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Warm Beet Salad with Bacon

4 beets, peeled, cut into thick wedges
6 thick-cut slices of Hills Own House-Smoked Bacon, chopped
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dark beer (such as Great Lakes Brewing's Edmund Fitzgerald)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon (packed) dark brown sugar
2 small heads of Ohio bibb lettuce, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup raisins

Cook beets in boiling salted water until tender, about 12 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, sauté bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 3 1/2 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add onion to skillet; sauté 3 minutes. Mix in next 4 ingredients, then beets. Simmer until dressing coats beets, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange lettuce on platter. Top with beets; sprinkle with bacon and raisins.

Wedge Salad: M at Miranova

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2 heads iceberg lettuce
2 cups Cabernet Buttermilk Dressing
2 tablespoons red onion, minced
3 ounce gorgonzola cheese
6 roma tomatoes
3 ounces caramelized bacon
1/4 cup parsley leaves
salt and pepper, to taste

Cut heads of iceberg in half and then cut each half into thirds. Plate two wedges per person and divide remaining ingredients evenly between salads.

Cabernet Buttermilk Dressing:
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/8 Cabernet vinegar
1 teaspoon parsley leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon rosemary leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme leaves, chopped
1/8 cup shallot, minced
salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.

Roasted Roma Tomatoes:
6 roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Quarter tomatoes and toss with oil and seasoning. Roast at 350 for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove skins and seeds and cut into strips.

Caramelized Bacon:
3 ounces bacon
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Lay bacon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Distribute sugar evenly to cover. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into strips.


Grilled Lamb with Bacon Jam: The Rossi

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Bacon Jam

½ pound bacon
¼ cup honey
1 cup chicken stock
4 sprigs of thyme
½ yellow onion (small dice)

Small dice the bacon. Render fat off the bacon and add onion. Poor off fat. Cook until onion is translucent. Add rest of ingredients and reduce until amber in color and somewhat syrupy.



Eggs in a Basket with Frisse, Kimchee Fuji Apples, Bacon Lardons and Sherry Vinaigrette - Latitude 41

Eggs in a Basket

Serves 6
6 slices brioche
6 eggs
Slice the brioche and using a ring mold, cut a hole in the brioche. Place brioche on the griddle and drop the egg in the hole.
Sherry Vinaigrette
Serves 15
½ cup sherry vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 shallot, minced
juice of one lemon
1 ½ cup grapeseed oil
Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender then slowly emulsify the oil in at medium speed.
Frisee, Apple & Bacon Lardon Salad
Serves 6
1 cup frisee
2 apples cut into slices (2 slices per serving)
8 oz. Sherry Vinaigrette
1/2 cup rendered bacon lardons
Combine ingredients and toss. Serve alongside Eggs in a Basket.


Black & Blue Barbeque Bacon Burger

1 lb. Hills Own Ground Beef
8 to 10 Strips of Thick Sliced Bacon
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Mild or Spicy Black Swamp Gourmet™ Barbeque Sauce
Crumbled Blue Cheese
4 Toasted Buns

Form the ground beef into 4 burgers and fry, broil, or grill to desired degree of doneness. While burgers are cooking, cut bacon crosswise into 3/8” strips cook and drain well. Heat barbeque sauce in a frying pan and add bacon. Stir or toss until well covered. Cook until the barbeque sauce thickens and the bacon sticks together. Arrange bacon into 4 burger-sized patties, and top with blue cheese. Remove from heat. Place top of bun on bacon and cheese patty and lift from pan with a spatula. Top your burger with desired condiments.

Recipe by Black Swamp Gourmet Barbecue Sauce

Jen's Summertime Veggie Pasta with Bacon

1 lb. pasta

1/2 lb. bacon, cut into bite sized bits
2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, stems removed
1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
Any combination of the following:
chard, cut into strips
onions, in chunks
leeks, sliced
asparagus, in bite sized pieces
squash, large dice
zucchini, large dice
bell pepper, large dice
green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
mushrooms, sliced
cabbage, large shred
fennel, sliced into thin matchsticks

Cook pasta until al denta, set aside. Over medium low heat, cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Carefully remove bacon bits from pan, add to the pasta. In the same pan, over medium high heat, add vegetables that need to cook the longest, such as onions, leeks, asparagus, green beans, peppers, mushrooms and fennel. Cook 4-6 minutes, tossing for even cooking. Add tomatoes and cook covered another 8-10 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft. Add vegetables such as chard, spinach, squash, and zucchini. Cook until greens are just wilted. Add bacon and pasta to the pan, cook 2 additional minutes until pasta is warm. Season as needed with salt and pepper. Toss with parsley and walnuts and serve.

Sautéed Hakurei Turnips & Braised Mustard Greens

 Sautéed Hakurei Turnips & Braised Mustard Greens

1 bunch Hakurei Turnips
1 lb mustard greens
4 strips bacon
2 tsp oil, divide
½ cup apple juice or white wine
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Cut the greens from the turnips. Wash and tear all the greens into large pieces and remove the stems. Cut the turnips into bite sized pieces. Heat 1 tsp. of oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the turnips and bacon stirring or tossing occasionally until turnips are crispy outside and tender inside. Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add the washed and wet greens, and add to pan in batches. Stir and mix as they wilt. Add the wine or other liquid and cook until it is mostly evaporated. Plate greens and arrange the warm turnips on top.


Salmon With Radish Salad

12 oz. fresh salmon
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground pepper

For Salad:

2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Season salmon with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 – 14 min.

For the salad: In a bowl, mix lemon juice, olive oil, scallions, salt and pepper. Add the radishes, cucumber and mint. Mix well. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.

Linguine with Sundried Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Arugula

1/4 pound Volpini Pancetta, finely chopped (deli case)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 bunch asparagus, cut on the bias
3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
5 ounces baby arugula (8 cups), coarsely chopped
1 package Rossi Pasta Classic Linguine
4 oz. MacKenzie Creamery Artisan Goat Cheese
1 tbsp. each, chopped basil, italian flat leaf parsley, and thyme

Cook pancetta in oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer pancetta with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet. Add onion, asparagus, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and pancetta and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, then add arugula and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute.

Meanwhile, cook linguine in a pasta pot of well-salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta.

Add pasta and cheese to skillet and toss with sauce. Thin sauce with some of reserved cooking water, then stir in basil, parsley, and thyme.