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Bacon Cinnamon Roll Recipe (yes we can)

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    Prep: 1 hr Cook: 30 min

So you’re at the end of the dinner…wondering what to give to make the final touch. What makes the guest remember the meals you make? It’s all in the finishing touches AKA dessert! Now how do we make dessert so impressionable a memory that all will speak of it at the next holiday gathering? Something sweet, crunchy… encompasses dessert and deliciousness that none but dessert can hold in its arena.

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Chipotle Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

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    Easy
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    Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min

Coming home from this cocktail event all I could think of was how great the shrimp was. Ideally the shrimp, the sauce, and its freshness made it, but as always I think of ways to spice things up and add taste value. And here came the newest idea in a series of bacon loving recipes!!

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Garlic Parmesan Bacon Biscuit Recipe

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    Easy
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    Prep: 20 mins Cook: 22-24 mins

It’s that time of the year when joy is spread, and everyone visits expecting a feast both delicious and practical, and most importantly a hint of unique. Lucky me? Well I knew they (my guests) would expect a great meal with delicious ingredients. I had cooked the meat of choice but had no idea what to use as one of my side dishes. Luckily I recalled this one time where I ate the most delicious fresh biscuits (not the fast food kind!…yes the home made ones)…and I quickly jumped to the kitchen for what would undoubtedly be an impressive side dish…because yes bacon was added in!

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Open faced Chicken Bacon Club Salad Recipe

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    Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min

So you’re trying to think what looks artistic, yet filling. What can I make that impresses my guest(s)..and makes me look like a champ. Well fear not this very question burned a hole in my brain for quite some time. Then I realized I had lettuce, bacon..and I am a chef. Now anyone can make this but not to toot my own horn. This dish is simply brilliance…AHEM. This recipe will command respect, admiration…and ultimately a satisfaction from within (stomach including!!)
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Bacon Salsa Recipe

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    Easy
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    Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Some days my buddies come around for the football games. Obviously pizza is easy and we order that. What do I serve in the meantime? They are all picky and whiney (we have those friends!!), so I know we need a meat dish BUT with a twist. Salsa is both great and easy… mix it with bacon and it MORPHS into this incredibly exciting party in your mouth!!

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California Guacamole with Bacon Recipe

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    Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

One day I sit down at a gathering and silently contemplate this guacamole. Its good, but I hate dishes without meat!! So I thought what better meat than some Maple Leaf Bacon to toss in this?? Obviously I did not let this secret slip at the party (oops gathering!!), but I went home and made it a mission to figure out a recipe of guac and bacon! I dare you to defy the good taste in this!
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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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    Prep: 15 Mins Cook: 45 Mins

There’s nothing that says autumn, or Halloween for that matter, than a pumpkin. Now, as much as it’s ridiculously delicious in pies or as a medium for artistic work, pumpkin is a wonderful ingredient in savoury dishes, as well. Being part of the squash family, it naturally goes well with bacon – just as everything else does, am I right? Today’s pumpkin installment at the Republic of Bacon is inspired by a friend of mine who is attempting the “great soup project”, a different soup every week for a year. This could be his first one!

Ingredients:

6 strips Maple Leaf Bacon

1 Large onion, diced

2 cloves Garlic

1” Ginger, grated

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Tumeric

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Corriander

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

½ tsp Cardamom

1 large can Pumpkin (Pure, unsweetened, unseasoned)

1 can Coconut milk

900mL Chicken Stock (1 tetrapack)

2 Bay Leaves

1 cup Water

¼ cup Chopped Cilantro

Directions:


1. Slice up your bacon into ¼” strips. This will allow us to extract the most wonderful rendered fat in the least amount of time.


2. Toss your bacon into a large soup pot, and fry. Once almost crispy and a lot of fat has rendered, toss in your diced onion, minced garlic and grated ginger. Continue to fry until everything is fragrant and the onions have gone soft and translucent.

3. Add in your spices from the mustard seeds to the cardamom and stir those around in with the aromatics and bacon to wake them up. After about 15-25 seconds, toss in your pumpkin, coconut milk, chicken stock and bay leaves. Let this simmer for roughly 30 min. Check for seasoning. It will definitely need salt, and maybe a little more of one or two of those spices we added earlier.

4. After simmering, remove the bay leaves, and then blend the soup either with a stick blender, or in batches in a regular blender until its nice and smooth.

5. Serve in your favourite bowl with some chopped cilantro leaves. A great bowl of soup for a chilly fall day.

 

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

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    Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Here at the Republic of Bacon, we respect our ingredients. We let them do what they do best. If they taste great all on their own, then we’ll let them taste great all on their own. If they taste great with a lot of seasonings, we’ll do that, too. Everything tastes good with bacon, so we always add it. It’s a pretty simple mandate. So today, I’m going to let an ingredient speak for itself. I’m not even going to add the bacon, just the fat to get some gorgeous caramelization. The sweet potato. And we’re going to make Sweet Potato Chips.

Oh, and eat the bacon after you render the fat. It’s delicious, too, if you didn’t know….
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Bacon and Mushroom Omelette Recipe

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    Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

No, I’m not cooking kale today. Aren’t you proud? I’m going back to some basics. The omelette: The refrigerator’s automatic cleanup function. Anything leftover in your fridge, throw it in an omelette. It will taste good – with some obvious caution. Don’t be throwin’ no smoked oysters, garlic, stilton and durian puree all together. An omelette cannot save that disaster. I’m going to go out on a whim and say bacon cannot even save that train wreck. Well, we’re not going to worry about that, because we’re going to make a delicious bacon and mushroom omelette. This would also be great with some cheese, but, honestly, I didn’t feel like it this morning. Oh well, the choice is yours. Get creative.

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Baconized Kale Chips Recipe

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    Child's Play
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    Prep: 5 Mins Cook: 10 Mins

So I’m on a bit of a kale kick. I went down to the local farmer’s market this weekend and was able to grab some ridiculously wonderful vegetables. I picked up some little cherry tomatoes that I’ve been eating like candy. The lot only lasted me a couple days, they were seriously dangerous. But this bunch of kale that I bought was one of the healthiest looking vegetables I’ve ever seen. Super hearty, super strong, all organic, and just chocked full of all things good. So here’s round two of the bacon-kale extravaganza. I’ve been hooked on kale chips because they just baffle my mind. When you dehydrate them in the oven, they literally become crispy like little green chips. And they taste AMAZING! Throw some bacon on there and you’ve got yourself a super healthy snack!

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