Homemade bacon is much tastier than store-bought and is so easy to make! Here is a brief introduction to cured meats, a link for buying curing supplies, and recipes for two homemade bacon varieties: sweet tea + bourbon and peach + molasses.
Homemade cured salmon (lox) is easy to make, and is about half the cost of store-bought lox. Homemade lox is also free from nitrite preservatives. This recipe uses smoked salt to approximate the flavor of smoked lox.