Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus #Recipe @PegCochran

I will admit this isn't so much a recipe as "instructions."  I am always looking for ways to jazz up vegetables.  Hubby doesn't love vegetables and would be happy if all he ever had to eat was corn, peas and maybe green beans (with plenty of butter.)  He will eat asparagus with hollandaise but sometimes I feel like doing something different.

Then I found this idea for asparagus and bingo! I thought it might pass the taste test.  I mean, everything is better with bacon, right?




Prepare asparagus.  I find if you snap off the ends, they break in just the right place to get rid of the woody part and keep the good part.

Season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle with a little olive oil if desired. And light the grill for medium high--around 400 degrees.

Divide asparagus into even bundles and wrap with bacon.  Secure with a toothpick.  I found that regular bacon--as opposed to thick sliced--is easier to work with. 

Grill until bacon is crispy and asparagus is tender.  My stalks were rather thick so I grilled them for around 18 to 20 minutes.  Adjust accordingly.



“The clever ‘Dear Reader’ asides serve up just the right amount of dry wit, and the occasional blog post snippet provides readers with some helpful tips alongside their mystery. The case is always well plotted, and the fictitious Michigan small-town setting provides an intriguing supporting cast with a bevy of interesting personalities. Readers will root for Shelby to solve the case and stay on the edge of their seats until she does.”

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It’s a marriage made in murder in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!

The long-awaited wedding of Monica and Greg is the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove, drawing friends from far and wide to help them celebrate. Among the guests are an old college friend of Monica’s and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in once again to unravel the mystery.

As she dredges up clues and wades through a long list of suspects, Monica’s sleuthing becomes all the more pressing when the local police are convinced that her friend did the deed. Monica will have to clear her name fast and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.

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A Park Avenue princess discovers the dark side of 1930s New York when a debutante ball turns deadly in this gripping historical mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.

Manhattan, 1938. Tired of being trapped in the gilded cage of her family’s expectations, Elizabeth Adams has done what no self-respecting socialite would think to do: She’s gotten herself a job. Although Elizabeth’s dream is to one day see her photographs on the front page of the Daily Trumpet, for now she’s working her way up as the newsroom’s gal Friday.

But fetching coffee isn’t exactly her idea of fun, so when veteran reporter Ralph Kaminsky needs a photographer to fill in for a last-minute assignment, Elizabeth jumps at the chance. At the Waldorf Hotel, Elizabeth is tasked with tracking down the season’s “It girl,” Gloria DeWitt, who will be making her society debut. Working her own connections to New York’s upper crust, Elizabeth manages to land an exclusive interview with Gloria.

Then Gloria’s stepmother is shot dead in a Waldorf bathroom, placing Elizabeth at the scene of a headline-worthy scandal: “Murder of a Society Dame.” Now Elizabeth will have to get the scoop on the killer before her good name gets dragged through the gossip columns—or worse. . . .

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"What absolute fun! Penned with wit, humor and style, MURDER, SHE REPORTED gets my definite, “Yes!”

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