Category Archives: bacon lovers

Say I Love You With Pork on Pork

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The way to the heart of many a valentine can be found in pork products. The “other” white meat can be healthy or sinful, pork chop or pork belly. The pig is a noble beast and we pay homage in this recipe, which features twice the pork and therefore twice the love. So please, say […]

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Sunday Supper: Sort-of Southern Style

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My mama is from central Georgia, where I have spent many summers over the course of my life. But I’ve spent a lot less time in the big city of Atlanta until the four trips to ATL (four!) I’ve taken in last 16 months. Last year, after hosting a conference in the Midtown area, I […]

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Use Up Them Green Tomaters

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Any gardener will tell you that the end of the season spells one thing: green tomatoes. Tomatoes, a delightfully easy (and tasty) item to grow at home, ripen throughout the course of the summer depending upon their breed, time planted, and if seedlings or established plants were placed in the soil. I grow mine from […]

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Bacon Hash Cures What Ails Ya

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On my birthday (yesterday for those playing along at home), I had a lot to celebrate. First off, I can EAT ALL THE THINGS! Woooooo! So, no more pureed this and soft that for me (or you by proxy). Now we have nothing but delicious everything to look forward to cooking and eating together. In […]

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Struggling With The New Diet

At another time in my life I would have eaten all of this, and indeed I did...

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? —Langston Hughes I’ve started dreaming […]

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I Am What I Eat: The Last Meal

It’s fitting that on the eve of my surgery I found this gorgeous web-TV series called I AM WHAT I EAT. Fitting because the first episode is titled The Last Meal and after tomorrow I will be on a very limited diet of mostly liquids for the next six weeks. Fitting because I have spent […]

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The Last Supper

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What is your most favorite meal of all time? Is there a go-to dish you can’t live without? One that you could eat every day? A delicious food that, if given the choice, would be your last meal? I have no idea what mine would be. I’ll be having surgery on my esophagus in just […]

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Poached Eggs + Baked Risotto = YUM

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My most recent obsession is finding new ways (or at least new-to-me ways) of preparing and eating eggs. Eggs—a protein which once seemed so simple—have now become a medium to experiment with. If you didn’t already know, for the past few years I’ve been helping a friend keep chickens. Now that I regularly eat farm […]

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Calling Cooks: Denver Bacon Takedown April 22

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Fifteen pounds of Hormel Black Label Bacon. Twenty local cooks. One bacon tour bus. It’s the stuff of dreams: The Denver Bacon Takedown. Matt Timms, the man of the hour and el hefe of The Takedown food competitions, is back in town next week spreading the blissful bacon gospel. Since 2003, Timms has been touring […]

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How to Make Cookies More Fun? Add Bacon!

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Ahh springtime, known for cleaning of closets and of blogs. Seriously. You wouldn’t believe how many posts are just sitting here, waiting for me to write them if I would only make the time. Like this one of these delicious bacon chocolate chip cookie bars! This recipe is my go-to “Crap, I’m supposed to bring […]

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