Life lately has been so busy!!!
Where has this summer gone - already half way through July!!!
We have been busy - but some posts coming up will tell everyone what we have been up to!
So Zachary got me a subscription to Food & Wine magazine as a surprise for our move - I know he is so good to me :) We like Food & Wine because of Top Chef! I love perusing through their website finding easier gourmet meals to make - like the black bean soup I posted about here.
With the subscription - came the 2013 Food & Wine cookbook! I have made a recipe from one of the magazines I got - and from the cookbook! Our friends the Evans' visited us this past Saturday and I made Tom's Sweet and Tangy Corn Salad as a side/topping for our grilled shrimp tacos. It was in the most recent copy of Food & Wine magazine. I made some changes to it - instead of blanching the corn and leeks - I grilled the corn and sauteed the leeks. For the dressing, I did not have white wine vinegar - so I used half regular white vinegar and half white balsamic vinegar.
But my easiest deliciousy (I know that is not word) recipe I have found is CANDY BACON...yes...CANDY BACON. I love Bacon - I love love love bacon - I wrote about it back around Christmas time here. I made this recipe first when Zach's parents came and visited - and then again this past weekend when Katie, Mark and Nina were visiting - such a hit!!
So the recipe for Candy Bacon ----- Preheat the oven to 400 deg. Take some foil and line a baking sheet. Take a package of thick sliced bacon (this recipe is for 20 pieces). Place the bacon on the foil-lined baking sheet. Mix 1/2 cup of light brown sugar and a 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder in a bowl. Take a brush and coat the top of the bacon with the brown sugar mixture. Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes (I check it always halfway through), and then take the bacon out of the oven. Remove the bacon from the baking sheet and place on a wire cooling rack that has foil under it to cool. Serve after cooling completely.
***I break up the bacon into pieces after - so they aren't strips - but man oh man is it good!!!!
Enjoy because this is a great app to service for a party!!!