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Courtesy of Emeril.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put a broiler rack (or metal cooling rack) onto a foil covered cookie sheet.  Spray with nonstick spray.  Take 1/2 lb (preferably thick cut) bacon, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper.  Mix brown sugar and black pepper in a shallow dish.  Dredge bacon in brown sugar and black pepper.  Place slices in a single layer on rack-in-cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is crisp and glazed.  Devour with glee.  Eat the caramelized sugar off the cookie sheet.
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A brief note to the world to let everyone know I am not as blackly despondent as I was the other day.

And now: OMG Yummy Beans*
Take a large handful of fresh green or wax beans. Trim. Microwave or stem to desired level of cooked vs. crunch; drain. Take a whole shallot. Chop roughly. Heat skillet and add 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. Saute shallot until soft. Add beans and saute with shallot for 1 to 2 minutes, until some beans start to acquire small browned spots. Plate and eat while warm.

These were the most amazing beans I've ever eaten. Really. They were.

*Some of the yumminess factor may have been due to the fact that the beans and shallots were both local and organic. But I really don't think that was all of it.
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In our usual round of Saturday morning television, we watched the Food Network. Hey, it's G rated, for the most part, and I'd rather LB watch that than cartoons. But, back to the point.

So on Everyday Italian, Giada was cooking for an afternoon tea, and one of her nibbles was bruschetta with melted gorganzola drizzled with honey. Sounded weird enough I had to try. SO GOOD.

Slice bread, brush olive oil on both sides, toast in over for approx. 10 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy. Put 1 slice gorganzola on bread slice and melt in over, approx. 3 minutes. Drizzle with a respectable amount of honey. Serve immediately.

Let me repeat, SO YUMMY. I used Gorganzola Dolce from whole foods, a very wet, creamy gorganzola, and clover honey from the farmer's market. I think orange blossom honey would have worked better, but still, I gobbled down all three pieces I made and had to restrain myself from making more.

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