Bits & Bites: Bacon & Basil Edition

Matt and I recently purchased a new home and my favorite room in the house is the sunroom. I have thoroughly enjoyed brisk evenings cuddling in a blanket, sipping a cup of tea, listening to the cicada’s, and becoming lost in my thoughts.

Aside from indulging in quiet moments, I’ve also given herb gardening a try in the sunroom. So far I’ve started with a trusty basil plant courtesy of my mother (thanks mom!) and I’m happy to say, it hasn’t died yet!

Basil Plant

As you can tell, I have a ton of basil leaves and I need new recipes to take advantage of them. Below are a few bacon and basil recipes I’m eager to try!

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Maple, Sriracha, and Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween is over, but pumpkin fever is still holding strong. My mouth is watering at the thought of delicious pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! But before moving too far forward, I must acknowledge an unfulfilled promise that I made in October regarding a pumpkin seed recipe. I even posted a picture of fresh pumpkin seeds on Facebook to tease all of you. That was Oct. 14… tick tock…

Bacon and Maple Pumpkin Seeds

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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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