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Bacon Fried Pastrami with Cumin Honey Coleslaw

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My LA son, Eric, first alerted me to a PLT – a bacon fried pastrami, tomato and lettuce sandwich. So one day I decided to have those with my cumin honey coleslaw. What a supper, I thought – Bacon Fried Pastrami with Cumin Honey Coleslaw on the side. But as I was going along making . . . → Read More: Bacon Fried Pastrami with Cumin Honey Coleslaw

The Hot Brown

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I became intrigued with the Hot Brown, an open face sandwich after seeing them on the food network.com show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”. I had seen mention of them before but not really been interested. I think the Hot Brown story was as intriguing as the sandwich. I also thought it is a great way . . . → Read More: The Hot Brown

Sweet and Hot Scallops with Spinach, Apple and Bacon

TV in 5 minutes is always a challenge. So for one program I made Sweet and Spicy Bacon from the Bacon Appetizers segment which is always a hit, but more importantly –fast! I had a class coming up at Kitchen Conservatory on seafood and started thinking about combining the two in some manner. This was . . . → Read More: Sweet and Hot Scallops with Spinach, Apple and Bacon

Green Eggs and Bacon Sandwich

Per Sandwich

3 to 4 strips of bacon 1 hardboiled egg 1/4 small, ripe avocado salt and pepper 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, optional 1 small tomato, thinly sliced 1 to 2 slices pepperjack cheese 2 to 3 spinach leaves 1 Croissant or Hoagie bun

My favorite way to cook bacon to a crispy turn . . . → Read More: Green Eggs and Bacon Sandwich

Bacon Appetizers

When it comes to bacon the less you the do to it the better it is. These two simple to make appetizers only prove this point. In both cases the key to easy clean up is to use a rimmed baking pan and cover it completely with foil. Place a rack on top of the . . . → Read More: Bacon Appetizers

Bacon, Tomato and Pepperjack Cheese Sandwich

Toasted Cheese Revisited

Who doesn’t remember toasted cheese sandwiches with American cheese and tomato soup out of a can? Forget childhood – it’s an all time favorite for any age, any time. But there is always room to add another favorite. How about bacon, tomato and pepperjack cheese? Don’t let this go by without a . . . → Read More: Bacon, Tomato and Pepperjack Cheese Sandwich