Archive for January, 2012

Cheesy Bacon Bruschetta

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Review by judywrites
Another soup bowl appetizer idea!

Cheesy Bacon Bruschetta recipe

photo by: kraft

what you need

2  slices OSCAR MAYER Super Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4  slices French bread, 3/4 inch thick
1  tsp. KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1  clove garlic, halved
4  KRAFT Extra Thin Swiss Cheese Slices, halved
1  plum tomato, seeded, chopped

make it

HEAT broiler.

COOK and stir bacon in skillet on medium heat 12 min. or until browned. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

SPREAD bread with mayo. Broil, 4 inches from heat, 1 to 2 min. or until toasted; rub with garlic.

COVER toast slices with 4 cheese pieces, bacon and tomatoes. Top with remaining cheese pieces; broil 1 min. or until melted.

kraft kitchens tips

SUBSTITUTE
If you don’t have a fresh garlic clove, sprinkle toasted bread slices lightly with garlic powder before topping with cheese, bacon and tomatoes. Broil as directed.
SERVING SUGGESTION
Prepare recipe as directed. Add to hot filled bowls of French onion soup

Calves Liver With Onions, Bacon And Potatoes

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Review by Brian
Calves Liver With Onions, Bacon And Potatoes

Calves Liver With Onions, Bacon And Potatoes

This is looking like the perfect BaconScotch lunch.

VIA: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/01/calves-liver-with-onions-bacon-and-potatoes-recipe.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+seriouseats%2Frecipes+%28Serious+Eats%3A+Recipes%29

Ingredients

yield: Serves 4, active time 40 minutes, total time 40 minutes

  • 6-8 small potatoes
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 4 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds calves liver divided into 4 even pieces

For cooking and assembly directions, please visit:  http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/01/calves-liver-with-onions-bacon-and-potatoes-recipe.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+seriouseats%2Frecipes+%28Serious+Eats%3A+Recipes%29

Beer and Bacon Mancakes

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Review by judywrites

 

Here you go guys! Breakfast or dinner – your call!

Ingredients

1/2 lb bacon (8 slices)

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2¬†cups Original Bisquick¬ģ mix
1 cup of your favorite regular or nonalcoholic beer
2 eggs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350¬įF. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place wire rack on top of cookie sheet. Arrange bacon in single layer on top of rack. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle bacon with half the brown sugar. Bake 10 minutes longer. Turn bacon over; sprinkle with remaining brown sugar. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Crumble bacon into small pieces; set aside.
  3. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375¬įF; grease with vegetable oil or shortening.
  4. In medium bowl, beat Bisquick mix, beer and eggs with whisk until blended. If batter is too thick, add additional beer until desired consistency. Stir in bacon. Pour by 1/2 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden brown.

Thanks Betty Crocker and Bisquick. Click the link and you can see a “how-to” video.

Four Cheese & Bacon Jalape√Īos

Friday, January 20, 2012 Review by judywrites

 

Are you having a Super Bowl party? Or maybe friends over for the playoff games? This recipes just sounds and looks absolutely yummy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups plain fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cups vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Wear gloves to protect fingers! Make cut under half of stem lengthwise on one side of peppers forming a “T.” Pry open; remove seeds using tip of a paring knife and kitchen shears.
  • Stir together bacon, cheeses, hot sauce, pepper and 1 tsp. salt.
  • Fill jalape√Īos with cheese mixture, pressing seams closed after filling, so that cheese is compacted and chili retains its shape.
  • Lightly beat eggs in a small shallow bowl. Stir together breadcrumbs, oregano and 1 tsp. salt in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip jalape√Īos in egg, letting excess drip off, then coat with breadcrumbs, transferring to a work surface. Repeat coating with egg and crumbs to form a second layer.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil to 325¬įF in a medium saucepan. Fry 4 jalape√Īos until golden brown all over, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to several layers of paper towels to drain. Repeat twice, heating oil to 325¬įF between each batch.

Thanks Sargento!

Cinnamon-Maple Bacon Dip

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Review by Brian
Cinnamon-Maple Bacon Dip

Cinnamon-Maple Bacon Dip

Seriously РWhat could be more delicious? I want this as a frosting on my next cake!

VIA: http://foodbeast.com/content/2011/12/29/cinnamon-maple-bacon-dip/

spread:

  • 2 8-ounce blocks of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Maple-Agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
candied bacon:
  • Bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • brown sugar
  • butter

For cooking and assembly instructions, visit: http://foodbeast.com/content/2011/12/29/cinnamon-maple-bacon-dip/