Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

I was reading Violet the story of Stone Soup, when I was transported to my nursery school, in the basement of the Methodist Church. It is the first book I remember. The first book I connected with. I knew I was onto something major, that all the secrets were contained in all the books. If you don’t… 

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Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip

Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip

A notice would go home for make-up picture day sometime in late September. It was sent before picture day itself had even been mentioned or occurred. This piece of paper, like all dittos, would get crumpled up and bunched down into my backpack. As the dreaded day drew near I would become worried. What if… 

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Merry Christmas!

Easy Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Listen, we’re not here to tell you how to live your life. But here’s a visual recipe detailing how we spent our quiet coffee hour this morning, before the present-unwrapping-crazies set in. Not saying, just saying. Merry Christmas, everybody!

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Bacon Fat Vinaigrette

This warm vinaigrette, which is a pan-dressing I made using vinegar for acid, honey for sweetness and shallots for bite, all to complement the smoky, salty flavor of bacon, wilts the baby spinach greens and coats everything in lovely, glistening fat. But the best part, in my opinion, is the apple. One large Honeycrisp from the large… 

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Today’s Sandwich: California Club with Chipotle Mayo (Homemade)

California Club Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli

Today’s sandwich is the “California Club with Chipotle Mayo.” It combines turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon, spinach, tomato, avocado, a fried egg, and chipotle mayonnaise on three slices of toasted white bread. Notes: About ten years ago, one of my closest friends and I started parting ways professionally. Though we had started working for the same… 

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Seared Scallop BLT with Candied Maple Bacon

Seared Scallop BLT

I don’t have an anecdote about bacon-wrapped scallops. I do have a bacon-wrapped shrimp anecdote, so I am going to tell that and then shoehorn scallops in at the end. Have you ever tried to shoehorn a scallop? Not as easy as one might think. I did recently enjoy some fried scallops at Bill’s Seafood… 

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