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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Apple Bacon German Pancake

Apple Bacon German Pancake As I continued testing recipes from 101 Things to Do with Bacon, the combination of apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and bacon seemed too perfect for a morning brunch (not breakfast, because I hit the snooze button one too many times). Even better, my pantry was already well-stocked with ingredients, minus the Granny Smith apples. In just under 30 minutes, I fried bacon, mixed the batter, and slid breakfast into the oven. I wasn’t sure what to expect and about 10 minutes into baking the outer edges of the pancake drastically grew. I briefly thought the pan was overflowing. Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Bacon & Spinach


To kick off the recipes section, I thought it was only right to begin with a breakfast meal. I found this recipe on and felt instantly in love with the simplicity of this breakfast treat. In the comments below, let me know if you have something similar in your recipe box or if you are trying it for the first time.

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