Creamed bacon and spinach toast

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So many ways to serve toast, so many ways to cook bacon, so many ways to enjoy veggies... Sometimes, we just need to think outside the cooking parameters that we grew up with.This creamed bacon and spinach toast is what would be called an open faced … [Read more...]

Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce

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Breakfast pancakes have often been associated with sweet things. Chopped fruits or whole berries are sometimes stirred into the batter. Before serving, syrup is drizzled over them and the pancakes get smothered with more sweetness.But pancakes can be … [Read more...]

Bacon-stuffed baked bitilya (seabream)

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Speedy saw something like this on TV and I didn't even bother asking on which show Had to strike out that first sentence -- Speedy didn't see something similar on TV; he imagined the dish then described it to me -- stuff a whole fish with bacon, tomatoes … [Read more...]

Smashed potatoes

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When Sam asked me to make smashed potatoes, I thought she was referring to the salad. You know, like mashed potatoes but with less mashing? I have it in the archive. But Sam said no, that wasn't it. It's baked potatoes that you smash, season and garnish … [Read more...]

BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) bruschetta

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The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, or BLT as it is more popularly called, is a relatively new invention. Unlike the empanada, for instance, which was being enjoyed in the Mediterranean as early as the 1500s, the BLT was unknown prior to 1900. And on … [Read more...]

Portobello mushroom and bacon sandwiches

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If good mushrooms weren't so darn hard to source and if they weren't so expensive, I'd eat them every single day. Unfortunately, the only reasonably priced mushrooms available all year 'round are oyster mushrooms and small ones at that. Button mushrooms … [Read more...]

Spinach, bacon and cheese frittata

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There is an Italian chef who guested on The Chew, I can't remember his name but I can't forget something he said. "Everything sounds sexier in Italian." In the case of the frittata, I agree. You say frittata and it's almost like a caress. But as foreign … [Read more...]