Foodie Favorites – October 29, 2014

foodie favorites - october 29, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped lifePumpkin + pistachio macarons from the most adorable bakery near our apartment!

Hey everyone! Are you all pumped for Halloween? I know I am – tomorrow night the kiddos in our apartment building are coming trick-or-treating, and then we have a very fun Halloween night planned with friends! Obviously we’ll be re-purposing our Oktoberfest gear as Halloween costumes…I mean, why not, right? Here are this week’s Foodie Favorites!

This squash toast with ricotta is AMAZING (I’ve had the original before) and I absolutely cannot wait to re-create at home. This just might be dinner this weekend…


Gooey Pumpkin Cake with Bourbon Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

gooey pumpkin cake with bourbon vanilla bean whipped cream // my bacon-wrapped lifeToday is Halloween part deux, coming at you in the form of a slice of ooey-gooey spiced pumpkin cake and a big ol’ dollop of bourbon vanilla bean whipped cream.

I mean, is there any better way to do it?

This pumpkin cake also has the double distinction of being Brad’s sister Tara’s favorite birthday cake. Her birthday’s coming up this week, so not only are we celebrating Halloween, but also HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA! I wish gooey pumpkin cake tasted as good with the eyes as it does with the mouf.


Foodie Favorites – October 22, 2014

foodie favorites - october 22, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped life

Decorative gourd season is here in full swing, and I am lo-ving it!

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed last week’s roundup of German food + beer pics in lieu of Foodie Favorites. Now we’re back in action with a ton of links! 

Have you seen this pizza cake? The classy side of me is like “GET A GRIP” and the trashy side of me is like “MUST MAKE THIS IMMEDIATELY”. It’s Jekyll and Hyde in here, I tell ya.

This bacon butternut squash and Brussels sprouts mac n’ cheese is basically all my favorite things in one. My two favorite veggies in the world + cheese + pasta + buttery Ritz cracker topping + BACON? I’m soooo in love.


Homemade Pretzel Candies

homemade pretzel candies // my bacon-wrapped life

This is exactly the thing I would make for trick-or-treaters if I lived in the good old days when kids were allowed to eat homemade candy and other unpackaged goodies, back when you didn’t have to throw away all the pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies that kindly old ladies baked thinking they were doing something nice. There must have been a time like that, right? Before anthrax and serial killers?

Never thought I would talk about anthrax OR serial killers on my food blog, but hey, there’s a first time for everything.


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