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Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy

April 27, 2019

Greetings Bacon Fans!   Your King awaits you in the castle kitchen!

I’ve got an incredible and imminently edible bacon omelette recipe for you but it’s NOT just bacon – there are so many good things in this you won’t be able to resist trying it.    Honest!

We can all make a “regular” bacon omelette but when you get creative and add bunches of interesting OTHER things in addition to bacon you wind up with an EXPERIENCE – not just an OMLETTE.   Why this is called a RIVER OMELETTE I’m not sure but who cares.   It’s really good!

RIVER OMELETTE

INGREDIENTS:

Ten Eggs (important ingredient in an omelette!)

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 pound bacon – cooked, and chopped into bite-size pieces

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk. With an electric mixer, beat until frothy. Blend in salt and hot pepper sauce. Stir in bacon, olives, tomatoes, green onions, mushrooms and cheese. Pour into prepared pan, and cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in the center.

 

See?  Not that complicated – oh and if you want more spice – add more hot sauce………….yep that’s what I said – in fact, you know this recipe isn’t different from most of the ones I pass on to you in that you can and should adjust it to your own taste.   Some people don’t want olive in it – don’t put them in………some prefer cheddar so use it instead of Colby-Monterey jack……just go for it – after all, we fans of bacon know THAT’s the most important ingredient anyway!

Now – maybe you should give this a whirl for tomorrow’s Sunday breakfast?   If you want to try it – you’d better go to the grocery NOW and get those ingredients!

You better believe it baby!

Your Bacon King and Chef

 

Bakin’ with Bacon With King Teddy

February 16, 2019

Hello from The Castle Kitchen!

I’m here cookin’ up a storm after giving the Castle of Baconia’s CHEF the day off.   I wonder what he does on his day off?    Clean the moat?   Take a spin in the countryside?   Visit his girlfriend?    Well, I’m just happy to leave my regular duties as the King of Baconia to bring you some YUMMY bacon recipes I’ve found here and there.

Today’s is probably the EASIEST one I’ve ever given you.    You might even think it’s just too easy to be good – but you’d be wrong!    It’s excellent.   The fact of the matter is, you really COULD use any two cheeses you like in this recipe but I really think Swiss and Cheddar (my preference is sharp cheddar) are a wonderful combination that compliments each other.

So, as I said – there’s something extra special about an EASY to make but “different” sandwich so here’s one for you to try.

Bacon, Tomato  and Two Cheeses Sandwich (makes 4)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 slices sweet onion
  • 8 cooked bacon strips (or more)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and mustard; spread over four bread slices. Layer with cheeses, tomato, onion and bacon. Top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  • On a griddle, or in a frying pan, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes on each side.

See?  I wasn’t kidding was I – easy as can be.  

Well it makes me happy too or I wouldn’t be King of Baconia right?    Angel Sammy passed the crown on to me because HE also was happy about bacon.   One of the PERFECT foods!

Have a super Saturday, I’m headed to my throne to rest!

Bakin’ In Baconia for New Years!

December 29, 2018

So you survived Christmas but how about New Year’s Eve or Day or all those football games?

That’s right – you are going to need to make PLENTY of snacks/appetizers for any of these occasions coming up and we are BACK to bacon-themes and I’ve got a doozy for you.  It’s also an EASY DOOZY.   Especially if you are like my Mom (the Royal Mom of course) and enjoy using your crockpot to cook up yummy stuff while you’re cleaning the house for guests or setting a table or WHATEVER you need to do!    This snack will be ready to go.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

 

Ingredients:

8 oz. bacon (or more of course if you are a bacon nut like we are)

1-8 oz. package cream cheese cut into cubes

1/2 lb. ground beef

8 oz. shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend (Mom gets this particular mix in a package at the grocery BUT you can always whack up your OWN combination of cheeses if you don’t like cheddar/Monterey jack).

2 tablespoons parsley (optional – adds nice color though)

1 -10 oz. can diced tomato with green chili peppers (Ro-Tel is the one Mom buys)

Directions:

  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving drippings in the skillet.
  2. Break ground beef into the skillet; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain beef, return skillet to stove, and reduce heat to low.
  3. Stir diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, cream cheese, and shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend into ground beef. Crumble bacon and stir most of it, reserving a few teaspoons for garnish, into beef mixture; cook and stir until cheese begins to melt, 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to a slow cooker.
  4. Cook in slow cooker on Low until hot and bubbly, 2 to 3 hours. Stir parsley into the dip. Garnish with reserved bacon. Keep in the slow cooker set to Low to serve.

You can serve this with just about anything – those scoop tortilla chips are good – so is thinly sliced bagette or crostinis.   It’s a “loose” dip – the scoops are the easiest.

This stuff is really delicious.   You can double it if you have a lot of people coming over or they are the type who can eat buckets of appetizers while talking, watching football, partying, watching a movie, etc.

 

So – we here at Castle Baconia will be having a New Year’s Celebration.    No fireworks though.   We are NOT big on fireworks.   Especially your King – I am not a fan.   But I will enjoy my Mom and Dad having their traditional bottle of bubbly between them to toast and bring in the New Year.   Twenty nineteen……..good grief…….time does fly doesn’t it?

A fun flashback photo – our original King of Baconia – Sammy along with yours truly your current King of Baconia, Teddy!!

Long Live Baconia…….

 

 

 

Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!

December 1, 2018

Welcome to the Castle!   Where Bacon is the King (well……actually I’m the King but……)

Today I have a holiday cookie recipe for you which is totally crunchy and delicious – has a lot of yummy ingredients in it though so you just KNOW it has to be delicious when you make these.   It’s got two of our Castle Baconia favorite things in it too – BACON and PECANS!

Bacon Lace Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy but not burnt and then crumbled to make about ⅓ cup of bacon crumbles, 1 T fat reserved
  • 4 Tablespoons  (1/4 cup, ½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup flour
  • heaping ⅓ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place the oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Place the 1 tablespoon reserved bacon grease into a 2 quart saucepan. Add the butter, sugar, light corn syrup, cream and salt to the bacon fat. Turn the heat onto medium and let the mixture come to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the flour and vanilla and continue to stir constantly for about 1 minute, until the mixture is thickened and starting to pull away from the sides of the pot.
  4. Turn off the heat and mix in the bacon and pecans.
  5. Using a teaspoon measure, drop teaspoons of the batter 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets (I placed 6 to a sheet). These cookies will spread–truly use just a teaspoon of the batter.
  6. Bake the cookies until they are bubbling and a darker golden, about 6-8 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheets top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet about 4 minutes, until you can gently move them to a cooling rack.
  8. Store the cookies between paper towels–although this cookie does not taste greasy, much like bacon itself it benefits from resting on paper towels to absorb any excess oil from the nuts and bacon both. The paper towels will also prevent sticking.

Yes you CAN HAZ because I made extra!!

Surely we aren’t supposed to BELIEVE this are we????

It makes us ALL happy right?????

I truly think these cookies will make you happy too.   They are crunchy, crispy, and delectable with that bacon and sweet flavor together.    The other thing you need to know about them is they are addictive.    But then WHAT isn’t when it’s made with bacon?   Right????

Until next Saturday, this is your King in the castle kitchen in Baconia, signing off!   (well actually I’m napping off…..time for a snooze).

Love, Your King………….

 

Bakin’ with Bacon on Saturday

August 25, 2018

Welcome to The Castle Kitchen!  King Teddy is cookin’ !

Hello friends………….I had so much fun making that easy peasy simple snack for you last week that I thought I’d do another easy peasy simple snack for you today!     My Mom is a sucker for crostini with almost anything on it and this is – well – almost sinfully delicious.    You’ve GOTTA try it!

Ah My King! I shall prepare this for you and your Royal guests at your next Castle Cocktail Party!

Almond Bacon Cheese Crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Dash salt
  • Additional toasted almonds, optional

Directions

  • Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired. Serve warm.

See what I mean?    EASY………………and who’d have thought that bacon and almonds with cheese could possibly taste this good………..well………it’s a winner and it’s easy so that had my attention right off the bat.

What do you think??

YES INDEEDY WE ALL DO ON SATURDAYS HERE IN THE CASTLE!

Uhhuh…….and there’s some cheese around too! Two things you would LOVE to wrap your mouth around!

Bacon makes everyone happy doesn’t it?    I do recognize that not everyone eats bacon………or if they do it’s turkey bacon (which is delicious)……..but once in a while we deserve a treat – something we don’t normally eat because maybe it’s not that good for us.   I “get” that believe me.   But all of us need to spoil ourselves SOMETIMES!

Yep – we all need the occasional tingle…….!

Give this one a try.    Trust me.

Have a good Saturday citizens of Baconia – it is so decreed by your KING!

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