Caramelized Bacon S’mores

caramelized bacon s'mores // my bacon-wrapped life

You didn’t think I was going to let a whole summer go by without s’mores-ing, did you?

Well, I may have slid in just in the nick of time, but I think I made up for lost time. Because this just might be the best, most decadent s’mores creation I’ve ever had. I mean, it’s quite frankly out of control. Inappropriate. Obnoxious. But it was also one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long, long time, so how could I deprive you, my loyal readers, of the ultimate in s’mores goodness? I could never do that to you.


Foodie Favorites – August 19, 2015

foodie favorites - august 19, 2015 // my bacon-wrapped life

A gigantic pizza from one of my favorite places in all of Chicago, Piece Pizza and Brewery in Wicker Park. We literally stopped here on the way back from the airport – it’s too good!

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday. How’s your week going? As you can tell by my last post, I’m clearly living the rough life over here. After lots of vacay, I am very excited for a few chill weeks at home coming up – I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen! I’m feeling totally inspired by all the gorgeous end-of-summer produce and want to hang onto these long days of easy, fresh food as long as possible. I hope you’re with me! Here are this week’s Foodie Favorites:

This maple bourbon brown butter peach pie is totally swoon-worthy. Fresh peach pie is one of the best parts of summer, and this version is one of the most gorgeous pies I’ve ever seen!

This grilled pineapple and prosciutto salsa is so cool and unique. I mean, if we can put meat in our salsa, we should probably do it.


Restaurant Reviews: Best of Sonoma, CA

restaurant reviews - sonoma, ca // my bacon-wrapped life

Gorgeous grapes at Benziger winery in Sonoma, CA!

Today’s post is brought to you by means of “too much vacay, too little time.” I’ve been out of town for three of the past four weekends, so the cooking and relaxing at home time has been minimal and the eating/drinking lots of delicious and decadent things time has been what’s up. Tough life, right?!

Next week, we’ll be back to our regular scheduled recipe programming, but today, I am super excited to share some of the awesome gems from our recent Sonoma trip! We’ve lied in the Bay Area for 6 months now and haven’t been up to wine country yet, so we were super excited for this trip. Our close friends from college came up from LA to visit us (and the wine) this past weekend. The six of us drove up to Sonoma, hit up a tour and two tastings in one day (plus a fantastic dinner) and ended the evening by drinking two incredible bottles of wine that we bought throughout the day while wearing PJs in the hotel lobby. Now if that’s not a perfect day, I don’t know what is!


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