Archive for December, 2012

Bacon Pizza @ Granite City Brewery

Friday, December 28, 2012 Review by Brian

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Joined a couple of my co-workers out to happy hour at Granite City Brewery. During the 4-6pm happy hour, all¬†flat breads were¬†only $4 – so I ordered one of each. The Peppered Bacon and Tomato pizza really stood out (for obvious reasons). The ‘sweeter’ taste of the tomato and cheese, against the spicy bacon was unreal. ¬†I must also say that the bacon was cooked¬†perfectly¬†in little bit-sized bit. We ended up ordering another. This is a must try if you’re ever near Granite City Brewery.

Love: http://www.gcfb.net/menu/item/pepper-bacon-and-tomato

Bacon Cheese Ball

Bacon Cheese Ball

With the green and red peppers – these Bacon Cheese Balls even look like they’re meant for the holidays. I can only imagine ¬†how these balls would melt in your mouth. Yummy Holiday Balls!

VIA: http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2011/12/31/bacon-cheese-ball/

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 8 pieces of your favorite bacon, cooked and crumbled (just 8?)
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts, finely chopped
  • Pita chips

For additional information and assembly instructions, please visit: http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2011/12/31/bacon-cheese-ball/

Double Bacon Waffle Burger

Friday, December 14, 2012 Review by Brian
Double Bacon Waffle Burger

Double Bacon Waffle Burger

Sweet waffles, a savory burger, melted cheese and ofcourse bacon. Could this get any better? I’m not sure about having this with a cup of coffee. Burgers go better with Beer. : )

VIA: http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/2012/10/double-bacon-waffle-burger.html

For additional photos and cooking instructions, please visit: http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/2012/10/double-bacon-waffle-burger.html

Coffee Bacon Sandwiches

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Review by Brian
COFFEE BACON SANDWICHES

COFFEE BACON SANDWICHES

Coffee, brown sugar, molasses, and chili powder – oh my. This sounds like a spicy twist to the traditional ‘candied bacon’. I can’t wait to try!

VIA: http://alittlesaffron.com/2012/07/04/coffee-bacon-sandwiches/

Ingredients:

8 slices uncooked bacon
1/4 cup freshly ground coffee grounds
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon water
a few handfuls of fresh baby spinach
4 slices bread from a wide, crusty loaf

Ingredients for the lemony goat cheese spread:

4 ounces goat cheese
4 medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon zest
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For more cooking and assembly instructions, please visit: http://alittlesaffron.com/2012/07/04/coffee-bacon-sandwiches/

Bacon & Cheese Potato Nachos!

Friday, December 7, 2012 Review by Brian
Bacon & Cheese Potato Nachos!

Bacon & Cheese Potato Nachos!

I just love the concept of this – and it doesn’t get any better than this. Cumin, chili powder, jalapeno peppers and bacon. Add a touch of sour cream and/or some ranch and you’re set!

VIA: http://www.ohbiteit.com/2012/08/bacon-cheese-potato-nachos.html

Fantastic website – BTW.

For additional cooking and assembly instructions, please visit: http://www.ohbiteit.com/2012/08/bacon-cheese-potato-nachos.html