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Bakin’ With Bacon And The King

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Here I Am – The King – With A Super Recipe For You!!

Greetings loyal subjects……………today I have something different for you but that doesn’t mean it contains NO BACON…….to the contrary it contains a lot.   It’s also something that the ROYAL MOM adores – roasted vegetables but with a bacon “twist”!    Intrigued?   Good……………you might want to try this one.

Oven Roasted Vegetables With Bacon

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • fresh broccoli
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 5-10 or more bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with greased foil or a non-stick pan liner. Set aside.
  • Cut up vegetables so that they are close to the same size.(Cut harder vegetables a bit smaller)
  • Place vegetables in a bowl.
  • Toss with minced garlic.
  • Toss vegetables lightly with olive oil. ( may need more or less)
  • Add in cooked, crumbled bacon and toss.
  • Spread into an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender, yet still firm.
  • Remove from oven and add on pats of butter.
  • Sprinkle again with salt if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Yes – and plenty of it I might add!!

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.    Mom had made a roast the first time she made this recipe but imagine it with chicken or ANYTHING…….just plain tasty.    We hope you will try this one – roasted vegetables get a bit of “sweetness” to them and with the bacon it’s sweet AND salty.  Nice combo!

Yep – we all need to tingle from time to time……..!

I must clean up the kitchen – the staff is having a day off – we like to keep the staff happy here in Castle Baconia……………..it PAYS to be nice!!

Happy Cooking (and Eating!) – Your King

Bakin’ with Bacon and The King!

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Hello from Castle Baconia where I – Teddy Bacon King – shall bake for you today!

Our Saturday activity here at the castle is to whip up some fabulous baconized recipe and today I’ve got a doozy.    Everybody loves pizza – right?   Sometimes bacon is “an” ingredient in a pizza recipe but not often is it the STAR.    Well it sure is for this recipe.    You’ll see what I mean!

Bacon Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pizza crust about 10-12 inches- homemade or ready-made but it’s up to you!
  • 3/4- 1 lb bacon, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces ( If I have a 1 full pound I usually use it, the more bacon the better.)
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread crust on pizza pan.
  2. Spread sauce on crust
  3. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  4. Sprinkle bacon on top of cheese.
  5. Top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes of until crust is done and cheese is slightly browned.

 

Well if this isn’t a BACON BONANZA I don’t know what is!!!    

I haven’t experimented but I’m thinking other cheese would be good too although you know how much fun mozzarella cheese is and it’s so traditional for pizza.    Sorry about a totally baconized topping for all of you who don’t eat bacon but I bet you could devise a version of this “single ingredient with cheese” recipe with chicken – or shrimp???   Oh yeah………….just keep it simple.

Have a PAWSOME Saturday!!   See you next week here in the kitchen.

Yes – it’s good to be King!

Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

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Greetings from the Kitchen of Castle Baconia – my home sweet home!

Ready for your FIRST baconized recipe of the new year?    I’ve got one that “the father of the King” has blessed – big time – mainly because it’s got his favorite thing in it – BEEEEER!

Well you might be a little young to approve but you get the drift.

Here you are………..you can thank me after you eat your first slice………………..

Bacon Cheese Beer Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 oz beer (keep in mind that bitter beers become much more bitter when cooked)
  • 8 oz cheese 3/4 cut into 1/2 inch cubes, 1/4 shredded
  • 2 pieces of bacon just undercooked (do not pat off the grease), chop up the bacon  (by the way – the recipe says two slices – I say more!)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl mix together the sugar and the flour. Gently mix in the the beer. The batter will be thick.
  • Mix in the cheese cubes and bacon.
  • Pour the batter into a greased bread pan. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and let it cool for about 20 minutes on a rack before cutting into it (this is the toughest part – WAITING!!!!)

 

Now I know that lots of people don’t indulge in alcohol but let’s face it – a lot of the alcohol is long gone when you cook with it and this is really delicious – SO THERE!

No need to get testy!

Give this a whirl………..you will be glad you did – it’s really delicious!!

We can only hope!

 

Happy Baconday!   Your King…….Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon, The King and a Guest!

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Hello Bacon Fans!   I have my friend and Guest Chef Raz with me today for this recipe.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEW YEAR?  

Raz and his Mom keep an eye out for what they think are delicious baconized recipes and when we use one of them, my friend Raz is kind enough to help me whip them up in the kitchen for you!     This one is REALLY easy and what a PERFECT New Year’s Day Morning breakfast it would make.     You can adjust this recipe’s proportions for whatever size group (even if it’s one or two!) you are having – there aren’t a lot of ingredients involved but this is MMMMMMMMMM good and LOT CARB!

Raz why don’t you tell our visitors what we’re making today?

Raz:  “It’s a super yummy, super delicious, bacon and brie frittata Teddy!”

I think everyone will like this one Raz………………

Low Carb Bacon And Brie Frittata Recipe

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 ounces brie sliced thin (easiest to do when it’s cold)
Instructions
  1. In a 10 inch saute pan, cook chopped bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel lined plate. Reserve skillet and 2 tbsp of the bacon grease.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with cream, garlic, salt and pepper and about two thirds of the cooked bacon. Set skillet over medium low heat and swirl remaining bacon grease to coat bottom and sides.
  3. Pour egg mixture into skillet and cook undisturbed until edges are set up center is still somewhat loose, about 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler to high and set an oven rack on the second highest setting in the oven. Lay slices of brie on top of frittata. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Broil until puffed and golden brown, about 5 minutes, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  5. Remove and let cool a few minutes before serving.

See how it would be easy to make a larger frittata to serve more people?    Just change your amounts.    This is one of those things that is absolutely MELT IN YOUR MOUTH.

How about a bite of this frittata?   Oh boy!

Give this recipe a whirl for New Year’s Day – OR if not then, as soon as you can get the ingredients.    Trust me – it’s wonderful and I also know that this can be a very basic type recipe that you could ADD ingredients of your choice to and it would be just as delicious (or better!).

We Chefs Wish You A Happy New Year (with bacon)!!!!

Your Chefs, King Teddy and Friend Furever Raz!

Christmas Selfie Hop

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Ho Ho Ho…….it’s The Cat On My Head’s Pre-Christmas Selfie Sunday!

That’s right – time to HOP on board The Cat on My Head’s blog hop by clicking on the above badge and linking up.    It’s the last Selfie Sunday before Christmas so of course I HAD to ham it up a bit for my selfie today.    Actually I was lucky enough to have Mom think I’d been SO GOOD this Christmas so far that I could have JUST ONE of my presents to open.     This one is from a dear friend and it’s a big bacon crinkly kick toy and I ADORE IT.    I especially like the feathers on one end but that’s another story.    Anyway, Mom took a photo of me having fun with it and thought she could “Christmasize” the photo for today’s Hop.

Here it is……………….and we also made a puzzle out of it which you’ll see after the BIG photo.

Yes I have my lasers on…………who wouldn’t have lasers on when they’re having a fabulous time with a brand new toy right?     Thanks to our buddies at The Cat On My Head for carrying on with this fun Hop every Sunday for ages and ages.   We never tire of seeing our friends in the Hop on Sundays.   It’s a tradition and one we hope will be around for years to come!!

Here’s the puzzle if you’re so inclined:

Just Click the MINI-ME photo and have fun with the puzzle!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me and my family to you and yours!

Love, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon And A Guest!

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Greetings Bacon Fans!   My Guest Chef Pal Raz is back and he brought us a FABULOUS Holiday Recipe!

I asked Chef Raz if he would help me with this one – it’s a bit of a project but oh boy will this ever decorate the Holiday table nicely………………..and we thank him for sending the recipe to me since he knows how much I love making ANYTHING with bacon!

What is the treat of the day for your holiday enjoyment?????   Check this out!

A Bacon Christmas Tree!

INGREDIENTS

3 pounds of bacon..thin sliced

1-2 cups of Vanilla OR Maple frosting a.k.a glue and garnish.  You can also go in a savory direction and use Cream Cheese as the glue, with all kinds of other edible decorations! 🙂

..add any edible treats for decorating that you like..(you can put M&Ms as Christmas balls?!)

A mini muffin tin to cook up the bacon balls.

DIRECTIONS

Cut the raw bacon strips equally in half, and place each slice into the muffin tin in a ball shape.

Bake them at 350 for approx. 20 minutes, or until the bacon balls are crispy, and golden.

Remove them from the pan and let them cool.

Form your base with a circle of bacon balls, and start building up, using a dab of frosting for the “glue” that will hold each layer together.

Decorate the tree however you’d like!

Let it dry for about a hour before serving.

Then place that glorious tree on the table and let everyone chop it down!

 

Like we said, you can stick candy stars on or cover it with colored sprinkles – or whatever strikes your fancy or of course it looks perfectly elegant plain!!     One thing is for sure – It’s delicious.  How can it miss with all that bacon????    What a centerpiece it would make but you could also attack it and eat chunks of it with your scrambled eggs and toast.    HAHAHA

Raz – this was a fabulous idea and I sure do appreciate you not only sending in the recipe but joining me in the castle kitchen for this PRE-CHRISTMAS recipe fun.    Do you think your Mom will make one of these for you and your sisters Allie and Noelle?    I have a feeling my Mom is going to be too busy making OTHER STUFF but I sure am going to put a buzz in her ear – after all – what better gift to give THE KING OF BACON than to whip one of these trees up for him for Christmas!!

To all my “Bakin’ With Bacon And The King” post fans – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Christmas hugs from me and my guest Raz from Friends Furever!

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!!

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Greetings and Salutations Fellow Bacon Lovers!  Time to bake!

I have such an easy recipe for you today that it’s almost too easy – you will say “these can’t be good because they have so few ingredients and are so easy” but trust me.  You’d be wrong.   I have given you similar recipes to this one but this is by far the easiest one to make.   It even calls for using a container of bacon bits instead of frying your own bacon but of course when I made these I fried my own bacon!   Bacon bits don’t QUITE taste like bacon to me!

Ready?

BACON CHEESE TREATS (EASIER THAN EASY!)

This recipe is so incredibly easy it’s ridiculous but it’s also yummy so in this instance ridiculous and yummy MAY be used in the same sentence!    I’ve tried to think of a lot of delicious and easy snacks to make since it’s holiday time and people like to serve something EASY for company.    These are just fabulous and could not be easier!

Ingredients

1    8 oz. package cream cheese softened

1    12 oz. jar bacon bits OR if you’d rather make your own bacon – add as much as you want to and crumble up into bits after it’s crispy!!!!

1 pinch ground black pepper

1/2 cup diced onion

2    8 oz. packages refrigerated crescent roll dough

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon bits, pepper and onion.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the crescent rolls lengthwise and form into a long rectangle. Thinly spread the cream cheese mixture on the dough. Starting with the long edge of the rectangle, roll the dough into a long, thin roll. Slice the roll into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until brown.

Told you it was easy……………….and good.     This takes such little time to prepare you can do this one right after your guests arrive and they won’t even notice you’re not in the room with them (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA).

Next week I have a special and wonderful treat – since it’s the last Bakin’ With Bacon here in the Castle before Christmas – my pal Raz from FRIENDS FUREVER is going to work in the kitchen with me to make an amazing Christmas Tree treat………….oh boy…………..I can’t WAIT to share this one with you!     I’ll give you a peek at it:

So I’ll see you next week for a special Bacon Christmas Tree recipe you can make?????    It’s a date!

Hugs from the King of Bacon!