Bits & Bites: Comfort Food Edition

Ahhh, the winter. Freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and rain. Not exactly my favorite time of the year unless I’m skiing in Colorado. If I could spend all winter skiing, count me in! Otherwise, you’ll find me dreaming of beaches and hoping for warm weather days.

The gloomy days have me yearning for a warm fire, a few fiction books and an assortment of comfort foods. I assume many of you are feeling the same way in some form or another, so here are my top bacon-themed comfort foods to fill your bellies!

Tortellini Carbonara
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Bits & Bites – Chocolate Edition

What do peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, and Oreos and milk have in common? Well, beside being absolutely delicious, they are timeless combinations. But have you heard? There’s one duo that’s gaining attention across the nation and that is….. (drumroll please)…… bacon and chocolate!

Of all places, I first tried bacon chocolate at Whole Foods. They sell Vosges chocolate bars and their Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar had me hooked after the first bite. It’s no wonder bacon + chocolate recipes are popping up everywhere and here’s a round-up of the top recipes I want to try!

Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

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Cornbread Bacon & Jalapeño Stuffing

I spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix where I played golf, visited the Old Tucson Studios,  and enjoyed some amazing Cornbread Bacon & Jalapeño Stuffing (oh yeah.. and a turkey!) My step-mom, Noreen, found this wonderful recipe in their local newspaper and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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My Newest Cooking Ingredient

Bacon Salt – BaconSalt.com

I heard about J & D’s Bacon Salt awhile ago, and starting this blog has given me the perfect reason to finally order their Original Bacon Salt! As J & D’s puts it:

“Peanut butter and chocolate. Franks and beans. Cookies and milk. Bacon and anything. It’s that last part that got us going. Bacon goes with just about anything. It’s kind of like a condiment, isn’t it? Except it doesn’t come in a bottle, is hard to cook, and makes an awful mess. Not to mention that it’s not the healthiest thing in the world.”

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