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An ode to bacon – A Valentine’s Day menu

My husband loves bacon, and for Valentines day I decided to make him a bacon inspired meal, instead of the traditional box of chocolates!

Bacon Jam photo from Everyday Food

The first recipe is Martha’s bacon jam, on an ace bakery ciabatta!

and who doesn’t love a french onion soup, well here’s a bacon-y take on the classic…also by Martha

a main course of double smoked bacon wrapped filet mignon from cookingcloset, I did stick to some traditions!

and the grande finale – bacon chocolate chip cookies.  I have been saving this recipe for just this occasion and I have to give it a try.   I haven’t decided if I am going to use my go to recipe or the NYtimes one that has to sit in the fridge for 24-36 hours.  I am intrigued by the rest period and how it impacts flavour.

The verdict: Continue reading


Savoury Bacon and Cheese Muffins

This recipe came compliments of the little flyers of recipes that come in magazines from time to time.  I really liked it, the kids were less impressed, and only ate it when they were really hungry. Why I have no idea, it seemed like a no brainer to me, but I guess that is parenthood, they keep you guessing…

Savoury Bacon and Cheese Muffins

2 cups AP flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2tsp sugar
1tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1  cups shredded cheese (use an italian blend, cheddar whatever you have on hand that is shredded or ready to be shred, use your food processor, that’s why  you have it!)
6 bacon strips cooked, you could use more, this was the best part, I used turkey bacon
1 cup milk
3/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion or chives (optional)
2 eggs

1.  preheat oven to 400F and line 12 muffin pan with liners
2.  sift flour and salt, add 1 cup of cheese and bacon
3.  whisk milk, with oil, add chives if using and eggs
4.  add to dry ingredients, stir until combined
5.  pour mixture into 12 muffin cups
6.  bake for 18-20min, until tester comes out clean


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