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maple bacon biscuits

ladies and gents. i give you one word: BACON. yeah. i capped it. it’s that important.

i could never pick between my love of biscuits and my love of bacon. it would be like asking a cast iron skillet to choose between butter and crisco.

so when a cozy kitchen’s recipe for maple bacon biscuits came into my life, it was truly love at first sight. i’m happy to report we’re still in a loving relationship, bacon and i.

when a recipe’s first step is, “bake 8 strips of bacon” — how bad could it possibly be? also, the recipe says 5-8 strips, but you’ll need 8, because you will eat 3 of them before they make it into the batter. because it looks a little somethin’ like this:

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pork carnitas

remember that time i went to Shoppers and only bought a pork butt? i do. reminded me of the time i went to target and only bought two tubs of crisco for frying donuts, and having the cashier ask me, “now, what are you going to do with two tubs of crisco?” this time i did self-check out.

h/t to john for providing the recipe this round. the original recipe is courtesy of homesick texan, but i took a few pointers from smitten kitchen’s version and came up with my own.

as miss smitten kitchen starts out her post — this is shamefully easy. literally the hardest part is cutting up the pork butt into 2-inch pieces. i’m not complaining. when i cooked it, jack was all, “zomg, mom, that smells so good. why doesn’t my dinner smell like that?” and i said, “cuz you’s a cat, yo.”

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