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I have very fond memories growing up in Australia. We (my mum, dad, sister, brother, and I) lived on a 30-acre goat farm, which wasn't too far from where our cousins and grandparents lived on a dairy farm. When we weren't at school, calisthenics, or netball classes, we were having play dates with friends, trying to perfect the timing of taping our favorite songs onto cassette tapes, playing dress-up, doing arts and crafts, playing with the doll house my dad hand-built for my sister and I, or running around outside on the farm building forts and playing hide and go seek. Aside from one small wood-framed television there were no other electronics ... no iPads, laptops, desktops, cell phones, or video games.
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Let's talk about easy entertaining today. Because, when home entertaining, I love to make things that look like you've put a lot of work into them, but really it took you mere minutes to whip up. And this delicious strawberry jalapeño cream cheese log is just that. It brings out the festive colors of the holiday season, but is one of the quickest appetizers you could make that your guests will love.
I've become a little obsessed with fruit spreads of late, and although I'd often put a little sugar in a homemade spread to sweeten it, this one doesn't need any extra sweetening as the Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread is already naturally sweetened with honey, which gives it that perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavor.
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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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