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Bacon wrapped onion pineapple and mozzarella cheese rings.

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Start by cutting your onion into half inch rings. ( Just like your making onion rings).  Carefully separate the rings and set aside.   Open up a mozzarella stick and split it down the middle. Take the largest ring and place in a half of the cheese stick on the side and place another on the other side.

Then place the pineapple ring on top of the mozzarella and onions,  Then take a slice of bacon and start wrapping the bacon around the onion ring.  You should use about 3 slices of bacon per onion.  We were going to serve this with grilled romaine lettuce but we ate them too fast.


What you need to get started

  • 1 onion

  • 1 can of pineapple rings

  • 4 cheese sticks

  • 1 package of bacon

  • 1 jar of marinara sauce

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Bacon pineapple mozzarella cheese bites


This recipe was inspired from Slap Yo Daddy BBQ

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Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

Keep this Taylor thermometer close by for ALL your cooking and baking needs! Never worry about overcooked meals or food safety concerns because the Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer with wide temperature range and anti-microbial casing will give you a super-quick and reliable reading. The temperature range is from -40 to 450 degrees F, and -40 to 230 degrees C. The NSF-listed thermometer uses a watch battery for power and an on/off button protects the life of the battery. The thermometer measures 5-3/4 inches long and comes backed by a 1-year warranty. This thermometer will surely be in the running to be your favorite kitchen gadget.



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Ivation Long Range Wireless Digital Thermometer Set – Dual Probe – Remote BBQ / Smoker / Grill / Oven / Meat / Thermometer – Monitor your Food From up to 300 feet away

The Ivation IVA-WLTHERM Smoker Barbecue Thermometer Set has a range of up to 300 ft and can withstand temperatures of up to 716°F! Another great feature is an alert on the receiver that lets you know if you are out of range.

– Monitor internal temperature of meat and smoker or grill from 300 feet away
– Wireless receiver with LCD beeps and flashes when meat temperature goes above your programmed temperature.
– Monitor barbecue temperature. Receiver beeps and flashes if temperature falls above or below your programmed range.
– Count up and Count down timer.
– LCD of receiver has back light for use at night
– Receiver displays barbecue temperature up to 572°F
– Receiver has belt clip and built in stand.
– Transmitter has removable wire stand that also becomes a hanger.
– Food probe wire can be inserted 6″ into meat.
– Both probe wires are heat resistant to 716°F
– Can be used in oven or smoker too!
– Lost like alert warns you if your transmitter is out of range or has lost the radio frequency signal.
– Your meat, barbecue, and timer settings are stored even if the unit is turned off.
– Operates on 4AA batteries (2 Per unit) Not Included


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MeasuPro TF5000 Instant Read Waterproof IPX7 Thermocouple Digital Thermometer with Wide Range and Large LCD Display

A Little History

The thermometer was not a single invention, it was a development. In 1641, the first thermometer was designed by the grand duke of Tuscany. The method used was a sealed tube part-filled with alcohol, with a bulb and stem. Other attempts were made before that using a liquid to measure. However, the instruments were not very accurate. In 1714, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit came up with the first modern thermometer with a standardized scale. He introduced the standard temperature scale called – Fahrenheit Scale. The Celsius scale was invented in 1742 by Swedish Astronomer Anders Celsius.

Thermometers Today

Thermometers offer a wide variety of uses today such as in air conditioners, freezers, heaters, and refrigerators. Thermistors are handy during cooking in order to know if meat has been properly cooked. Thermometers are also used in the production of candy.

MeasuPro Thermometers

MeasuPro has implemented the latest technologies to create the most precise instruments in the industry. The MeasuPro Digital Thermometer offers unique features to assist you in your cooking. To measure a food’s temperature, the extendable handle will give you easy access to stick the probe inside a pot’s surface. Its wide measuring range of -58 °F to 572 °F makes it versatile and the accuracy of ±1.8°F (±1°C) makes it 100% reliable. You can easily adjust the readings to Celsius or Fahrenheit according to your preference. For your further convenience the Max/Min Function will allow you to recall the last lowest and highest temperatures measured. This thermometer is waterproof with an IPX 7 rating and can take the high heat of 190°F so you can enjoy the use of your dishwasher. The thermocouple probe tip measures 1.7 mm and will ensure the quickest response time possible.

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ProAccurate Folding Thermocouple Thermometer Color: Red

TCT572-R Color: Red Features: -Product Type:Digital

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Nubee® Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer w/ Laser Sight

Take accurate temperature readings with this laser-sighted infrared gun-style thermometer. Reads in Celsius or Fahrenheit, there is a switch on the pannel to choose between them. There’s also a switch to turn on or off the laser sight. Features – Accuracy: 2 degrees/ 2%, Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1, C/F Selection, Backlight switch , Response Time: 500ms, Auto Power Shut-Off, Automatic Data Hold, Low Battery Indicator.

Temperature Range: -50°C~380°C(-58 °F ~ 716°F)
Accuracy: ±2% or 2°C
Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1
Emissivity: 0.95
Response Time Wavelength: 500ms (8-14)um
Repeatability: ±1% or ±1°C
Resolution: 0.1 °C or 0.1°F
°C/°F Selection ————————— OK
Data Hold Function ———————- OK
Laser Target Pointer Selection ———- OK
Backlight Display Selection ————- OK
Auto Power Shut Off ——————— OK
Low Battery Indication —————— OK

Package Includes:
1 x Nubee® NUB8380 Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer
1 x 9V DC battery
1 x Nubee® NUB8380 Temperature Gun User’s manual

Nubee® NUB8380 infrared temperature gun had U.S. FDA, FCC, CE, ROHS approved.
FDA Accession Number: 1310659-000

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Taylor Professional 9306 Dual Temp IR/Thermocouple Thermometer

Taylor Professional 9306N Splash-Proof Dual Temp Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer

The Taylor 9306N is a combination quick-read professional infrared surface temperature thermometer and instant read thermocouple thermometer. Originally developed for the food service channel, this thermometer provides extreme accuracy for serious cooks. Taylor designed a thermometer combination perfect for outdoor use, in home tasks and professional cooking applications. The fast reading 4 inches foldable stainless steel probe has an FDA approved 1.5mm step-down tip to make smaller punctures in meats to keep juices in. With the addition of a non-contact infrared laser thermometer you can keep growing concerns for food safety at bay eliminating cross-contamination. This dual function thermometer provides exemplary consistency with temperature measurement and is a kitchen essential. The 9306N really does it all and is a great value compared to the similarly featured and more than twice the price competition – just read the Amazon reviews for proof!

  • NSF listed
  • HAACP Pass/Fail light indicates food safe temperature zones
  • Min/Max/Lock features
  • IP65 rated to be splash-proof
  • Adjustable emissivity is preset to dark surfaces to help with infrared temperature measurement off reflective surfaces such as oil or stainless cookware see instructions on resetting
  • White targeting infrared illuminating zone
  • Infrared Range -67°F to 482°F/-55°C to 250°C. Accuracy +/-2°F or 1°C.
  • Distance to Spot Ratio =3:1
  • Thermocouple Range -67°F to 626°F/-55°C to 330°C. Accuracy +/-2°F or 1°C.
  • Resolution 0.5°F or 0.2°C
  • Auto shut off to preserve battery life
  • Storage case
  • 2AAA batteries, included
Ease of Use: It’s Simple!

The Taylor 9306N is ready to go right from the packaging for most temperature measurement situations. We recommend reading the instructions carefully before first use. Just remove any wrapping from the batteries or pull the insulation tab within the battery compartment to activate the thermometer. If there is a cling label over the LCD remove prior to use. Just unfold the probe, press PROBE the thermocouple turns on or press SCAN to take an infrared measurement.


The compact design (6.25 inches length x 1.5 inches width) of the Taylor 9306N makes it easy to use at home, transport or travel to work with this thermometer. The foldable probe is protected during storage too (4 inches probe length). Use the convenient nylon storage case to protect the LCD and buttons from accidental scratching.

What You Get:

• 9306N Dual Temp Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer

• Nylon storage case

• Instruction manual

• 2 year warranty

• 2 AAA batteries

Comparison Chart
Taylor 9306N Professional Dual-Temp Surface Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer
Taylor 9867FDA Folding Pocket Thermocouple Thermometer
Taylor 9523 Pistol Style Infrared Thermometer
Folding Thermocouple Competitor
Temperature Measurement Tools
1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple AND non-contact surface infrared thermometer 1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple thermometer Non-contact surface infrared thermometer 1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple thermometer
Thermocouple: -67°F/626°F and -55°C/330°C
Infrared: -67°F/482°F and -55°C/250°C
-40°F/572°F and -40°C/300°C -49°F/752°F and -45°C/400°C -58°F/572°F and -49.9°C/299.9°C
0.5°F or 0.2°C 0.1°F/C 0.1°F/C 0.1°F/C
IP Rating
IP65 Splash Proof NA NA Splash Proof
Response Time
Thermocouple – 1 to 2 seconds
Infrared – Instant
Stabilized reading in 5 seconds 0.5 seconds 3 to 4 seconds
+/-2°F (1°C) +/-1.8°F (1°C) through most of the range +/-1.8°F or +/-1°C +/-0.72°F (0.4°C) through most of the range
Adjustable Emissivity
Yes No No No
Other Features
HAACP pass/fail lights, min/max/hold, surface illumination light, adjustable emissivity, NSF listed, distance: spot – 3:1 Auto-on when stem unfolds, blue backlight, anti-microbial casing , recalibration system, NSF listed Blue backlight, scan and hold, surface illumination light, distance: spot – 6:1 Auto-on when stem unfolds, internal recalibration, anti-microbial casing, NSF listed
Nylon Case NA Nylon Case NA
Auto shut off
Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 – AAA batteries, included 2 – AAA batteries, included 2 – AAA batteries, included 2 – CR2032 batteries, included

List Price:$99.99


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ThermoWorks Super-Fast Mini Thermometer

Another Super-Fast innovation from ThermoWorks. Built for commercial food use, the Super-Fast Mini reaches full temperature in 5 to 6 seconds with its proprietary sensor and reduced tip design. No waiting around saves chefs, lab staff and line workers considerable time. Its splash-proof design and short, thin probe make the Super-Fast Mini a kitchen favorite. Store the unit back in the probe sheath and the unit turns off to save battery power. A 2.9 inch probe gets the job done for quick food safety tests or lab work while fitting nicely in a chef or lab coat pocket. Accuracy is better than ±1°F up to 212°F for better precision than most digital thermometers. A convenient Max/Min feature is ideal for tracking holding and resting temperatures. The Auto-off allows 1 hour for logging Max/Min and then shuts the unit down to save on the battery. When you re-sheath the thermometer, the cover automatically switches the unit off. Combined with the 5700 hour battery life, you won’t be worried about battery replacement at inconvenient times. The Hold button freezes readings so you can view the display later. Replace your current thermometer with the Super-Fast Mini and get better speed, more accuracy, longer survivability and the convenience of its “mini” format.

List Price:$29.00

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Etekcity ETC-8380 Non-Contact Infrared (IR) Thermometer Instant-read Digital Temperature Gun with Laser Sight and Backlit LCD, Battery Included, ,

Simple operation – point and click!

Easy to operate, this thermometer turns on and begins reading the temperature with one press of the trigger. Clear text displays the measured temperature in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. A laser light aids in aiming, and can be turned on or off. In addition, the readout display features a backlight.

Measure below-zero and super-hot temperatures!

Whether you want to measure something cold or very hot, this thermometer has it handled. Designed for ease of use, the thermometer features auto shutoff and a low battery indicator to let you know when it’s time to replace the standard 9V battery.


Laser Target Pointer Selection
Backlight Display Selection
Low Battery Indication
Auto Power Shut Off
Data Hold Function
°C/°F Selection


Temperature Range: -58 ~ +716°F (-50 ~ +380°C)
Response Time / Wavelength: 500ms (8-14)um
Accuracy: ±2% or ±2°F/°C
Repeatability: ±1% or ±1°F/°C
Resolution: 0.1 °C/°F
Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1
Emissivity: 0.95

Package Contents:

1 x Etekcity Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun
1 x 9-volt battery
1 x User’s manual


1.The precision depend upon measuring distance, when the diameter of measuring is greater than 2.5cm, the best measuring distance is 36cm. Otherwise, when the diameter is less than 2.5cm, please refer to the Distance Spot Ratio 12:1.
2.The measuring surface is the surface that 2cm below the infrared aiming point.

List Price:$16.98

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RT600C Super-fast Water-resistant Digital Pocket Thermometer

B002Rated #1 by a leading Cook’s magazine, this Super-Fast ThermoWorks Pocket Thermometer reads temperatures in just 5 seconds. In use at thousands of restaurants, food plants, labs and by health inspectors world-wide. Perfect affordable choice for home or commercial use.
Upgraded to ±0.9F up to 212F. This accuracy is only found in professional instruments. Thoroughly tested against NIST-traceable standards.
Faster than any other thermometer in this price range! The reduced tip is only 1/16″ diameter to comply with USDA meat thermometer requirements. Fully speed-tested in ThermoWorks Standards Lab to reach within 1F of the final temperature in only 5-6 seconds at any temperature in the range.
Uses a reliable CR2032 battery with circuit improvements to reliably allow 5,000 hours of continuous use between battery changes.
Saves the highest and lowest temperatures since your last reset. Great for checking dishwasher, fridge or freezer temps. When you pull your roast or turkey from the oven, insert the thermometer and leave it while the meat rests so you know the highest reading.
If left on, shuts down after 1 hour. Long enough to make the Max/Min function useful. What good is Max/Min memory if the thermometer turns off too soon?
Minimal food and grime traps. Rubberized button panels are sealed and withstand temperatures to 190°F (for commercial dishwasher testing). No welded or braised joints on the probe that would shelter microbes or create likely breakage points. Designed to survive short term, shallow immersion – you can wash the thermometer under the tap or use it with wet hands. Rated to IP65. NSF approved for use in commercial food applications.
One year coverage on material and workmanship including any failure in the circuit.GE2XF8

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