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.

Sizzling Summer Bacon Festivals 2015

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour – Keystone, CO

Hey, bacon lovers – are you planning your summer vacations? For a trip that’s fun AND features your favorite meaty treat, how about hitting the road and taking in one (or more!) of these fabulous bacon festivals?

Let us know if you attend – we’d love to . . . → Read More: Sizzling Summer Bacon Festivals 2015

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.

Bensa Bacon Holiday Giveaway

Just in time for the new year, you could win a brand new I HEART BACON 2015 wall calendar plus a signed copy of the bestselling cookbook, 101 Things To Do With Bacon. To enter the giveaway, simply answer this question in the comments section below:

What’s your favorite way to enjoy . . . → Read More: Bensa Bacon Holiday Giveaway

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.

BENSA Bacon Back To School Shopping Guide

As summer winds down and kids of all ages head back to school, BENSA’s timely product round-up will help your favorite bacon lover enjoy a sizzling year of scholastic success:

BACON NOTEBOOK

Featuring the periodic table for the element “BaCoN,” this bright red notebook instantly identifies your student as a serious bacon lover. $13.95 . . . → Read More: BENSA Bacon Back To School Shopping Guide

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.

Bensa’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Bensans everywhere know that a bacon-themed gift is a can’t-miss idea for dads. Here are our sizzling picks for Father’s Day 2014.

BACON NECKTIE

Why give Dad a boring necktie when he can make a bacon fashion statement with this meaty neckwear? $19.95 from Bacon Addicts.

DIY BACON KIT

Is your old man . . . → Read More: Bensa’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

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.