Sunday, December 27, 2009


For those of you not sick yet of eating holiday cookies and cake...HERE is a link to some recipes, courtesy of NPR (yeah, we are cultured like that sometimes).

My favorite being the Peanut Butter-Maple Bacon Fudge

Makes 49 squares

12 strips maple-smoked bacon, with 2 strips reserved for garnish

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon maple extract

Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, turning several times, until browned and done, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop finely. Reserve 2 of the chopped slices for garnish.

Combine all ingredients except bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir continuously until chips and butter are melted, and mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon.

Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved chopped bacon on top and lightly press with your fingertips. Cover with aluminum foil and chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.

Slice into 7 equal rows to create 49 squares. It's a good idea to use a ruler to ensure equal-sized pieces. Serve at about room temperature.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Ok, so this isn't much about bacon as it is about burgers. I was lucky enough to be invited by Rev from BURGER CONQUEST to head to RARE BAR & GRILL in NYC for a "burger tasting". These were honestly some of the best burgers I've ever had...and two of the three burgers tasted had some of the most amazing apple smoked bacon ever to grace a burger.

The best being the "M&M Burger" which is their classic flambeed in Makers Mark, topped with caramelized shallots, cheddar cheese & of course, apple smoked bacon (served slider style for this special event).

Read all the juicy details about the burgers and the event by clicking the banner:

Friday, December 11, 2009


Thank you to The Meat Hook in Brooklyn for this genius concoction. It shall grace the plate of my Hanukkah dinner tonight. Happy Holidays to you all!