Soft Ginger, Butter and Bacon Fat Cookies

 

Chewy crystallized ginger, spices, butter, bacon fat, and sparkling sugar all in one delicious cookie…..oh, my!

These ginger cookies have amazingly spicy flavor thanks to the inclusion of three kinds of ginger: fresh ginger juice, candied ginger, and dried ginger. I thought the slightly smoky taste of the bacon grease would be a . . . → Read More: Soft Ginger, Butter and Bacon Fat Cookies

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

How to Cook Wavy Bacon in the Oven

One of our favorite ways to cook bacon is baking it in the oven. It’s super easy, the bacon cooks evenly, and it’s relatively un-messy.

The only downside is that baked bacon tends to stay very flat. Now you can get the fun, wavy look of pan-fried bacon with a simple trick. Here’s how . . . → Read More: How to Cook Wavy Bacon in the Oven

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

When they’re cooked just right, brussels sprouts are a wondrous vegetable to behold – tender, flavorful, and with just a hint of natural sweetness.

Perhaps, though, you’ve experienced overcooked sprouts that were less than stellar. Brussels sprouts contain glucosinolates, healthy nutrients that begin to release a sulfur smell during cooking. This process begins after . . . → Read More: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiche Recipe

These bite-sized bacon-y quiches are easy to make, and are always a big hit for breakfast or a buffet brunch.

Mini Quiches with Bacon and Cheddar

2 packages (1.9 ounces) baked miniature phyllo shells like Athens Mini Fillo Shells 3 large eggs 1/4 cup milk 3 slices bacon, cooked and finely crumbled salt and . . . → Read More: Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiche Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe

We also call this appetizer “Meat Wrapped In Meat.” Savory little smokies are wrapped in bacon, brushed with brown sugar, and cooked to crispy perfection. Take a plate of these babies to your next picnic or potluck, and bask in the bacon-infused love from your friends.

SAVORY BACON SMOKIES

1 (14-ounce) package beef cocktail . . . → Read More: Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Recipe

Here’s the BENSA-recommended recipe for “Better Bacon Green Bean Casserole.” Why is it better, you ask? Because it’s made with fresh green beans, a creamy sauce, cheddar cheese and a generous portion of crispy, crunchy bacon. Try it and see, and you may never go back to the canned soup version:

Better Bacon Green . . . → Read More: Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

Photo: The Pink Peppercorn

Here’s a comfort food meal that’s sure to inspire moans and groans of happiness – a creamy, decadent baked dish of bacon macaroni and cheese. This recipe is adapted from the bacon cookbook 101 Things To Do With Bacon:

Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

8 ounces elbow macaroni

5 tablespoons . . . → Read More: Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Best Bacon Bloody Mary Recipe

If you tried the bacon vodka recipe we posted last month, you’re probably ready to make some out-of-this-world fantastic Bloody Marys. Here’s the kitchen-tested, Bensa-approved recipe:

Ultimate Bensa Bacon Bloody Marys 6 cups tomato juice 6 ounces bacon vodka juice of 2 lemons 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 . . . → Read More: Best Bacon Bloody Mary Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Ultimate Deviled Eggs with Bacon

These deviled eggs are guaranteed to be one of the first things to go at a picnic or potluck. They’re especially light and creamy, and they’re topped with crispy, crunchy bacon. This recipe originally appeared in the cookbook 101 Things To Do With Bacon.

ULTIMATE DEVILED EGGS WITH BACON 8 hard-cooked eggs, peeled 1/3 . . . → Read More: Ultimate Deviled Eggs with Bacon

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Vodka

 

Photo: Jeff Tidwell

If you’re going to make a Bacon Bloody Mary, you’ll need a bottle of Bacon Vodka. When you make your own bacon-infused vodka, you can control the intensity and quality of ingredients. You can also create a pure product with no artificial flavorings and the inimitable flavor that comes from . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Vodka

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.