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    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Bacon Egg Cups

    1 review

    These adorable bacon egg cups are a fresh take on the classic breakfast combo. Make sure to use ovenproof bowls...

    Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake

    1 review

    I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked...

    Spaghetti Squash with Apples, Bacon, and Walnuts

    I've always loved spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta and enjoy it in the classic marinara style, but I...

    Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

    1 review

    Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun...

    Badger State Stuffing

    1 review

    Your family will love the contrasting sweet, savory and slightly tart flavors in this spin on a Thanksgiving classic. Feel...

    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...

    Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

    2 reviews

    Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...

    Grits & Bacon Casserole

    A Mississippi home cook gave me her recipe for grits casserole. It baked like traditional custard. I garnish it with...

    Bacon and Eggs Casserole

    30 reviews

    Because it's fast to fix and such a great hit with family and friends, this egg casserole with bacon is...

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    Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Casserole with Bacon

    46 reviews

    "Isn't it about time for you to make your 'egg pie?'" my husband and sons inquire, using the nickname they've...

    Bacon Cheese Fries

    10 reviews

    These tempting bacon cheese fries are one finger food I can make a meal of. Quick to fix, they're a...

    Baked Potato Casserole

    13 reviews

    I created this baked potato casserole with input from friends and neighbors. It makes a great side dish for special...

    Favorite Baked Potato Soup

    47 reviews

    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious baked potato soup at a restaurant while on vacation and I came home...

    Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

    27 reviews

    The holidays around the house just wouldn't be the same without these classic wraps. Through the years, Christmas Eve guests...

    Breakfast Pie

    5 reviews

    This crustless pie is wonderful to serve to overnight guests because you assemble it the night before. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro,...

    Loaded Baked Potato Salad

    50 reviews

    I revamped my mother's potato salad recipe to taste more like baked potatoes with all the fixin's, which I love....

    Crustless Quiche Bake

    3 reviews

    Chock-full of veggies, cheese, bacon, eggs and a touch of sherry, this yummy recipe would be great served with fresh...

    Bacon Potato Bake

    7 reviews

    This cheesy potato casserole is always popular. It's a nice change from mashed potatoes and with a bread crumb and...

    Bacon and Eggs Brunch

    3 reviews

    This dish is perfect to serve guests because the eggs and Canadian bacon bake at the same time.

    Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise Sauce

    6 reviews

    I've made this recipe for my family every Christmas morning for 10 years—it's a food tradition that we look forward...

    Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

    7 reviews

    Indulge in just one of these bacon wrapped tater tots and you’ll taste why they’re a hit with kids of...

    Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

    21 reviews

    After making little bacon-wrapped sausages for years, I needed a change! I had an extra sweet potato and half a...

    Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

    6 reviews

    I love bacon-wrapped recipes, and these sweet-smoky snacks are easy to make and fun to eat, so be prepared with...

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    Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Cream Sauce

    3 reviews

    Although the rich seafood tidbits look complicated, they're actually easy to assemble and cook. The dipping sauce, with its hints...

    Tomato Bacon Cups

    18 reviews

    These savory biscuits have a flavorful tomato and bacon filling. “I got the recipe at a friend’s house one Thanksgiving,”...

    Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

    13 reviews

    Cheese and bacon don’t usually come “light.” But this tasty recipe keeps the fat and calories low and flavor high....

    Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

    6 reviews

    Move over, spinach-artichoke dip—bacon adds much more flavor. You might want to double the recipe because there are never any...

    Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

    47 reviews

    For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette...

    Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

    11 reviews

    Fresh green beans are wrapped in bacon and covered in a sweet sauce in this fast and simple side dish....