I am fully aware of the lurking "danger" but it's not nearly as delicious if cooked separately IMO. I can see if you want a dish that you can serve vegetarians but is there any other reasons why you would choose to do it in that manner?
A sizzling strip of bacon is arguably the most delicious morsel out there, but prepping it for cooking can sometimes be a pain. When removing bacon from the package, it'll often stretch or tear. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you an easy trick for getting perfect bacon slices out of the package every time.
How to Separate the Egg Yolk from the White
Get a bit dirty in the process.
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Richard Blais talks to Chowhound about being a TV chef, restaurateur, parent, and cookbook author.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
A spice rub with paprika, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic, and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce with chipotle chiles lend mouth-watering layers of flavor to beef brisket, which gets incredibly tender after 10 hours in the slow cooker. Slice or shred the brisket and serve on good, sturdy bread for the ultimate BBQ sandwich, or make a combo plate with meat, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, or other classic BBQ sides.
Easy Peach Crisp
For a no-fuss summer dessert, look no further than this easy peach crisp. Ripe slices of the fruit are tossed with brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and cornstarch to help thicken the sweet peach juices, then topped with a streusel of flour, butter, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon that gets nutty and crisp in the oven. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream for a perfect bite.