I love bacon, and often have Smithfield bacon in my fridge, so I am thrilled to be working with Smithfield on this sponsored post. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own.
The art print in the center of our kitchen wall says Bacon makes everything better.
Friends and family know how much I love, love, L-O-V-E bacon. I’m a bit of a bacon purist: I like high quality bacon, and don’t think it needs to be dressed up, paraded around in costume, and made into something it’s not. Bacon is perfect just as it is.
So this holiday season, I’ve come up with a way to combine two of my food & entertaining loves: bacon, and a food bar. I give you: the Holiday Bacon Bar!
Create a Holiday Bacon Bar
I’ve partnered with Smithfield, who makes some amazing bacon varieties such as Peppered Brown Sugar, Sea Salt Caramel, and Caramelized Bourbon Bacon. At my grocery store, I picked up Smithfield Homestyle Bacon and a package of Smithfield Cherry Smoked Bacon.
Here are some ideas for delicious items to include with your Holiday Bacon Bar:
- Breads: buttermilk sage biscuits, muffins, cheesy flatbread crisps
- Sweets: caramel dipping sauce, brown sugar, melted chocolate
- Savory: orange fig jam, bacon salt
Modern labels and tags can help create a special, intimate party. Download these adorable chalkboard tags shown in these photos from the Smithfield.com/BaconBar website. There, you’ll also find tablescape ideas and recipes to make your Holiday Bacon Bar even more special.
Bacon Bar Recipes
In addition to the items mentioned above, consider make one or two quick bacon dishes to round out your awesome Holiday Bacon Bar.
This Bacon Jam recipe has a great smoky flavor to serve for special occasions, and is great to serve on biscuits, crostini, crackers, and top with a sprinkling of crumbled Smithfield bacon.
You can also add a playful touch to your Holiday Bacon Bar with these Peanut Butter & Bacon Jam Bites.
For more ideas on how to build a holiday bacon bar, and for more recipes, be sure to check out the Smithfield website.
ENTER TO WIN
Now for the fun news for my fellow bacon lovers: Smithfield is giving one lucky Urban Bliss Life reader a Bacon For a Year coupon booklet worth approximately $300! Bacon for a year!! This could also make a great holiday gift for the bacon lover in your life.
ENTER TO WIN: Simply follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below starting with leaving a blog comment. Then you also have several options for additional contest entries.
PRIZE: One Bacon for a Year coupon booklet (value: $416)
DEADLINE: FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 11:59pm PST.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Must be 18+ years or older to enter to win, must be a US resident, and must have a physical mailing address, not a PO Box.
12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS
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This post is sponsored by Smithfield. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.