Travel - Food - Fun
It's All About The Bacon
Destination Bacon is traveling the country to find the most delicious bacon dishes at restaurants/diners, pubs, bakeries and festivals. We are also making tasty bacon recipes and sharing them with you so you can be in "hog heaven", too!
How to Make Brown Sugar Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Bacon and ice cream go so well together - it's awesome! You can also add other items like chocolate chips or drizzle in carmel, etc. Easy dump n' go. Here's how you make it with your ice cream maker: INGREDIENTS -6 strips of bacon -3/4 cup sugar -1 cup of whole milk -2 Tsp vanilla -2 cups heavy cream -some maple syrup -some brown sugar INSTRUCTIONS: -Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees -The place bacon on a baking sheet -Brush with maple syrup and sprinkle the brown sugar on top -Place in oven for 10 - 12 minutes -Take a small bowl and add sugar, milk and whisk until sugar dissolves -Add the heavy cream and vanilla - keep whisking -Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and start the machine -Take bacon out and flip strips over and repeat maple syrup and brown sugar process -Put back in oven for another 10 - 15 minuters or until done. -Remove from oven, let cool. Then chop up the bacon into bits -After the ice cream maker has been churning for 25 minutes or so, add the bacon bits slowly to the mixture. Let churn an additional 5 minutes. -Remove ice cream and serve or place in freezer for a few hours for a harder consistency. ENJOY!
We made Bacon Empanadas
Bacon Empanadas are tasty and very versatile as you can stuff them with your favorite things! Here's how we made ours; INGREDIENTS: -3 strips of bacon -A can of green chilis -1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese (you pick flavor we used cheddar & monterrey) -2 cups of frozen corn -1/2 cup of sliced green onions -1 pie crust dough -1 egg -1 Tbsp water -Smoked paprika for garnish INSTRUCTIONS: -Preheat oven to 400 degress -Fry the bacon, reserve 2 Tbsp of drippings -Let bacon cool, then chop -Add the corn to the drippings in the pan on med-high heat. Char until edges are brown (about 7-8 minutes) -Then add the chopped bacon, chiles, cheese and green onions. Mix well -Line a baking sheet with parchment paper -On a floured board, roll out your pie dough -Using a biscuit cutter (or a glass) - make your shells -Place the shells on the parchment paper -Lay some mixture on each shell. Fold them in half, crimp the edges with a fork. -Brush the egg wash over each empanada. -Sprinkle the smoked paprika on each empanada -Bake in oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. -Let cool, platter up , serve and enjoy!
We made Bacon Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Wow! My 3 favorite flavors in one cookie! Bacon, chocolate and potato chips! Here's how to make them; INGREDIENTS -1 cup of flour -1/2 Tsp of baking soda -1/4 Tsp coarse salt -1 stick unsalted butter (room temp) -1/3 cup packed brown sugar -1/3 cup granulated sugar -1/2 Tsp of vanilla -8 to 10 slices of bacon (slice 2 or 3 strips, chop the other strips for batter) -3/4 cup of chocolate (either chips or a block chopped) -2 cups of crushed potato chips -1 egg INSTRUCTIONS: -Preheat oven to 375 degrees -In a bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt -Beat together butter and sugars with a mixer until fluffy -Add vanilla and egg - beat on medium until combined -Add the flour mixture to combine. -Stir in bacon, chocolate and potato chips -Place parchment paper on your cookie sheet -Using a scoop, roll the doub into 20 balls (or so). -Place one of the sliced pieces of bacon on top of the cookie dough -Bake until golden brown. Between 13 - 15 minutes -Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!
Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Bread
We broke out the ole Breadman Bread machine and made fresh cheddar cheese and bacon bread! Easy and delicious! Here's how to make it: INGREDIENTS (for one pound loaf) -2/3 cup of milk -1 tbs butter -2 tsp sugar -1/2 tsp salt -2 cups bread flour -1 tsp yeast -1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese --1/2 cup crumbled bacon
We reviewed.....Moonshiners Bar & Grill in Braselton, Georgia!
Want a really good bacon burger? Then you should stop at Moonshiner's Bar & Grill in Braselton, Ga! They offer a large selection of adult beverages, live music and lots of TV screens for games! We tried 2 of their bacon topped burgers. Yummy!!
Easy Chicken,Bacon & Ranch Casserole with Broccoli!
Super easy and delicious. You can use broccoli or spinach! Here's how you make it: INGREDIENTS: -2 pounds of chicken -8 to 10 strips of bacon -3 to 4 garlic cloves -3/4 cup ranch dressing -1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese -1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese -Pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS: -Heat oven to 375 degrees -Boil the chicken then cube it up -Fry bacon and crumble when done -Put broccoli in boiling water for a couple of minutes -Mince your garlic -Mix the chicken, bacon, garlic, broccoli, ranch dressing, 1/2 cup of mozz and 1/2 cup of cheddar, pepper and garlic in the 9" x 13" baking dish (or a bowl). -Then top the whole thing with the remaining cheeses. -Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melty and bubbly! -Remove from oven, let stand for a minute or two and serve. Enjoy!