Tag: bacon

Jamaican Inspired Spaghetti Squash and Black Beans

Ingredients 1 large spaghetti squash 15 oz canned black beans, drained 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 medium onion, diced 3 teaspoons jerk seasoning 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped juice of 1/2 lime 1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Place the squash […]

Bacon Cornbread

Ingredients:1 cup flour1 cup cornmeal1 cup buttermilk1/3 cup canola oil1/3 cup crumbled center cut bacon (about 4-5 slices)1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 egg Directions:Preheat oven to 400. Grease or spray one 8×8 baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking […]

Summer Lovin’ Salad

Ingredients: 4 slices of crisp bacon, crumbled 2 avocados, sliced 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced 2 chicken breasts 1 head butter lettuce, chopped 1/2 head red leaf, chopped 2 cups assorted halved small heirloom tomatoes 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/8 […]

Heirloom Tomato and Spaghetti Baked Frittata

Ingredients: 8 eggs, beaten 4 strips of cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled 3 1/2 (loose, not packed) cups cooked spaghetti 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup basil, chopped 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Grease an 8×8 pan. In a small bowl, stir together eggs, pepper, […]

Bacon Rice

Ingredients: 5 slices thick cut bacon for the omelet: 1 green onion, chopped (green parts only) 3 eggs 1 teaspoon sesame oil 4 dried shiitake mushrooms canola oil For the rice: 1 cup sushi rice* a couple drops sesame oil sesame seeds For the Chinese broccoli: 4-5 stalks Chinese broccoli […]

Grandpop’s Home Fries

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, quartered and sliced* 1 large onion, quartered and sliced 3 slices of bacon, diced salt pepper Directions: Heat a large skillet. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of […]

Winterized BLT Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 strips thick cut bacon 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 1 lb pasta (I used gemelli) 2 cooked, boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed 3/4 cup frozen spinach 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes* 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Bring a large pot of salted […]

Shrimp & Grits

Ingredients: for the grits: 4 cups shrimp stock 1 cup stone-ground grits* (not instant) 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar 1/2 cup grated Parmesan for the shrimp: 1 lb medium sized shrimp, peeled 3 slices raw bacon, chopped 2/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, […]

Mussels with Bacon, Beer & Mushrooms

Ingredients: 2 lbs live mussels 1 cup broth 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1/2 cup beer* 1 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 teaspoons softened butter 2 teaspoons flour 2 slices lean bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon sage 1/2 teaspoon thyme salt pepper […]

Potato, Cabbage, Bacon and Parsnip Goodness

Ingredients: 1/2 head cabbage, shredded4 small potatoes, peeled and diced1 large onion, cut in half and sliced into rings4 clove garlic, minced2 parsnips, peeled and diced4 slices of thick cut bacon cut into 1-2 inch strips2/3 cup water1 teaspoon caraway seeds1/2 teaspoon paprika (preferably the hot Hungarian kind)salt and pepper […]