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!


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?


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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