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. (!!!!!)


Roasted Spring Vegetable, Bacon, and Ricotta Frittata

roasted spring vegetable, bacon, and ricotta frittata // my bacon-wrapped life

Aren’t these weeks after Memorial Day so funny? It may feel like summer outside, but the calendar doesn’t lie – it’s still definitely Spring, for a little over one more week! Don’t get me wrong – I love summer and am happy to pretend it’s here as early as possible – but let’s not rush through the gorgeous foods spring has to offer in anticipation of watermelon and corn on the cob and burgers and ice cream. They’ll still be there waiting for us next week, I promise!


Strawberry Sour Cream Streusel Cake

strawberry sour cream streusel cake // my bacon-wrapped life

Try as I might, I just can’t seem to motivate myself to bake anything that doesn’t involve strawberries this Spring. Strawberries are definitely the belle of the ball at the grocery store right now, and we are devouring as many cartons as we possibly can – with Greek yogurt for breakfast, plain for snackin’, all up in our banana bread. I think I’m officially obsessed.