Foodie Favorites – September 17, 2014

foodie favorites - september 17, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped life

 It’s official – the apples have landed!

Hey everyone – Happy Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but I’ve got the Fall baking bug pretty hard. I’m dreaming of apples and pears and pumpkin and homey cinnamon-y smells coming from my oven. I hope you’re on board, because THREE of my links this week are apple-based. Let’s get into it! Here are this week’s Foodie Favorites.

These cinnamon sugar apple muffins are straight up calling to me. Apple makes baked goods so sweet and moist, and that cinnamon sugar crumble topping situation has my name written all over it. Sooo good.

This rosemary-polenta pumpkin coffeecake is so gorgeous, and I’m loving the unique combination of flavors. Who would think to make coffeecake with polenta? I love it!

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Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

vegan cinnamon swirl pumpkin bread // my bacon-wrapped life

Today is a momentous occasion. It’s the First Pumpkin Recipe of the Year Day!!

Get on board, people. We celebrate these kind of things around here.

I’m a total pumpkin junkie, and this is the time of the year to do it all up all the time and be totally unapologetic about it. It’s not even that cold yet, but I couldn’t wait to start shoving some warm, cinnamon-y pumpkin goods in my face. And I’m here to tell ya, you should probably follow suit. Stat.

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Foodie Favorites – September 10, 2014

foodie favorites - september 10, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped life

Serious nacho business for the first football Sunday of the year!

Hey guys! Hope you’re having a good week. We’ve continued to have pretty great weather here (well, besides today), and we’re just enjoying a lazy end to the Chicago summer before a few hectic travel weeks coming up! Here are the things that are inspiring me in the kitchen this week:

This marbled matcha pound cake is absolutely stunning. I’ve never cooked with matcha powder before, but I can’t imagine a better inspiration to start!

These sea salt buttercream chocolate cupcakes are pure decadence. Usually I don’t go too crazy over cupcakes, but these flavors look absolutely out-of-this-world!

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Edamame Bacon Fried Rice

edamame bacon fried rice // my bacon-wrapped lifeI’m still having trouble believing it’s September, and the incredibly summer-y hot and stormy weather we’ve been having lately isn’t helping things one bit. But somehow it is, and the days keep creeping by so I’m just going to roll with it. From this point on, it’s warm and comforting Fall food all day every day, people. Get pumped!

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