Recipes For My Boys: Bacon
Showing posts with label Bacon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bacon. Show all posts

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Asiago Bacon Potato Wedges

I am still in the mood for Authentic Asiago Cheese!  When are we not, right?  Since I still have a bit of Asiago Cheese leftover from the samples I received, I decided to bake potato wedges for my boys and oh...my...goodness! They were a hit!   You simply cannot go wrong with potatoes, Asiago cheese and bacon, right?






















Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cheesy Alfredo Bacon Ranch Potatoes and Onions

Alfredo, cheese, ranch and bacon on buttery potatoes and onions.  Loving every bite!

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Egg Asparagus and Grits

We love breakfast for supper and eat it quite often.  The other night we had it again with; Bakin’ Bacon,  grits, Homemade Tall and Fluffy Biscuits, Perfect Scrambled Eggs, Perfect Fried Eggs and Microwave Fluffy Pancakes.   As usual, I wanted something a little different and remembered the asparagus I had in the fridge that desperately needed to be cooked.   I made Roasted Asparagus with it and decided to add that to my plate.  It was wonderful and will have a place on my breakfast menu, whether morning or evening, from now on.  There really isn’t a recipe.  You cook the grits,  roast the asparagus, or cook in a skillet, and cook your egg the way you like it, season and enjoy!  You see how I like mine.  






Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bakin’ Bacon

My oldest has a huge FCAT Writing test today so I got up early and made his favorite breakfast; bacon, scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits.  Making bacon in the oven is a great way to cook it.  The oven does all the work for you so you don’t have to stand in front of the stove getting splattered and well, using time that is always in demand.  I was able to get the biscuits ready and lunches packed while the bacon was bakin’ away.  Next time you need to cook a whole package of bacon..heat up the oven and get your baking sheet out.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Roasted Caramelized Bacon Asapargus

This has got to be the best asparagus I have cooked!  It is caramelized, has a background taste of bacon cooked in it, a little peppery, a saltiness that is just right and topped with crumbled bacon.  MMMMM...I could have eaten it all!  Next time I will definitely cook two bundles.  <3 and hugs!


Roasted Bacon Asparagus

1 lb asparagus
3 pieces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1-2 tablespoon bacon grease
sea salt, to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400F.  Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Rinse asparagus and trim the tough ends off by bending at the bottom.  The tough part will break off.  

Place on cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with bacon grease.  
Roll asparagus around to coat.
Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Cook at 400F for 10 minutes.  Check and turn asparagus over.
Cook another 5-10, maybe 15 minutes depending how thick the stalks are or until crisp tender and they begin to caramelize.  
Put on serving plate and add more sea salt and pepper if desired. 
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pineapple Bacon Jam

Yep, you read it right!  Pineapple Bacon Jam with fresh pineapple and caramelized onions...........YUMMO!!!!   My oldest is taking FCAT tests this week and I wanted to make him some of his favorite foods during the week to reward him for doing an amazing job as well as comfort him.  Y'all know how food is a comforter, soother and just an all around warmth, when things are a little It's his first "big" tests and he is very nervous about taking them.  This is one he doesn't get very often at all but really loves.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bacon Rose Bouquet

My boys are still sick.  I was getting ready to make them breakfast with a request for bacon and eggs.  I remembered I saw a bacon rose briefly, not long ago and thought I would give it a try.  Something to make my little ones smile.  It worked!  <3

Making the bacon roses is very simple.  Why haven't I thought of this before??????  For Valentine's Day...don't buy me roses.  Make me a bouquet of bacon roses!  <3  Your bacon lover will LOVE it!
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Bacon Roses Bouquet

bacon
mini muffin pan
celery stalks with leaves
toothpicks or wooden skewers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grab a piece of bacon and start wrapping it around itself or your little finger.  Going round and round, over lapping it.....eyeing it to get the shape of a rose.  Don't worry if it isn't perfect...roses aren't either.  ~smile~  

Place in a mini muffin pan and cook in a preheated oven.  

Cook 10 minutes, check and turn pan around in oven.  CAUTION......There will be bacon grease in the cups!!!  BE CAREFUL! 

Cook another 5-10 minutes or until browned and done.  Checking around earliest time.  As always...my oven cooks different than yours.  Adjust cooking time accordingly.  
CAUTION......There will be bacon grease in the cups!!!  BE CAREFUL! 

Place on a paper towel to drain and cool.  While cooling, get celery out of refrigerator.  Use the stalks with leaves.  I used the heart with all the leaves on them, keeping it intact.  A great way to use that middle part of your celery.  ~smile~   Stick toothpicks, leaving 1/2" or so sticking out in front, in the stalks in different places.  Then, place the bacon roses on the toothpick that is left sticking out.  Place in a vase, or canning jar as I did, with a little water, to display your bouquet.  Serve immediately.  Do not keep at room temperature longer than you would regular cooked bacon.  



Monday, September 12, 2011

Over Load!!!!!

Tell me what you think about this!  My eldest thinks it Rocks!  <3 and Hugs!
NOTE....We play with our food and this is not a normal, everyday item on our foodie schedule!  <3

I have seen chocolate covered bacon and always wondered about it.  I was cooking bacon and a ham.  I also bought Rolos and pretzels to make candy.  Somehow I forgot to buy nuts to add to them.


My thinking as I was cooking the bacon was...crunchy and salty.  Nuts.  I made a candy like that.  Son liked that.  Then,  I thought texture and salty..ham.  Son liked that also.  Combine the two for an Absolute Over Load!  Pretzels, Chocolate, Caramel, Ham and Bacon!  Yeah, I know, gross!  But, Hey!  Don't knock it until you try it.  Also doing chocolate covered ham slices....Yep!  Heard it hear first!  <3 and Hugs!


Tuesday Morning.......My son asked me if he could take this as a snack to school today.  He Loves It!  <3 and Hugs!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ranch Deviled Eggs

It is no secret, I do not like mayo or MW but I do Love these Ranch Deviled Eggs.  They are so easy to make.  Here ya go...Hope you like them also! 



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stuffed Hamburgers

My Boys Love Cheese!  What easier way to eat a hamburger than to have it inside!  The little ones like just cheese.  My oldest likes onions and bacon added to the cheese!  They are sooo good!

Stuffed Hamburgers

1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef, We used ground chuck
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced onions
4 pieces bacon
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Make thin hamburger patties.  Sprinkle with seasonings, add desired stuffing ingredients.  Top with another thin hamburger patty
Pinch edges and work around in your hands.  It should seal completely and it will look like a regular hamburger. 

Cook on medium heat in skillet or grill.  Turn when browned.  Cook on other side until juices run clear when slightly pressed.  

YUM!

Stuffed with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Minced Onions!
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Boys smashed buns and ate some of the potatoes!  <3 and Hugs!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mini Bacon and Cheese Fritattas

A great way to eat breakfast or a snack.   Eggs, cheese, bacon, roasted red peppers and black olives!  Anything you have  in your 'frigerator can go in a fritatta!   Put in the oven while the children are getting ready for school.  Easy breakfast that can be eaten with little hands.     

Mini Bacon and Cheese Fritattas
makes 8 in regular muffin size pan

4 eggs, beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup of grated cheese
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/8 cup of roasted red peppers, fresh peppers are great too, diced
1/8 cup black olives, diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray muffin pan

Mix all together and cook for 15-20 minutes.  I always check about 3-5 minutes earlier than the least amount of time.  Eveyone's oven is different.  I know mine is!  :D

The Twins are fussy eaters...I just do the Egg, Cheese and Bacon for them.  Beat the eggs and fill the muffin pan.  Add your ingredients on the top and softly push them down.  Each child can make their own. :D






Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Creamed Corn and Bacon

First you need to get little helpers to shuck and silk the corn for you.  You then can use a creamer to make creamed corn or cut the kernels off, put in blender with a little water to make creamed corn. 

Fry 6 pieces of bacon...saving the drippings.  Let your children crumble the bacon once it is cool.  If your children are like mine, you might as well cook the whole package.  They like to eat the bacon while making crumbles.  ~smiles~

Once the corn is creamed,  add water if it is too thick, put in a microwave safe dish.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of bacon drippings.  Cook for 3 minutes in microwave.  (can be cooked on stove)  If it is still too thick add more water...too thin, cook longer.  Keep cooking at 2-3 intervals keeping an eye on it.  It is done when the starchy taste is gone.  Add chopped bacon and watch it disappear!~



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bacon Jam

This is the greatest!  The best of all tastes...Sweet, Salty and Spicy .  A burst of UMMM in your mouth as you take a bite.  My Dear Friend Sandi H. talked about Bacon Jam on her Facebook yesterday and you know I just had to try it.  :D  I changed it around by using the sweetened juice from frozen nectarines I put up recently. 

Fruity Bacon Jam

Ingredients:

1 lb of bacon
1-2 Tbsp of bacon grease
1 medium to large onion (I used vidalia)
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
3/4 - 1 cup of coffee (I used 3/4 because that was what I had leftover)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of syrup from frozen, or canned, peaches or nectarines. 
I used the juice from frozen nectarines but heavy syrup from a large can of peaches would work really well.   
1 to 1 1/2 cups diced fruit, or whatever you have, if desired.
1/4 to 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper 
1/2 tsp of kosher salt (you may need more depending on how salty your bacon is) 

I looked at several different recipes and they all called for maple syrup and brown sugar instead of the juice.  I wanted a different taste.  Mine wasn't very "jammy" but did hold together well.  

Cook bacon until done but not crisp.  I did mine in the microwave.

While the bacon is cooking put 1 tbsp of bacon grease in a skillet and saute onions until caramelized.  Add more bacon grease if necessary.  Do Not throw away the remaining Bacon Grease!  Save in a container, in the refrigerator to season with.   Put a Huge sign on it for your husband to Leave It Alone!  Mine threw my precious Bacon Grease Away!  But that is another story.   :D  

Add minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Pour in juice, coffee and bacon cut in small pieces.  Add some of the fruit if you want.  I did with Sausage jam I made and it was Wonderful Also!  

Cook until the liquid has thickened.  Mine didn't get very thick.  I got tired of standing at the stove so I put my Bacon Jam in a glass bowl and microwaved for 3 minutes...stirring every 30 seconds.  My microwave is 1100 watts.

We had our Fruity Bacon Jam on hamburgers.  YUM!


This is what was left after we made burgers.


My oldest son's Burger with Fruity Bacon Jam

What do you think? 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mixed Up Corn

I decided to try something different with corn while I was putting it up this morning.  A little of this and lot of that..... :D

Mixed Up Corn

4 ears fresh corn
1/4 cup red bell pepper, small chop
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper
2-3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Cut corn off of cob in whole kernels.  Mince garlic clove.  Chop pepper to size of corn.  Put all, except bacon, in pan.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until done...approximately 10 minutes. 
Top with crumbled bacon. 
Enjoy!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Ranch Potato Salad

I don't like Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise!  My husband likes potato salad so I decided to make it with Ranch Dressing instead.  Turned out great!  Give it a try.  :D




Ranch Potato Salad

     
2 lbs small red potatoes..skins on and cut in cubes
2-3 boiled eggsyellow and/or red pepper
sweet onion
4 slices of bacon, cooked
1/2 - 3/4 cup ranch dressing

Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Drain. Put back in pot to dry out some. Chop peppers and onion and eggs into equal size pieces. Put potatoes in bowl, add peppers, onions, eggs and ranch. Toss to coat. Top with crumbled bacon. Yum! 


*note*  save the potato water to drink ;)



Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cantaloupe and Bacon

We are loving summer time and all the fruits of its labor.   We especially love cantaloupe, we found it on sale!  Put it in anything and we will eat and drink it! 

Today the boys had fun making their own sandwiches and salads with cantaloupe and bacon.  We had BLT&C(antaloupe) sandwiches and salads. 

The sandwich was made on lightly toasted wheat bread.  With iceberg salad mix, homegrown tomatoes, bacon and thinly sliced cantaloupe seasoned with salt and pepper.  This has a sweet, crunchy, salty yumminess about it.   The Boys had grain, vegetables, meat and fruit all in a sandwich!  Freshly made lemonade and a frozen yogurt stick finished their meal.



The salad was the same...minus the bread.  We somehow forgot to add the shredded cheddar cheese on top.   I hope you will give these a try...I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 



I am going to make a larger salad with layers of fresh spinach leaves, teriyaki grilled chicken breast,  thin slices of yellow and red peppers, homegrown tomatoes and cucumbers and topped with cantaloupe seasoned with salt and pepper.
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