Foodie Favorites – August 26, 2014

foodie favorites - august 26, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped lifeFancy sausages and my first Oktoberfest beer of the year at Sausagefest Chicago!

Hey everyone – happy how-the-hell-is-it-almost September! Yeah, it’s a theme this week. We’re mixing and matching fall and summer stuff here because I just can’t accept it yet. Let’s live in it and embrace the late summer weirdness!

First up this week: it’s not too late for s’mores, and these 15 creative s’mores ideas are giving me some epic ideas for using up the grahams and marshmallows I have leftover from these babies. Elvis + speculoos versions for the win!


Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

sweet and spicy refrigerator pickles // my bacon-wrapped lifeI think it has something to do with this crazy thing called September starting to show up on my calendar (I mean, what?!), but lately I have been extra obsessed with quintessential summer-y things. I’ve been devouring peaches and tomatoes like I’ll never see another one again and just want to eat s’mores all day every day.  My brain is all summer lovin’ all the time, ya know?


Foodie Favorites – August 20, 2014

foodie favorites - august 20, 2014 // my bacon-wrapped lifeOh yes, there was some serious brunching this weekend

Hey guys! How has your week been going? I seriously cannot believe how fast August is flying by…that’s what happens when you have visitors 3 weekends in a row! Not that I’m complaining about lots of food and sightseeing and fam time, of course. Now on to this week’s Foodie Favorites!


Mexican Dark Chocolate S’mores Bars

mexican dark chocolate s'mores bars // my bacon-wrapped lifePeach cobbler, giant ice cream cones, blueberry pie – summer has no shortage of incredible desserts. It’s the time of year for everything fruity and streusel-y and cool and creamy and, perhaps best of all, EASY – and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with any of that. But I think if we had to choose a winner, the one definitive quintessential summer dessert, it just has to be s’mores.

S’mores are the ultimate warm-weather treat – so simple, but so satisfyingly ooey-gooey and chocolate-y. They just scream summer to me, and I couldn’t let a summer go by without paying tribute to the ultimate summer indulgence. I would never do that to you!


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