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Celebrate International Bacon Day, 11 Fabulous Ideas For You To Try

international-bacon-day

Today, August 31st is – International Bacon Day!! And we have the residents of Crag (Bedford, Massachusetts) to thank for that. It was their idea back in 2000. We want to celebrate bacon too by sharing with you some really top ideas that use bacon as the star ingredient.

Here are 11 inspired bacon recipes for you to try out…

Foodjam – Bacon Banana Bread

Bacon banana bread

I had my bacon and banana bread with butter which was delicious, but I also picked up some strawberries from the green grocer, the first strawberries of the season and decided to have some strawberries and ice cream with my Bacon Banana Bread, now that is a great combination, the sweetness of the strawberries, with the saltiness of the bacon added to the creaminess of the banana bread followed by the cool vanilla ice-cream. I can almost taste it all over again, and you know what, I may just make this again this weekend as it is perfect for the start of summer.

Dragons and Fairy Dust – Bacon and Egg Cups

Bacon and egg cups

Once you have baked your bacon it is easy to turn them into bacon and egg cups. First you need to grease a muffin tin. Line each of the muffin holes with bacon, trying not to leave gaps. It is fine to layer the bacon in slices making a cup shape. In a bowl mix together four eggs, a tablespoon full of milk and two tablespoons full of cheese and pour into the bacon cup. Place back in the oven for ten to fifteen minutes until the egg has set. If you want to add some variety you could add other ingredients like chopped onion, mushrooms, red pepper or tomato. I just added a sprinkle of black pepper.

Front Porch Gourmet – Blue Jeans and Red Strapless Dresses | Crockpot Bacon Cream Corn. Seriously Y’all.

bacon-cream-corn

This stuff is good. I mean real good. Who doesn’t love cream corn? And this one? Well THIS one? It’s good. Real good. It’s the perfect side for just about anything. It adds a nice sweetness to roasted chicken and meatloaf and breaks up the monotony of a pork chop.

Front Porch Gourmet – Plan “B” | Bacon Wrapped Chorizo and Pineapple Stuffed Jalapenos

bacon-wrapped-chorizo

The only thing I love as much as food is my husband, kids, grandkids and friends! However, football is a very close second! I’m really excited about the super bowl this year and all of the fun foods that go along with it, like these Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chorizo and Pineapple Stuffed Jalapenos! What?!?

The Happy Home Maker – Bacon & Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These Bacon & Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a delicious twist on the classic grilled cheese. A word of warning though; they are addictive!

Belly Rumbles – Piggie Rolls, Pork Bacon and Cheese Sausage Rolls

So what did possess me to make these piggie rolls? Cuteness, plain and simply, cuteness. I had the pure desire to make something fun and cute. Can’t a girl have cute occasionally in her life?

Bread Booze Bacon – Elvis Bacon Bites

What’s better in the world than a fried bite of something delicious? That fried bite wrapped in bacon!! I saw these peanut butter and jelly balls on Unique Eats, gosh, about a year ago. I wanted them. They sounded awesome. PB+J wrapped in bacon and fried. Sign up me! Then the day came. PB+J still sounded good, but I didn’t want to just copy someone else, and the wheels started turning.

The Slow Roasted Italian – Lazy Day Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Lazy Day Bacon Cinnamon Rolls are the breakfast of your dreams. Ooey gooey tender cinnamon rolls fully loaded with smoky bacon. The combination of salty and sweet is enough to blow your mind. It is such an easy recipe and ready to go in the oven before it is done preheating.

Food52 – The Best Way to Cook Bacon

No, we’re not trying to deprive you of one of life’s greatest pleasures: cooking bacon in a hot cast iron skillet, watching it curl into crimped little ribbons, smelling it waft up in fierce, meaty clouds, and hearing it sputter and stutter like a seventh grade boy asking a girl to the movies.

We’re trying to help you cook bacon better.

From the archives: Bacon Donuts – Yes Really!

Bacon-donuts

Bacon Donuts. Two words you wouldn’t normally associate with one another I agree. However, when a friend shared these crispy, cheesy, bacon’y delights on my Facebook page I just had to find out where the recipe came from and share it with you all. Certainly on my list of must-makes!

From the archives: Is This The Bacon Recipe That Rules Them All?

beer candied bacon

I was cruising around the web looking for interesting things to pin on our various Pinterest boards. Then I spotted the latest innovation in bacon treats. We all love bacon, it’s like one of the main stays of life. Who isn’t cheered up by lovely crunchy bacon? Just the smell of bacon cooking can make you feel a whole lot better.

 

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