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The holidays are about tradition. The holidays are about family. When you bring holidays and family together, that’s a reason to bacon. (Yes, we did just use bacon as a verb!)
We know that your collection of long-time, traditional family recipes – the ones passed from generation to generation – might not have left enough room for bacon as you may have liked, but that’s OK. Whether you’re serving up traditional main dishes or pulling together a plentiful plating of sides – there is ALWAYS room for more baconspiration. (Yes, that’s a combination of bacon and inspiration.)
This holiday season, let’s start a new tradition. Let’s make sure there’s always bacon on the table.
CANDIED BACON IS BETTER THAN CANDY CANES
We respect those sweet, crunchy, impossible to unwrap, red-and-white sticky creations but it’s time for something new. Seriously, if you’re pulling candy canes out of the same boxes as holiday decorations, it’s time for change!
While candied bacon can make a salty-and-sweet addition to your appetizer lineup, we’re going to urge you to give it a try as a dessert. The foodies over at The New York Times take that salty-and-sweet notion to a recipe for Apples with Candied Bacon à la Mode. . Complete with step-by-step video, this recipe will have you skipping the pie and bringing bacon to the table at the end of your holiday feasts.
THE BEST DIP YOU DON’T KNOW
Whether your appetizers are paired with dips – sour cream, ranch, what-have-you – or hummus or salsa, it’s time to save a bowl for a little more baconspiraton. (Yes, we did just use that word again.)
Our Bacon and Cheese Dip is a quick-and-easy warm dip creation that we guarantee will be gone nearly as fast as you take it out of the oven. And whether you’re a classic bacon fan or you like thick-cut bacon, there’s no wrong way to baconize this dip. And while we know you’re focused on holiday prep, you can even pull this recipe out for game day, the Big Game or any given Sunday dinner.
PUT EXTRA POP INTO YOUR MOVIE POPCORN
Whatever your holiday watching tradition – football, basketball, movies, or network holiday specials – you can kick that corn up a notch or two. Our Bacon Kettle Corn recipe gives you a way to sprinkle just enough (as if there can ever be enough) bacon into the bowl to make your movie-watching snack just a little more enjoyable and special.
This sweet-and-savory popcorn recipe gives you the sweetness of kettle corn and the saltiness of bacon. This snack is so good that it doesn't even need butter. Just fry up the bacon in a pan and you're ready to go!
POTATOES + BACON = YES, PLEASE!
Mashed potatoes aren’t a recipe … you cook the potatoes and then literally just mash them up. That’s not cooking, that’s borderline violence.
Our recipe for Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin is a perfect replacement for that tired tradition. OK, we’ve got nothing against mashed potatoes but this recipe is potatoes on a whole ’nother level. It’s an easy-to-make, goes-with-any-holiday-meal, side that is sure to get the crowd asking for seconds. Make sure to use Hatfield® thick-cut bacon when baconing this recipe.
JALAPEÑO HOLIDAYS TO YOU
As if you need another reason to bacon this holiday … let us introduce Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños! There’s always that one person at every party who puts hot sauce on everything, right? Well this gives them a little extra kick in the taste buds but also isn’t too hot for those who aren’t into taste-bud-popping flavors. This appetizer is packed with flavor and heat to keep everyone toasty this holiday season.
As always, we’d love to see how you bacon this holiday season. Share your baconspiration creations with the hashtag #SimplyHatfield on your social accounts.