Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 head of butter leaf lettuce (or mesclun mix), leaves roughly torn
1 to 2 tart apples, seeds removed, chopped medium
2 oz, Oregon sweet blue cheese, crumbled by hand
3 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped
1 medium red onion, sliced in rounds
Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows
Salt and freshly ground pepper
PREPARATION
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients [...]

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Bacon & Maldon Salt Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup bacon, chopped super fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Black Volcanic Salt for dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream and bacon to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of the pan where the cream builds up. [...]

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Bacon and Eggs Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-5
Ingredients
1 pound Spaghetti
Olive oil
¼ pound bacon or pancetta bacon
2 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 shallot, chopped fine
2 large eggs
1 cup parmesan, shredded
Ground black pepper
¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
Directions
In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. While [...]

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Bacon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

As the weather starts to cool and the wind begins to gust, we shut the windows and sweaters come out of hibernation.  Leave your diet behind, because fall is right around the corner, which means slightly richer, more decadent cooking awaiting our palettes…

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Baked Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Bacon in a Sage Cream Sauce

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 pound Potato Gnocchi, cooked (recipe follows)
1½ cups butternut squash, roasted, peeled and cubed small
3 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup purple or Tuscan kale, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
3 tablespoons butter, cubed
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg, freshly grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large mixing bowl combine [...]

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BBT Sandwich (Bacon, Basil and Tomato)

A simple twist on a tomato classic!

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Cheddar Potato Pierogies with Bacon Fried Onions & Chive Sour Cream

Makes 20 pierogies
Ingredients
For the dough (should be made at least an hour in advance)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup water
For the filling
3 russet potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
For the Bacon Fried Onions & Chive Sour Cream
Oil
3 slices [...]

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Garden Tomato, Bacon and Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced about ¼ inch thick
Basil ice cream (recipe follows)
6 bacon slices, cooked

Directions

On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper, freeze the tomato slices. Place a spoonful or two of the basil ice cream on top of a tomato slice and smash down gently until it covers the bottom [...]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48
Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé
Ingredients
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
¼ cup honey
¼ cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
¾ cup crème fraîche
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 [...]

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Jewel Yam & Al Blue Potato Hash

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 large sweet potato, cut into ¾ inch cubes
4 purple potatoes, cut in ¾ inch cubes
2 thick slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, cupped
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
PREPARATION
Place a large skillet over medium [...]

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New England Herbal Clam Chowder

Thanksgiving serves as the perfect example of how New England cuisine came to be what it is today.

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Peanut Butter Bacon Biscuits with Carob Icing (everyday dog treats)

Makes about 12-18 3 inch biscuits
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon powdered milk
2 tablespoons flax seeds
¼ cup wheat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup peanut butter (heated up to soften)
¼ cup bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup water
8 ounces carob
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl sift together [...]

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Pesto Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-6
A classic recipe herbalized, just the way summer basil likes it!
Ingredients
10 ounces orecchiette or small shell pasta or pasta of choice, cooked
¼ cup fresh pesto (using herbs and pesto of your choice)
2 eggs (room temperature)
½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
6 slices thick cut bacon
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
Directions
In a [...]

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Spicy Italian Pork Sausage

This spicy Italian sausage can be used without casing, in pastas, and is also wonderful in links roasted with tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, the ideas are endless.

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Serves 4
Ingredients
2 pounds beets
1 fresh bay leaf
4 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch spears
1 orange, segmented, juices reserved
1 small red onion, half moons
1 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼ inch lardon (optional)
8 ounces baby arugula
½ teaspoon spring garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 sprigs thyme
Directions
In a stock pot, place beets, bay leaf and one sprig [...]

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