Bacon Jam — Whether
you call it Bacon Jam, Bacon Onion Relish, or Devil's Delight, this sweet, salty, bacon-y spread is outstandingly good. Crisp salty bacon is simmered for hours with onions, maple syrup, brown sugar, and a couple of secret ingredients to create a soft, spreadable jam that's divine on toast or crostini, fresh vegetables, pita bread, new potatoes... the list goes on and on!
Clams Casino — This is my fall back, never fail, really easy, can't mess up appetizer for parties or unexpected company. It can all be mixed in one foil pan, baked, transported, left out and tossed (either out completely or back in the fridge for nuking later).