Saturday, April 18, 2009

Savory Smackerel

We've gotten a lot of feedback at what a hit the Firehouse Pancakes have been in your homes. Matter of fact, my daughter is munching on one as I type. :) Our girl, Amy A, recently sent a great side item addition that would compliment these pancakes perfectly. Thank you, Amy! By the way, you get FIVE whole entries to the April givewawy for your recipe entry last week AND for your recipe entry for this week (that equals TEN entries). Perhaps that will give you ladies some incentive to shout from YOUR housetops. :)

Without further ado, Amy says:

Here’s another Savory Smackerel for ya: Brown Sugar Bacon. Oh yeah, you heard me. I first saw this on Rachel Ray and tried it out at home. It’s the bomb dot com. Match it up w/ a batch of eggs, those Firehouse Pancakes and you'll have yourself a mean Sunday brunch!

Brown Sugar Bacon

Brown sugar

Spray a cookie cooling rack with nonstick spray. Lay over foil-lined roasting pan or something deep enough to catch bacon drippings.Lay out bacon on cooling rack. Sprinkle brown sugar over each piece of bacon, as much as you like. Bake according to package directions (it’s usually around 400 degrees or so) until desired brownness. The brown sugar caramelizes and it is soooo good.

I’ve seen Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa do this too, but she used real maple syrup instead (HPS interjection: learn from me. normal pancake syrup does not work) . I’m sure that would be equally delicious; I just happen to always have brown sugar at my house.


OK, this isn't really a household tip but will definitely be a relief for noses in need from Spring time allergies. It's a little hidden treasure at your fingertips and it's sooooo great, I can't believe I haven't heard more rage about this product...
Vicks scented Puffs! I stumbled across these and heart them BIG time . Then, our sweet Angela (aka Marvelous Monday) mentioned them in a post and I was SO excited that someone shared in the enthusiasm. If you go stay with her, you might even get them under your pillowcase! Recently, one of my friends was visiting from the Caymans (with a cold), tried them and stocked her suitcase full for her return to the Islands. User warning: once you catch a whiff, you're liable to wanna sniff...ALL day long! Click here for a coupon.

Mommy Marketing Moment

Special thanks to Amee for helping us out with last week's MMM. Amee, you also get 5 entries to the April giveaway. Ladies, send us those Christian Mommy businesses! We want to support them and I'm sure they would appreciate the encouragement. As incentive, you too can earn 5 entries to our giveaway. Email us at roofwithaview at gmail dot com. Happy Saturday!


Aundrea-aka Zerbert Baby said...

Thanks Amy A for the bacon rec. I am sorry I won't be able to use it though. The last time I tried to cook bacon in the oven, I sort of had a grease fire and lets just say God was with me in that kitchen that morning. I know that because I am still here to write about it. Oh, and of course, my firefighter husband was busy putting other peoples' fire out that day.

Aundrea-aka Zerbert Baby said...

Oh and as for the vicks scented tissues, my mother thinks vicks will fix anything. So, got a cut, put vicks on it. Bruised, put vicks on it. Gotta love the vicks.

Erin said...

Yum! Can't wait to try the bacon!