Monday, August 29, 2022

Candied Bacon

My son, Tim's, birthday is today and he and his two daughters, Avery and Ella came over for brunch on Sunday. I had a crustless quiche, roasted potatoes, muffins, and monkey bread.

I also had yogurt parfaits with my favorite granola, and assorted berries.

This little cutie pie came and spent the night with me.  Hayden loves coming to Nana's house.  My son, Mike, got to play with her because his company that he got a job with last December, dissolved on August 1st.  He's back to looking for another job. 

We made cookies.

We also made homemade play dough, recipe found here.

My grandson, Caiden, had Senior night and the parents and family walk out with the player as they're introduced.  He's here with his stepdad, my daughter, Cissy, and his dad.

Avery took a selfie of us, with Mike, me, Tim, Ella and Avery.  Avery made captain of her high school volleyball team!  Happy Birthday, Tim!

Yield: 1 pound of yummy bacon
Author: Kitty
Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

This recipe is adapted from Bobby Flay's recipe. I changed up the method, oven temperature, and cooking time. You may have to adapt to your oven.


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound of bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Whisk together maple syrup, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Lay the bacon onto parchment lined rimmed baking sheet pans. I had to use two sheet pans.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the sheet pans, and using a pastry brush, generously glaze the bacon.
  5. Return to the oven, and cook for another 10-12 minutes, or until your desired crispness.
  6. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  7. Transfer to a platter and serve.


I like to make things ahead of time, and I did this the day before and put the bacon on a heat proof platter, covered and refrigerated, and then reheated in the oven the next day.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Sounds just wonderful, will be making this very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love seeing your beautiful family and those sweet smiling faces Kitty. That Hayden is the CUTEST...don't you love that she loves coming to your house? Brunch sounds delicious... pass the bacon my way. :) Happy Birthday to Tim. ♥

  3. This sounds delicious! I love your yogurt parfait station too; what a fun idea.

  4. The bacon sounds great Kitty! It looks like you had a nice day with everyone:@)

  5. Thanks for both recipes! Especially the play dough...I'll be needing it someday soon!

  6. The birthday brunch sounded great with a lot of delicious food you made Kitty. The bacon looks so good and thank you for the recipe to make it. I enjoyed looking at the photos. I hope you have a nice week.

  7. Oh boy, candied bacon! How perfect for your son’s birthday brunch and everything else sounds delish too! I know you’re super proud of all your sweet grands, and quite the athletic group they are! Aren’t you smart to make play doh, I know that cutie Hayden had a ball at her sleep over~

  8. Love the pictures so much. Your family is beautiful Kitty. Your menu sounds delicious and Marty would sure love your bacon. He is a huge bacon fan. Happy birthday to Tim. We birthed some amazing kids in August didn't we? I hope that Mike finds another job soon. I am sure that was very disappointing for him. Hope your week is being wonderfully spent. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. Happy Birthday to Tim!

    The candided bacon looks tasty! Have you ever tried donut with a bacon on top? I think it's the same sweet and savory combo as the candied bacon.

    I'm sorry to hear about Mike's work company. I hope he finds a new job soon!

  10. You made it an event! I am sure that Tim felt honored. A wonderful new year to him. That's a sweet photo of Caiden and all his family. You have a beautiful family, but then you know that. May your son Mike find a good job that he enjoys soon. Sure are a lot of businesses needing help. Have a sweet week!

  11. Awww....such a special post with all your family pictures and 'doings'. VERY nice! The recipe sounds luscious...I will try it one of these days. Pinning for now. Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday to Tim! Such a shame about Mike's company dissolving. Have an awesome week ahead! XO

  12. Happy Birthday to Time. Such a fun celebration. Hayden is a cutie pie. Nana makes it so much fun. Candied bacon sounds wonderful. I have never tasted it, but I think it would be yummy.

  13. Thank you for sharing your lovely family photographs.

    Candied bacon looks and sounds very tasty :)

    All the best Jan

  14. Happy Birthday to Tim. Precious time with your family. The brunch looks delicious! Great recipes. I hope your son finds a new job soon. Hugs and blessings.

  15. Such a sweet post. Everyone looks so happy. And candied bacon???? One of my hubs very favorites. YUM.

  16. What a lovely post kItty. Brunch sounds delicious, especially the candied bacon! Pretty how you set the granola and berries up for self serve. Wonderful family photos. I sure wish your son all the best in his job search. Hugs......

  17. I so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful photos! And the candied bacon sounds so yummy. Happy Belated Birthday to Tim! God bless you and all your family, my friend.

  18. Candied bacon is something I've never tried to make myself! It looks and sounds so good. What great photos of the family and what fun and special times you've had with them. Congrats on all the good news and thinking positive thoughts about a new job for Mike!