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Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

When you’re in need of a quick meal, a creamy carbonara comes together in just a little more time than it takes the pasta to cook. It's a humble sauce of starchy pasta water, eggs and Parm whisked into silky submission. And, chances are, you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. We have peas in our ingredient list, but if there's a greens strike in your home, feel free to forgo them. Carbonara is easy like that. 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Jam

A pot of bacon jam is an ideal cold-weather project; it will infuse your house with the sweet smell of bacon and maple syrup. Slather the sticky-salty treat inside a mess of grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Spiced Apple Cider with Candied Bacon

Candied bacon adds some heft to snack time; we decided to serve it alongside warm spiced cider, a perfect end to a sunny afternoon in the snow.

 

Baked Beans with Bacon

Hanging around the house all day gives you plenty of time to simmer a pot of real baked beans. These begin with canned beans – what could be easier?

Bacon-stuffed cornmeal waffles

A snow day is a great excuse to stay in your jammies and make a big deal of breakfast. These cornmeal waffles make a tasty vehicle for crisp bacon. Lie strips directly onto the batter as it cooks. Douse with maple syrup.

 

Bacon & egg spinach salad with garlic toast

The garlic toast acts like a giant crouton; crumble it overtop or eat it a bite at a time.

Bacon & potato perogie filling

This classic perogie filling showcases perfect harmony between the bacon and the potato.

Cider Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized with crispy bacon and sweetened with apples and cider, this easy-to-make recipe was a hit – expect it to convert even the most unenthusiastic Brussels sprouts eater.

Bacon, leek and gouda pancake

This eggy pancake - sort of a cross between a pancake and frittata - comes together quickly and can be eaten in wedges with a bagged salad, or tucked into a bun or between slices of toast and taken to go.

Bacon and Chard Ravioli

FILLINGS: Bacon and Chard Kale or spinach can be used instead of chard; kale will need a little more cooking time, spinach a little less. Chop it fairly fine, so that it’s easy to fill the ravioli without floppy leaves hanging out. 2 slices bacon, finely chopped olive or canola oil (optional) 2 cups (500 mL) chard,...

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