Salad Lyonnaise

  I’ll start by saying this recipe is not traditional and is more loosely inspired by the classic Salad Lyonnaise¬†than the “real” thing. Ok! Disclaimer aside this is one of the best salads I’ve had and it makes a perfect first course or appetizer. There is nothing like a salad with¬†bacon, egg and crunchy croutons…

Carbonara with Guanciale

I’ve been making carbonara for a while now. Ever since I saw the worst chef in the world making it on YouTube (he said it was like scrambled egg pasta) I’ve always wanted to make it the right way. Carbonara has roots in traditional Italian cuisine with the modern twist that the dish became popular…

Bacon Wrapped Dates

When we want to make a special appetizer to go with our cocktails there is one treat, besides pine nut hummus, that I always think of. Bacon wrapped dates are a classic but the thing that gets me interested in writing a post about them is how everyone in food blog and Internet food sites…

Blanched Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I never thought I would be writing another Brussels Sprouts post so soon! I have to credit David for making these for me and Viet World Kitchen where he originally got the idea. The idea of adding bacon is obvious, but the trick that makes this absolutely amazing is the addition of a tiny amount…