Bacon Gouda Stuffed Shrooms


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Cooking Planit Formaggio Cheese Recipe Challenge 2nd Place Ingredients Crimini Mushrooms, Large — 24 Garlic — 1 Clove Shallot — 1 Bacon, Thick Cut — 1⁄2 Pound Smoked Gouda Cheese — 1⁄2 Pound Black Pepper Breadcrumbs, Seasoned — 1⁄4 Cup Kosher Salt Notes For party prep, make the stuffing the day before. Fill the mushrooms a few hours before start …

A1 Burger Bites on White Polenta Cakes

A1 Bacon Burger Bites on White Polenta Cakes

Jodi Taffel Winning Recipes Leave a Comment 2014 A1 Sauce Recipe Contest Grand Prize Winner Ingredients: FOR POLENTA CAKES: 1 cup milk 2 cups water 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons salt 1 cup polenta 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil   FOR BURGERS: 4 slices bacon 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 lb. ground turkey ¼ cup A1 Sauce 1/4 teaspoon cracked black …

Maple Walnut Mochiko Cake

Gluten Free Does Not Mean Taste Free

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One of my besties…a cute little blonde from the middle of Colorado who also happens to be an AMAZING cook, has a Japanese boyfriend. Consequently, she has taught herself to make some of the best Asian food I’ve ever eaten. While trolling through her kitchen cabinets I found Mochiko flour. It’s the sweet rice flour used to make Mochi. But through …


World Food Championships 2016 Blogger Summit

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Since I’ve brought this blog back to life after a year of stagnation, I thought I might attend a foodie related blogger conference and see how other’s are taking their blogs to the next level. And since I’ll be competing at the World Food Championships again this year (Guys Grocery Games-Big Bacon Battle qualified me! Yay!), I figured I could kill …


The Bacon Babe is now a published Recipe Author!

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As mentioned a few posts ago, I was far from diligent about updating this blog for the last year. And what makes that even stranger is that I had several really cool contest wins in 2015! I know, right? Me, NOT indulging in shameless self-promotion! I must have had a head injury!!!!! Anyway, one of those wins was The Gilroy …


10 Steps To Winning Cutthroat Kitchen

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So today I’m gonna give you the skinny on how to win on Cutthroat Kitchen. Whether you’re hoping to get your own chance to be on the show or you’re just interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, I’m opening the curtain on my own experience. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful, or at least interesting.   #1. The Skype Interview: This is the least stressful …

Bacon Matzo Ball 2

Saucy & Sassy!

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OK dear readers, this one may just get me banned from ever attending another bar mitzvah. It’s a reimagining of the dish that sent me home in the final round after annihilating the competition in the 1st 2 rounds on Guy’s Grocery Games. If only I’d had some Saucy Mama products on that show, the ending might have turned out …


It’s Giveaway Time!!!!!!!!

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Saucy Mama and I are doing a giveaway! As part of their contest to find one more Saucy Mama to add to their ‪#‎2016WFC‬ World Food Championshipsteam this year, Saucy Mama has invited 25 of us to make 3 of our best dishes with their products. They’ve also generously added a 3 product giveaway for all the competitors. So my giveaway is this: …

Braised Bacon Purses

Now This Recipe is REALLY Saucy!

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I’m having a bit of a love affair right now with Saucy Mama products. There are just so many wonderful flavors to choose from! And they all really compliment my favorite pork product in spectacular ways. So here’s a little view into the recesses of my brain. It might seem like a lot of steps, but it’s really not. It’s …

buffalo bacon

I’m a Saucy Mama!

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Saucy Mama has some off the chain wing sauces! So why not use them to transform my favorite pork product? Behold: Tempura Battered Buffalo Bacon Bites with Bleu Cheese I use both the regular Hot Wing Sauce as well as the Garlic Wing Sauce to add a little more complexity of flavor. OMG! Sooooooo yummy. And sooooooooo easy! Go ahead. …