Smoky Chipotle Barbecue & Bacon Baked Beans

This recipe for Smoky Chipotle Barbecue and Bacon Baked Beans is so EASY, and so delicious, that I almost named them Susan’s Magical Baked Beans. The amount of flavor that’s in them IS magical, however, considering that so little effort is involved in making them. How These Baked Beans Got Their Name I didn’t name […]


Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]


Heirloom Tomato Appetizer with Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil

Today, I am going to give to you a treasure: the recipe for Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, with Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil.  It’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I know it has a slightly fancy word in it, but bruschetta is only an Italian word for grilled bread. It is usually rubbed […]