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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy



Today I have a recipe I have already shared with you once BUT The ROYAL MOM remembered she had this recipe and made these again this past week and said I needed to run it by you all one more time.   Why?    Well, why not.    These things are addictive and delicious and have bacon and chocolate which are two my The Royal Mom’s favorite things!    Seriously – it’s a delicious little snack.   Could be that we’ll just try to keep a batch of these HANDY for TV night!!


Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles



  • 1 package (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted


  • Place dark chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, heat butter and cream just to simmering. Pour over chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in bacon. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, covered, 1-1/2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  • For coating, place baking chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over baking chips; stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in maple flavoring. Cool completely, stirring occasionally, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Shape dark chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls. Dip truffles in maple mixture; allow excess to drip off. Roll in pecans; place on a waxed paper-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Refrigerate until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


See what I mean?   Remember this?   This is the recipe that you can dump some bourbon in the mix if you like but The Royal Mom likes them this way best!    Whatever The Royal Mom wants…..The Royal Mom gets (well……maybe not quite all the time!!).



Your Not So Humble King, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon And Teddy


Here we are again – ready to LOVE some more bacon!

It’s Saturday and time for me to share a recipe I’ve found that is EASY and involves our favorite thing in the universe – BACON…….yep – and while this may sound a little strange to come, it really isn’t.   Who doesn’t love a BLT?    My Mom and Dad have them frequently…………….this is all the things you love about BLTs but in a DIP form!   YES I SAID DIP……… A while back we did a rather complicated, many-ingredient, layered BLT dip – this one is foolproof and super easy.



  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tomato – peeled, seeded and diced


  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.

  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Crumble bacon into the sour cream and mayonnaise mixture. Mix in tomatoes just before serving.


Excuse me but isn’t this just about the EASIEST recipe EVER using bacon?    Doesn’t it sound SUPER DUPER?     It is – trust me.    I know some of you can’t eat bacon and I’m not sure what you could substitute in this recipe that would taste as good but since it’s a dip – and you use crackers or chips with it, I imagine you could even use chicken if you wanted to.    It’s just an incredibly simple recipe with few ingredients or fuss and perfection as a snack.   You’ve gotta try it.

Enjoy your bacon!!  King Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and The King!




OK – don’t judge me alright? This is one of the most sinful bacon recipes ever – it’s the “FULL MONTY” of goodies mixed together to make something that’s a cross between a “complete breakfast in a loaf” and a “sinfully amazing dessert”. Got your interest? Good!    Hold on to your hats…………

Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I know it’s a bit of a crazy combo but honestly – some of the best things in life make no sense – am I right?    HAHAHA

makes one 10 x 6 loaf


6 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large egg

2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled

1/4 cup bacon drippings resulting from cooking bacon

4 bananas, mashed (about 2 1/4 cups mashed)

1/3 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon, cooking until crisp and fat is rendered. Remove bacon and let drain on a paper towel until ready to use. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings and set aside.

Spray a loaf pan liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon then set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, peanut butter, bacon drippings and butter, then add bananas and milk and mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Fold in bacon until it’s equally distributed.

Pour batter into loaf pan. Set pan on a baking sheet, then bake for 45-50 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove bread from oven and let cool completely before cutting.


If you think about it – this recipe is really easy – lots of ingredients but once you’ve mixed them together – well – the hard stuff is done right?     This is incredibly good.   I know some people don’t like peanut butter and some of you can’t eat bacon – actually this recipe would be OK without bacon but gotta have the peanut butter!    My Mom goes a step further and uses EXTRA CRUNCHY peanut butter but that’s not necessary.     She just prefers that kind of peanut butter!

Now – are you salivating or thinking “The King Has Lost It!” ?       Trust me.   You’re gonna love me even more than you do now if you make this.    


Happy Caturday Loyal Subjects!

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Boo!   It’s Halloween month and even the King of Bacon celebrates that (early!)

Saturday means bacon recipes – hopefully easy ones but always TASTY ones! I’ve got just the trick for you today. Involving chicken strips and puff pastry and it’s beyond delicious!  I do a lot of recipes involving MEAT but this involves chicken so maybe just a little different than the usual.

What am I talking about?

Yummy Chicken Bacon Tart


  • 1/4 pound bacon strips, cut into thirds
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 package (9 ounces) ready-to-serve roasted chicken breast strips
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Saute onions and apples in drippings until tender. Stir in the chicken, jelly, thyme and salt.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll into a 10-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Prick with a fork.
  • Spread chicken mixture over pastry to within 1 in. of edges. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper. Press edges with a fork, forming a decorative border.
  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

See?   Easy and delicious…..that jalapeno pepper jelly gives it a BOOST!

See you next week for more bacon fun!   

King Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers!   Here I am in the Castle Baconia kitchen sharing a recipe with you!!

You know I’m always trying to find something totally yummy that involves bacon for you to try.    Well I searched high and low and found this which I think you will enjoy.    It’s just a little bit different because the “shell” of this dinner pie is MEAT – not pastry!    Ready?

“Meat Shell Bacon Potato Pie”


  • 1 pound ground chuck or lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (no surprise here but I used SIX strips of bacon – – – -!!!  The more the merrier I say)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine beef, 1/2 cup soup, onion, egg, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper; mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes; drain.
  • Combine potatoes and remaining soup in a bowl; mix until fluffy. Spread over meat crust. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes. Cut into wedges.


See?   Different but really no unusual ingredients – just put together in a different way using the ground beef as a “pie shell”.     This is really tasty.    Trust me!

Put the ingredients on your shopping list – I promise you and your family will LOVE it!

It’s good to be King…..!!!!