All posts tagged: bacon

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza — Colcannon

I┬álove St. Patrick’s Day! It is a day we get to celebrate the culture of another country… and by culture I mean FOOD. Glorious corned beef, soda bread, potatoes, good beers, and whiskey… It brings a tear to me eye! Therefore I have decided that for the next couple of days I will give you some of my best Irish food recipes. The objective is to have a full Irish food spread by the end of this series, so you can impress your loved ones this weekend with your culinary know how of Irish cuisine! We will start with an Irish staple; the potato. Just like the Hispanics and Asians have the rice, the Irish have the potato. A gloriously versatile and delicious tuber that truly does not mind taking the backstage to other ingredients, or being the star of the show, and today it is the star! I could have made a simple mash, but why be boring? Mashed potatoes is something we are ALL familiar with. So for today’s recipe I went with …

Prepping And Cooking Ahead

Sometimes when I have free time (oh glorious day!), usually on a Sunday afternoon, I like to do some prep and cook a few things ahead for the week. It makes my life way easier later on if I can get all my veggies cleaned and cut, if I can portion and season my meats, and in some cases, if I can actually cook the dish in advance. Now for story time: something you need to know about my husband and me, we HATE leftovers… End of story (that was a short one). I honestly don’t know why that is, but we like our dinner to be freshly cooked, and sadly cooking ahead kind of falls in a grey area between fresh and leftovers. Therefore I don’t like to cook too many things ahead, just the few things that I feel will not lose a lot of their deliciousness. That being said, I don’t have anything against prepping the food ahead of time and then freezing, or seasoning it ahead, as long as most of …

Stud Spuds: How to Make a Potato Pop

I saw these wonderful little potatoes making the rounds on Pinterest and thought, “Huh, this might be a good idea.” So I decided to come up with my own recipe for it. Now if for some reason you are not convinced that these would be ABSOLUTELY delicious, then to you I say: POTATOES. WRAPPED. IN. BACON… If you would like a more eloquent description, then let me tell you that the potatoes are creamy and soft while the bacon is crispy, and both flavors complement each other like they are soulmates (and we all know that while potatoes like to dally with sour cream and butter from time to time, its true love is bacon). As a matter of fact, I had a game night last weekend where I served these. They did not last five minutes. Actually I believe one of my guests requested them for her birthday, Christmas, and any other gift that I might ever give her! But I digress, here is the extremely hard recipe for these morsels of goodness: -1 …