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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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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