Beer-Candied Bacon

Last Sunday, for Father’s Day, I made my hubby beer-candied bacon for breakfast. I found the recipe on Pinterest… I think one of the people I follow had pinned it and, naturally, I HAD to test it out on my hubby. He RAVED about it! I loved it, too. I am definitely going to be making this recipe again.

Beer-Candied Bacon (The recipe can also be found here)
1 lbs thick-cut bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons beer

1. Oven @ 400F. Combine brown sugar & beer.
2. Set a wire cooling rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet (I used tin foil on the rimmed baking sheet like the original recipe called for, but found that it stuck to my pan and made for difficult cleaning). Dip bacon in sugar/beer mixture and set on top of cooking rack on baking sheet.
3. Oven it for 10 minutes at a time, brushing with sugar/beer mixture at each 10 minute interval until bacon is crisp. (Mine took 3, 10-minute sessions)
4. Cool 1 hour and enjoy!

My supplies, including Hormel (just for my friend Kelsey & her hubby) Black Label thick-cut bacon & Leinenkugels Honey Weiss.

The finished product


Stuff I Love: The Pampered Chef

I’m gonna give you a disclaimer right up front–I love Pampered Chef products and, as a former consultant, I shamelessly hock this stuff for my sister Melissa Guinn, a current consultant. If you want/need anything Pampered Chef, order through her website!

Anyways, my younger sister Chastity hosted a Pampered Chef party at her place this evening and we had a blast! Here’s a picture of Melissa, giving her Pampered Chef spiel and cooking up some BBQ chicken in the Deep Covered Baker.
We played a game while the BBQ chicken was cooking–for every question you asked Melissa about her business, she would give you one ticket. At the end of the question-asking, she drew a ticket out and that person won The Pampered Chef Itty BItty Bevs drink mix. Well, my mom and I pooled our tickets together and guess who ended up winning the drink mix…
My mom, MaMa Joan, the non-drinker!  HAHHAHAHAH! She promptly handed it over to me, because I’m her favorite daughter.
And to top it off, here’s a picture of the completed BBQ chicken on a King’s Hawaiian roll. NOM NOM NOM!

Dinner: Kate’s Healthy and Delicious Mediterranean Vege Wrap

Okay, I would have just titled this recipe something simple like “Mediterranean Wrap,” but Kate Gosselin says otherwise. Her Healthy and Delicious Mediterranean Vege Wrap is delectable! Hubby loved the taste so much, he had seconds!


I used Mission’s sun-dried tomato basil wraps, Target’s Archer Farms spinach & artichoke hummus, and Athenos traditional feta cheese. I forgot to snap a picture of the jar of roasted red peppers I used, but there was only one brand available at Target, so that’s what I had to deal with. Still, it was awesome.


And yes, I do follow Kate Gosselin’s blog from time to time. I have enjoyed her Turkey Corn and White Bean Chili on many occasions. I know my sister Chastity loves that recipe. Kate Gosselin also has a cook book coming out in September that you can pre-order now. Someone let my husband know about this book so that he can surprise me for Christmas. k, thx.

*I am an unashamed Kate Plus 8 fan… what can I say…