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. (!!!!!)
You know what is, hands-down, the best part of moving?
The built-in excuse to “use up” all the ingredients in your refrigerator!
I absolutely hate wasting food, so I’m feeling fortunate that we’re moving close enough that I can actually bring all of our pantry ingredients with us. But the fridge? Everything’s gotta go! Most of the things in our fridge are pretty straightforward (eggs, butter, milk, etc.) but I had the majority of a bag of almond meal in there from these bad boys and just couldn’t bear to let it go to waste (that shit is expensive, yo). Enter: almond flour chocolate chip cookies!!
Guys, I may be the worst future-wife ever. I bake almost every weekend, cook nearly every night of the week, and it’s taken me almost 6 years to make my fiancé’s very favorite dessert, classic Italian tiramisu.
Well this year, I decided that day had come. I whipped this up yesterday morning to be ready for a special Valentine’s Day dessert, and it turned out so easy and delicious I couldn’t help but share it with you guys. Admittedly, I totally food blogger-ed it up with bourbon (it’s my ultimate secret weapon swoon ingredient) and mason jars, but hey, it’s still the classic coffee-soaked ladyfingers with mascarpone situation. Italian grandmas, don’t hate me!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MemoriesInTheBaking #CollectiveBias
Guys, it’s here!!! The most wonderful time of the year!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I go all out for the holidays, at least food-wise. For us bakers, it’s pure heaven – so many opportunities to whip up sweet treats for our favorite people in the entire world! Between the endless piles of butter and sugar, Christmas carols, twinkly lights, and cozy nights (yes, even in California) it’s basically impossible not to feel warm and fuzzy in December. I LOVE it!