Monday, February 18, 2013

Wine & Food Pairing

Happy National Drink Wine Day!  This is such a great chart, I just had to share!  While MY preferences run to the right side (and the really big reds!), I have some trouble pairing with foods that need a lighter touch.   Off to figure out what might pair with tonight's tilapia!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Best Bacon Ever!

This morning I noticed that I had a package of kind of inexpensive bacon leftover from making those wonderful bacon-wrapped, cream cheese filled jalepenos I found on Pinterest.  Not being the wasteful sort, I recalled seeing on Pinterest a method of cooking bacon in the oven that I had been meaning to try.  Me being me, I couldn't resist tinkering a bit and making the recipe my own.  The result is so amazingly good, you will wonder why you ever made bacon any other way!  This will definitely be on the menu for large family gatherings, brunch, and Christmas morning!

Best Bacon Ever

1 package of bacon--inexpensive kind is OK
Brown sugar
Coarse black pepper

Line baking pans with aluminum foil to make clean up easier.  Place bacon on foil --be careful to not overlap.   Sprinkle with brown sugar and coarsely ground pepper.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 min.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Enjoy!   :D