A self-professed small town country girl from Prescott, Arkansas, Rachel quickly gained international recognition in 2013 when she was a Top 20 finalist in American Idol season 12, and Billboard ranked her performance of Grace Potter’s “Nothing But the Water” as one of the top moments of the season. She also recently decided to start her own cooking series, titled “Hale’s Kitchen” which has consisted of her introducing recipes that follow her own diet and also collaborating with other celebrities to create yummy meals. Hale has featured several finalists from Fox’s “MasterChef,” along with other significant figures in the food world.
BACON WRAPPED DATES
● Pitted Medjool Dates ● Chorizo ● Thin Sliced Bacon
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Cut bacon slices in half and set aside.
Cook chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir often and break any large chunks into smaller ones. Drain chorizo, and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Once the chorizo is cool, stuff the dates. Wrap each date in half a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place finished dates on foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake 20-25 minutes, turning the dates over halfway through to cook bacon evenly. Serve warm or at room temperature.