How to Microwave Bacon

How to Microwave Bacon

Learn how to cook bacon in the microwave for a simple, fast, and mess free (my favorite part) addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Since there is no grease splattering around your stove or oven, you have a super quick clean up time.    Cooking bacon in a...

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Clams Casino Recipe

Clams Casino Recipe

Bacon, butter, white wine and clams...a delicious combination! If there's anything that's going cover the clams -- it's should be BACON! Ditch the old-school Clams Casino recipe that's usually covered with a soggy, tasteless breading. This is a simple Clams...

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Chinese Soup Dumplings Recipe (with Pork & Crab)

Chinese Soup Dumplings Recipe (with Pork & Crab)

Chinese Soup Dumplings, or Xiaolongbao is a MUST TRY at least once! It's a long recipe, the dumpling skin is hand made and the filling requires several hours of chilling. But it's so worth it! These are the real deal. This is an authentic Xiaolongbao recipe from Top...

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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon

Fried rice without rice?! WHAT?! That was exactly my reaction when I first saw this recipe in Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans by my friends Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Being the super rice geek that I am: How to cook white rice in microwave How to cook brown rice in...

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Jenna’s Shrimp and Grits

Jenna’s Shrimp and Grits

Do you know Jenna? She runs the blog Eat Live Run and came over earlier this year to hang out and help me with the massive cookbook photoshoot. This woman not only dices carrots like a madwoman, but she's one of the most talented gals I know. Plus, my kids adore...

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Broccoli Potato and Bacon Hash

Broccoli Potato and Bacon Hash

It's Spring Break and my boys think it's only right that I make them "weekend breakfasts" every morning, which means I need to channel my inner White on Rice Couple (when they were here last month, Todd & Diane made homemade waffles, bacon to order and...

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Warm Bacon Potato Salad

Warm Bacon Potato Salad

This warm bacon potato salad is a twist on a traditional side dish and made with roasted potatoes and no mayonnaise. Quick to make and full of texture and bold flavors, this easy to make potato dish is perfect to serve with grilled meats and fishes. It's always a real...

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Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

I'm not normally into cute food. I'd rather have my food look delicious and say, "Eat. Me. Now." Cute food makes me a little sad and guilty when I take that first bite, especially if the food has an adorable smiley face on it. Poor disfigured thing! Am I right?! ...

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Peas and Bacon

Peas and Bacon

I honestly had trouble naming this dish. Peas and Bacon? Or Bacon and Peas? In the marketing world, I guess you'd have to consider the target market. In my case, it was our family friend, Shawn, who is a true carnivore. 99.6% of his dinner plate is meat. The remaining...

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Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)

Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)

While most of the country is already turned on their heaters and brought out their winter jackets, we've been suffering from the unbearable heat with 10,254% humidity until just a few days ago. I envy those of you in cooler states, you get to snuggle under a fuzzy...

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Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Bacon and Garlic

Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Bacon and Garlic

A simple and delicious roast cauliflower recipe featuring bacon and garlicky goodness. A super side dish! Why This Roast Cauliflower Recipe Is So Good Sprinkled with crispy bacon and garlic. A super easy side dish. Great for serving a big crowd - double the batch...

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Gorgonzola

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Gorgonzola

Garnish is generally the afterthought for the home cook, a sprinkle of herbs to add a splash of color to the dish, a swirl of sauce for a dramatic, decorative flair or a dribble of brandy in French Onion Soup just before serving. Oh well, I take that last one back --...

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Kale and Bacon, Caribbean Style

Kale and Bacon, Caribbean Style

Kale is growing like crazy in our backyard garden, I'm always trying to come up with new recipes, like Crispy Baked Kale. A friend told me that adding raw kale leaves to our morning fruit smoothie is a great way to stuff some more nutrients into breakfast. She...

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BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

If you know me,  and I hope by now you do, I'm never one to even waste precious chewing energy on a boring salad. I have friends who will enjoy even the most plain salad consisting of one variety of lettuce and a glop of salad dressing from a gallon sized vessel...

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Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I've ever made! I'll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) - steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I'm lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite...

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Pasta, Bacon and Peas

Pasta, Bacon and Peas

I feel like that commercial for Beggin' Strips... baconbaconbaconbacon...BACON! It's a recipe I've adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's brand new book, New American Table....recipe for Pasta, Bacon and Peas. Pasta, Bacon and Peas Recipe 1 pound dry pasta1 tablespoon olive...

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Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese

Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese

It's week 2 of the Summer Fest! Last week we played around with herbs and this week it's time for fruit from trees. If you haven't yet heard about Summer Fest, it's a four-week celebration of fresh-from-the-garden food: recipes, growing tips, even tricks for storing...

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The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

Update 12/8/09 I'm thrilled to share that I'm a featured blogger for Oprah's Holiday 2009! Looking at this photo, you can only come to two conclusions. Either I had way too much to drink the night before, and this was my hangover cure... or I must be pregnant. Sadly,...

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