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In Purrrrrsuit of Flavours


WHAT?????   Is it April Fools Day?????????????   Well, yes it is but that’s not why we’re here posting TWO blogs in one day.     We’re here because our buddies and pals at Canadian Cats and Easyweimaraner (Shoko and Tyebe and our friends Phenny and Nelly in Brittany) have started a NEW monthly blog posting Hop with a recipe exchange!    You can join the hop at either of their blogs – just click the links and voila – get cookin’ !

Sharing a recipe – which I have tons of because I already host a Saturday BACON Recipe post…………………BUTTTTT  I’ll try not to make it all about bacon and save that for Saturdays.

Mostly I’m going to go for EASY……………EASY to make stuff is my specialty.     Ready?    How about a SUPER SIMPLE chocolate cake?


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Frosting of your choice (already made stuff is fine!)
  • Colored sprinkles, optional but cute……..


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a  13×9 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients. Stir in eggs, oil and buttermilk. Add water; stir until combined.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Frost cake. If desired, decorate with sprinkles (they are cute!)


SEE?   I told you it would be easy………….there you have it.   Now make it so you can EAT it!

Thanks to our Blog Hop Hosts……………those wacky Weimaraners and those crazy Canadian Chicks………………..I’m sure there will be some great recipes that come out of this.    HAVE FUN EVERYONE.

Chef Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon


Greetings Baconians!  It’s me – your King, playing in the castle kitchen again!

Today I have a truly yummy thing that I hope you will try – your family will be happy you’re serving potatoes to them in a DIFFERENT way, and your tummies will all be happy because it’s a recipe that includes our favorite thing – BACON!

Oh Monsieur King, this truly will be a grand addition to the royal menu!!

Ready?????  Let’s begin!


Potato Dumplings With Bacon


2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 large eggs


1/4 pound bacon cooked and chopped

1/2 large onion chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  2. Place potatoes in food processor, and pulse until finely chopped. Add eggs, and pulse a few times to combine. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Mix in enough flour to make a very thick dough.  (add a little flour at a time to get your dough thick so it will hold together in the water!)
  3. Place dough by spoonfuls into boiling water. Boil until done, about 20 minutes (depending on size). Drain, and set dumplings aside.
  4. Place chopped bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat. Cook a few minutes until bacon releases fat. Place hot dumplings into pan; cook until bacon is crisp and onions and dumplings are browned.

How great is this as an alternative to some other starch for dinner?   Not “just potatoes” but potato dumplings AND bacon – together – who knew???!!!!   YUM.

I hope you’ll give this one a whirl.    Meanwhile I shall be on the hunt for another fabulous baconized recipe to share with you NEXT Saturday when I again raid the castle kitchen and become your BACON CHEF DE CUISINE!


See you next week……..King Teddy

Ahhh……comfy at last!