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Bacon shaped into hearts

Bacon Hearts

Bacon shaped into hearts

We don’t go breakin’ hearts, we go bacon hearts! Add some TLC to this breakfast staple with these heart shaped bacon pieces. An easy and delicious way to show some love!

What you’ll need:

Bacon

Baking sheet

Toothpicks (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Choose a baking sheet with edges, or line it with aluminum foil to prevent the grease from leaking.

Cut your bacon slices into two halves. Use two of the cut pieces to shape them into a heart and place them on the baking sheet. If you prefer a thicker cut of bacon, fold the pieces in half long ways instead of cutting them and use those two pieces to shape a larger heart.

If you’re worried about them falling apart, use toothpicks to hold the pieces together as they cook.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or to your desired crispness.

Serve with love.

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Jalapeno and Bacon Loaded Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Not to be too cheesey but… anything is pastable with this Mac n’ Cheese recipe. Jalapenos, bacon and cheddar galore!

Ingredients:

½ lb. dried elbow pasta

Jalapenos (chopped)

Precooked bacon bits

¼ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup whole milk

1 ¼ cups half and half

4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

¼ tbsp salt

¼ tbsp black pepper

Dash of paprika

Chives for garnishing

Instructions:

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish (or your choice of an oven safe dish) and set aside.

Heat a large pot of salted water until you reach a boil. Once boiling, add pasta. Cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs to keep it al dente. Once cooked, drain and drizzle with oil to prevent noodles from sticking together.

While your pasta is cooking, start your cheese sauce mixture. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for about 1 minute, continually whisking.

Slowly add in about half of your milk and heavy cream mixture. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the remainder of milk and half and half, whisking until smooth.

Continue cooking over medium heat. Keep whisking frequently and watch as mixture begins to thicken. Once it has reached a very thick consistency, it’s ready for the cheese.

Add in salt, pepper, and paprika with about 1 ½ cups your grated cheese. Stir until combined, then add in another 1 ½ cups of cheese. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Take your mixture and cooked pasta noodles and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add in your chopped jalapenos and bacon bits (as much as you would like). Mix together.

Add half of your pasta mixture into your prepared oven dish and layer with more grated cheese. Pour over the rest of your pasta mixture, and finish it off with the remainder of your grated cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and starts to turn a light golden brown.

Carefully remove once cooked and set aside. Add chopped up chives or fresh parsley and enjoy your fresh baked homemade loaded Mac n’ Cheese delight.

Cooked Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon with an Olive Oil Drizzle

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Cooked Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon with an Olive Oil Drizzle

Wrap up your prep and put the final touch on dinner with this bacon wrapped asparagus. It’s delicious simplicity will make you feel like a chef of a five star restaurant with a few easy steps!

Ingredients:

1 bundle of asparagus

1 package of bacon

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Pickup a bunch of fresh asparagus and trim off stems before cooking.

Prep your oven to 400 degrees.

Lay out desired amount of bundles, individual or many, and wrap them in 1-2 pieces of bacon.

Place bundles onto baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Season bundles with salt and pepper, or desired additional seasonings.

Drizzle olive oil over bundles, and place in the oven.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until asparagus starts to wilt, and bacon is fully cooked.

Serve as a side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner… a great addition to any meal!

Red, White and Bleu Burger

Show your Patriotism with this delicious Red, White and Bleu Burger!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • t tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

For serving:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces bleu cheese
  • 2 cups arugula or lettuce
  • 4 toasted buns
  • Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients and separate into four equal sized patties approximately 3/4 inches thick.
  2. Grill the burgers on medium high heat until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 4-6 minutes (depending on how you like your meat.) Flip over the burgers and repeat.
  3. While burger is cooking, cook bacon on a skillet, drain excess grease.
  4. Add bleu cheese to burger 1 minute before finished cooking. Toast buns on grill.
  5. Toss arugula with 2 tsp. of olive oil. Top burger with arugula, bacon, Dijon mustard and any other toppings of choice (tomato, onion, etc.).

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Enhance your grilled asparagus with bacon.

Ingredients:

15 spears of asparagus

5 slices of bacon

5 toothpicks

 

Directions:

Heat grill to medium-high heat.

Wrap slice of bacon around 3 spears of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Place asparagus bundles on grill for 5 minutes. Flip to the other side and grill for 5 more minutes.

Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Mock Steaks

This simple recipe is sure to be a repeat favorite in your home. It’s simple and wallet friendly ingredients mix together to offer the feeling and experience of high-class dinner without the price tag.  Treat your family to a high class experience that is easy on your budget and leaves you more time to enjoy your family.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Milk to moisten
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • Pinch of onion powder

 

  1. In a large bowl place bread crumbs and enough milk to moisten them; it should be about the consistency of oatmeal.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix together.
  3. Make into six ¾” patties and wrap with bacon.
  4. Use toothpicks to keep bacon in place.
  5. Grill on medium heat until done or broil in oven for 15 minutes 3 inches from broiler.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Augason Farms Cheddar Bacon Fondue

fondue large

  • 1 loaf bread baked and cubed from Augason Farms Honey White Bread, Roll, and Scone Mix
  • 1/4 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Augason Farms Creamy Potato Soup Mix
  • 2 1/2 cups prepared Augason Farms Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

Cook bacon bits, onion and garlic in butter, saute until tender. Add dry soup mix and milk. Cook until tender. Remove from heat. Add cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Dip bread cubes in fondue pot.