Slices of caramelized onion and bacon on crispy, flaky puff pastry. Serve with a side salad.
This is a really yummy bread, nice warm with a bowl of soup or a salad.
This is like a quiche with no crust.
This is a hearty take on Pasta Carbonara, with peas added to boost the protein and add interest.
This is a composed salad; arrange it on a platter and supply spoons for people to use in serving themselves. Nice served with a good crusty bread.
A delicious cold weather dish.
Bacon Drippings, or Bacon Fat, is the fat that comes out of bacon while cooking and collects in the pan. It is a thick fat that is semi-solid at room temperature, and liquid when heated. It has the flavour of the bacon that it came out of. For the most part, you cannot buy it:…
A bacon press is a heavy, flat weight used to stop bacon from curling when frying. You put the bacon press on top the bacon strips and leave it there while the bacon is cooking. It causes the cooked bacon to come out as perfectly flat, straight strips, and reduces the amount of fat that…
You should probably serve this with something healthy, like a green starter salad. Or, you could just grab a fork and eat the whole darn thing yourself straight out of the pan, it’s that good!
Very tasty fritters. These are also good even without the cheese in them! You may also wish to try other cheeses.
This is a side-dish that you can make entirely in the microwave, making it ideal for times when your stove is already full-out committed — or just for times when you don’t want any pots or pans wash-up.
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
This is a very hearty vegetable side dish that has everything going for it comfort-food wise: a cheese sauce, bacon, and even buttered bread crumbs on top. You can even make this ahead.
Ever feel like soup, and you have no broth or broth cubes to hand? Here is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for those cold rainy days.
More like a soup, it’s meant to be served in bowls. Best if made a day ahead of time then reheated for serving.
These beans are even better the next day; the recipe reheats well! An ideal make-ahead dish, served along with good bread and red wine. If you have a slow-cooker hanging around, this recipe is a good excuse to haul it out!
A classic North American 1950s dish to make and take to feed a crowd at gatherings. It was dubbed Funeral Beans because it was a stand-by crowd-pleaser for gatherings after funerals.
This is a light tasting potato salad, though the bacon and potato will still satisfy hearty appetites. You can make this ahead and refrigerate it (in fact, the flavours are better made a day or half a day ahead) but as it’s meant to be served warm, bring i
A recipe from the American south.
This is an all in one dish. You can serve it in a bowl.
Even those who think lentils are boring will be after second bowls of this soup.
This is a bit more fussing than plain old mash, but it looks and tastes fantastic and is even great as a make-ahead side dish.
If you want to max out on flavour, you can pour some of the bacon fat from the frying pan into the mash mixture.
Smoky bacon is really, really nice with this. You can also use ham.