Bacon and Egg Burger

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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

Irish Eggs Benedict

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It's Saint Patrick's Day Eve (yes, that is a thing!) and all over the land, giant hunks of corned beef are brining and simmering and generally getting ready for the corned beef and cabbage-fest that is about to happen.  I can smell the delicious aroma of my mama's corned beef all the way from three miles up the road from her As We Speak.  And tomorrow, after the pints have been drained and the corned beef and cabbage has been eaten and the soda bread is reduced to crumbs and we've all sung Molly Malone a time or two....there will STILL be corned beef left over. Read More & Get the Recipe

The Best Breakfast Sandwich!

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One of my favorite, favorite, favorite sandwiches is the classic bacon egg and cheese on a roll.  You know, the same one that is on every great diner menu you've ever seen, and I've also had some terrific ones at a few fancy restaurants as well.  And while I've done my own more exotic version of this sandwich, sometimes I just get a craving for the old classic.  With a few little modifications of my own...so here we go! Read More & Get the Recipe

Homemade English Muffins

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Every once in a while I get an unreasonable, unstoppable, crazy need to make a specific something that I have never made before.  I have no idea why this happens, but once it does I can't rest until I make whatever it is.  This sometimes leads to flagrant violation of what is known in our house as The Chicken Fried Steak Rule (click here if you want to know), but every now and then rules are made to be broken. Anyway, this happened to me recently with English Muffins.  I should state for the record that at the time this hit me, I had a perfectly good box of Thomas's English Muffins in my fridge.  Yep.  There's no understanding this one.  All I knew was I had to make them.    So I sat down at my computer to do some  research (and by research I mean typing "english muffin recipe" into Google) and the recipe that spoke to me was one by Alton Brown.  Most of the other recipes included hours of rising and kneading and other things I am afraid of.  Alton's took me from the starting line Read More & Get the Recipe

Eggs Benedict

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I do love to mix things up recipe-wise on this blog.  Lasagna Cupcakes, Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Merlot Tarragon Truffles...there's really not too many culinary boundaries that I'm not willing to jump right over.  But every once in a while I get a yearning for a tried and trusted classic, and one of my favorites is Eggs Benedict.  Whenever I see it on a menu somewhere I am sucked right in like a bee to honey, and so it was only a matter of time before I had to try it right there in my kitchen.  And whenever I get a craving for something classic, there's one site that I tend to turn to over and over, because I know I am going to find perfect, clear, utterly reliable recipes, and that is the perfectly named Simply Recipes.  While there are certainly a ton of wonderfully exotic recipes on this site, it's also a terrific resource for things that you know and love but don't yet have the perfect recipe for.  So on that day that I simply HAD to make my own eggs benedict, I made a Read More & Get the Recipe

Tuna Cobb Salad Sandwiches

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This quick and scrumptious recipe is an ode to three things.  Here they are, in no particular order. 1.  Cobb Salad.  I am SUCH a sucker for Cobb Salad. It's not like it is a rarity or anything - it's actually a frequent player on a lot of menus, but there is something about the combo of blue cheese, avocado, bacon (of course), chopped egg and lettuce that sings some kind of siren song to me.  I love it, and that's all there is to it. 2. Open-faced sandwiches.  I mean, for so many things, this is just such a logical thing.  Why spend your time putting the top of your sandwich over some deliciously messy filling only to have it spill out on to your plate with the first bite?  Open-faced sandwiches, people!  It's the only sensible way to go. 3. Sandwich Night.  Is there anything happier than Sandwich Night, especially on a Monday?  You walk into the kitchen at the end of the day and suddenly you feel wonderfully free! Okay, now that I have gotten all THAT out of my system, Read More & Get the Recipe