Bacon and Butternut Squash Penne

This dish is a take on a recipe I saw from Jamie Oliver a while back. We’ve substituted bacon for the pancetta and changed how the squash is prepared. It may seem like a small change, but I think it works. Using bacon in larger pieces and cooking them off a bit longer adds a…

Bacon Avocado and Tomato Sandwich

I know this looks like a take on a BLT, but it’s not. What this sandwich is though, is amazing. It’s an elevated version of avocado toast. Avocado is amazing. Avocado toast is even better. But a bacon avocado and tomato sandwich is a crunchy, savory and tangy dream. The simplicity of the sandwich makes it…

Terra Preta – Real Farm to Table Eats in Scranton

Meat lovers and vegans can enjoy a meal together at downtown Scranton’s Terra Preta. While perhaps not affordable on a weekly basis for the average foodie, Terra Preta mixes an upscale environment with down to earth hospitality. Between seasonal menu items, like mushroom crepes, butternut squash & cashew cheese lasagna, and pork belly topped twice baked potatoes, and…

Creamy Shrimp and Grits

  There’s an ongoing joke that I’m a non-southern Southerner. My family is from the South and cooking wise, I tend to identify with those roots. While I’ve lived all over the U.S., I’ve only ever visited the South. So I guess I’m Southern-by-association. What’s the point of this? I love Southern cooking and Southern dishes. I…

Broccoli and Kale Soup

I’m a big fan of thick and creamy soups. In trying to eat a little healthier (have to do something to balance out the amounts of whiskey and bacon we consume!) I find that that combo leads to potatoes and/or cream being added to the soup. No ma gusta. Then the idea hit…beans. Loads of good stuff…

Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013

We’re ready for summer, and in preparation of the joys of this summer, here’s a throwback to the great things we ate last summer! Strawberry pie by Anna Yaya’s phenomenal lemon and olive oil ‘oh I just didn’t boil them’ shrimp Pate – oh hey. Omelet success! What the Fork Truck  WTF Grilled Cheese. Grilled…

Bacon and Shrimp Burger

In case you haven’t noticed, we love to travel and eat. You should try it some time! (In fact, we have a cult following – the Whiskey Bacon Traveling Circus, which you should probably check out!) It’s great, you get to experience new and awesome places, as well as try new dishes that may not…

Cheddar Bacon Drop Biscuits

I will admit it…I love bread, probably a little too much. The problem is I don’t have the patience to actually make bread. Or the patience for most baking, really. So I’m constantly looking for quick breads and biscuits that I can make with pretty standard items. This has lead me to a love of…

Loaded Bacon Gnocchi Recipe

  Loaded baked potatoes. For those that love them, they are the best kind. Fluffy baked potato, bacon, garlic, cheese and sour cream…how can you go wrong? Now take all those noms and imagine it as gnocchi. Little individual dumplings of loaded baked potato heaven, covered in our whiskey bacon cheese sauce and sprinkled with…

Bacon Breading Recipe

Meatballs, burgers, homemade cheese sticks, even as topping for mac n cheese… bread crumbs and breading can be pretty damn versatile. Now imagine it with bacon…yes a bacon bread crumb. We’ve been toying with how to coat things in bacon for a while and kept getting stuck at the bacon clumping with flour. So our…