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Nov 17, 2021

Sautéed Caramelized Brown Sugar Dijon Green Beans Recipe

These delicious Brown Sugar Dijon Green Beans are sautéed and caramelized to perfection! Great side for any dinner or for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.


green beans on a white plate.

Nov 8, 2021

Turkey Tenderloin and Fall Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

Try this Fall Turkey Tenderloin and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner for Thanksgiving or Christmas if you need a smaller meal idea. It's simple, flavorful and super easy to prep and bake!


Turkey and Veggies baked on a sheet pan.

Oct 28, 2021

Icebox Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies Recipe

These old fashioned Icebox Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies are made with basic ingredients, are freezer friendly and great for any occasion, especially Christmas. Included are ideas to customize and make different flavors of dough.


cookies stacked on a plate and broke in half.

Oct 13, 2021

Baked or Slow Cooker Cranberry Pepper Jelly Holiday Spiral Ham Recipe

This easy Thanksgiving or Christmas Cranberry Pepper Jelly Baked Spiral Ham is only 4 ingredients and turns out so wonderful! Slow cooker instructions also included!


Sliced ham on a white platter.

Oct 6, 2021

Fried Bismarck Donuts with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

Fried Bismarck Donuts with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling are the perfect fall breakfast! The filling is so heavenly and the donuts are so tasty with the sugar and pumpkin pie spice topping! 



Sep 21, 2021

Baked Rosemary Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

This fresh rosemary sweet and spicy bacon is one breakfast side dish that will instantly become a favorite! Baked to perfection, easy to prep and just the perfect amount of sweetness and heat. So addictive! Also great on a BLT!


bacon pieces on a wire rack.


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bacon on a wooden cutting board with fresh rosemary garnish.


If you're a fan of sweet, savory and spicy flavors together, today's recipe is for you!

This herb bacon has just the right balance of sweetness and heat. You won't be able to stop at just one piece!

White the recipe does have some heat to it, it's definitely not overwhelming. I'm not a huge fan of spicy things and the amount was perfect for me. If you're worried that it might be spicy, you can reduce the amount of crushed red pepper, or omit it from the recipe completely. The flavor would still be amazing without it.

The brown sugar turns into a wonderful and flavorful glaze on top of the bacon after baking, and with the saltiness of the bacon, each bite is pretty much perfection.

This bacon would be wonderful for breakfast any day of the week, for brunch during the holidays, or on a BLT or your favorite sandwich. We have made it multiple times and it's good any way you decide to serve it.


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bacon on a wire rack over parchment paper.


What are the ingredients in this recipe?


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  • Thick Cut Bacon
  • Fresh Rosemary: A fragrant herb with a dark green leaf that has a white underside. It was traditionally used for medicinal purposes. To strip the rosemary leaves from the stem, pull them off in the opposite direction and they should easily fall off the stalk.
  • Brown Sugar: Often produced by adding sugarcane molasses to refined white sugar crystals. There are two varieties, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses, which results in a darker color, richer flavor and more moisture. Try making your own brown sugar!
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Black Pepper


How to make:


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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!


Recipe tips:


  • You can skip the wire rack and bake directly on the parchment paper. Reduce baking time 5-10 minutes and place bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease before serving.
  • If you're using bacon that is not thick cut, reduce baking time to about 15 minutes, checking often to prevent over cooking. 



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Rosemary Sweet and Spicy Bacon

Rosemary Sweet and Spicy Bacon

Yield: 4 servings
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and place a wire rack on top of each baking sheet.
  3. Arrange bacon on each rack in a single layer.
  4. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar, red pepper flakes, rosemary and black pepper over bacon slices.
  5. Bake until the bacon is crisp and brown, rotating the baking sheets about halfway through, about 25-30 minutes.

Notes:

You can skip the wire rack and bake directly on the parchment paper. Reduce baking time 5-10 minutes and place bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease before serving.


If you're using bacon that is not thick cut, reduce baking time to 15-20 minutes, checking often to prevent over cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

576.03

Fat (grams)

39.87

Sat. Fat (grams)

13.59

Carbs (grams)

13.50

Fiber (grams)

0.19

Net carbs

13.31

Sugar (grams)

11.09

Protein (grams)

38.55

Sodium (milligrams)

1913.06

Cholesterol (grams)

112.27

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fresh rosemary and bacon on a wooden cutting board.


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Sep 14, 2021

Caramel Apple Pie Croissants Recipe

4 simple ingredients in these Caramel Apple Pie Croissants! They are easy to prep, fast to bake and SO delicious! Also tasty with peach pie filling and some icing if you want to switch it up!


croissants on a white plate with dark background.

Sep 8, 2021

Sheet Pan Roasted Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Simple and flavorful sheet pan Roasted Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful side dish for any fall or winter meal! Only 7 easy ingredients and little prep to make these cheesy herb potatoes!



Sep 3, 2021

Pumpkin Poke Cake with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

This semi homemade pumpkin poke cake is such a lovely fall treat! The cake filling is a delicious pumpkin pudding and the frosting is a pumpkin spice whipped cream. Perfect for any fall occasion, party or a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu. 


slice of cake on a white plate with fork.

Aug 18, 2021

Zucchini and Raisin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

If you're looking for a delicious way to use garden zucchini, give these homemade Zucchini and Raisin Cookies a try! These wonderful cookies are frosted with cream cheese frosting, but are delicious without the frosting too! Perfect for the end of summer, fall or winter!



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