Cookbook Giveaway: BACON 24/SEVEN!

I’ve given away a lot of cookbooks on this site over the years, and I’ve loved each and every one of them.  But there is love, and there is once in a lifetime love.  Love at first sight kind of love.  Love that was meant to be kind of love.  And the minute I set eyes on this cookbook, I fell in that kind of love, cookbook wise.  I mean really…a cookbook called BACON 24/SEVEN?  I didn’t stand a chance.  I’m head over heels in bacon love, and you are coming with me.

I have to start by talking about the pictures in this book, taken by the extraordinary EJ Armstrong.  Even with my love and adoration of bacon fogging my judgement, I’ve taken its picture hundreds of times over the years, and it is hard.  Bacon, you are not photogenic.  Except in this book – in this book, you are drop-dead gorgeous.  I mean, LOOK at this.

You’re swooning a little, aren’t you?  You are.  I know I am.

And then there are the recipes by the wonderful Teresa Gilliam, which range from bacon in the morning to bacon for lunch to bacon for dinner to bacon for dessert.  In the morning you can have bacon cheddar biscuits.  Look at these babies.

Or maybe you would prefer some maple bacon twists?

Personally, I would prefer one of each, thank you very much.

Later in the day, how about a bacon and apple grilled cheese panini?

And for dessert, apple pie with bacon streusel!

Don’t even get me started on the bacon butternut squash soup, or the bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin with pomegranate glaze, or the candied bacon s’mores.

You want this cookbook.  You NEED this cookbook.  And I have three of them to give away to three lucky folks…just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite bacon dish, and in a week I will randomly pick three commenters to receive this gem of a cookbook.  So get those comments in! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about this cookbook, click here for more info from the publisher, The Countryman Press, located in the beautiful state of Vermont.

And finally, I will leave you with a quote from the back of the book, which I am seriously considering adopting as my own personal motto:


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  1. Jan R says

    I love making homemade bread with pepper jack and pepper bacon grilled cheese sandwiches…I could eat them every day…so good! LOVE the book…PLEASE!

  2. Brady says

    I like to get some sweet peppers, stuff them with a cheddar parm herb mixture then wrap them with bacon.
    I have grilled them and I have cooked them in the oven. They are delicious.

  3. Pat M. says

    Not that I prepare this often, but one of my favorite recipes is cabbage sautéd with bacon and onions–it is delicious and I know that Don would love it, good Southerner that he is. Chop all three–first sauté the bacon, then add the onions, cabbage, salt and pepper and sauté until tender.

  4. Nathalie Gill says

    I love bacon any way I can get it so it’s really tough to pick a favorite. After careful consideration I’d have to go with the classic BLT sandwich. 😉

  5. Stefanie says

    Savory – Brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and garlic, and deglazed with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey.

    Sweet – I make caramel turtle brownies with bacon. To die for.

  6. Karen Nelson says

    Oh Kate… We are talking BACON! I don’t know where to begin!
    Since we just had BLT’s with pepper bacon(new love) fresh butter lettuce
    and a medium over egg on fabulous sour dough…can’t think of much better!
    Oh.. Unless you have a good avocado :-)
    (Have been under the weather.. Been wanting to write and tell you
    I can’t wait to try the bacon crackers!)

  7. Edie says

    My favorite bacon recipe is candied bacon. I got the recipe from the New York Times. Great treat and such a surprise for dessert. Serve it with some crème fraiche, knocks the socks off of the bacon doubters. You can never have enough bacon.

  8. Amanda says

    My current favorite is what I whipped up for breakfast this morning trying to use up those leftover bits and pieces in my fridge. Toasted English muffin with thinly sliced apple and brie put in the toaster oven to make the apple slightly warm but still with some bite and and the brie nice and melty. Then a few slices of bacon. My new favorite breakfast sandwich. Oh, and of course I can’t say no to a piece of bacon in my bloody mary.

  9. Joe Heines III says

    Peppered Bacon Steaks from Edwards of Surry, VA. Tell Don they can be grilled outside. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! Good with Cheeseburgers.

  10. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook says

    I would have to say that my favorite bacon dish is the classic BLT. Can’t go wrong with salty crunchy bacon, juicy ripe tomatoes, and fresh lettuce!

  11. RK says

    My son’s favorite — sautéed onions & red peppers mixed into scrambled eggs with fresh spinach, chopped cherry tomatoes, crisp bacon and shredded cheese. I make a whole package of bacon and then freeze the cooked strips which allowed me to just grab a couple to mix in the eggs. And I do have to confess — I’ve eaten the cooked bacon straight from the freezer– so weird, I know!!

  12. Brandee says

    I just tried a recipe of dates, stuffed with ricotta and wrapped in bacon. So good. I also love it on grilled cheese!!

  13. Carolsue says

    I make a skillet dish called Jungle Stew whose primary ingredients are hamburger, bacon and beans
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  14. Stan says

    I’ve always been a sucker for the classic BLT. But I just saw a recipe for bacon wrapped crackers that I might have to try as an appetizer at my next gathering.

  15. Morgan says

    This last Thanksgiving I made an apple bourbon pie with a bacon crumble topping just like you mentioned in this post. Holy. Crap. This pie is coma-enducing!

  16. Christi Pike says

    Wow…it is hard to choose one thing that you love with bacon! I must say that I am not a fan of bacon in ice cream. I like salty and sweet mixed, but not this combination. I may be boring, but I love bacon on any sandwich! It really makes it pop…so that being said I guess I would say a delicious BLT on Brioche toast with light mayo!

  17. Anne Delaney says

    Everything is better with bacon but my favorite is a simple bacon mayo lettuce fresh from the garden tomato sandwich on toasted bread.

  18. ColleenB.~Texas says

    so many different ways that I like to use bacon but one of our favorites is the Bacon Wrapped LiLSmokies with a brown sugar / Maple glaze drizzled over top. Also one of my favorites is just a BLT on whole wheat toast
    Thank you for this opportunity

  19. Anna says

    I cooked a couple dishes with bacon this week and my boyfriend is already asking for more! It’s hard to pick, but I’ve been trying to replicate this amazing flatbread we had with bananas, nutella, mascarpone and bacon!

  20. says

    Drooling now! I get my bacon mail ordered and family give it to me from all over too! I love it for Sunday breakfasts, and in bacon cheddar scones. But my mom’s homefries with bacon in them has to be a favorite (use the fat after the bacon is cooked to fry them up and crumble it in to them…

  21. jane says

    When I began to See friend’s kitchens, I learned two Interesting facts. First, unlike my mom’s house, there are kitchens where not every recipe begins with frying bacon or with bacon grease. And the second was that the can on the stove used to reserve bacon grease does not come as An Attachment With All Stoves. Still Processing All That As I Eat Bacon.

  22. Anne says

    I guess I’m a bit of a purist. To me, there is nothing more wonderful than thick smoky bacon cooked low and slow in a frying pan until it is crisp, served in a homemade white toast sandwich, the whole dipped into an egg fried in the drippings. Takes me right back to breakfast made by Dad on Saturday mornings.

  23. Cindy says

    My familiy’s favorite way to use bacon (aside from eating it directly from the paper towel after it has been fried) is on a chicken & mozzarella panini. Yummy!

  24. Desiree Eshelman says

    Hard to choose just one way to eat bacon, but I’ve got to pick, right:) Have to go with Bacon Mac n’ Cheese!!!

  25. Armymum13 says

    I’ve been watching this one for a while…. almost bought it for my son for christmas….afraid i’d keep it for myself…..want to try my hand at making my own homemade…..

  26. Mary-Ann McElrone says

    Your bacon crackers are tops, just hard to save any for others.,Will be making them lots. How can I choose a favorite, well BLT will always be a best favorite, but how many others are on my list. Maybe not in Jello, but give me time, bet I can come up with one.

  27. Terry says

    A grilled avocado, bacon, pepper jack grilled cheese. I used to use Hazelnut Bread, but now I sometimes use gluten free bread. It is also absolutely fabulous in a warmed corn tortilla! Think I’ll print that slogan too1

  28. says

    My wife tells me that I don’t like bacon. She also tells me I don’t like salt. Something about the doctor, heart blah something something.
    My favorite bacon recipe is any recipe with bacon. If the recipe calls for four pieces of bacon, I put in eight. Or nine. “This recipe seems to have a lot of bacon,” she’ll say. “I thought you didn’t like bacon,” She adds. “I’m just following the recipe,” I’ll say, smiling to myself.
    I’m trying to cook more often lately.
    Thanks for the Amazon link; I will get a couple of these for my two daughters in-law so they will have recipe ideas for when we come to visit. I can’t get one for myself, because my wife says that I don’t like bacon. Did I already mention that?

  29. says

    Hmm, besides getting the bacon really crispy and eating it plain, like a chip, I think that I would have to say my favorite bacon dish is a simple bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwich!

  30. Elisa B says

    My go-to is spaghetti carbonara but using bacon instead of pancetta. I also want to recreate these bacon, cheddar biscuits I got at a bakery in Alaska one summer. Yum yum!

  31. stacie says

    I love bacon! Impossible to choose just one thing! bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed jalapenos —maple bacon rice crispy treats – blts..

  32. Blewits says

    So many entries!! Awesome.

    We had a bacon cook off years ago at the lake. I’m just talking family and friends here. Some entries included bacon wrapped pepper poppers on the green egg, a meatloaf concoction that was wrapped in a basket weave blanket of bacon, and a desert was fried bacon dipped in chocolate.

    There were others but that is just off the top of my head.

    With this book, perhaps I could hit championship status!

    Thanks Kate, very fun.

  33. Kathie Kelling says

    Dates stuffed with almonds, wrapped in bacon, soaked in Teriyaki, the broils until the bacon is cooked to your taste. Like eating candy!

  34. DawnF says

    I just ordered this book for my friend’s birthday. He is going to GO CRAZY when he sees it. If I say bacon, he drools.

    I would loooove a copy for myself! :)

  35. Barbara C says

    I like to bake chopped bacon with pecan halves. It’s yumminess in every bite! A good BLT makes me happy too. The bacon must be crispy. No tough bacon!

  36. jimmygourmet says

    NOTHING goes better than crispy bacon plus sliced, ripe avocado with a bit of mayo to make a wonderful sandwich or the basis of a truly great luncheon salad. Yum!!

  37. jimmygourmet says

    Another excellent use of bacon(very crispy) is adding it to your Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe in addition to VERY thinly sliced ham. Place the bacon between the chicken & ham (away from the cheese) to retain its crispness.

  38. Sandra W says

    While I do think bacon makes life better whether it be a classic BLT or German potato salad or. . ., I digress. . . My favorite is bacon cheddar biscuits – oh my!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  39. says

    just a plain ole upside down dinner of a loaded bacon and egg sandwich…double bacon, 2 fried runny eggs and a slice of cheese on toast….with tomato when in season….wow think thats supper tonight!

  40. Connie Jo says

    My Cajun ex sister-in-law taught me this recipe. Wrap shrimp with bacon, toss in olive oil and Don’s Blackened Seasoning, cook in a cast iron pan. Best ever bacon surprise: green olives wrapped in bacon and broiled.

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