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7 Ways to Celebrate International Bacon Day

Bacon may just be one of the world's most beloved foods. How much so? It has as entire international observation day dedicated in its honor. International Bacon Day, celebrated every year on the Saturday preceding Labor Day, is the...

Bacon may just be one of the world's most beloved foods. How much so? It has as entire international observation day dedicated in its honor. International Bacon Day, celebrated every year on the Saturday preceding Labor Day, is the perfect opportunity to start and finish your day off with this crunchy cured treat. Think bacon is just for breakfast? Let's count down seven creative ways to get your bacon on this September 3rd.

International Bacon Day

Bring on the bacon!

1. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

This incredible easy yet delicious recipe includes just three ingredients: bacon, asparagus spears and pepper. Just wrap a bacon piece around an asparagus spear, secure with toothpicks, toss it on the grill, and prepare for a sublime taste sensation.

International Bacon Day

From savory to sweet in mere seconds.

2. Easy Sticky Buns with Bacon

It's hard to out-delicious a traditional sticky bun, but adding bacon to the recipe elevates this to something else entirely. The best part? While these taste entirely homemade, the recipe calls for store-bought frozen puff pastry saving you time in the kitchen without sacrificing any of the flavor. Shhhh... your guests will never know!

3. Kevin Bacon Popcorn

We'll admit that this recipe caught our attention for its name. But it delivered, and then some. Did we mention that the corn is stove-popped using the bacon drippings as a substitute for oil? Smoked paprika adds the perfect finishing touch.

International Bacon Day

Bacon ventures beyond breakfast.

4. Spaghetti with Bacon Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs just may be the ultimate comfort food. But your grandmother never made meatballs like this. You'll love the burst of bacon flavor in every bite. Even better? Your kids will too.

5. Peanut Butter Bacon and Dark Chocolate Cookies

The maple bacon cupcake frenzy is still going strong, but bacon cookies are just starting to have their moment in the spotlight. Combining favorite flavors including peanut butter, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and plenty of bacon, these cookies are glorious game-changers.

6. Candied Bacon Martini

What do you get when you cross a classic cocktail with everyone's favorite cured meat? This unbelievably indulgent beverage, which fuses salty with sweet thanks to the combination of rich, caramelized bacon with ingredients like amaretto and maple syrup, You can even feel (kind of) healthy while sipping thanks to the Granny Smith apple garnish.

7. Cheesy Bacon Bombs

Cheese. Dough. Bacon. Can you really go wrong with these three words in the picture? This amazing appetizer or game-day snack is one sure to have the crowd cheering for more. One tip? Double or even triple the recipe or prepare to run out fast.

Can you ever really have too much bacon? Any way you slice it, probably not. Worry about your cholesterol levels another day and give into the bacon temptation this September 5th. Your taste buds will thank you for it. Browse cookbooks today for access to more amazing recipes for all occasions.