Confetti Corn Dish

Homemade Eat-More Bars with Toasted Pine Nuts and Smoked Bacon

I recently bought a small slab of locally made smoked bacon; after slicing and cooking the entire slab, I was anxiously brainstorming ways to use all my crispy smoked bacon.  Realizing that I haven’t posted a desert on my site since Christmas, I thought I would cook up something sweet and savory....more

Mini Potato "Paddy Cakes" for St. Patrick's Day

We're an Irish family: Potatoes are in everything, even our cupcakes. I turned leftover garlic mashed potatoes into these bite-sized potato cakes "frosted" with sour cream. We call them paddy cakes. ...more
Thanks chickenrecipesblog, I have five kitchen elves who love to help with the Twisted Tastes ...more

Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad is an American Tradition. You definitely have to include Bacon and Hard Boiled Eggs....more

Crispy, No Mess Bacon

This may be the shortest and best post I will ever write.How to make crispy bacon... without a mess of oil splatter.Cook it in the oven at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes.That's it.Why did it take me so long to figure this out?...more

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Salad with Homemade Bacon Vinaigrette

Sometimes we all make some great decisions. Other times we make some really shitty ones… Needless to say I've made both in a period of two days. The bad decision was thinking my fiancé and I would be able to help someone out by taking care of their dog for a couple of months. I mean in reality it's really not a bad thing, but for a cat lover like me it's created two different sides of our little family. Myself and Bella (cat) on one side, Rick and Allie (dog) on the other… Who knew in two days such little four-legged creatures could create such chaos in our tiny home!...more


DC’s reactions are not always immediate. Due to these delayed reactions, it is not always easy for me to figure out just what is going on or what the problem might be....more

Bacon and Vegetable Quinoa Stir Fry

I know many of you may read this just for the recipes, and heck maybe the book Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr isn't really relevant to you. Yet for those of you that also follow why my recipes are related to my books - this one may seem some what of a stretch. After all what does stir fry have to do with medieval times? Yet this was kind of a fun fusion dish, and that's why I used quinoa - an ancient grain....more

Bacon and Onion Rolls

I couldn't wait to try making this type of recipe - one thing I have always loved about fantasy books are the days of travel....more