Every once in a while, a girl鈥檚 gotta chow down. Pint of Ben & Jerry鈥檚聽and binge watch? Yep. Chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven? Obviously. Ros茅 with the girls? It might not be food, but you know it鈥檚 goin鈥 down. Then there鈥檚 the holy grail, the winningest calorie splurge of them all: bacon.聽Crispy, crumbly and聽savory, the fatty pork product found so frequently beside two eggs and hash browns is arguably the root of聽the word nom.

Whether you only buy bacon from the farmers鈥 market, you always ask for a side at IHOP or you decorate your Christmas tree with bacon ornaments, we have just the thing for you. With our DIY Bacon Kit, you can now cure your own bacon at home, not just fry it. If the idea of producing bacon is right up your alley,聽check out these outrageous and mouthwatering recipes that you can incorporate your freshly made bacon into below. You know you can鈥檛 resist.


1.聽Makin鈥 Bacon聽($24): First off, how insane is the idea of making your own bacon? You can cook it or smoke it or cure it in maple syrup. Marinate the meat beforehand or stick to the eternally delicious flavors inherent in pork. The best part? This bacon won鈥檛 shrivel or shrink like commercial bacon, so get ready to start cooking.

Bacon Feta Mac And Cheese

2. Bacon Feta Macaroni and Cheese: Everyone knows bacon and mac 鈥榥鈥 cheese are fortunate plate-fellows, so this recipe isn鈥檛 groundbreaking in design. Taste-wise though, you鈥檒l just have to make it to understand.聽(via Cooking Classy)

Bacon Mac And Grilled Cheese

3. Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese With Bacon: It sounds like a mouthful, because it聽is a mouthful. Call it cheese-ception, and then rejoice that there鈥檚 bacon in the mix. (via She Knows)

Waffle BLT with Egg

4. Savory Cheddar Waffle BLT With Egg: Oh, the humble BLT: How it has satisfied grumbling stomachs for decades. We think the classic sandwich made with your own personal brand of bacon sounds pretty amazing. We understand if you take it to the next level with waffles for bread and a fried egg for good measure. (via Chow)

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers copy

5. Bacon Jalape帽o Poppers: Give your hand-cured bacon a kick with this easy recipe. Stuff spicy peppers with your favorite indulgent fillings, wrap 鈥檈m like pigs in a blanket and bake. We鈥檙e drooling already. (via Roaming Hunger)

Maple Bacon Donut

6. Candied Maple Bacon Donuts: Once Portland鈥檚 Voodoo Doughnuts turned bacon from a niche confection topping to a sought-after treat, this sweet and savory combo started popping up the world over. One of those places could be your own kitchen. (via The Novice Chef)

French Toast Bacon Cupcake

7. French Toast Bacon Cupcake: Toss a hearty helping of your specialty聽bacon into the bowl when you make these breakfast-inspired baked goods. You won鈥檛 be sorry, we promise. (via Pass the Sushi)

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8. Bacon Pancakes: Give your traditional morning stack some extra altitude, along with some savory attitude. Salty and sweet never looked so yummy. (via Martha Stewart)

Bacon Jam

9. Maple Bacon Bourbon Jam: No kidding, you鈥檒l want to spread this on everything. And who wouldn鈥檛 with a winning combo of pure maple syrup, booze and bacon made from scratch? (via Set the Table)

Bacon Hot Dog Bun

10. Bacon Hot Dog Bun: Low-carb diet? No problem. Throw caution to the wind and put your weaving skills to the test for this crazy聽woven hot-dog holder.聽(via Grillocracy)

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