A Bacon Remix

Most of us would most likely agree that bacon makes a perfect side to any breakfast, but now more frequently we are seeing the incorporation of bacon as an accompaniment to our entrees. This recipe for Bacon Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus transforms a simple vegetable from ordinary to extraordinary. Cover these little green stems in a toasted sesame oil and brown sugar mixture then liberally sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking them to perfection. The bacon that’s wrapped around each bunch becomes crispy, so there’s no [... more]

Mom! Meatloaf!

Your mother’s meatloaf gets a run for its money with this Gourmet Meatloaf recipe. By combining a trio of beef, veal and pork, the flavor gets amped up enough to impress even the most experienced of meatloaf connoisseurs. Dried cherries also make a creative and unusual appearance in this recipe along with a little bacon for added smokiness. Crunchy chopped up veggies such as carrots, celery and onions complete the list of main ingredients needed for this recipe. Several different sauces and spices make the loaf a little [... more]

A Twisted Toast Treat

Bacon is America’s favorite breakfast meat, and for good reason. These versatile little slices of cured pork complement the flavors of so many foods and add a savory, salty crunch to any dish. For this recipe, crumbled bacon tops a delicious avocado spread that’s been slathered on sliced baguettes. The French bread is served as-is without any additional baking, creating a soft base for the toppings. Providing a tasty surprise, a drizzle of honey acts as a sweet foil to the bacon’s saltiness. Each savory bite of [... more]

Better Than a BLT

I can’t get enough of seasonal tomatoes. I’m enticed by their vibrant red color and their incredible flavor, especially if they’ve been picked at their peak. Ripe tomatoes steal the show in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. For a healthier twist on a traditional BLT, try this BLT Chopped Salad recipe. Lime vinaigrette drizzled over bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and the unexpected avocado, corn kernels, plus crumbled goat cheese combine to create the most delicious BLT I’ve ever tasted.

Better Than a BLT?

While we’ve loved the classic BLT since childhood, we found a more sophisticated and innovate way to enjoy the culinary combo. The BLT Pasta Salad brings you the trio of flavors that you love in the sandwich but in a more satisfying meal. Plus, the cool salad refreshes on a warm spring or hot summer day. In addition to the B, the L, and the T, this recipe also calls for sour cream, garlic, ranch dip mix, and fresh cheese tortellini. You may never eat a traditional [... more]

Civilized Bacon

Though my recipe addiction is lifelong and bona fide, my head isn’t turned by every fondue, fricassee, or frittata. When it comes to entertaining, any recipe that makes my menu usually has to meet certain criteria: high drama, low effort, and a minimum of ingredients. In my mind, guests break into applause at the mere sight of each dish prepared, certain I’ve slaved for days to achieve such culinary grandeur. Despite its modest name, this Bacon-Wrapped Scallops recipe delivers the “wow” factor in presentation and taste with only a handful of [... more]