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Monday, February 28, 2011

Grilled Cheese with Red Onion, Cherry Tomato & Irish Cheddar Cheese

Grilled Cheese with Irish Cheddar Cheese
Grilled Cheese with Red Onion, Cherry Tomato and Irish Cheddar Cheese is my absolute favorite grilled cheese sandwich. If you've got a craving for comfort food you absolutely must try this recipe on for size and if you have tomato soup to go with it, even better!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches)
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread
  • Thinly sliced Irish cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 slices of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 Tbs. of chopped red onion
  • Butter

Grilled Cheese Preparation
  1. Place 2 slices of the whole wheat bread on a flat surface, divide half of the Irish cheddar cheese among the slices. Top the cheese evenly with the cherry tomatoes and onion.
  2. Place the 2 remaining slices of bread on top to make two sandwiches. Butter the top of the bread using half of the butter.
  3. Preheat a pan on medium-low heat. Place the sandwiches in the pan, butter-side down (may need to do in batches) and cook until lightly golden brown.
  4. Spread the remaining butter on the bread facing up, then flip and continue cooking until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese has melted.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Brown Sugar Candied Bacon (With a Kick)

Brown Sugar-Candied Bacon
I am obsessed with the combination of sweet and savory. And if you’ve taken the time to look through my recipes, you’ll notice that they have a much defined sweet-savory theme.  

The first time I made Candied Bacon I used maple syrup.  But I find, unless braised quite a bit, that the bacon doesn’t absorb the maple flavor too well. And once cooked, it doesn’t get the hard candy feel the candied bacon made with Brown Sugar has.

If you’re a bacon fan and love the sweet and savory combo as much as I do, you absolutely have to try this candied bacon recipe.

Candied Bacon Ingredients:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Heavily cover both sides of each slice of bacon in the brown sugar and arrange the slices so there is no contact between them on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes (until the bacon is well caramelized).
  5. Use a pair of tongs to transfer the bacon strips to a cooling rack and allow the excess fat to drain. Let the bacon cool until hardened.

Maybe be served alone as Bacon Candy or used as a garnish for a Bacon Cocktail.

Do you love bacon? Check out these tasty bacon treats!

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nutella Banana Sandwich: I Finally Discovered The Golden Sandwich

Nutella + Banana = TLA
Last night I had a double foodgasm that left me wanting more. I had tried Nutella before and wasn’t all that impressed, but after finding an article about Nutella, I decided to give it another shot. And after the first bite, I heard angels sing.

I made a Nutella-banana sandwich and it was ammmazing. It was sweet and creamy… It was the perfect dessert sandwich. And when I woke up this morning, I found myself craving more.

Making one took about 3 minutes. I just slathered Nutella on two pieces of bread, then layered one side of bread with banana slices and laid the other slice of bread on top. I never knew something so simple could be so amazingly delicious!

If you haven’t tried a Nutella-banana sandwich, I highly recommend that you take yourself to the store, pick up a jar of Nutella and whip one right up – you won’t regret it!

The Nutella-Banana Sandwich
And just so you know, I am not in any way affiliated with Nutella. I just became their biggest fan.

Follow up: I just tried another and added blue berries to it. It was better than the original...