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Brunch Recipe from New Cookbook Release This Week!

Brunch: Rosemary Candied Bacon

This is the week! I'm so excited to share with you all my new cookbook - released this week! - A Perfect 10 Party Edition! I threw a bunch of parties - I've been throwing them years! - and put together a playbook for seven different themed parties, including Top Ten recipes for each party that you can pick and choose from to make your party planning and hosting a breeze. I included a few cocktails, a few appy's, some heartier fare, and severa

l dessert options for each party. Oh - and I include some game and activity ideas!

For the next seven weeks of this blog, I'll take a recipe from each party and give you a sneak peek! The cookbook is now available online at Amazon, B&N and many other places!

I start the book with the ultimate brunch menu - brunches are a fave of everybody, and you walk a tricky balance between breakfast and lunch, too light to too heavy, and I help you find the right balance. One of my faves from my brunch chapter is my recipe for Rosemary Spiced Candied Bacon - which will become your go-to way to cook bacon moving forward.

Prep the Bacon: On a foil-lined baking sheet, place a wiring rack, and lay out 12 slices of bacon on the rack. Bake for 14 minutes at 375, until just slightly crispy.

Prep the Topping: While bacon is cooking, in a small bowl, mix together two teaspoons of chopped rosemary and about a teaspoon of black pepper. Set this aside. In a small glass bowl, combine four tablespoons of sugar and about two teaspoons of water. Heat this in the microwave for 45 seconds, and then set that aside.

Put It All Together: Remove bacon from the oven, and flip each strip over. Brush the flipped side with the sugar water, then sprinkle with the rosemary pepper. Return the bacon to the oven, and bake about 12 more minutes, until browned all over. Drain on paper towels.

I live to serve these standing up in a mason jar, or you can lay out on a platter. Enjoy!

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