The Cure All To Any Bad Day…..Bacon!

Good Tuesday night! Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. I had to laugh today when my 3 year old had his little Pillsbury Dough Boy toy that makes the laugh, you know, “he heeee”, in the Pillsbury dough boy voice. He loves pressing everyone’s belly then pushing his dough boy for the “he heeee.” Well guess where he was pushing on mommy to make the dough boy laugh? Yah, I’m sure you can guess. I kept trying to take his hands to the appropriate area, but he thought it was so funny to push mommy’s lovely lady lumps. The fascination of the woman’s body starts awfully early, little stinker!

Here is more of the good grub we ate over Labor Day Weekend that I’ve been talking about. This bacon is sure to cure any bad day. You would not believe the aroma that comes out of the oven as this is baking. After it cools you get a perfect crispy sweet and salty strip of bacon that incredible. Forget the other recipes, just have a plate of bacon for dinner!!

Maple Brown Sugar Bacon

An easy recipe for the best sweet and crispy bacon.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 12 strips applewood smoked bacon
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an oven safe cooling rack with non stick cooking spray and place over a rimmed baking sheet. Place strips of bacon onto cooling rack and brush maple syrup evenly over each strip. Take pinches of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over each strip of bacon. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and crisped to your desire. I went closer to 40 minutes for a real crispy strip. Enjoy!
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Ok, since I made a ton of bacon, I added it to some strips to a bag of beautiful mixed greens and made a quick and easy fig preserve vinaigrette that was fantastic. You could use just about any fruit preserves in place of the fig if you can’t find it. I just noticed the Super Walmart by my house sells fig preserves now. It is really good if you haven’t tried it and makes a tasty dressing.


Mixed Greens With Goat Cheese, Pecans, Sweet Bacon and Fig Preserve Vinaigrette

An easy salad made with fresh mixed greens, creamy goat cheese crumbles, crunchy pecans, sweet and crispy bacon, and a tangy fig vinaigrette.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


For the Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup fig preserves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

For the Salad:

  • bag of mixed greens
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • Brown Sugar Maple Bacon see recipe above
  • pecans


  • Place fig preserves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper into a food processor. Process until emulsified. Set aside.
  • On salad plates arrange mixed greens, crumbled goat cheese, bacon pieces and pecans. Drizzle with fig preserve vinaigrette.
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This chicken potato salad was a huge hit with my family. I will be making it again very soon. It’s perfect to take to any family gathering and can even be made the night before. The star of the salad is pieces of that maple brown sugar bacon, don’t leave it out!! Enjoy!

Is it just me or is the bacon glowing? It’s glorious!

Chicken and Potato Salad With Maple Brown Sugar Bacon

An easy potato salad loaded with tender chicken, tangy mayo, and crispy Maple Brown Sugar Bacon.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 5 medium-large yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 large chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 strips Maple Brown Sugar Bacon see recipe above


  • Cube potatoes into 1 inch cubes, place in a big pot of water. Boil for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and let cool completely.
  • Place cooled potatoes, chicken breast and celery into a large bowl. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, pickle relish, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Pour over potatoes chicken and celery. Stir in sweet bacon pieces and serve.
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Enjoy your bacon! See you all soon with something tasty.

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41 Responses
  1. Jaime

    mmmmm i love bacon! at least you can pretend you’re eating healthy w/the salad, right? 😉

  2. Bunny

    Your killing me here Jenny! The bacon is to die for and then you have Chicken Potatoe Salad, i’m gonna try this cause I think my kids and hubby will flip over this!! Thanks Jenny!!

  3. Tasty Trends

    oh i love bacon but it makes me sooo ill after i eat it! it is sooo yummy though!

    the salad looks great!

  4. Dawn

    Ohhh that first pic :::sigh::::
    I agree nothing like a good plate of bacon for dinner! Good thinking chicklet!

  5. Once Upon a Plate

    This looks delicious Jenny! Beautiful photos, and the recipes are mouthwatering. A LOVELY blog!

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