If you’ve ever lost the lottery, then you know what it’s like to spend your hard-earned cash on disappointment and an utterly worthless piece of paper. However, New Hampshire is attempting to tackle this problem, and reel in some new business, by exploiting one of the world’s greatest weaknesses: delicious bacon.
The state’s new “I Heart Bacon” scratch tickets offer a chance at $1,000 and reward you with the smell of smoked meat whether you win or lose. Although they normally cost a buck, you can get free tickets and slices of bacon by visiting the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester today, the Cumberland Farms on Main Street in Keene on Jan. 23, the Durham Marketplace on Jan. 24 or the Hooksett Welcome Centers on Jan. 30.
(WMUR via Consumerist)
What makes this dish astounding is that it isn’t the familiar batter waffle covered with pulled pork, but a waffle MADE of pulled pork. It’s the creation of the aptly named The Vulgar Chef and he topped off the waffle with a scoop of macaroni and cheese and a nice sprinkling of bacon bits. Call him crazy, but this might be just the thing to help cure that New Year’s Eve hangover you’re experiencing right now.
Do you ever have dreams about cured meat? We won’t judge. If you don’t and you’d like to, this bacon scented pillowcase from J&D Foods might do the trick. As long as you follow the care instructions that come with the pillowcase, the delicious smell of bacon should last for 6-12 months.
The scent will supposedly endure through wash cycles, and since the bacon smell will probably make you drool all over your pillowcase, you’ll need to wash it frequently.
Product Page ($12.99 via Consumerist)
Want to learn how to make the perfect cheeseburger? Sean Brock–one of the hosts of PBS’s The Mind of a Chef cooking show and the executive chef at Husk, in Charleston, South Carolina–is here to show you the ropes. In the following video Sean uses some tasty ground meat, bacon and American cheese to make a truly mouthwatering cheeseburger.
Check out the video after the break to see how it’s done…
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…and I’m just talking about the picture. Nevermind actually trying one.
The mad culinary scientists over at Philadelphia’s PYT restaurant are at it again. Known for creating strange burger monstrosities (like the Fried Chicken and Beer Burger), they recently created a very different sort of edible experiment: the Bacon Mac & Cheese Donut. It’s a glazed doughnut that’s packed with bacon, macaroni and tons of cheese, with a little extra bacon sprinkled on top. I’m honestly very tempted right now to try and eat my computer screen.
Just look at this. LOOK AT IT!
This recipe for a Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Quesadilla is pretty simple to follow, and it yields six servings in less than 35 minutes. But just a heads up: it actually calls for 2 pounds of bacon, a half pound of elbow macaroni and a whole mess of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Not exactly healthy, but we’re okay with that.
If you’d like to learn how to make this recipe, head on over to The Thrillist.
Mmmmm… bacon. Honestly, there’s nothing better than crispy bacon and two sunny-side-up eggs. That’s why I dig this Bacon & Eggs Blanket Pillow Set. It’s sure to make your dreams about breakfast even more intense.
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The bacon weave is back! It seems like it’s been a while since Nick from Dude Foods decided to use the bacon weave for a dish, so I’m kind of happy to see that he used the technique for his new Bacon Weave Ice Cream Sandwich. In order to make this rather special creation, Nick made two bacon weaves and then used a reciprocating saw to cut a one-inch thick circle of frozen ice cream. Oh, and for the record, Nick mentions that he was kind of amazed that he didn’t slice off his finger, so you might want to utilize a safer technique before trying this at home.
(via Dude Foods)
For years, the idea of a bacon wrapped pizza burrito has been categorized as science fiction at best and madness at worst! But a new age is here, readers. The folks at Oh Bite It! have delivered unto us a recipe for just such a concoction.
Unravel the mystery at Oh Bite It.
Bacon is as American as apple pie and smells even better, so creating a t-shirt with bacon and eggs styled as he United States flag is brilliant. Also, by using a special scented ink, the aroma of bacon will waft off of your shirt in a 6″ radius. It lasts for 20 washes and then it’s still a cool bacon shirt, but smells only of shirt.
Product Page ($28 Incredible Things via Oh Gizmo)