those things are true about you,...

Bacon Haikus and Zombies

I love haiku. It’s a poetry form that requires discipline, but only briefly. Like a tiny sudoku or a 24-tile Rubik’s cube. Once, during a particularly stressful time at work, my bo ss and I relieved our stress by exchanging daily haikus about our...

Review: Maple Bacon Coffee

It was way back in November when we featured Boca Java’s Maple Bacon Morning coffee. I think I ordered it that very day, it just sounded too irresistible. When it arrived, I was thrilled to find it had a one-way air release valve so you could squeeze the bag...

Bacon-Wrapped Eggs with Polenta

By far the most popular post we’ve ever done was Bacon Wrapped Eggs. I don’t know what it was about that recipe that made everyone’s mouth water so, but we got lots of great feedback and alternative recipe suggestions. Since this seems to be what the...

Bacon Justified

Aaaah, the holidays. I just finished a nine-day weekend, and will be back at work for just two days before another five-day weekend. And amazingly, I still feel like I could use more time. I’m pretty confident that I could make a full-time job of not having a...

Bacon as Currency

I’ve always thought that bacon was a highly valuable commodity. My entire life I’ve been hearing about pork belly futures, and honestly, nothing works better as a bribe to get people out of bed. So I wasn’t too surprised to learn that even at a...

Calling all Bacon Tattoos!

So my husband is a real sport. He’s got many tattoos, most of them on a nautical theme as he is, himself, a nautical man. However, in the spirit of supporting me and Naseem and our blogging endeavor, he has volunteered to get a bacon tattoo. This came as a...

Bacon for Pennies

In the current climate of economic FREAKOUT, everyone is looking for ways to cut back, stretch their dollar a little further, maybe get creative with classic low-budget foods like ramen and iceberg lettuce. (Believe me, I’ve been there. When we first moved to...

Potato Pancakes with Cheese and Bacon

When I was a kid, I tried countless times to make potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes. My problem was that there was no internet or Food Network when I was a kid, and I never found a real recipe. So, I would just shape a handful of mashed potatoes into a...

Swordfishbaconbones

We all know that bacon is a delight to smell, to eat, to look at. Along with coffee and baking cookies, it’s a feast for the senses that makes me feel instantly warm and happy, not to mention hungry. What I failed to notice all these years was the beauty of...

Pappardelle with Arugula and Bacon

Earlier this year, I decided to stop eating wheat products. Which, although it has made me feel 10 times more healthy, was at first an incredibly difficult transition because I love carbs. Maybe more than I love bacon. And topping my list of carbohydrated favorites?...

Our Bacon Wordle!

Have you heard of Wordle? This is exactly the kind of silly internet program that just tickles me to no end. All you do is go to Wordle  and enter in some content, or even just your website’s url, and Wordle uses your content to make a cool image of your most...

Poor Ireland

And so tonight I plan to raise a pint and make a silent plea for the plight of our Irish friends. May the gods of cattle smile on their gentle herds, and give them back their tasty...

Free Art!

  I love this painting of a Bacon Sandwich by Ali Spagnola. Each of her paintings has this simple, iconic style about it, and here’s something extra interesting about her…she’s giving away her art. Seriously. Check out her Free Paintings link...

It’s Raining Bacon!

From PBFComics.com Just a little update on my weekend: My husband came home after 9 weeks away on business, so I decided to have a second Thanksgiving for obvious reasons. This time when prepping the turkey, I put an entire stick of bacon butter under the skin! (Look...

More Holiday Bacon

If you’re like me, you still haven’t purchased holiday cards to send to your friends and family. Or, maybe you’re considering using the cards you have leftover from last year…mine feature a bottle of Maker’s Mark with a scarf around...

Cobb: The BLT of Salads

I’m only a recent convert to the Cobb Salad. I grew up in a time and place where salads consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers with any variety of gloopy dressings available, preferably something mayo based in my household. I was probably 21 before...

Bacon Rice Krispies Treats

That Mr. Dave at the Ridiculous Food Society just keeps wowing me! You may remember that in October he made sausage entirely out of bacon, a feat heretofore unheard of. So of course I have to check in on him every once in a while and see what he’s up to. Seems...

Thanksgiving Day Review

Wow, Thanksgiving was fun. What I remember of it, at least. It certainly was a day of indulgence, and enjoying good friends. My gang of merry revelers all pitched in to make it a day of joy-filled memories (and black-outs.) As Naseem mentioned in her Thursday post,...

Bacon Friday

I know it’s Black Friday and all our regular readers are out there doing their part to fix the economy! For those of you who do your holiday shopping online, don’t forget to check out the RBS Bacon Store for all your quirky gift needs. Remember: No one...

Happy Thanksgiving!

In celebration of the season, Brutus offers his vision of a perfect harvest…something he could be truly thankful for. Hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful holiday!...

Breaking News

Eric at baconbuzz.com (reddit) asked me to let you all know that they’re holding a Thanksgiving Day recipe contest. Just submit your best original Turkey Day bacon recipe by midnight tomorrow and you could win a whole box of goodies from BaconFreak.com....

Bacon Curls

I can’t believe that we missed this great bacon find! From the talented and creative mind of Megan at NotMartha.org, we present Bacon Curls in a variety of shapes and sizes. Megan is the genius who brought you the Bacon Cup, which was one of our very first...

Forget James Bond. Foo Fighters Love Bacon!

Everyone has been buzzing lately about how the newest James Bond, Daniel Craig, just luuurvs his English bacon. So much, in fact, that he has it flown in while on location in Spain or wherever for his daily breakfast. I’m sure many people find that fascinating,...

Bacon Hitler

It’s a frightening world we live in. You never know from whence the next despotic ruler will spring. And today we can report, one has sprung from bacon. Worse than the Soup Nazi, it’s Bacon Hitler. And he’s wearing a v-neck sweater. Occult-obsessed...

Maple Bacon Coffee

I think there are people out there who consider coffee to be their morning fuel. Can’t get started without it. Must have caffeine to function. I’m fortunate not to be in this classification. I no longer drink coffee every day and, in fact, sometimes go...