Almost everyone loves bacon. It’s ridiculously awesome. And many people have very mixed views about whether bacon is actually good or bad for you. It’s not defined as completely healthy, but does have some amazing health benefits if you have it just about once a week. HERE ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BACON: It’s packed … Read more

Gameday Recipe: Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Dip with Tater Tot Crust

Ingredients: 5 slices bacon 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, minced 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 green onion, diced salt 1 cup (about 15) frozen tater tots Instructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook bacon in a skillet … Read more

Recipe of the Week: Twice Baked Chicken Pot Pie Potatoes with Crispy Bacon

Ingredients: 4 russet potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup whole milk 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup bacon, cooked, chopped salt and pepper … Read more

Gameday Recipe: Bacon Buffalo Blue Mac ‘n Cheese Rolls

Ingredients: Mac ‘n Cheese Rolls 1 box Annie’s Homegrown Shells & White Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese 3 tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot sauce 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted 1 tablespoon milk 1/4 cup bacon, crumbled 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 package egg roll wrappers 1 egg, scrambled oil, … Read more

Kick Off National Vodka Day with This Sriracha, Bacon Bloody Mary

We’ll put bacon in anything. We’re that crew. While we’d like to agree with you guys who are over the whole bacon-on-the-internet thing. We can’t. Bottom line, we like the stuff too much. Sorry. Ingredients: 15 oz. tomato juice (I like Naked Juice Tomato Kick) 1/2 – 1 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce (adjust up or down depending on how … Read more

Bacon-scented pillowcases are here!

Created by J&D Foods, the pork-inspired pillowcase uses “advances in printing technology we stole from NASA to allow the scent of bacon to permeate your dreams and expand your mind,” according to the company website. Benefits include “happier dreams of breakfast past, effortless, overnight weight lost, and dramatic increases in your intelligence.” The Washington-based company … Read more

Recipe of the Week: Pretzel Hot Dogs with Maple Bacon Mustard

Ingredients Maple Bacon Mustard 1/2 cup dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon mayo 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 4 strips of bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped small Pretzel Hot Dogs 1 1/4 cups warm water 2 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon fine … Read more

The Science of Bacon

Imagine rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning, shuffling into your kitchen, and tossing a few strips of streaky bacon into a skillet. After a few minutes, you’ll hear a delightful crackling and sizzling, soon followed by a complex and savory aroma that could lure even the most resolute of vegetarians to the kitchen. … Read more

Celebrate International Bacon Day with This Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary

It would have taken living under a rock for the last several years to not know that bacon is one of the most popular and cultish foods in America. The pork product has made its way from humble beginnings, as the sidekick to eggs to being an ever-lasting food trend. Bacon is a $4 billion … Read more

Recipe of the Week: Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapeno Soft Pretzels

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm water (between 110-115 degrees F) 1 package instant yeast 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft 2 small Jalapeños, minced (use only one for a less spicy pretzel) Cooking Liquid: 8 cups water 1/2 cup baking soda Fillings: 12 … Read more