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Old 09-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Bacon - It Keeps Getting Better

So now they have added bacon to S'Mores. Along with a chocolate covered banana covered in bacon, a bacon hot dog. All this at The Big E. Massachusetts State Fair. There are so many bacon related dishes this year.

Does life get any better?
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I've not had the S'Mores or banana but the sundae with bacon made our socks roll up and down.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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Does life get any better?
Jalapeño poppers!
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Jalapeño poppers!
Everybody loves bacon. Not everyone is a fan of hot foods.
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Everybody loves bacon. Not everyone is a fan of hot foods.
Besides folks that don't eat meat, there are quite a few that don't eat pork products and a few meat eaters that don't like bacon.
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Everybody loves bacon. Not everyone is a fan of hot foods.
Bacon has its place. But I prefer sausage, and if for breakfast, it has to be breakfast sausage, with sage and black pepper in it.

I also found out that belly bacon, if too meaty, can be as tough as jerky, and just as dry. Now I look for a ballance of fat and meat in my belly bacon. It's much easier to chew, even with all of my natural teeth. Poor DW couldn't eat that last batch of meaty bacon at all. That batch should have gone into a good legume soup, or some pork and beans.

Of course we have to remember that the BLT, properly made, is one of the finest sandwiches on the planet!

Always remember, there must be balance in all things, even bacon. Oh, and bacon bits, freshly made, are wonderful in butterscotch chip cookies.

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Love bacon dipped in my pancakes with maple syrup. But I draw the line there. Sweet with meat is a bad combo for m
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Oops! ...for me. Can't put pineapple with ham, etc. but then hubby says I'm weird. I can't stand sweet with bread ( i. e. pb&j) or salt/ butter on sweet. ( butter on banana bread). Makes me sick to my stomach. Can't imagine sweet stuff with bacon....***shiver up my spine***. Like I said, hubby who thinks veggies are poison thinks I'm wierd...
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We live in a heavy pork-producing area which means that we are, almost, in bacon heaven. Our local available bacon is oh, soooooooo good.

However, having said that, one of the bacon-like products we enjoy is something called hog's jaw, which actually comes from the hog's jaw and it's wonderful. Sliced like bacon and cooked similarly, it's a great breakfast treat.

My husband used to raise hogs and tells me that they always had a plentiful supply of all things "piggie." Oh, man, does that sound lovely?!
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...However, having said that, one of the bacon-like products we enjoy is something called hog's jaw, which actually comes from the hog's jaw and it's wonderful. Sliced like bacon and cooked similarly, it's a great breakfast treat...

In Italy it's called guanciale - cheek bacon. It's the first choice for carbonara.

Also, I keep seeing Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) touting the qualities of the meat in the cheeks.
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