Monday, January 4, 2010


It is January 4, 2010, and this is my first posting.
Blogging is so new to me, to be honest, I'm clueless.
The goal of this blog is to share recipes from friends and family and those I have collected the past 50 years of cooking.
Eight years ago I completed a 200+ page cook book for friends and family, I have had requests for more of those books. This is my solution to those requests.

The type of cooking will be a combination of different regions

of the United States where we have lived, a smattering of
European countries and topped off with a southern upbringing.
I won't be able to resist telling a few stories along the way.

Today I will include a recipe that was given to me by our cousin

Barbara in Little Rock. It came nameless, so I dubbed it Chili
Pecan Bacon. I have served this many times and it is always a great hit.

Chili Pecan Bacon
12 slices of bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine chili powder and sugar
Put bacon strips on broiler pan, sprinkle with chili powder and sugar mixture.
Cook in oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cook for 5 minutes.
Drain with chili powder and sugar side up.

Serves 4 to 6

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  1. This beacon is the very best. I have never cooked it, but I have had it several times at Marilyn's and there is never a piece left. It is a must try!

  2. This is just fabulous. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks, Marilyn.