Apple Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

apple cupcakes with brown sugar frosting // my bacon-wrapped life

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve never really been much of a cake person. To me, the best desserts are ooey-gooey and rich and dense, not light and fluffy and dry, which is too often the case with cake. I’ll eat it (I mean, who do you think I am?) but I would rather celebrate my birthday and other important events in life with cheesecake, pie, brownies, cookies, or a big ol’ bowl of ice cream.

So, you ask, why am I starting off a post on cupcakes with a rant on how lame-o cake can be? Honestly, it’s to emphasize that when I say these apple cupcakes are incredible, I mean they are super duper insanely incredible. They’ve shot to the top of my short list of The Exceptions to my meh-cake rule, which prior to trying these included only carrot cake, flourless chocolate cake, pumpkin cake, and these blue moon cupcakes. It’s a short but mighty list, these kings of my cake world, and these apple cupcakes with brown sugar frosting have nestled themselves riiiiiight up in the middle of it all. They’re SO good.


Foodie Favorites – November 19, 2014

foodie favorites - november 19, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped life

Healthy recipe testing for those post-Thanksgiving I-can’t-eat-any-more-pie days!

Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but I am SO EXCITED for Thanksgiving! We are heading home for a full 5 days, and I am absolutely giddy about it. Not only do we get to see my family (and my dog), but also I am certainly not complaining about a small break from Chi-beria. After 2 weeks of bitter cold, I’m ready for winter to be over already! (Well. Maybe after Christmas.) Anyways, on to Foodie Favorites!


Sausage and Apple Pretzel Bread Stuffing

sausage and apple pretzel bread stuffing // my bacon-wrapped lifeAnother day, another pork-based Thanksgiving recipe. What can I say? It just makes everything better. I know you understand.

Last week we went a little non-traditional with some pancetta mac n’ cheese and it was seriously delicious. This week’s Thanksgiving side is definitely more traditional – a sausage and apple stuffing with all the fixin’s – with one critical sassy twist: PRETZEL BREAD. And guys, it’s so, so good. I can never go back.


Foodie Favorites – November 13, 2014

foodie favorites - november 13, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped life

My favorite sandwich in the entire world – the California Dreamin’ from Bat 17

Hi everyone! How’s your week going? Are you already planning out your Thanksgiving menus, too? If you need any ideas, may I suggest pumpkin pie? Or the best broccoli casserole ever? Or some homemade dinner rolls? Or pancetta mac n’ cheese perhaps? OK I’ll stop. I’m just so excited! My mom and I have finalized our menu and I’ll be putting together a shopping list this week. I’ll make sure to share with you what I’m planning on making in next week’s round-up. On to Foodie Favorites!


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