Mouth-watering Bacon Fest to kick off 5th year

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Chef Tim Logsdon from Ameristar Casino here with more the 5th annual Bacon Fest, Saturday, Aug. 25. It's a philanthropic cause that raises funds to support medical rehabilitation, employment placement and disability services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC). More than 2,000 people attended last year's event where they embraced the quirky, unique atmosphere with bacon-themed cuisine, local beer selections and live music.

Bacon Pecan Praline Recipe

Number of Servings: 6 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Type of dish: Appetizer
Equipment needed: Stove top

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup evaporated milk
4 oz heavy cream
½ cup butter
Pinch of salt
1 cup pecans
Bacon strips
Semi-sweet chocolate bar

Event Info:

Bacon-Fest to benefit The Rehabilitation Institute (RIKC)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
RIKC, 3010 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo., in the parking lot.

VIP starts at 1 p.m., General Admission begins at 2 p.m., both end at 5 p.m.
$50 for general admission, $100 for a VIP ticket

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