Hot Eats and Cool Reads: 2021

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?


photo that shoes recipe ingredients.


  • 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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You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful. I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual.



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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

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!



Aug 16, 2021

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

This simple cream cheese frosting is made with only four ingredients! Great for cakes, cupcakes and cookies! Check out the ideas to change flavors and more!



Bowl of frosting with cookies

Jul 28, 2021

Roasted Sheet Pan Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe

This simple Sheet Pan Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans is a delicious side dish for any comfort food meal. These vegetables are roasted to perfection! Only 6 ingredients total and gluten free and dairy free! 


vegetables roasted on a baking sheet

Jul 12, 2021

Perfect Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

These fluffy and light Lemon Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese Frosting are completely homemade and simple to make! Great for any celebration!


single cupcake close up

Jun 28, 2021

Tik Tok Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These delicious Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are SO easy to make! The original recipe was shared on Tik Tok, but these are NOT vegan and use real butter! Plus, they're eggless! Each bite is crispy from the edges and soft from the middle of the cookie! Such a perfect combo!


Stack of cookies on a black and white checkered pattern

Jun 21, 2021

Easy Bruschetta Pasta Salad Recipe

This easy and tasty Bruschetta Pasta Salad is the perfect summer side dish for any meal, especially potlucks, BBQ's, lunch or dinner! Serve cold for a salad or warm for a meatless main dish! Packed full of flavor from balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil!


salad on a black plate

How To Chiffonade Fresh Basil Leaves

Chiffonade is a fancy word for the easy process of slicing basil or any other fresh herb into very thin ribbons. You will learn this French technique in a simple step by step process and add it to any recipe you make!


a bunch of fresh basil

May 26, 2021

Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for any Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration! Or use any color M&M's for a different holiday or party! These tasty cookies also have mini chocolate chips adding more chocolate goodness!


cookies on a wooden board

May 24, 2021

Smoked BBQ Chicken Drummies Recipe

Chicken wings smoked to perfection and tossed in your favorite sauce! We love BBQ, but buffalo, teriyaki, parmesan or jerk would be fantastic! Use chicken drummies, flats or both and learn how to smoke chicken wings!


Smoked BBQ Chicken Drummies


Wings on a white plate

May 4, 2021

Homemade Rhubarb Jam Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Rhubarb Buttercream Frosting Recipe

These gorgeous and heavenly rhubarb filled cupcakes are made completely from scratch, including rhubarb jam, rhubarb buttercream and vanilla cupcakes. A very special springtime treat!


Homemade Rhubarb Jam Filled Cupcakes with Rhubarb Buttercream Frosting


One cupcake with white sprinkles

Apr 28, 2021

Glazed Rhubarb and Strawberry Scones Recipe

Use that springtime rhubarb in these delicious glazed scones! Strawberry is the perfect pair with rhubarb and these scones are great for breakfast, snack or dessert! Try them with blueberries, blackberries or raspberries instead of strawberries!


Glazed Rhubarb and Strawberry Scones


stack of scones with a spoon of glaze

Mar 19, 2021

Simple Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

These tasty Lemon Shortbread Cookies are a mix of lemon juice, zest, extract along with pantry ingredients like flour, powdered sugar and butter! Make this cookie for your next spring or summer bake sale, potluck, BBQ or picnic! They are a crowd pleaser!


Simple Lemon Shortbread Cookies


Cookie held from above

Feb 8, 2021

Chocolate and English Toffee Covered Strawberries Recipe

These delicious chocolate and english toffee strawberries are super easy to make with only 4 ingredients! Make these for that special someone, great recipe to get the kiddos in the kitchen or make a sweet treat for yourself! 


Chocolate and English Toffee Covered Strawberries


Strawberry with white chocolate


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Feb 4, 2021

Instant Pot Cheddar Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Dinner is ready and on the table in 20 minutes with this delicious Instant Pot mac and cheese! This kid friendly family comfort food meal can be customized with different pastas and other ingredients to make it different every time!  


Instant Pot Cheddar Bacon Macaroni and Cheese


Instant Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese In a bowl with two forks


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Jan 16, 2021

DIY Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

One of the most fun hot cocoa bombs you'll make! This tutorial recipe combines white chocolate, hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and fruity pebbles cereal for a fun and warming hot chocolate drink! Great for any time of year, especially winter! Also a fun DIY gift for kids or adults. 


Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs


Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs from above


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