Brown Sugar Bacon!
Thick-cut bacon as needed
Brown sugar as needed – I use light brown sugar but it’s up to you.
Optional: Cayenne pepper & coarse black pepper, maple syrup
Pre-heat oven to 375°
If you have a large enough pan with edges, just line it with foil.
If not, make an aluminum foil ‘pan’ with edges folded up to prevent
drippings from running out and put it on a baking sheet.
(To be safe, I usually make a 2nd foil ‘pan’ for the shelf below. I hate to mess up my oven).
Cover foil with brown sugar, need not be thick, just enough to cover.
Lay down bacon
Optional: Sprinkle LIGHTLY with pepper if desired.
Sprinkle brown sugar on top to cover bacon.
Optional: Drizzle a LITTLE maple syrup over bacon.
Bake about 20-25 minutes.
Let cool. Continue reading
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
6 skinless chicken breasts
Dip into mix
Bake 1 hour @ 350F
12 slices cooked bacon
1/3 cup chopped scallions
1 chopped red onion
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (what type?)
Make into pie ..
Tortilla on bottom of round pan
Cover 1/2 cup cheese
Cover 1/2 cup cheese
Tortilla on top of pan
Chill 1 hour
Meanwhile make the dip..
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp chopped chives
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped dill
Mix & salt to taste
Remove “pie” from fridge
Cut to 6 slices
2 cups flour
3 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
Deep fry until golden
Put on baking tray
Top with 1/2 cup pizza sauce
Top with grated mozzarella
Top with slices of pepperoni
Grill 5 minutes
Dip & enjoy
(Have medics on speed-dial
h/t to Yashar Ali on Twitter
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Recipe serves 2 – Adjust accordingly
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Or boneless thigh meat if you prefer.
1 package Campbell’s Skillet Sauce (Sweet & Sour).
12-15 baby carrots (or carrots cut small).
1/2 green Bell Pepper, diced.
1/2 cup white onion, diced.
1 cup honey.
1/2 cup light brown sugar.
2 tblsp Kikkoman soy sauce.
Cook on high for 4 hours.
Shred chicken with forks.
Serve over your favorite rice. Continue reading
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
1 large red pepper, 1 large yellow pepper
(Serves 2 – adjust as needed)
Green peppers less sweet, then yellow, red sweetest. You choose.
3 oz Couscous
1 oz toasted pine nuts
Handful of black olives, roughly chopped.
Green olives or capers if you prefer
I detest olives. And capers. I use cocktail onions or diced chorizo.
If I want to spice it up a bit, I use diced jalepeno 😀
13/4 oz feta cheese
13/4 oz semi-dried tomatoes, snipped
or handful of cherry tomatoes quartered.
2 tbsp shredded basil.
The Family Fruitcake (Recipe 🙂 )
Okay, for those who are tired of rotating gift fruitcakes through your friend network or using them for doorstops, this is the reason they were really invented, before the commercial folks corrupted the process.
If you’ve only eaten the commercial ones, you haven’t eaten fruitcake.
Since the confluence of Thansksgiving and Hanukkah is so rare, we’ll combine the two traditions.
Went to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and in addition to garlic-flavored-everything, came home with garlic. A lot of garlic.
Now, I love garlic and figured on whipping up some Sopa de Ajo but we overdid it.
Luckily, I found a delicious recipe to use up the excess.:-D
There were complaints my last rice pudding recipe took too long to make.
Thus rice pudding again, only quicker – from C.S.Lewis.
(and a thought for your day)
In 1916, Mabel Steele went to teach school at the ripe old age of 18, in extremely rural Colorado. The community consisted of three families who made their living raising trout for restaurants in Denver. She had to learn to maintain disciple when some of the students were bigger than she was. I suspect it was an eye-opener to a very self-confident, albeit naive young woman.
One of Mabel’s fond memories of that time is: