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Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish

1 review

We eat a lot of chicken for dinner, so I'm always trying to do something a little different with it. My children love the crispiness of this chicken, and my husband and I love the flavorful relish—you can't go wrong with bacon! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

2 reviews

Tossing the cooked potatoes with stock and wine right after you drain them infuses them with flavor. The liquid absorbs...


BLT Skillet

37 reviews

This quick weeknight meal reminds me of a BLT, with its chunks of bacon and tomato. The whole wheat linguine...


Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan

5 reviews

My approach to this broccoli is to cook it slowly in the seasonings so the garlic blends with smoky bacon....


Bacon & Swiss Chicken Sandwiches

11 reviews

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip...

Easy Beans & Potatoes with Bacon

13 reviews

I created this recipe because I love the combination of green beans with bacon. It’s smart when company is coming...


So-Easy Coq au Vin

2 reviews

Here’s my adaptation of the beloved French dish. I substituted boneless skinless chicken breasts for a lighter, easy coq au...

Bacon Spinach Salad

2 reviews

Even our kids—who normally don't care for spinach—can't resist this salad with its rich dressing and crumbled bacon. Of course,...


Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

5 reviews

We barely noticed the difference in this lightened-up version of our favorite dish. We tried it with friends and loved...


Hot Spinach Apple Salad

4 reviews

With a light sweet-tangy dressing, the spinach doesn’t wilt and the apples retain their crunch. We serve this salad with...


Cod with Bacon & Balsamic Tomatoes

3 reviews

Let's face it, everything really is better with bacon. I fry it, add cod fillets to the pan and finish...

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

5 reviews

I created this recipe with what I had on hand one night, and now it’s one of my husband’s favorites!...


Mama’s Warm German Potato Salad

5 reviews

My grandmother, Mama, made this potato salad for every family gathering at her home. The relatives would arrive with their...


Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

4 reviews

When I meet former co-workers for lunch at our favorite restaurant, we always order this salad. I wanted to share...


Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta

1 review

Classic American mashed potatoes take a trip to Italy with the flavors of olive oil, garlic, and pancetta. —Bryan Kennedy,...


Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

7 reviews

When we have company, these sprouts are my go-to side dish because they look and taste fantastic. Fancy them up...

Lentil, Bacon and Bean Soup

4 reviews

This quick soup feels extra cozy with lots of lentils and a touch of smoky, bacony goodness. You might want...


Shrimp with Warm German-Style Coleslaw

We love anything that is tangy or has bacon. With fennel and tarragon, this is a super savory dish. I...