Raise your hand if you love bacon! I’m guessing there are a lot of you out there. I mean, what’s there not to love about this wonderful meat, especially when you buy it from Earth Fare. Their bacon is raised by farmers who are dedicated to sustainable agriculture practices that support the heath of the animal and our environment. It is never administered antibiotic or growth hormones, raised on GMO-free open pastures and is certified humanely handled. All of these reasons make me come back to Earth Fare again and again to buy my bacon.

Do you like to entertain? I have 3 simple and fun bacon appetizer recipes your guests will love!

BBQ BACON PINWHEELS (makes 12 pinwheels)

Ingredients:

½ sheet puffed pastry
2 tbls BBQ sauce
12 oz bacon
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbls onion flakes

Directions:

Thaw your puffed pastry, cut it in half, and roll it out thin. Have your bacon out, so you can roll it out to the length of your bacon. Spread the BBQ sauce over the pastry and then arrange your raw bacon slices close together over top. Sprinkle with cheese and onion flakes. Tightly roll your puffed pastry like you would for cinnamon rolls or a Swiss roll. Slice them in ½ – 1 inch rolls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Mine took about 25 minutes, but I always suggest checking them earlier rather than later. You want your pastry to be crispy and brown.

BACON BRIE RASPBERRY TOASTS

Ingredients:

Sliced French bread
Raspberry jelly
Cooked bacon, cut in squares
Brie cheese
Fresh raspberries

Directions:
Arrange your French bread slices on a sheet pan. Spread them with raspberry jelly, some cooked bacon, and a slice of brie cheese. Put them in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. When they come out, top them with a fresh sliced raspberry.

BLT BITES

Ingredients:

Iceberg lettuce
Cooked bacon cut in squares
Grape tomatoes
Toothpicks

Directions:

Slice your iceberg lettuce in small squares and slide them on a toothpick. Put your cooked bacon on next, followed by a grape tomato. Depending on the size of your tomato, you may want to slice them in half.

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