Bacon LIVE: Not even lighting can stop this show

On Wednesday’s show there was a wicked storm brewing outside of Bacon Studio. Everything was going smoothly until I started to intimidate the storm. At that point lighting struck right outside the window and made my monitors black out. I thought all was lost. Lucky for us lighting is no match for Bacon Live. The show continued as normal with only a few video stream hiccups.

We also did a live review of Kraft’s new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar cheese. Sean and I both thought that the bacon flavor was no were to be found. We could see it in the cheese but couldn’t taste it. I think that it may have more bacon flavor if it was melted in a grill cheese or on a burger. Before I do my full review post I am going to give that a try and let you guys know how it is.

Next week’s show should be a good one. Apple is going to unveil the new iPhone June 7th and since Sean is an Apple hater and I am an Apple lover we should have some good commentary on it. Don’t worry we will just talk about this for ten minutes and then go back to our normal bacon programming.

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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

Bacon is now a verb, thanks to Dairy Queen

Long time bacon fan Aaron Tucker posted a link to a Dairy Queen commercial on our Facebook wall. I can’t remember if I saw this on TV before or not but I like the fact they hey used bacon as a verb.

Sayings that are made better by using bacon as a verb

  • If you can BACON it, you can EAT it.
  • Don’t bacon in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t bacon behind me, I may not lead. Just bacon beside me and be my friend.
  • To Bacon , or Not to Bacon: What a Stupid Question!
  • Bacon is the hidden language of the soul
  • All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to bacon them.
  • No Matter what you bacon there will be critics.
  • Just bacon it.
  • Let’s go back to my place and bacon.
  • “I done baconed my pants”.
  • Let’s get ready to BACON!
  • Bacn’ Bacon.
  • Did somebody just baconed in here?
  • Stop, drop, and bacon.

Some of these are kind of stupid but if you think of better ones please share via a comment. I am going to try and start using bacon as a verb in my day to day life. This maybe more challenging then I think it is but we’ll see what happens. I wonder how long it will take for my friends catch on to what I am doing and get annoyed. I guess I will just have to bacon and find out.

Bacon LIVE: Michelle Obama is Anti-Food

On last night’s show Sean and I talked about the increase in anti-food propaganda that mainstream media has been spreading. Sean brought it to my attention that Michelle Obama has an initiative to get us to eat “healthier”. She has a task force to fight childhood obesity and she is leading the charge to get salts and fats regulated.

I think things like this very seriously because it’s my right to eat whatever I want however I want. It’s not the government’s job to tell me what to eat; it’s their job to protect my right to eat what I want.

I am not going to go in a political rant right now, since this is supposed to be just show notes for the podcast. But I will be posting more about this in the coming weeks. I am not going to take this attack on food sitting done (unless I am eating at the time).

We also talked about non-bacon bacon related news and teased about a new Kraft product we are going to review next week. Be sure to tune in next week and watch us LIVE!

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Maple-Bacon Corn Muffins

While browsing the web (for bacon) I found a great recipe for Maple-Bacon Corn Muffins and I just had to share it with you. I know this recipe idea has been done a few time before, but the images that go along with this rendition are great!

For me bacon is not just meat candy, it’s eye candy and I am a sucker for it. I love seeing pictures of food and I am not alone in this fetish. There are sites (This is Why Your Fat) and TV shows (Iron Chef) dedicated to “food porn“, and I am not talking about the kind of porn that has sexual content so this stuff is safe for work. Just be careful what you type in to Google when your looking for it.

When I found this recipe the reason I feel in love with it was because of the photo bellow. Looking at a pile of perfectly cooked bacon bits just makes my day. After you’er done drooling, be sure to check out the story behind recipe and more photos at Sommer Collier’s blog “A Spicy Perspective”.

Maple-Bacon Corn Muffins


  • 4 oz. bacon
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tb. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400*. Heat a skillet to medium-high. Chop the bacon and cook until slightly crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set the skillet aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. Whisk in the milk and eggs, followed by the melted butter, maple syrup and 1/4 cup bacon grease.
  3. Stir the bacon pieces back into the mixture.
  4. Place muffin liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Evenly divide the mixture into the liners. Bake for 15 minutes—until golden.
  5. Remove from the muffin tin and serve warm! Makes 12.

Recipe by Sommer Collier “A Spicy Perspective

Smart Bacon, More Like Dumb Bacon

This is blasphemy! Litelife, the makers of “Smart Bacon”, should be forced to take smart out of the name. There are two major reasons for this:

  1. Eating food that tastes and kind of looks like food your against eating is dumb, not smart.
  2. Bacon is known to make developing babies smarter; the same study says nothing about veggies.

What Litelife is doing is a classic example of false advertising. They’re telling people that it’s smart to eat fake food when everyone else says its smart need to eat natural.

Just look at the crazy ingredients: Water, soy protein isolate, wheat gluten, soybean oil, texured soy protein concentrate, textured wheat gluten, less than 2% of: natural smoke flavor, natural flavor (from vegetable sources), grill flavor (from sunflower oil), carrageenan, evaporated cane juice, paprika oleoresin (for flavor and color), potassium chloride, sesame oil, fermented rice flour, tapioca dextrin, citric acid, and salt.

Now let’s take a look at the ingredients of natural bacon: pork, water, and salt.

I don’t know about you, but I think I would rather eat something that has just three ingredients that any five year old could read and other understand.

The silver lining of this story is, the Vegans that are eating this crap obviously miss real bacon. This means we still have a change to save them. Next time you see a frail looking hipster at your local store with Dumb Bacon in their cart. Walk up to them and hand them a package of real bacon. Make sure you also tell them that the Bacon Nation would gladly welcome them bacon.

Bacon LIVE: Sean found Vegan Propaganda!

Well I guess it’s better late than never, but here is the Bacon LIVE show notes. On Wednesday the show started off normal but then quickly took a turn when Sean showed me some Vegan Propaganda he pickup when he was traveling last weekend.

I can’t believe the amount of lies and fact manipulation they use to try and get people to take part in their unnatural eating habits. I really think Vegans are no different than other people that have eating disorders. They feel like they don’t have control of their life so they have to strictly control what they eat.

Being a person that enjoys the 1st Amendment I am ok with them having there propaganda. But I do have a strict don’t ask don’t tell policy when it comes to Vegans that enter my personal life. I will not make fun of your eating disorder (to you face) if you don’t ridicule me for eating cute animals (to mine).

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Bacon Bash, Pittsburgh’s Premier Bacon Event is Coming August 14th, 2010

That’s right I am planning another bacon event at the Harris Grill this year. Since last year’s was a big hit we are going to try and make this a yearly gathering.

We are going to take what we did last year and kick it up a notch. We are still working out the details on how we plan to do that, but I can share with you what we know for sure.

Click here for details for the Pittsburgh Bacon Bash

If you live in or near Pittsburgh and you’re a bacon lover you are not going to want to miss this event. Tickets will go on sale July 1st, 2010.