An indulgent delight
When Ina Garten’s cookbook Foolproof was released, of course I had to have it! I did what I always do with her cookbooks- I read it from cover to cover over a glass of wine (or two!) and marked every recipe I wanted to try.
My first recipe was a simple choice – Ina’s Caramelized Bacon appetizer with Pecans and Cayenne. How could I not?! I have since made it several times and let me tell you…This appetizer doesn’t stand a chance of a single leftover piece!
This salty, sweet and spicy recipe is one that every cook should have it in their recipe arsenal for when you really want to ‘WOW’ your crowd! I made a few small changes to Ina’s recipe; I cut down on the salt, bumped up the cayenne and added a step to make it easier to execute the recipe.
Along the way I came up with a few tips to make these easier to make and wrote them into the recipe steps below.