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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 September 28, 2020

                                The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                                Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                                One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                                When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                                So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                                Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                                This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                                Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                                When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                                Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                                One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                                Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                                An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                                When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                                Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                                Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                                We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                                By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                                Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                                While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                                I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                                You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                                Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                                When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                                Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                                Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                                Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                                One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                                Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                                Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                                This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                                While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                                Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                                Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                                This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                                For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                                Con #4: Unique Distractions

                                Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                                For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                                To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                                Final Thoughts

                                Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                                We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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