Bacon Skewers, bunny cake, and more

[3 Apr 2011 | By | 2 Comment(s) | 3,659 views ]

We’ve been posting a bunch of new stuff on Foodwhirl lately… and here are a few I thought you’d like:

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Skewers

The other day my husband mentioned going to a local Baconfest event  (bands, fun, & bacon), but we didn’t manage to make it.  So with friends, we decided to have our OWN BaconFest that evening!   My cool friend Beth made these an an appetizer, and after oohing and aahing I insisted on stealing the recipe!  Like a retro rumaki, but with sweet potato inside.  Read the Whole thing and Get the recipe!

Here are a few more you might like!

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail

This cake holds so many memories for me.  As a child, we made a version of this every year at Easter.  What I love about it is the simplicity of the design – even a child can pull this off.  You don’t have to be a professional to make this simple little bunny shaped cake, you just need a couple of 8-inch round cake pans and a knife.

Yeasted Filled Meringue Coffee Cake {Sweet & Savour}y

Yeasted Filled Meringue Coffee Cake {Sweet & Savour}y

I love this recipe because it is very versatile, and both the sweet and savory versions were winners! From the original site: The monthly date with Daring Bakers and this time we were challenged to make a ‘Mets la main à la pâte’ or Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I did both a sweet and savory take on the challenge, and used ‘painted bread technique’ that I recently discovered!

How to Stuff Burgers:  Bacon and Blue Cheese

How to Stuff Burgers: Bacon and Blue Cheese

A few weeks ago we had an impromptu grilling party with friends, and these were the burgers we made.  They were such a hit, I figured you guys might like to see how to make them!  This is a quick technique that can be used to spice up any type of burger…  but in this case, we used blue cheese and crumbled bacon. Tip: Use a kitchen scale to get perfectly sized burgers.

Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Dude. Homemade Twinkies? Well, I bet they are healthier and tastier than the storebought version! Go check em out! I made Twinkies.  And yes, they are moist little sponge logs that taste rich with butter and vanilla. Yes, they have billowy puffs of sweet marshmallow cream piped into their bellies. Oh, and for the record, yes, I ate them as a twin pack. Hostess told me to.

Apple Gorgonzola Mini Tarts

Apple Gorgonzola Mini Tarts

This recipe is perfect for entertaining…these tarts are impressive looking, but so easy to make (you can even cheat with pre-made pie dough). The combination of sweet and savory is delicious! From the original site: Since my tea was for two, I didn’t need lots of food or huge portions. Mini would be the theme.

Goulash

Goulash

Goulash is a very simple stew, traditionally it’s kept as simple as possible, with just meat, garlic and onion. A few vegetables like carrot, leeks and celery adds much more flavour. Don’t try to add any spices and transform this simple stew into curry( I’m saying this for people like me, who tries to add spices in all different types of food).

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

My family always say no when it comes to Oatmeal until I discovered this recipe. I found this recipe from foodgawker and I made a few variations to the original recipe, now it’s the star of our breakfast table.

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo is a type of Brazilian cheese bread made using tapioca flour. They’re chewy and puffy, and perfect finger food. This Brazil recipe is really simple and will not take long at all to whip up. Once made, the batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week so if you fancy some more, you know where to head to. This recipe is also perfect for coeliacs as tapioca flour is totally gluten free.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

I always love to have soup, since it’s the easier and healthier option to includes veggies in your diet. This spicy soup is made with lentils and pumpkin. From the original site: The type of lentils which I have used is moongdhal. In India Moongdhal is generally used for making dhal soup, kootu curry( dry curry), for porridge and also for halwas.

Roasted Garlic Foccacia

Roasted Garlic Foccacia

Roasted Garlic Focaccia…It’s simple, is ready to bake in a couple of hours, and the olive oil lavished on top gives it a beautiful crust. Quoting the original site: A handsome splash of extra virgin olive oil, a couple of heads of roasted garlic in the dough, a sprinkling of fresh oregano, sea salt & more garlic on top. I couldn’t have asked for better, more comforting bread!

Cherry Hand Pies

Cherry Hand Pies

I made these hand pies from my homemade cherry pie filling. They are perfect hand held desserts or great for a picnic! Quoting the original site: If you remember, I had a neighbor with a sour cherry tree in his front yard. He was kind enough to let me pick as many cherries as I wanted. I picked, rinsed, pitted, and canned as many as I could and I am still reaping the rewards of those efforts. So fun!

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  • pam [] :

    Bacon and Sweet Potatoes! My two favorite foods! Cant wait to try this recipe.

  • Dot [] (author) :

    thanks pam! they are yummy, I can attest!