If you want to get your party off to a good start, better serve a bacon appetizer -- or two! Wrap just about anything in bacon and it tastes better, add bacon to a dip, to a tart, and yes even make jam out of pork.
When you think comfort food, do you think pasta carbonara and other noodle and bacon dishes? There are few pairings that work as harmoniously as bacon and pasta. Not only are the flavors complementary, but cooking bacon results in a gloriously flavorful rendered fat that can -- and should! -- be used to cook additional ingredients. It ties the entire dish together with a smoky richness that’s just irresistible.
In the venerable tradition of kitchen sink and compost cookies aka cookies with lots of (unexpected) add-ins, comes these salty-sweet treats. We use dark chocolate to balance the saltiness of the bacon pieces and potato chips.
Bacon elevates the salad, appealing to devoted carnivores, bistro fans, and lovers of salt and fat. And what salad is not improved by salt and fat? Here is our collection of potato salads, salads pairing blue cheese and bacon with innocent vegetables, salads that use bacon drippings in place of olive oil, and other decadent recipes.
A baked ham is the Easter cook's greatest ally. There's no real baking or roasting involved; simply heat the ham through in the oven. A glaze adds a sweetened crust, but unadorned works too, as the savory meat doesn't need much.
A baked ham slathered with a sweet-tart glaze is the cook's greatest ally. There's no real cooking involved; you simply heat it through. But to the uninitiated, buying a ham can be a bit intimidating, so it helps to know what you're looking for.