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Erika Turk
Sacramento, California
I'm obsessed with bulldogs, bacon & barbecue. Not necessarily in that order.

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My Recipes
Ribeye Roast Sandwich With Onions, Arugula And Fontina Cheese
Can't beat this sandwich. Toasted @truckeesourdough ciabatta roll, roasted garlic & basil aioli made with @sirkensingtons, sous vide ribeye roast, paper thin red onions, baby arugula & melty fontina cheese.
Raspberry white chocolate truffle cheesecake is happening at my house today ?? health scare with our puppy means I am stress baking ? @driscollsberry raspberries were on sale at Raley's and I couldn't shake the idea of using them with white chocolate in a cheesecake! Turned out awesome and now I can stress eat too ? #feedfeed #FinestBerries
Homemade Hummus
The secrets to the creamiest hummus in all of the land? Shelling your chickpeas (I know, I know, it's horrible. But it's worth it) and Greek yogurt! #MadeWithKitchenAid #feedfeed
White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods With Cinnamon Sugar Bacon Bits
You won't believe how addicting these are!



1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat the sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it's all melted. Be careful not to burn it!

As soon as it's melted, add the butter (it'll bubble up, so be careful) and stir until it's combined.

Stir in heavy cream, allow the mixture to boil for about a minute. Remove from heat, stir in salt, and set aside.

Pretzel Rods:

1 bag pretzel rods (use the unbroken rods)
1 bag Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
1 recipe caramel sauce (posted above)
5 pieces Farmer John Cinnamon Sugar Rubbed Bacon, cooked and chopped very finely

Put parchment paper or nonstick foil on a large cookie sheet (this is where you'll set the pretzels to dry). Melt the white chocolate (follow the directions on the bag) and transfer to a tall drinking glass.

Working one pretzel at a time, dip into the white chocolate and shake off the excess. Sprinkle the finely chopped cooked bacon onto the white chocolate, drizzle with caramel sauce and set onto the covered cookie sheet to set.

Repeat with all the rods. You can put them in the fridge to get them to set faster.

Cinnamon And Sugar Bacon French Toast Bake
1 loaf (12 oz) brioche, cubed (trader joe's sells a good one!)
8 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups 2% milk
3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
6 pieces Farmer John Cinnamon Sugar bacon, cooked, drained and diced
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened

Cut bread into chunks
Place bread chunks into greased 9x13 pan
Mix eggs, cream, milk, sugar & vanilla
Pour wet mixture over bread
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook bacon, chop into small pieces.
Sprinkle bacon over soaked bread mixture.
Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter until well combined.
Crumble over bread and bacon mixture.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Serve with maple syrup and butter.
Sous vide honey butter glazed carrots are one of my favorite things to make with my @anovaculinary circulator (and everyone always forgets you can make perfect veggies!). No one is ever that enthused when I say that I’m making them but this is the one thing that EVERYONE asks for the recipe for after I make it. Recipe in the comments.
Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée walk into a jar...(sorry I’ve been cooped up and sick for too long I’m losing it). But actually this sous vide tiramisu flavored Creme Brûlée is maybe the best dessert I’ve ever had. Took a few tries to get it perfect but it was SO worth it. It’s a little boozy and not too sweet with the perfect texture thanks to sous vide temp control. Recipe in the comments (because @bluehost is holding my website hostage ?).
Slow Roasted Tomato And Bacon Jam Cheese Frocaccia Pizza
Because Rusty's refuses to deliver 1,300 miles away (so rude ) I had to improvise and make my own pizza. Slow roasted tomatoes, four cheeses & bacon jam on focaccia crust.
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken parm you taste so good...(if you didn't sing that in your head in Peyton Manning's voice I'm just not sure this friendship is going to work out). I teamed up with @caoliveranch to bring you this recipe ft a bunch of other awesome brands