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If you're included in the majority of people getting positively tanked tonight, you know what's going to sound really good tomorrow morning? Bacon ... and a big cup of water ... aaaaaaand maybe an aspirin. We're a food blog, so we can only help you with the first one - the other two, well, hopefully you're not still so obliterated off your face that you can't figure those out.
But we're not talking any old Beggin' Strips here, we're talking about HOMEMADE bacon courtesy of Executive Chef Joe Schafer from PARISH: Foods & Goods in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here's to bringing home the bacon in twenty-eleven.
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We're well aware that y'all don't mind a tipple. Nearly 30,000 of you responded to a poll we posted waaaaayyy back in July of this year asking, "Do you drink alcohol? Not how frequently, why or any of that. Do you or don't you?"
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It's not like you didn't know this day was coming. Same date, every year, as long as there's been a calendar - it's just that the 364 other planning days just happened to flap on by, and you're left with nary a bottle of bubbles in the fridge, and guests set to arrive within the next 12 hours.
You don't need excuses - you have us.
We've got recipes, hosting tips and everything you need to know about buying, speed chilling and opening Champagne to get through tonight.
Your mantra - revised slightly from Thanksgiving
No one's got far-flung food ambitions for New Year's Eve. They want to be with friends and loved ones, sip something with bubbles in it, and eat simple things that allow them to drink more bubbles. If you wanna get schmancier than that with the menu - mazeltov. We encourage embracing the low bar.
A California company has recalled 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef over fears of E. coli contamination.
First Class Foods Inc. of Hawthorne said recalled packages were produced on December 7 and December 16.
They have "EST. 18895" printed on them, federal officials said.
Products were shipped to California, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin and Washington state.
A company sampling confirmed a positive result for E. coli. The company and federal officials have not received reports of illnesses associated with these products.
Get the full recall information at CNN Health: Company recalls ground beef over E. coli fears
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve with a bang! December 31 is National Champagne Day.
There are six main types of champagne: blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, brut, demi-sec, extra-dry and rosé. If you plan on spraying your champagne instead of drinking it, it’s probably best to stick to a less-expensive variety - but hey, we're not here to tell you what to do.
Enjoy a glass of bubbly today and you’ll be left feeling effervescent. Don’t drink too much, though - the gas in champagne makes you absorb alcohol more quickly and can leave you with a killer hangover. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
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