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So, you have family and friends coming over for the holidays and you want to do something a little different?
How about a bacon bar?
Oh yes, you know you want one. The possibilities are endless with both sweet and savory dishes that can be served.
I'm going to show you a few simple ideas here, thanks to Smithfield, including egg and bacon breakfast tacos, bacon Bloody Mary's, biscuits with cherry bacon jam, and maple bacon donuts. But, if you scroll all the way to the bottom, I've got a list of other ideas that you can use for your own bacon bar too.
Let's start with an egg and bacon serve-yourself taco bar shall we? I mean tacos AND bacon, need I say more!
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Of late I've indulged in a whole lot of fall, from bourbon ginger cocktails, to butternut squash pasta to pumpkin spice pancakes. I absolutely love the flavors and colors of autumn. Everything just feels so warm and comforting.
And being that this time of year is the perfect time for entertaining I decided to create an easy tangerine bourbon cocktail that will be a hit with your guests.
We were recently out for a family lunch and I had a fantastic orange and fig bourbon cocktail before my meal, and then remembered a similar cocktail my partner had made recently using lemon that we enjoying during a picnic at an outdoor concert in the park. So I decided it was time to create one at home that I could quickly whip up when guests come over, and this one takes absolutely no time at all and will definitely take your at-home mixology to a new level that will impress everyone.
Serves: Makes approximately 5-6 cocktails, depending on glass size.
It's not secret that my favorite meal of the day is brunch. At brunch almost anything goes, you've got a combination of breakfast and lunch, cocktails can be enjoyed and if you are like me you feel like you aren't inhaling quite as many calories because it's only one meal right, not two. Yes, I will justify eating everything on the brunch table.
Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's have been a staple for me at brunch for many years, but in an effort to mix it up a little, and because I had some delicious grapefruit just sitting in my fruit bowl I decided to whip up a few new cocktails that are more than brunch worthy.
As you can see from the photo above I made two versions of this cocktail, one with lemon and one with the yummy Sweet Scarlett's red grapefruit, only because I knew I would love the lemon version because lemon cocktails are generally my favorite, but it turns out I actually loved the grapefruit in this one even more.
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