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15 Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes

15 Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes

Oh bacon–I have so many things I want to say about you. First of all, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

To preface that question, let me say that up until fairly recently, I probably ate bacon a total of 20 times in my life. I liked it, but I wasn’t obsessed the way everyone else seemed to be. Then, about two months ago, I bought bacon–like actual juicy, delicious, REAL bacon–and I fell in love with it. I then realized why I was never a bacon person, and that was because I was eating turkey bacon my whole life. …..not to hate on turkey bacon AT ALL, but it’s not the same as regular bacon. It’s just not. I understand it, I do, but sometimes you just need some real bacon in your life. When those moments occur, I find myself just whipping up some bacon and eating it by itself. Obviously this is fine, but I should probably start making actual meals with it rather than eating a ton of bacon and calling it a meal.

So, if and when you get a hankering for bacon, here’s a list of 15 Delicious & Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes. Eat up!

1. Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast by White on Rice Couple

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    This is brilliant. I already eat eggs, bacon and avocado many mornings, so why not combine them into one? This is super simple and a fun way to eat breakfast if you ask me!

    2. Bacon Jalepeno Popper Cheesy Bread by Call Me PMc

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      Bacon in bread? OK! This is a ‘why eat plain bread when you could eat bacon bread?’ sort of recipe, and it’s true! The addition of jalapenos makes this a winner in my book.

      3. Pancakes ‘n’ Bacon Cookies by The Cozy Apron

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        Yes, you CAN eat cookies for breakfast thanks to these babies. They combine pancakes and bacon, two breakfast staples, into one cookie recipe. Brilliant!

        4. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls by Gimme Some Oven

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          Sure, cinnamon rolls are delicious on their own, but they get taken up a notch when bacon is added. These cinnamon rolls seamlessly combine the two flavors.

          5. Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup by Taste and Tell

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            Though the weather is starting to get warmer, it’s still a bit chilly some days. Whip up a bowl of warm bean soup with–you guessed it–BACON!

            6. Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Maple Smoked Bacon Crumbles by Butterlust

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              Chocolate and bacon make the perfect sweet n’ salty pair. This recipe takes that and multiplies it thanks to the salty deliciousness of the pretzels. Yum!

              7. Salmon BLT Sliders with Chipotle Mayo by Damn Delicious

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                Never in my life would I think to make salmon sliders yet alone salmon sliders topped with bacon. Salmon and bacon is a combo I’m looking forward to trying ASAP.

                8. Bacon & Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Mash by I Breathe I’m Hungry

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                  Perhaps you’re trying to be healthy but still want to eat bacon. Rather than making mashed potatoes, give this cauliflower mash a try (but be sure to add in the bacon because bacon is everything).

                  9. Cheeseburger Pizza by Spicy Southern Kitchen

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                    A cheeseburger topped with bacon in the form of a pizza. Talk about a fan favorite! Cheeseburger pizza is delicious as is, but it’s even better when topped with bacon and tomatoes.

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                    10. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing by Vivian and Me

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                      This is another healthier option. This strawberry salad is a create way to get your sweet n’ salty fix in. Spinach topped with strawberries (sweet) and drizzled with bacon dressing (salty deliciousness). A creative and delicious combination.

                      11. Maple French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes by Pass the Sushi

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                        One of my all time favorite combinations is bacon and maple. These cupcakes are for anyone who, like myself, adores eating their bacon with maple syrup.

                        12. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts by Fit Foodie Finds

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                          Looking for a healthier yet tasty appetizer or party snack? Look no further! These bacon wrapped sprouts are your ticket to healthy, flavorful and bite-sized snack.

                          13. Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole by Oh Sweet Basil

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                            A breakfast casserole isn’t a true breakfast casserole without bacon, which is why this casserole is pure perfection. Prep it in the morning and have breakfast ready for the next few days–talk about a tasty, no-fuss breakfast!

                            14. Bacon Jam by Tide and Thyme

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                              Every sandwich needs a condiment, so why not make that condiment bacon jam? Sub out your usual mayo or mustard for some bacon deliciousness.

                              15. Cheesy Bacon Chicken Breasts by Gal on a Mission

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                                This is for anyone who can’t get enough meat. Why eat JUST bacon when you can eat bacon and chicken?! A protein-packed meat lovers dream!

                                So now we know we can successfully eat bacon for every meal of the day if we really want to. It’s delicious, protein-packed and oh-so versatile. What’s for dinner?

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                                Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                                11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                2. Stress Relief

                                Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                3. Improved Sleep

                                Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                4. Appetite Control

                                Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                7. Mosquito Repellant

                                Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                8. Pain Relief

                                While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                9. The New Anti-Viral

                                Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                11. Money Saving

                                With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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