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January 2009



Superbowl Recipes With Bacon

Superbowl is coming up and in response to all of the bacon hype here are some tasty superbowl recipes that include bacon! yum!

Hot Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

– makes about 1 3/4 cups –
6 thick slices lean smoked bacon
1 small onion, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup lager beer
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
Your favorite breadsticks

1. In a large skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat till almost crisp, drain on paper towels, and crumble coarsely.
2. Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet, add the onion, and stir 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir 3 minutes longer. Whisking, add the milk and beer, then add the Worcestershire and cayenne. Bring the mixture to a low boil, whisking, cook for 2 minutes, and remove from the heat. Add the bacon and blue cheese and stir till the cheese is melted.
3. Transfer the dip to a small bowl and serve with bread sticks.

Guacamole and Bacon Chunky Dip

– makes 36 canapes –


1 ripe avocado
1/2 tomato, chopped
3 tablespoons minced scallions (white parts only)
1 tablespoon minced fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
1 small chile pepper, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
8 slices lean slab bacon
12 thin slices pumpernickel bread, crusts removed
Softened butter for spreading


1. In a bowl, mash the avocado with a wooden spoon till lumpy, add the tomato, scallions, coriander, chile pepper, lime juice, and salt and pepper, and mix till well blended. Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and chill briefly.

2. In a large skille, fry the bacon over moderate heat until almost crisp, drain on paper towels, and crumble. Add the bacon to the guacamole and stir till well blended.

3. Lightly butter the bread slices, spread the guacamole equally on the slices, and cut into thirds.

Swiss and Bacon Dip

8 slices center cut bacon, chopped
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 rounded teaspoons prepared Dijon style mustard
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
3 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
Baby carrots and a selection of spiced flat breads, cocktail sized pumpernickel or rye breads, or sliced whole grain baguettes, for dipping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Brown bacon in nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Drain crisp bacon bits on paper towels.

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon, Swiss and scallions with cooked bacon. Transfer to a shallow small casserole or baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly at edges, 15 to 18 minutes. Top with chopped smoked almonds. Place dip on a platter and surround warm casserole with breads and carrots for dipping.

Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

24 4 1/2″ hard sesame seed covered breadsticks
12 slices bacon cut in half
1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap half slice of bacon around each breadstick spiraling down covering breadstick. lay on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until bacon looks done. Remove from oven and cool just until able to handle. Meanwhile mix garlic powder and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl. Roll the bacon covered breadsticks in the cheese mixture and set on serving plate.

And lastly, check out this cool site. It will put a piece of bacon on any website…just attach it to the end of the url like I did with –


Comment from kristen
Posted: January 29, 2009 at 12:26 am

Why the h*ll would anyone want a huge piece of bacon across their screen? Now if you had those 3D glasses and it popped out at you, that might be a different story.

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: January 29, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Haha, yeah, I have to admit, that’s sorta a one hit joke. I’d like to see how much return traffic that site has….

Comment from storms111
Posted: November 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm

have you heard of baconaisse? It was invented in seattle, where it is manufactured now. they have just release a new product called bacon ranch dip (a mix i think) all their products are vegetatian and really bacony!

Comment from storms111
Posted: November 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

oops. vegetarian.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: November 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

i have heard of that actually! it sounds yummy :)