Foodie Favorites – July 22, 2015

foodie favorites - july 22, 2015 // my bacon-wrapped life

Yes, more Smitten ice cream. It’s just too photogenic – plus, this “nectarines and cream” flavor (with, uh, oatmeal cookie crumbles) totally blew my mind! I love this place!

Hey guys! How’s your week goin’? I’m kicking off my summer travel crazies this weekend with a trip to Minneapolis to visit my brother with my family, and I absolutely can’t wait!! I miss the Midwest-summer-lovin’ vibes so much, and the idea of sitting by a lake with a beer in my hand all weekend makes me feel completely warm and fuzzy inside. I hope you all have similar summer-fun weekend activities planned! Here are this week’s Foodie Favorites.

I love how this bourbon peach galette combines so many traditional Southern summer flavors with a totally modern twist. I could eat this whole beautiful thing!

Popsicles!! I’m not usually a big popsicle fan but these ultra-creamy vegan pb&j pops might change my mind. I am totally craving these!

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Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

blueberry oat bran muffins // my bacon-wrapped life

Before you say anything – I know. I know “oat bran muffins” is pretty much the least sexy food-name of all time. But hear me out!!

These blueberry oat bran muffins are kinda sorta like the nerdy girl in the 90’s rom-com who turns into a total babe and wins the heart of the most popular guy in school as soon as she gets some contacts and a blowout. Ya dig?

It’s like, oat bran, BO-RING. Bran muffins, MEH. But then! We add big juicy bursts of fresh blueberry deliciousness and….DAYUMMMM. Sexy. Right?

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BBQ Chicken, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Naan Pizzas

bbq chicken, bacon, and blue cheese naan pizzas // my bacon-wrapped life

I’d like to formally introduce you to what will be henceforth be known as The Summer of Quick and Easy Recipes on My Bacon-Wrapped Life.

It’s not ideal, but it’s real life, people. With a crazy (at least, crazy for my super-homebody self) travel schedule that’s packed my summer with weddings and wedding-errands and lake vacations and friend visits, my summer is lookin’ a lotta wonderful but also a little nutso. Which means keeping up with this blog is going to be an adventure and a half for this working girl. So I just wanted to throw out some advance warning that this here space will tend more towards the quick and easy and less towards the slow-simmered Bolognese/homemade cinnamon rolls/fancy-pants stuff for the next few months. Which I think is actually quite perfect for the summer, ya know? Don’t we all really just want something fast and mindless and delicious and hot-kitchen-time minimizing?

That’s the summer dream, people.

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