Bacon and Egg Baked Potatoes

bacon and egg baked potatoes

There are so many things to love about bacon and egg baked potatoes.  Obviously the creamy egg that cooks in the potato.  Obviously the BACON.  But not so obviously, the fabulous fact that you scoop out the potato insides, mash them up with some butter and milk and salt and pepper and smush just enough of them back into the potato to make a nice little bed for your egg to cook in.  And that means that each bite is full of egg and bacon and mashed potato.  Boom. Read More & Get the Recipe

Chilled Clam Chowder

chilled clam chowder

I do love clam chowder, and for the longest time I only made it in the wintertime because of the steamy warm wonderfulness of it.  So comforting and delicious, but not when it is 85 degrees out.  And then a lightbulb went off in my head and I remember that there was such a thing as cold soup.  And that cold soup was also wonderful....and could be eaten when it is 85 degrees out.  And so I started thinking cold soup...clam chowder...could it happen? Read More & Get the Recipe

Bacon and Egg Burger

bacon and egg burger

In my experience, there are very few things that can't be improved by putting bacon and eggs on them.  Pasta.  Muffins. Grits. BLTs.  The egg turns into a lovely cream sauce, and the bacon is, well, bacon.  However, I did know that I was skating on thin ice when I tried this with a burger.  Sure, we all know the wonderfulness that bacon adds to the burger experience, but swapping out the ketchup for an over easy egg?  Would it work?  Could it work?  I'm guessing you know the answer. Read More & Get the Recipe

Warm Potato Green Bean Salad


We are in the height of potato salad season these days!  And since do love potatoes but I do NOT love the classic mayo-dressed potato salad, I have these basic guidelines when putting together potato salads.  First, no mayo.  (You probably guessed that.)  Second, no peeling, because who wants to be in the kitchen peeling potatoes in the middle of potato salad season?  Third, find something interesting to toss into the potato salad along with the potatoes.  Fourth, when it comes to potato salad, mustard is your friend.  Welcome to warm green bean potato salad! Read More & Get the Recipe

Cookbook Giveaway: BACON 24/SEVEN!


I've given away a lot of cookbooks on this site over the years, and I've loved each and every one of them.  But there is love, and there is once in a lifetime love.  Love at first sight kind of love.  Love that was meant to be kind of love.  And the minute I set eyes on this cookbook, I fell in that kind of love, cookbook wise.  I mean really...a cookbook called BACON 24/SEVEN?  I didn't stand a chance.  I'm head over heels in bacon love, and you are coming with me. Read More & Get the Recipe

Grilled Bacon Scallops

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As you may have heard me say a few times over the past few weeks, we are renovating our kitchen.  As in, I have no stovetop, no oven, no sink, no dishwasher, no get the drift.  But I do have a grill, and over the past few weeks I've been taking it as my own personal challenge to make something other than cheeseburgers on it.  Since I have no sink (did I mention that?) these have to be things that don't require mixing bowls or anything similar, since I took a solemn vow that I would not, I repeat NOT, wash any dishes in the bathtub.  At any rate, among the various things you can make on the grill with no muss, no fuss and no kitchen, are the grilled variation of the Southern husband's favorite appetizer: scallops wrapped in bacon! Read More & Get the Recipe