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Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
This breakfast bake topped with runny eggs by F&W's Grace Parisi develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish (which makes it easy to see when the bottom is perfectly browned).
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Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns
The burger at Tyler Florence 's Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco is called Le Grand with good reason: It's a custom blend of ground prime rib, brisket, skirt steak and tenderloin, topped with Nueske's bacon and Cowgirl Creamery's triple-cream Mt. Tam cheese. The recipe is also delicious with a mix of chuck and sirloin.
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Bacon, Fennel and Apple Chutney
Chutney is a favorite British condiment for everything from cheese to roasts. This sweet-and-smoky version is perfect with crackers as a starter, spread on a grilled cheddar sandwich or served with roasted pork.
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Bacon Quinoa with Almonds and Herbs
Native to the Andes Mountains, the nutty, protein-rich grain is now also grown in the U.S. Toss it with smoky bacon and toasted almonds to make a substantial side dish that's delicious with poached eggs or roasted chicken.
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Cobb salad is a delicious and efficient way to bring together ingredients you probably already have in your fridge. The flavors work flawlessly: the mild chicken and creamy avocado offer a welcome counterpoint to the sharp cheese and salty bacon.
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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique ensures food safety. To vary the vegetables, try green beans, asparagus or frozen peas (cook peas separately from pasta).
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Roasted Oysters with Shallots, Bacon & Chives
There is nothing more festive than serving oysters on the half shell for a party, but shucking them can be difficult. When they’re roasted in the oven on a bed of rock salt, their shells open on their own and you can then add an herbed cream sauce and finish baking them.
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Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle May
Recipe courtesy of The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes by The Lodge Company/Oxmoor House, 2012.
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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Bacon, cheese, and potatoes make for tasty toppings on this kid-approved pizza. Reheat leftovers on a griddle or in a skillet over medium heat to get a crisp crust without overcooking the filling.
Recipe from The Ultimate Kid-Approved Cookbook by Editors of Cooking Light Magazine/Oxmoor House, 2011.
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Keep your griddles hot! Last week's sizzling reports of a global bacon shortage may not be true after all. The Associated Press reports that the news was "dismissed by the American Farm Bureau Federation as 'baloney.'"
What is true is that the largest supplier of grains for pig feed, the United States, is experiencing a drought. The consequential increase in the cost of grains, which makes up the majority of the price of raising livestock, is leading some swine and beef producers to decrease the size of their herds. This will most likely lead to a slight decrease in overall pork supplies next year. Customers could end up paying as much as 10 percent more for their bacon and pork, but this will hardly constitute the global crisis that some had predicted.
The good news? Your eggs won't be lonely. And bacon, with its growing popularity, isn't just a breakfast food. Bacon lovers in recent years have been adding the meat to everything from cupcakes to alcohol.
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