Showing posts with label bacon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bacon. Show all posts

How to Make Perfect Coffee Bacon with Maple-Espresso Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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WARNING: Once you start eating this beautiful, smoky-sweet bacon, you won’t be able to stop! One strip evokes the glorious flavors of a pancake breakfast—the sweetness of maple syrup, the earthiness of coffee, and the unctuous richness of smoked meat. 

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Our readers may recognize this treat from our latest Coffeehouse Mystery Dead Cold Brew, in which a shocking inheritance leads to murder and our amateur sleuth Clare's attempts to save a dear friend's bacon. As for this bacon, you can download the recipe now in a free PDF by clicking here

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Tips on Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs + A Tribute Comment Giveaway to Our Good Men

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Behold two deep-fried, bacon-wrapped 
hot dogs. Frighteningly delicious!

In this post, Marc and I are 
sharing tips on making 
bacon-wrapped hot dogs, 
on the stove or on the grill...

As authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, Marc and I know the value of really good Joe! In that spirit, we hosted a special week-long Father's Day Comment Celebration giveaway. 

We thank you all for sharing your memories and thoughts...about a good man in your life. You wrote about fathers, husbands, grandfathers, stepdads and those you admired (or once admired and loved) as good fathers. 


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Tips on Making Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs on your Grill or Stovetop from Cleo Coyle

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Behold two "Danger Dogs,"
deep-fried, bacon-wrapped hot dogs. 
Frighteningly delicious!

My husband and I first heard about the "Danger Dog" via a friend in Los Angeles, where the recipe has made its way north from the street food of Tijuana, Mexico. 

Esquire magazine actually put the "bacon-wrapped hot dog" on its list of "Sixty Things Worth Shortening Your Life For." What number was the bacon dog? Hard to believe it but #1. (To see the entire list, click here.)

Fully-Loaded Irish Colcannon by author Cleo Coyle

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As mystery writers, murder is our business. As cozy mystery writers, so is word play. And that is primarily how this dish came about. Back in 2009, my husband and I were writing Roast Mortem, a book that pays tribute to the FDNY, which has a long history of Irish pride. During our collaboration, we joked about what might happen if we "loaded" the colcannon. 

Wait, we thought, why not 
fully load it, like a baked potato?

Marc and I then put the recipe together much like New York City puts its cultural communities together. We started with a basic Irish colcannon of cabbage and potatoes; added an Italian kiss of olive oil and hug of warm, sweet garlic; and finished the dish with an American-style flourish of gooey melted cheddar and smoky crumbled bacon...

Sound good so far? Enjoy the recipe!

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free recipe PDF.

Holiday Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash (Nuts on Horseback!)

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This is my own adaptation of a retro treat from Victorian England that’s still popular in the UK for Christmas dinners. Each little package offers an amazing combo of flavors and textures.

Cleo Coyle is author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries,
which are set in New York's
 Greenwich Village.

Simply take bite-sized pieces of butternut squash (or sweet potatoes); wrap each in a small strip of maple bacon; secure with a toothpick; brush with pure maple syrup; and roast. 

How much bacon? How much maple syrup? What temperature? I answer all of those specifics in my recipe and share some tips for making these babies without a hitch...

How to Make Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffins from Scratch or Pancake Mix by Cleo Coyle

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These delicious muffins deliver the taste of a pancake breakfast in one bite: maple syrup, bacon, and fluffy buttermilk flapjacks. I'll show you how to make them two ways: (1) from scratch or (2) with a pancake mix. 

So click here to quickly download the recipe in a free PDF that you can print, save, or share, or scroll down to read the entire post, see the step-by-step photos and eat with joy...

~ Cleo