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Bakin’s Bacon Tomato Bites

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 10.00.33 AMWhile these are not the height of sophistication nor do they require much culinary prowess, they do include 3 of my favorite things: bacon, mayo and tomatoes. Oh, and Emily’s favorite thing: Wheat Thins. (I didn’t understand how deep that love goes until I caught her eating Mama Dunny’s veggie beef soup with them. Cold, straight out of the container. Classy.)

I’d suggest making these 30 minutes before you plan to serve them at the most because the crackers can get soggy, but for 4 ingredients and a 5-minute prep time, you can’t beat ’em. The picture is of the same type of concoction on a crostini – apparently the Internets don’t know about the Wheat Thin shortcut, so we’re very cutting edge here at Triple N. (Though not cutting edge enough to have an original pic… Coming soon.)

1/4 cup mayo
4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 box Wheat Thins OR bread cut into 2-inch rounds, toasted
1 container grape tomatoes, halved
Cavender’s & chopped basil (optional)

  1. Mix mayo and bacon together. (Feel free to use Bacon Bits if you want to do a no-cook version. Grommet-style still tastes good.) Add Cavender’s and basil if you so desire.
  2. Top Wheat Thins or bread rounds with a teaspoon of the bacon mixture and one half of a grape tomato. Viola. Bites are served.
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Blue Cheese & Herb Butter

We used this buttah on our steaks during Snomaggedon 2K11, and it was certifiably nummy. I know some of you out there are skeered to go full fat, but sometimes it just has to be done. See below The Chef’s other variations if you want to get mixy. Some even have fruit in them, so that’s like healthy and stuff, right?

2 sticks of unsalted butter
handful of blue cheese crumbles
2 tablespoons  of chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons of chopped sage

  1. Take butter out of fridge to soften.  Once it becomes soft, add herbs and blue cheese.
  2. Mix very well. You can do this in a food processor or  a mixer if you don’t have enough elbow grease (incidentally, that is a totally gross saying)
  3. Once mixed, reform it into the butter shape and wrap in plastic wrap.  Place in fridge and chill until it is firm enough for slicing.

Variations:
Add lime zest, lime juice, and chili powder – Great for grilled corn on the cob
Add fresh dill and lemon zest – Perfect for fish
Add grated Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic, and parsley – Awesome for garlic bread

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