We at Thrillist believe that most things in life are made better by beer, including macaroni and cheese. So it goes without saying that our mouths started watering when we found Twisted's recipe for garlic, bacon, and beer mac & cheese balls, an easy snack idea that takes pretty much all our favorite things (cheddar, Parmesan, beer, bacon, and garlic galore) and packs them all up in one tiny sphere of deep fried bliss.
This easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder simmers all day in the crockpot, and is ready to serve when you are ready to eat. Fresh vegetables, chunks of tender potato, and smoky bacon add so much flavor while the creamy corn base adds a touch of sweetness. The perfect cool weather soup!
Broccoli Salad With Cheddar and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Broccoli salads are a dime a dozen, but this one, which is adapted from Ashley Christensen's cookbook, "Poole's: Recipes from a Modern Diner," is a game-changing celebration of flavors, colors and textures: broccoli, toasted pecans and red grapes are cloaked in a warm bacon-scallion vinaigrette, then sprinkled with small chunks of sharp white Cheddar. (Photo: Jim Wilson/NYT)