Archive | May, 2014

29 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Bacon & Rosemary Puff Pastry Pizza with Red Grapes, White Onions, and Blue Cheese

Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups red seedless grapes, slied 2 packages Cloverdale Applewood Smoked Bacon 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed 1/2 white onion, minced 2/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped               Directions:  ‘Preheat broiler. […]

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28 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Maple Bacon Candied Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 8 slices Cloverdale Maple Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 5 medium sweet potatoes, washed Cooking spray 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter 2 ounces pecan halves Directions: Place sweet potatoes on plate.  Pierce with fork and microwave for 5 minutes or until just tender.  Cool.  Peel and […]

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27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Fried Green Tomato BLT w/sweet Garlic Aoili

Ingredients: 1 lb. Cloverdale Thick Cut Bacon 8 slices of hearty bread–suggest using sour dough or ciabata olive oil for brushing 4 butter lettuce leaves 1 green tomato–sliced 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp salt 1 egg, whisked 2 TBSP water 2 c. dried bread crumbs 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 c. […]

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22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Maple Bacon Ginger Peach Crisp

Ingredients: 5 slices Cloverdale Maple Bacon 2 large fresh Apples, peeled , sliced thin 2 large fresh Peaches, peeled, sliced medium thin 1 1/2 Tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon Maple extract 3 Tablespoons Bourbon 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground Ginger 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 […]

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19 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Sweet Hot Bacon Pear Napoleon

Ingredients: 8 slices Cloverdale Thick Sliced Bacon, cut crosswise into 3 pieces each 6 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Vegetable oil for frying 8 wonton wrappers 4 tablespoons butter 4 firm-ripe Bartlett pears, cored, peeled & very thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 4-6 tablespoons bottled caramel […]

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15 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Red Pepper Spinach and Artichoke Bacon French Bread

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and chopped 1 5-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained ½ cup mayonnaise 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves 8 slices Applewood smoked Cloverdale Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1 […]

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12 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Bacon Wrapped Caprese Pesto Shrimp

Ingredients ½ cup good quality balsamic vinegar 12 slices Applewood smoked bacon ½ cup basil leaves 1 clove garlic ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup parmesan cheese 24 fresh mozzarella pearls 24 grape tomatoes 24 large fresh shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined Directions Pour vinegar in microwave-safe pourable measuring cup.  Microwave on high in one-minute […]

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08 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Crispy Bacon & Arugula Salad with Wildfire Walnuts

  Ingredients: 1 lb. Cloverdale Maple Bacon 1/2 cup walnuts halves 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 12 slices Cloverdale Maple Bacon, cut into thirds 4 teaspoons water 4 teaspoons sugar 3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 8 cups baby arugula […]

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05 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Maple Cayenne Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Ingredients 12 slices Maple Cloverdale Bacon 24 large shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined ½ cup real maple syrup ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place foil on a baking sheet.  Spray with cooking spray. Cut bacon strips in half.  Set on work surface. Place one shrimp on top of each […]

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