you + me: sweet n’ spicy bacon

…and some tricked out bacon.

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary and while tradition dictates that it’s the “cotton anniversary”, I think we’ll choose bacon. Last year we whooped it up and thew party…a Mississippi Luau, in fact. My hand-drawn invite featured a pig eating a sausage, so I think sticking with the porcine family kinda works.

This morning, I made a breakfast worthy enough to declare my love to Cornelius: poached eggs, toast, freshly picked strawberries and some tricked out bacon. And coffee, of course, but that goes without saying! Over the weekend I found myself browsing through the Gourmet Cookbook and spotted a recipe for sweet & spicy bacon. I just adapted the recipe to my needs and was pretty pleased with the results. It’s easy to put together and super delicious. I especially loved preparing the bacon in the oven (less mess and splatter) and next time I make bacon, it’s definitely forgoing the stovetop.

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15 comments to “you + me: sweet n’ spicy bacon”

  1. 1
    Su-Lin   June 25, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Happy anniversary! Bacon sounds like the perfect present!

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    jill   June 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Happy,happy anniversary. I love your pig drawing. I just finished painting a pig picture for my grandbaby, Ella. I’ve nicknamed her Truffles,she is always rooting for her next meal.

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    Craig   June 25, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Hey J & C – Happy anniversary! I can’t believe we chatted on the phone last night and you didn’t remind me! xoxo

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    Joanne   June 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Hey! Happy Anniversary!
    Sounds like a divine meal. Especially for the one you love. I’m curious as to what ‘you’ received as an anniversary gift ;)

    I’m going to have to try this bacon recipe when I’m not on a detox diet…yet again!

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    Joe   June 25, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary you two! Here is to many more years!

  6. 6
    Mari   June 26, 2007 at 2:23 am

    Pork = Love. Right on, girl! I think your tricked out bacon recipe will make my sweetheart melt like butter, thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica   June 26, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Oh my gosh, I discovered this recipe myself this year and I just love it! I only prepare my bacon in the oven now, it really is so much easier. And the sweet & spicy bacon is outstanding for BLTs!

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    wellunderstood   June 26, 2007 at 9:32 am

    nothing says “celebrate” like a plateful of spicy-sweet bacon! happy anniversary!

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    hag   June 26, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Who can we contact to get it officially changed?… the 2nd wedding anniversary shall forthwith be known as the Bacon Anniversary!

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    Patricia Scarpin   June 27, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Happy anniversary, sweetie!!

    What a wonderful way to spoil the husband. ;)

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    kickpleat   June 27, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    thanks su-lin, who could refuse bacon? no one that’s who.

    thanks jill! aw, i love the name truffles!

    awww, thanks craig! i’m not gonna spill everything over the phone, you know…

    well, joanne that’s a secret ;)

    thanks joe! anniversaries are the best!

    mevrouw cupcake, tricked out bacon will pretty much win anyone over (well, maybe not vegans!)

    jessica…it would be so great in a blt! thanks for the inspiration.

    thanks, wellunderstood. a plate of bacon for all!

    hag, yes the 2 year mark should be officially celebrated with bacon. indeed.

    aw, thanks patricia!

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    Brilynn   June 28, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Mmmmm bacon…

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    Randi   June 28, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    Omg, wow, I’m so glad I came over here. My former boss serves sweet and spicy bacon at every brunch she has( she’s a caterer). She told me she made up the recipe. Now I know the truth!!

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    Missy   June 29, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Happy anniversary…I am taking that bacon recipe. If you’re going to have bacon you best have it done right.

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    kickpleat   July 1, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    brilynn, my thoughts exactly!

    haha, now you know her secret! sweet spicy bacon…mmmmmm…

    i couldn’t agree more, missy! yum.

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