Sweet + Salty Candy Bar Blondies

sweet and salty candy bar blondies // my bacon-wrapped life

What’s the only thing better than candy on Halloween?

That would be candy inside of blondies on Halloween, of course!

I love making fun, festive treats for basically any holiday, and Halloween is no exception. While it’s always the best excuse to eat copious amounts of candy straight-up, I always have fun finding new ways to fancy up the Halloween treats situation around here. And to me, the highest calling of your excess-Halloween-candy stash is baking it into something rich, buttery, and truly more than the sum of its cookie + candy parts.


Carnitas Pizza

carnitas pizza // my bacon-wrapped lifeIt’s time for some FOOTBALL food!!

Yes, I know I’m a little late. But we’ve been traveling for the first few weekends of the season, so this is our first proper lazy Sunday posted up in front of Redzone all day – just the way I like it! Of course, my favorite part of football (besides fantasy football, which I surprised even myself by being alarmingly obsessed with) is all the amazing FOOD you have a built-in excuse to eat while you park yourself in front of the couch every Sunday. Now that I’ve officially married into a Steelers family, I’m taking my responsibilities as a Lookabaugh very seriously this football season.


Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

dark chocolate zucchini muffins // my bacon-wrapped life

HI!! I’m back!

After a crazy amazing summer that involved one very special day, I am so happy to be back in the swing of things! Something about Fall just makes me feel so excited to get back to business and get organized, even though I am definitely not a student anymore. I missed this blog and I missed you all!!

I know I am just catching the tail end of summer, but I couldn’t let the season pass by without sharing an awesome zucchini recipe. I am still seeing tons of zucchini at the Oakland farmers market, so I’m hoping you still have it readily available where you are, too. Can we hold off on the pumpkin spice and butternut squash for a little bit longer? I can’t handle it yet!


Skillet Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

skillet bacon chocolate chip cookie // my bacon-wrapped life

It makes me so happy that every year, Father’s Day falls right around my “blogiversary” – the anniversary of the day I started blogging! My Dad and I have the exact same taste in desserts – with anything warm, gooey, and topped with vanilla ice cream way up on the top of the list. I think this makes the cut, wouldn’t you say?

It’s become a little tradition around here to bake a big decadent dessert with bacon to celebrate another year of life, love, and copious amounts of food on My Bacon-Wrapped Life. If you’ve followed this space for awhile, you know that I am definitely not a cake person – I’ll take brownies, cookies, ice cream, pie, etc. any day. So for my celebration I wanted to make perhaps one of my ALL-TIME favorite desserts – a warm, gooey, enormous skillet baked chocolate chip cookie!

…with bacon of course. Topped with vanilla ice cream. (!!!!!)