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This is Aaron Rowand. He’s a baseball player. He formerly played for the White Sox and the Phillies, and is currently center fielder for the San Francisco Giants. I cannot tell you how often I come across his name during my research, because the ladies have nicknamed him “Bacon Pants.” Am I just a very naive person? What does this mean? What is a bacon pants?

I don’t know if you remember the series Pete & Pete from early-90s Nickelodeon. That show was a trip, a bit surreal with lots of jokes that went over the intended audience’s heads. I was in my 20s when this show came out, but I worked with kids and caught a number of episodes. The thing I remember most was that Michael Stipe and Kate Pierson both appeared on the show from time to time. But this may have been the most star-studded kids program ever, even more so than Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Both Steve Buscemi and Iggy Pop were regulars, and the list of guest appearances is about a mile long.

Anyhow, that was a lengthy introduction to this short but super sweet clip from Pete & Pete.

I know what you’re thinking. “Those cookies don’t look like bacon.” That’s because the ingenious chef behind this cookie is hiding it from us. It’s a Bacon Snap; much like a ginger snap but made with bacon grease in place of butter or shortening. I’m actually not a fan of ginger cookies, but don’t you think this would be a great idea for Snickerdoodles, the world’s greatest cookie? I happen to be on a very trendy “staycation” this week, and I think I’ve found my next project. Mmm…Bacondoodles and bacon bourbon. I am so Homer Simpson.

Thanks to pastry pea for this great idea!

How many times will Archie McPhee amaze me?! (I really must stop being so surprised every time they come out with YET ANOTHER bacon product.) This nifty little folder acts sort of like a magic eight ball, but with bacon! Need to make a tough decision? Just ask yourself, “What would bacon do?” then spin the wheel. With always-appropriate answers like “taste really good” or “sizzle,” you’re sure to be guided in the right direction.

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