Bits & Bites – Halloween Edition

Bacon PumpkinI’m so excited for Halloween! In my opinion, nothing is more fun than inviting friends over for a spooky night of movies. It’s always my luck that a trick-or-treater rings the door bell just as the movie is chest-deep in suspense. I jump three feet in the air!

Halloween is, frankly, the only night of the year where I even tolerate scary movies. I’m a chicken at heart, which all began in college…

My roommate Alison and I took the plunge to see the spookiest Halloween movie in 2005: The Exorcism of Emily Rose. That night I crawled into bed, drifted to sleep. A few hours into dreaming I woke up. I couldn’t move. My breathing slowed and became shallow. My eyes darted around the room for any sign of movement. I took a deep breath and reached for my cell phone to check the time. It was just after 3:00 a.m. Oh no.. no..no..no.

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Apple, Bacon, & Caramel Cookies

One of my favorite autumn treats is the caramel apple. It’s no secret that apples and caramel are a match made in heaven, and the toppings — sprinkles, Oreos, peanuts — are endless. But, as you can imagine, maintaining a suitable diet with a bacon blog can be a struggle, which is why I decided to make the switch from caramel apples to apple cookies!

Apple-Cookie-Ingredients

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Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta

October is National Pumpkin Month and from latte’s, bread, pie, and cupcakes there is no limit to the pumpkin craze. So why not join the bandwagon? Instead of sprinkling crumbled bacon on a pumpkin dessert, I did some bacon + pumpkin research and stumbled upon a bacon and pumpkin pasta from Punch of Yum.

Bacon and Pumpkin Pasta Ingredients

I put my own spin on the recipe – just a few tweaks here and there – and found that pumpkin can be transformed into a delicious, savory dish! Don’t believe me? Give this easy-to-make pasta recipe a try and your tastebuds will thank me!

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Stuffed Cucumber Cups

I’ve talked previously about the best game day appetizers, bacon wrapped smokies and bacon jalapeño poppers, but if you’re looking for something that’s more refreshing try these stuffed cucumber cups from Black and White Obsession. The cucumber cup is light with a sweet flavor, while the cream cheese and sour cream mixture tastes similar to a Green Goddess dressing that’s irresistible. To be honest, the cucumber and filling is delicious on it’s own, but the garnished bacon adds a tint of salty flavor that brings the appetizer together. These treats will go fast, so I recommend doubling the recipe if you’re hosting a large group!

Cucumber Cups with Bacon

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