Monday, January 16, 2012

Bacon-And-Egg Tarts & Ladies Home Journal

I found these Bacon-And-Egg Tarts in the February issue of Ladies Home Journal, I just had to share them. This issue is already out at stores and has the beautiful Brooke Burke Charvet on the cover:

This month’s issue of Ladies Home Journal is a Special Health Issue. On top of the featured healthy recipes, such as Winter Risotto with Apples & Butternut Squash, there are also a few articles on ways to make your life healthier. One of my favorite features is a special Healthy-Heart Action Plan for women over 30. Three things I will definitely do after reading this article are:

*Make myself a priority
*Get my cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checked by my physician
*Get more sleep

Well, the first two are easy – the 3rd can be a challenge with 2 kids under the age of 3 running around. :)

There is also an article about 3 inspiring women who in the course of giving back to organizations close to their heart were able to lose weight. One lost 111 pounds running for Girls on the Run, another lost 65 pounds biking for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the third dropped 120 pounds walking for the Susan G. Korman for the Cure. Amazing women, great stories and wonderful organizations. I included links to the organizations in case anyone wanted more information on them.

There were more than a few recipes that caught my eye, but this recipe of Bacon-And-Egg Tarts had me intrigued. This is like nothing I had ever tried before, let alone try to make. I made my shopping list of ingredients and set off to find them. Check out my shopping trip here on Google +.

The other recipes I found in this month's LHJ and have bookmarked to try VERY soon are Homemade English Muffins, Lemon-Blueberry Drizzle Bread, Mini Banana Maple Pancake Muffins and Gooey Cinnamon Rolls. Yum on all accounts here!

We got everything needed to make the oh-so-wonderful Bacon-And-Egg Tarts:

And some chocolate milk I saw being advertised in Ladies Home Journal… TruMoo, chocolate milk made with no high fructose corn syrup!

I also found a few other products that I had never heard of, such as; Campbell’s Bean with Bacon Soup, Jif Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA and Blue Buffalo Company dog food. If you visit the Blue Buffalo Company site there is a dog comparison feature that will show their dog food compared to the one your currently using. Very cool, and if you do the comparison Blue Buffalo will provide a $5 coupon to try their dog food.

Another cool find was an ad for McCormick Spices for Health. I had never heard of this before, so I visited the website on the ad, SPICESFORHEALTH.COM. Of course I knew that herbs and spices held a nutritional value, but McCormick has listed tips and recipes that feature using antioxidant boosting spices. Thank you McCormick! :)

So, getting back to those Bacon-And-Egg Tarts, would you like to know how to make them?

Let me share with you...

1. Cook and chop bacon. I used 4 pieces, but it really just depends on how much bacon you like.

2. Mix together 1/3 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

3. Lay a single sheet of thawed pastry sheet out, trim edges and cut into 6 equal pieces.

4. Using a fork, press ridges around edge of each pastry piece.

5. Evenly distribute sour cream and cheese mixture among the 6 pastry pieces.

6. Top with bacon to your liking.

7. Place in oven at 400 degrees until edges are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Doesn't that look beautiful?

8. Top each pastry piece with a fried egg...

9. and chopped chives.

10. Enjoy!
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For My Love of Food said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've totally been on a puff pastry craze and I haven't thought about doing this! Now I have to try these!! :D

Richard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The dish is awesome, but can I opt for Men's Health magazine or Sports Illustrated instead? ;-)

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, this looks fantastic, especially with the poached egg on top! Mmmmm, now I'm craving these...

RavieNomNoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks yummy! Great breakfast!

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