Say I Love You With Bacon

January 6, 2012

Chocolate may be Valentine's go to—but honey, there's nothing better than bringing home bacon to the one you love.

Hot BrownChamp Potato Cakes with Bacon and EggsIrish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled CheeseVidalia Onion Bacon PieSmoky Corn and Shrimp ChowderBacon Cheddar Scones Bacon Blue Cheese DipMake-Ahead Bacon and Kale StrataCobb SaladRisotto with Prosciutto and AsparagusBacon Beignets
Well, hey there, hottie. This quickie recipe can be pulled together in under 20 minutes and cause even the iciest of hearts to become lost in its cheesy romance. Recipe: Hot Brown
Make a knock-out breakfast for you baby this Valentine's day with our classic potato cakes, portobello mushrooms, and poached eggs. And yes, a healthy heap of bacon. Recipe: Champ Potato Cakes with Bacon and Eggs
Crispy bacon, creamy cheese and sweet pears converge on a classic Irish sandwich fit for Aphrodite. Add a bit of arugula to complete this comfort food's textural feast. Recipe: Irish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled Cheese
Put on your best Southern drawl and serve your your sweetie a bacon brunch quiche busting with sweet Vidalia onions. If that cornbread crust doesn't cause some hootin' and hollerin' - nothing will. Recipe: Vidalia Onion Bacon Pie
Snuggle up to your special someone with a savory bowl of shrimp chowder seasoned with paprika and sprinkled with bacon. The dish is a perfect "Let's play the night by ear" serving as it can be presented super causally or dressed to the nines. Recipe: Smoky Corn and Shrimp Chowder
Biscuits and bacon collide for a most unexpected love affair in our bacon and Cheddar scones. The perfect addition to a breakfast-in-bed menu, the scones' jalapeno kick is sure to spice things up. Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Scones
If you are single this season, spread the love to your other solo friends with a V-Day cocktail party. After trying our exquisite bacon and blue-cheese dip, all longings for significant others will disappear. Recipe: Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
This easy make-ahead dish can be carried from breakfast to dinner - making it a great way to fill your kids with bacon bliss while you and your honey play hooking on cooking duties for the day. Recipe: Make-Ahead Bacon and Kale Strata
If you have a grand surprise dinner planned for your baby, use a cobb salad lunch as a decoy. Easy to prepare ahead of time, and pretty enough to pass as the day's main culinary event, your surprise is sure to stay under wraps. Recipe: Cobb Salad
Delicate prosciutto is the Italian Stallion version of our beloved bacon. Romance your lover with our one-dish dinner of classic risotto. "Ti adoro!" will likely be cooed in response. Recipe: Risotto with Prosciutto and Asparagus
We would pick these sweet puffy beignets with a salty bacon bite over a box of chocolate any day. Take them to heavenly level with a delicate shower of powdered sugar and a side of lemon thyme curd. Recipe: Bacon Beignets
Well, hey there, hottie. This quickie recipe can be pulled together in under 20 minutes and cause even the iciest of hearts to become lost in its cheesy romance. 


Recipe:  Hot BrownMake a knock-out breakfast for you baby this Valentine's day with our classic potato cakes, portobello mushrooms, and poached eggs. And yes, a healthy heap of bacon.


Recipe:  Champ Potato Cakes with Bacon and EggsCrispy bacon, creamy cheese and sweet pears converge on a classic Irish sandwich fit for Aphrodite. Add a bit of arugula to complete this comfort food's textural feast.


Recipe:  Irish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled CheesePut on your best Southern drawl and serve your your sweetie a bacon brunch quiche busting with sweet Vidalia onions. If that cornbread crust doesn't cause some hootin' and hollerin' - nothing will.


Recipe:  Vidalia Onion Bacon PieSnuggle up to your special someone with a savory bowl of shrimp chowder seasoned with paprika and sprinkled with bacon. The dish is a perfect "Let's play the night by ear" serving as it can be presented super causally or dressed to the nines.


Recipe:  Smoky Corn and Shrimp ChowderBiscuits and bacon collide for a most unexpected love affair in our bacon and Cheddar scones. The perfect addition to a breakfast-in-bed menu, the scones' jalapeno kick is sure to spice things up.


Recipe:  Bacon Cheddar SconesIf you are single this season, spread the love to your other solo friends with a V-Day cocktail party. After trying our exquisite bacon and blue-cheese dip, all longings for significant others will disappear.


Recipe:  Bacon Blue Cheese DipThis easy make-ahead dish can be carried from breakfast to dinner - making it a great way to fill your kids with bacon bliss while you and your honey play hooking on cooking duties for the day. 


Recipe:  Make-Ahead Bacon and Kale StrataIf you have a grand surprise dinner planned for your baby, use a cobb salad lunch as a decoy. Easy to prepare ahead of time, and pretty enough to pass as the day's main culinary event, your surprise is sure to stay under wraps.


Recipe:  Cobb SaladDelicate prosciutto is the Italian Stallion version of our beloved bacon. Romance your lover with our one-dish dinner of classic risotto. "Ti adoro!" will likely be cooed in response.


Recipe:  Risotto with Prosciutto and AsparagusWe would pick these sweet puffy beignets with a salty bacon bite over a box of chocolate any day. Take them to heavenly level with a delicate shower of powdered sugar and a side of lemon thyme curd. 


Recipe:  Bacon Beignets
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