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Tip: Let bacon drain on a cooling rack
4th of July grilling
Ham and cheese puff pastery dinner
worry about exact measures, just eyeball it. A pinch, a handful, a dash, a splash.
It's easier than you think!
Olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper to taste, dried or fresh basil,
dried or fresh mint,
dried parsley, green onions, green olives, fresh tomatoes, cloves of garlic.
Pour over pork, chicken, or fish and bake at 350F until done.
Drain bacon on cooling rack.
Best way to drain bacon!
Bacon and Maple syrup
Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes with roasted garlic
baked potatoes waiting to go into the oven
Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes
with roasted garlic
large baking potatoes
1 bulb roasted garlic
1 pint light or heavy cream
2 cups Sour Cream
1-1 1/2 jars real bacon bits
4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Roast garlic (Cut off top, make a little cup with tin
foil and place garlic in the middle, sprinkle with salt,
drizzle with olive oil,wrap tin foil around garlic and bake in oven until desired
doneness. Roast longer for a sweeter,
less intense garlic flavor. Take care not to burn or garlic will be bitter.)
Wash potatoes and rub generously with salt.
Wrap in tin foil and bake until done.
Remove from oven and allow potatoes to cool.
Slice in half, scoop out most of the insides and put into large bowl.
Rub a clove or two of the roasted garlic on the outside of the skins.
Add roasted garlic (chop or smash the garlic first), cream, a couple spoonfuls of
sour cream (more or less depending on taste or moisture needed.)
If more moisture is needed for mixing add a splash of liquid (milk, cream, sour cream or butter.)
Mix into mashed potato constancy of your liking.
Add half a jar to 1 whole jar of bacon bits and 2 cups (or so) of cheese.
Stuff potatoes with mashed potato mixture, top with more bacon bits and cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melting and/or browned to your liking.
and baked potatoes cooling in tin foil on cookie rack
Mequite marinated pork chops
In the oven with roasted cauliflower
eggs with ham