Bakin’ with Bacon and the King

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Hello Friends!   Hope things are good for all of you – all is well in the Baconia Castle kitchen to let’s get to cookin’ !!

It’s entirely possible I’ve given you this next recipe once before – after all – who doesn’t like German potato salad????   Well this of course has a lot of bacon in it so it makes it extra tasty, but over and above that, it’s got that tartness that’s a nice addition AND you serve it warm which is pretty different from the “usual” potato salad.    Mom makes this when Dad grills bratwurst out on the BBQ.

 

Bacon Lovers German Potato Salad

Ingredients

2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes

1/2 pound thick-cut bacon

3/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/3 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons minced chives, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a medium-size pot and cover them with enough water to extend 2 inches above the surface of the potatoes. Salt the water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and slice into 1/4-inch rounds.
  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once crisp, place on a paper towel-lined plate and crumble into small pieces. Pour off the rendered fat, reserving 1/4 cup in the pan. Turn the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook until translucent and just beginning to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt and stir until thick and bubbly. Add the sliced, cooked potatoes and toss to coat. Top with the crumbled bacon and garnish with the chives. Serve warm.

 

Now that I’ve given you the recipe – I want some.   Well, Mom does anyway and I’m sure Dad would too.    Me?   I have to settle for my cat food!    Oh well………….such is life for the Chef of the Castle Baconia (who just happens to be King!).

Yep – – sure did!!!

Yeah – good advice!   

Have a good and safe weekend…..see you next week in the kitchen.

King Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon, the King, and GUESTS

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Greetings from Castle Baconia’s Kitchen!   Two guests today:  Sammy Pilch and his sister Rosie from 15andMeowing !

 

My friends were invited to join me in the Castle kitchen because it’s thanks to THEM that we have a very yummy baconized treat to share with you today.   Get your pens/pencils and paper ready for this one.    It’s too good to pass up.    I also know thanks to some of you outside the USA that these bisquits in a “tin” aren’t available everywhere.   I’m sorry about that but you all are so clever you can probably figure another way to duplicate this TASTE sensation.    I just know you can!

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

You may remember that we shared a similar recipe some time ago – but these are a little different.    I say even if you remember the other recipe from before – this can be a friendly reminder of a completely delicious breakfast treat you should try!

INGREDIENTS:

10 slices bacon
1  can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (5 rolls) – – note this is for FIVE rolls – obviously you’ll have to get several packages of Grands biscuits if you need more than 5 (and trust me – these are so good you will need them….HAHAHA)
DIRECTIONS:
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 8- or 9-inch round pan.
  • Separate dough into 5 rolls. Unroll rolls. Cook bacon until crisp. While bacon is still warm, place 2 slices bacon on top of 1 unrolled roll; roll back up. Repeat to use up rolls and bacon. Place cinnamon rolls in pan.
  • Bake 25 to 29 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Spread with icing; serve warm.

Thank you Guest Chefs for helping out in the kitchen today!   FUN FUN FUN!!

Woo hoo!

Happy Caturday………..King Teddy and Company

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!

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Hello All!   Just getting in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day!

The recipe today isn’t an Irish one – I could have done one as I have plenty – but this does have some GREEN in it.    Broccoli!    That’s a biggie around my house.   The Royal Parents love broccoli so we always have some on hand.     This recipe isn’t all about broccoli but it does have some in it along with lots of other yummy stuff!

 

Chicken-Bacon-Ranch-Bubble-Up-Bake

Yes that’s actually the name of this one but I’m sure it can have a million names – this being just one of them…..you could also call it “DELICIOUS” which works for me!    Might work for you too after you’ve made it once.

INGREDIENTS

Cooking spray

6 slices bacon

6 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 c. whole milk
3 c. shredded cheddar
2 large heads broccoli, cut into small florets
3 c. shredded chicken
1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated biscuits
2 tsp. ranch seasoning mix  (this is ranch dressing – you can get it in a packet or in a jar already made into a ranch salad dressing – this recipe NEEDS the sprinkle on ranch dressing in a packet)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with cooking spray. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes, then drain on a paper towel lined plate. Wipe skillet clean.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook until bubbly, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in cheese and cook until melted, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and stir in broccoli. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread broccoli mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, then top with chicken. Cut each biscuit into eighths and scatter on top of chicken. Chop bacon into small pieces and scatter on top of biscuits, then sprinkle with ranch seasoning.
  4. Bake until biscuits are golden and cooked through, about 25 minutes.

 

Casseroles are nice…………….there’s always leftovers when Mom makes a 9×13 casserole as it’s way more than two humans can eat BUT like a lot of other things (spaghetti for instance!) – it’s even better the second time around.    Mom just heats the leftovers up and the Royal Parents have this casserole AGAIN!

Hope you have the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

King Teddy O’Kimmell

Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello Fans of Bacon!   Welcome to the King of Bacon’s kitchen!  It’s time to MAKE SOMETHING!

Yes we gather in my kitchen here at Castle Baconia on Saturdays to allow me to share a recipe with you that has our beloved BACON in it.    It can be anything – a dessert, a main course, a veg, a treat, a snack………as long as it has BACON!

This is a yummy Southern recipe and if you like cabbage, you’ll like this one……………..if you don’t like cabbage then sorry about that but cabbage is delish AND good for you!   Try it!

 

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic

 

Ingredients

Directions

 

  1. Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

MMMMMM…..good!   

I haven’t done a vegetable dish in like FOREVER with bacon so thought I’d switch things up a bit this Saturday.  I hope you approve………………………remember like all recipes you can add or subtract ingredients – as long as you don’t leave out the BACON!

Enjoy this recipe – it’s dy-no-mite

Happy Saturday – King Teddy

 

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!