Bacon and Green Bean Casserole…Heaven

I was making travel plans for Thanksgiving earlier this week and it got me thinking about one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes – Bacon and Green Bean Casserole.   Bacon and Green Bean Casserole Deluxe Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes   Ingredients – 2 (16-ounce) […]

Pork Chop and Friends

Earlier today while standing in line for customs in Tokyo, I noticed a Chinese kid wearing a “Pork Chop and Friends” t-shirt (I was in line for an hour…I had a lot of time to notice a lot of things). I had never heard of “Pork Chop and Friends” before, […]

Pork Tabloid

The National Pork Board is doing some interesting marketing these days:   The Dinner Contract is especially entertaining…this line is my favorite:   “I, Mom, certify that henceforth, I will maintain adequate quantities of The Other White Meat in the refrigerator and freezer to keep meals from becoming […]

Adventures in Pork at the Iowa State Fair

I just returned from a weekend at America’s favorite fair – the Iowa State Fair. And given Iowa’s special role as pork provider to the universe, I have several things to report.   The Big Boar     This here is Tooter. He is a purebred Berkshire boar who tipped […]

Bacon Genes

A note from Dad…   “I viewed the bacon website. I can only say that your grandfather would be proud of what your education has allowed you to create – he loved bacon and ate it regularly. Probably a major contributor to his early departure to the other side, not […]

Bacon Sushi

Bacon Sushi brings together my two favorite things to eat – bacon and rice. It may have won second place in this competition, but in my mind it’s still #1.

Zucchini and Bacon Salad

This one comes courtesy of Mom and the Idaho Press Tribune!   Zucchini and Bacon Salad   Dressing: 3 slices of bacon 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 teaspoons of cornstarch 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper   Salad: 4 cups shredded […]

Bacon Dictionary

Here’s a link to a site that gives a nice overview of the bacon family (and I’m not talking about Kevin and Michael):   Bacon products that are defined (with photos!) include American bacon, bacon bits, Canadian bacon, fatback, gypsy bacon, Irish bacon, pancetta, salt pork, vegetarian bacon […]