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Bakin’ with Bacon and the King

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Welcome to the Castle Kitchen!   Let’s cook with BACON!

How about a recipe for a really yummy salad side dish?     Great for Spring or Summer or probably any old time but this is a “warm weather” favorite with burgers around here.    Mom has even made this same recipe – minus the bacon and with shrimp.

Anyway, here’s a delicious one for you to try.

Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

INGREDIENTS

6 slices bacon

1 lb. elbow macaroni (actually the spiral macaroni works nicely too as you can see from the photo!)

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 small red onion diced small

1 package ranch salad dressing mix

1 8 oz. package cheddar cheese cut into small cubes

DIRECTIONS

Cook bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp – about 10 minutes – drain on a paper-towel lined plate until cool then crumble.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

Rinse macaroni with cold water until cool; drain.

Mix cooled macaroni, crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, red onion, green bell pepper, ranch salad dressing mix, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

 

I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!!

Yeah I think a lot of people would want this now but you have to wait until you get all these goodies at the grocery store then you can make it and eat it to your heart’s content!    Also a note for those of you who don’t know what ranch dressing in a package is all about.    You CAN find this in the grocery store where the “make it yourself” salad dressing stuff is – in our store it’s on a top shelf above the regular bottled salad dressings.   If you can’t find it – use salad dressing – I’m thinking it would work out – it will be a lot more “CREAMY” a salad but nothing wrong with that either!

Our motto around the Castle…………

Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers!   

Your King

 

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King

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Hello Bacon Recipe Fans!  Welcome to the Castle Baconia Kitchen………

Today is a SUPER DUPER easy recipe……….and probably something EVERYONE has made before so this would just be a reminder to many of you just how tasty leftovers can sometimes be.    This is one that the Royal Mom’s mother used to make although she did NOT put cheese in…….we just made it BETTER by adding cheese.   Ready to see what I’m talking about?

 

Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes

Ingredients (for four servings)

3 (or maybe 4 (!) slices of bacon

4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes

2 eggs

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices, crumble, and set aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.

Mix the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.

Form the mixture into 8 patties. Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, and pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

 

See what I mean?   What’s more simple to make than these?   The problem is how many to make because they are so good you can’t just eat one or two……..know what I mean?    Also, you can get a better “patty” if your mashed potatoes aren’t too “wet”….I suppose it depends on how you make your mashed ‘taters!!    They’re even good with lumpy mashed potatoes.   LOL

So what are you waiting for?    Make sure next time you make mashed potatoes you make a little more than you know you’ll eat at dinner time………………….then have them next morning with eggs and maybe even MORE BACON?????????????????????

Maybe this is the answer we need right now – bacon…………………..it would be nice if it was this simple……………!

Stay safe everyone……..see you next Saturday!   

King Teddy

 

 

Bakin’ With the King, Halloween Style!

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Greetings from The Castle – I may be the KING OF BACON, but I know how to whip up some Halloween treats so have a seat, get your notepad and jot this one down – it’s easy, and not just kids love them – Moms do too (I have proof!).

Yep – this is so easy to make it’s almost ridiculous NOT to make them.     Mom had a plate of these on the dining room table and while the only people living in our house are Mom and Dad, both of them claim they didn’t make them disappear but they’re gone.   Mom has the ingredients on her grocery list for this Sunday again – wonder if the same GHOSTS and INVISIBLE SPIRITS will stop by and eat this next batch too?????

Pumpkin Pie-Stuffed Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)

2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix pumpkin pie mix and cream cheese; set aside.

In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until mixed well. Sprinkle work surface with additional flour. With rolling pin, roll dough 1/8 inch thick, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking. With floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 24 dough rounds, rerolling scraps as needed.

On large ungreased cookie sheet, place 12 dough rounds about 2 inches apart. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon pumpkin mixture on center of each round. Top each with another dough round, crimping outer edges with fork to seal. Sprinkle tops of cookies with cinnamon-sugar mixture, gently spreading around with fingers if necessary.

Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool on cookie sheet 10 minutes; remove to cooling rack until completely cooled.

See??????  Easy huh!!!!

I thought that’s what you’d say!

I want to make it perfectly clear that in spite of what my tummy might look like in this shot, I did NOT eat all the pumpkin pie stuffed cookies that disappeared from the table.   Honest.   I’m too big to hop up on the table ANYWAY!

Trick or Treaters will enjoy these cookies – just put two or three in a sealed baggie, and put that inside a cute Halloween treat bag.   FUN!

Here at the Castle Baconia, any child who manages to survive the alligators in the moat, the ghosts at the drawbridge, and our Butler who dresses up for Halloween, gets a TREAT!

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween……!  

Teddy, King of Baconia