Thanks to all the August participants on the Merry Monday Link Parties, I have a bunch of recipes to share on this International Bacon Day Recipe Celebration 2014!

International Bacon Day Roundup

Now, nobody knows who started this International Bacon Day and it’s not even a real International holiday, but do we really need a designated day to celebrate bacon? Of course not! But before we get to the bacon recipes, let’s look at some fun facts about bacon…

Bacon Fun Facts

  • Supposedly, bacon is one of the oldest cured meats around. In fact, the Chinese were preserving and salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.
  • The word “bacon” has its roots in a combination of French and Germanic dialects.
  • The unofficial International Bacon Day is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day.
  • Americans eat about 18 lbs. of bacon a year!
  • The phrase “bring home the bacon” can be traced back to 12th century England. In a town called, Dunmow, the English church promised to give any man a side of bacon if could swear before the congregation that had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. Hmm…if that was the only way to get bacon in the present world, I bet there would be many baconless homes.
  • Holy smokes! 1 tsp. of bacon grease contains 38 calories and is around 40% saturated fat, so please eat bacon in moderation 🙂

Now that you’re armed with some bacon knowledge, are you ready for some bacon overload? Let’s get to it!

International Bacon Day Recipe Roundup

Bacon Day Recipe -  Appetizers & Sides

  1. Potato Pizza @With A Blast
  2. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates @So Much To Make
  3. BBQ Baked Beans @Balm to my Soul (site no longer running)
  4. Grilled Sweet Peppers Wrapped in Bacon @Home Is Where the Heart Is
Bacon Salads

  1. Mango Pecan Salad with Orange Vinaigrette @So Much To Make
  2. Quick Simple Pasta Salad – BLT Pasta Salad @The Coupon Challenge
Bacon Dips & Spreads

  1. Gifts from the Kitchen, Bacon Jam @The Painted Apron
  2. Sun-Dried Tomato and Bacon Spread @Anderson + Grant
  3. Bacon and Ranch Cheese Ball @Anderson + Grant
  4. Creamy Corn Dip with Bacon, Tomato and Green Chiles @The Painted Apron

Made #5 and my kids LOVED it with crackers. I used a can of diced tomatoes w/green chiles in it. Will be making this again.

Bacon Breakfast

  1. Time Saving Tuesday Baked Bacon @O Taste and See
  2. Bacon Chive Cornbread Waffles @Sustaining the Powers
  3. Bacon Wrapped French Toast @Joybee, What’s For Dinner
Bacon Lunches

  1. Chicken Bacon and Green Chile Pizza @Ms. enPlace
  2. Garlic Ranch Pizza with Bacon @Somebody’s Dinner
  3. Bacon Swiss Quiche @O Taste and See
Bacon Dinners

  1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon @O Taste and See
  2. Tony’s He-man Chili @Ms. enPlace
  3. Avocado Tomato Chicken @This and That
  4. Sheperd’s Pie with Bacon @Happy House and Home
  5. Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken @O Taste and See
  6. Bacon Chili @Organized Island 
  7. Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken @O Taste and See
  8. Shrimp in Bacon Blankets @Ms. enPlace

Tried #6 & #8, the trick to these is to not overcook your chicken and use a lot of BBQ sauce.

Bacon Desserts

  1. Perfect Cream Scones @That Recipe
  2. Bacon Pecan Maple Sticky Buns @Joybee, What’s for Dinner

All these recipes look so wonderful. What recipe(s) do you want to try from  the International Bacon Day Recipe Celebration 2014 roundup?

If you have a recipe you’d like to share, link it up to this bacon recipe link-up. I will leave it open until the end of September!

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  1. What a bacon bonanza!! I wish I didn’t know that 1 tsp of grease was 38 calories! I am thrilled your kids liked my corn dip! It is a great way to get vegetables in people! Thanks for all the bacon fun and the great recipes!

  2. I think the scrambled egg roll was the last one..but I have some more bacon recipes I’ll add.

    Thanks so much!!

  3. Bacon!Bacon!Bacon! I’m in bacon Heaven!! I think I smell it even. You found some great recipes!

    And thanks for throwing my scrambled egg rolls in there too 🙂 Much appreciated!

    Sharing this!!
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Bobbi. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Have you made more egg roll recipes? If you have more bacon recipes, go ahead and link it up to the inlinkz at the end of the post. I’m leaving it open until the end of September 🙂