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Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad

Crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado dressing make THE BEST pasta salad recipe! This BLT Pasta Salad is quick and easy to prepare. It’s delicious served warm or cold and the perfect side dish for summer BBQ’s!

Serve it on the side of Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers, Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs or Onion Fried Cheeseburgers! And don’t forget a glass of Grilled Strawberry Lemonade to go with it!

Pasta salad in bowl with bacon, tomatoes and parmesan cheese

I was never a big fan of potato or pasta salads growing up. Blasphemy, I know! I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise, which is the base for a lot of potato and pasta salad dressings.

I also found a lot of pasta salads to be boring. They were lacking in that delicious kick of flavor I was looking for!

But today, I’m here to introduce you to THE SECRET ingredient for making a creamy, flavorful pasta salad dressing without mayonnaise. Avocado! That’s right, the creamy avocado dressing in this salad packs a serious punch of flavor and the texture is deliciously creamy.

Bonus, it’s so much healthier than a mayonnaise based dressing! And you only 6 ingredients to make it, two of which are salt and pepper! Simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and boom, you’ve got one tasty pasta salad dressing!

I love replacing mayonnaise with avocado on a BLT sandwich. So I decided to make a BLT Pasta Salad with my homemade avocado dressing. Who can deny the combination of crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes?! I know I sure can’t!

This recipe will be your new go-to summer and BBQ staple! My family loves this recipe. And every time I make it for a party or BBQ, it gets rave reviews from all my friends!

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Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Pork Loin

In this Rosemary Balsamic Pork Loin recipe, pork is rubbed with garlic & herbs. It’s then bacon wrapped & baked in the oven for an easy, gluten free & keto meal!

Sliced bacon wrapped pork loin on cutting board with fresh herbs

I love a good bacon wrapped recipe! Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is the best meatloaf you’ll ever eat! Bacon Wrapped Dates are the perfect party appetizer. And this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast is not just for Thanksgiving, it’s seriously delicious year-round!

This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is a great recipe that’s low carb and so easy to make. With only 15 minutes or prep time and 45 minutes of cook time, this recipe is on the table!

It makes enough to serve 8, perfect for weekend family dinners or Easter Sunday.

Not feeding 8 people? This balsamic pork loin is also great leftover. Slice it up and turn it into sandwiches for lunch. Or dice it up and turn it into a hash for breakfast!

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sweet, delicious dates are stuffed with flavorful blue cheese, wrapped in smokey bacon & baked in the oven. This quick & easy 3 ingredient recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates is perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Bacon wrapped dates piled up on white plate on top of wood cutting board

There’s no denying my love of wrapping things in bacon. This Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast is the most popular recipe on the blog every Thanksgiving.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is hands down, the best meatloaf you’ll ever eat! And this Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is one of the most popular recipes of all time on the blog!

These bacon wrapped main courses are super delicious and you should definitely try them all! But if you’re looking for a bacon wrapped party app, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Dates.

These little “parties on a stick” make an appearance at every cocktail party I throw! They are easy enough to make a dozen for a dinner party or make 100 for a holiday party. They’re sweet and salty and so delicious!

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Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creamy Nutella and crispy bacon are combined in this easy recipe for the best bacon chocolate chip cookies ever! These sweet treats are fun for parties or Super Bowl Sunday!

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked up on wire baking rack with bowl of nutella

While usually I don’t mess with perfection. Last weekend, I was inspired to add bacon to my famous Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies to take to a party.

When a food blogger shows up to a party, people expect them to bring something amazing. If the combo of chocolate chip cookies, bacon and Nutella isn’t amazing, then I don’t know what is!

The combination of sweet and salty is one of my favorites! I love that combo in these Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies.  I also love it in these Bacon Wrapped Dates. Are you seeing a trend here? Yes, I do love me some bacon!

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Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Brie

Bacon wrapped brie is an easy, savory recipe that combines delicious crispy bacon with warm melty brie, creating the perfect party appetizer!

Baked brie cheese melted out of bacon wrapped brie with fresh herbs on plate and sliced baguette, with black cheese spreader

There’s no recipe more popular during the holiday season than this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast! It’s got everything you could want, tons of flavor, crispy bacon and juicy turkey!

While planning my upcoming Birthday/Christmas Cocktail Party, I was inspired by this popular turkey recipe and used that inspiration to create this Bacon Wrapped Brie.

There’s no denying my love for baked brie. Whether it’s covered in salted caramel, baked in a bread bowl with caramelized pears or topped with delicious tomato basil bruschetta, there’s no such thing as “too much baked brie” in my life, ever!

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Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes

From Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breasts to Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing, these are the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes on the food blog WhitneyBond.com!

Next week will mark the fifth annual “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog. A week dedicated to delicious new twists on classic Thanksgiving recipes!

I’m so excited for what’s to come next week, with everything from Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie and Butternut Squash Gratin, to Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Sauce and Apple Crumble, but first I wanted to share some of the most popular Thanksgiving recipes from the past 7 years of blogging!

I rounded up the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes by page views, and with everything from turkey to gravy, and stuffing to sangria, you’ll be able to plan your entire Thanksgiving menu on just this page!

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Bacon Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day y’all and I couldn’t be more excited, because, bread + butter + cheese, yes, please! Add in crispy bacon and creamy avocado and you’ve just combined everything I love into one epic grilled cheese sandwich!

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30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + Shopping List

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

I’m wrapping up “Whole30 March” today with a list of 30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + a convenient Whole30 shopping list that will make it simple to purchase ingredients for the Whole30 diet that you might not already have in your kitchen pantry.

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BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

This post was sponsored by my friends at King’s Hawaiian!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

One taste of King’s Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, and you’ll be wanting to put that sauce on everything!

It’s sweet, smokey, bacon-y goodness and I can’t wait to grill with it all summer long!

While this sauce is perfect for tossing on chicken, pork or beef and throwing it on the grill, today I’ve decided to use the sauce in my own little spin on chicken salad sandwiches.

Instead of tossing shredded chicken with mayonnaise, I used BBQ sauce for the chicken salad, and instead of sandwiches, I made sliders, perfect for sharing at summer BBQ’s, parties or afternoons by the pool!

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Baked Spaghetti with BBQ Chicken & Bacon

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, BBQ sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, bbq sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

Thank you to Vons for sponsoring this post!

On a day to day basis, there’s a good chance you’ll find me in one of two places, in the kitchen or at the grocery store. Fitting, since I’m a food blogger and all! 😉

Sometimes I go to the grocery store and get straight to business, I could pretty much navigate my local Vons with my eyes closed and get everything I need. I always joke that if Supermarket Sweep were still a show, I’d win every time!

Other times, I just peruse the aisles of Vons looking for new recipe inspiration. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Vons to do just that!

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Jalapeno Bacon Waffle & Meatball Sliders

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for meatball sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for Meatball Sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Thank you to Hamilton Beach for sponsoring this post!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with chicken and waffles, it’s two delicious foods combined into one dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, what could be better?!

Well, what if you added crispy bacon, fresh jalapeños and sweet honey to this already delicious dish and turned it into meatball sliders?! You would get one seriously kicked up, flavorful twist on chicken and waffles, and that’s what I’m here to share with you today!

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Bacon Jam Triple Creme Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon jam and triple creme brie fill fresh jalapenos in this delicious and easy jalapeno poppers recipe! It’s perfect for a dinner or party appetizer!

Bacon jam and triple creme cheese fill fresh jalapenos in this delicious and easy jalapeno poppers recipe, perfect for a dinner or party appetizer!

Welcome to my absolute favorite time of the year, the holiday season! It’s filled with twinkling lights, hot cocoa and really delicious appetizers wrapped in bacon! 😉

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Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Three weeks ago, I was a judge at San Diego’s Bacon & Barrels Festival for the second year in a row. (I know, I know, my job does NOT SUCK! 😉 )

This years highlight for me was a Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer from Corbin’s Q, a local San Diego BBQ catering company.

I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

Roasted jalapenos, cream cheese & crispy bacon are stuffed into these delicious grilled hamburger stuffed sliders, perfect for Summer BBQ’s & parties!

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian!

This time last year, I introduced King’s Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls for the first time in a recipe for Roasted Jalapeno Honey Carne Asada Sliders. This recipe still remains one of my all time favorites!

As soon as I tried one bite of those sweet and spicy jalapeño rolls, I was hooked!

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One Pot Pasta Carbonara

This One Pot Pasta Carbonara recipe contains all of the traditional carbonara ingredients, made in a new, easy way, in only one pot in 30 minutes!

One Pot Pasta Carbonara Recipe

A couple of weeks back, Kurt and I headed over to Flour & Barley, a new San Diego restaurant just a few blocks from my condo.

While the restaurant specializes in pizza & craft beer (hence the name!), it was their Pork Belly Carbonara that really stole the show! Don’t get me wrong, the pizza & craft beers were delicious too, but I couldn’t stop thinking about that creamy, dreamy pasta dish!

I decided to head home and put my “Bond Girl Twist” on the dish by making it a one pot meal. I’ve expressed my love of One Pot Meals various times on the blog, and it mainly goes like this, one pot = less dishes = my love!

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops are tossed in a balsamic herb marinade, then wrapped in a bacon weave for a delicious & impressive dinner recipe that is so easy to make!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

A few weeks back, the co-founder of ButcherBox, reached out to me about sharing a link to my Beef Ragu recipe with his e-mail subscribers.

Of course I was excited that he wanted to share the recipe, but as I looked into ButcherBox, I was equally as excited about his company!

At ButcherBox, they find the best 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken and Heritage Breed pork in America and deliver it directly to your doorstep each month.

Growing up in Oklahoma, we had a “meat man” that would deliver beef to our house each week. The idea of ButcherBox definitely really rang true to my Oklahoma upbringing.

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15 Most Liked Recipes On Instagram

15 Most Liked Recipes on @WhitneyBond Instagram

I am over-the-moon excited right now because I’ve officially begun my Instagram Takeover of the TODAY Show Food account!

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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

This Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf recipe is easy enough to cook up for weeknight dinners, but also impressive enough for a dinner party!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Last night at 6 PM:  I decide to make a bacon wrapped meatloaf for dinner, not for the blog, just to try something new.

This morning at 8 AM: At the grocery store buying the ingredients to make another bacon wrapped meatloaf, because I had to photograph it & share it on the blog ASAP, like today ASAP!

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Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer for holiday or Super Bowl parties & a great way to use up leftover stuffing!

Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

It’s holiday party season people! And what says holiday spirit more than Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers?

That’s right, I added stuffing to Jalapeno Poppers!

The original idea came after Thanksgiving when I still had Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas on my mind, but then as my annual holiday party came closer last weekend, I started to think that they would be the perfect appetizer for my party.

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Pesto Egg and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

The classic bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich is given a delicious twist with the addition of flavorful pesto in this tasty breakfast recipe.

Pesto Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

My mornings usually go a little something like this, open the fridge, figure out what’s in the fridge that I can toss in with my eggs, then prepare some kind of scramble, breakfast sandwich or breakfast burrito.

On one fateful morning, I saw basil pesto sitting in the fridge and decided to dollop it on top of my morning scramble, from then on, I was hooked!

Pesto + eggs = one of the most delicious combos ever!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger

Sriracha candied bacon, brie cheese, caramelized onions & Sriracha BBQ sauce top this delicious ultimate cheeseburger recipe!

Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger Recipe

What does the ultimate cheeseburger look like?

This is what the ultimate cheeseburger looks like!

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BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla

Grilled peaches, BBQ chicken, crispy bacon and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, loaded cheddar quesadilla recipe!

BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla Recipe

For this recipe, I basically decided to toss 4 of my favorite things in between a couple of tortillas and make the most bomb.com quesadilla ever!

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Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins

Maple candied bacon adds a scrumptious sweet and salty flavor to these delicious bread pudding muffins, easy to make in under an hour!

Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins Recipe

One of the benefits of being a food blogger is that you can easily leverage delicious food in exchange for things. Things such as an early Saturday morning ride to a friends birthday party in exchange for delicious bread pudding muffins!

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One Pot Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi

This one pot gnocchi dish is made in only 20 minutes. It’s loaded with all of your favorite baked potato toppings like sour cream, cheese, bacon & chives!

One Pot Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi Recipe

I’m pretty sure that I’ve decided 2015 is going to be “The Year Of One Pot Dishes” on the blog!

I’ve been totally obsessed with creating  one pot recipes over the last couple of months, they’re quick, easy and have the obvious appeal of only one dish to wash after the meal!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese

Sriracha candied bacon, sandwiched between melty cheese and buttery, toasted bread, yes please! This grilled cheese recipe is sure to be a new favorite!

Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe

What better way to kick off National Grilled Grilled Cheese Month than with a Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese!

Yes, the entire month of April is dedicated to sandwiches of melty, gooey cheese, layered between buttery toasty bread! April basically rocks.

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Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta

Sauteed mushrooms and crispy bacon add flavor and texture to this scrumptious cheesy pasta recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

When it comes to pasta, I’m a fan! Whether it’s Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne, Taco Baked Ziti or Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, if it includes pasta, I’m in!

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Gluten Free Maple Bacon Pancakes

Gluten Free Maple Bacon Pancakes are a simple and delicious breakfast treat for those that are gluten free. They’re easy to make in just 15 minutes!

Gluten Free Maple Bacon Pancakes

Today’s post will be the last of 2014. A fabulous year filled with lots of excitement for myself and the blog!

I’ve worked with great people this year on so many fun projects and delicious recipes. I’ve been featured on lots of awesome sites and have met wonderful people via the blog and my social media channels!

Needless to say, I have so many things  to be grateful for in 2014 and so many things to look forward to in 2015!

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Mashed Potato & Bacon Pizza

Mashed potato & bacon pizza is an absolutely delicious combo with the creamy potatoes & crunchy bacon, all topped off with mozzarella & parmesan cheese!

Mashed Potato & Bacon Pizza

In continuation with “Thanksgiving Leftover Week” on the blog, I’m sharing a new pizza recipe that might seem a little strange at first, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

One of my favorite pizzerias downtown San Diego, Basic, introduced me to mashed potato and bacon pizza almost 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Pizza: good, mashed potatoes: good, bacon: good, cheese: good, the combination: GREAT!

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Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe.

Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

It’s the last day of “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog and I’ve saved the big kahuna for last! That’s right, the turkey, the epicenter of the Thanksgiving table!

Since we have a small family, we started preparing a turkey breast a few years back instead of a whole turkey. It’s the perfect size for 4-6 people and if you want to try a couple of different turkey recipes, this is a great way to do it! Read the full post here!

Pumpkin Chicken Alfredo & Bacon Pasta

Chicken Alfredo is given a fall twist with the addition of creamy pumpkin puree, then tossed with bacon & pasta for a delicious dinner!

Pumpkin Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ok, after this recipe I promise to take a “pumpkin hiatus” …. at least for a week!

Some would call me a basic …. well you get it … for my intense love of pumpkin, but I don’t care, pumpkin everything, all day, every day!

When it comes to fall, I want to incorporate pumpkin into basically as many dishes as possible. Well that and buffalo sauce, but not together, I’m not that crazy!

Since I’m not a big sweets person I like to incorporate pumpkin into savory recipes like Pumpkin Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, Pumpkin Pulled Pork, Pumpkin Chili & Pumpkin Enchiladas!

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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers

These gluten free, dairy free & paleo jalapeno poppers are filled with creamy sweet potatoes, then wrapped in bacon & baked in the oven.

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers

What’s better than a delicious jalapeño popper as a party appetizer? Maybe a jalapeño popper filled with creamy sweet potato, wrapped in bacon and made with only 6 ingredients?!

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Brown Sugar Coffee Baked Beans

Brown sugar and coffee give these baked beans a great balance of flavor with the sweetness of the sugar and the strong, bold taste of the coffee.

Brown Sugar Coffee Baked Beans

I love coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee, you make me happy, you give me energy, I love the way you smell, I love the way you taste. You, coffee, are one of my favorite things in life!

I love coffee so much, that I try to find other ways to incorporate it into my life, besides just drinking it…. like cooking with it!

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Honey Fig and Bacon Brussel Sprouts Pizza

Honey figs, bacon brussel sprouts, burrata cheese & balsamic reduction top this delicious brussel sprouts pizza recipe with tons of flavor!

Honey Fig Bacon Brussel Sprouts Pizza

I’m currently sitting at my dining room table (AKA “my office”) with a big cup of french pressed coffee and a table full of pink, leopard and three year birthday party decorations.

The coffee: totally normal. The birthday decorations: not so much!

Today I will be celebrating my 3 year blogoversary with a pink & leopard themed birthday party photo shoot captured by my amazingly talented friend and photographer, Stacy Keck.

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Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is covered in jalapeño chimichurri sauce, then wrapped in bacon & oven roasted for a simple & delicious Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Chimichurri, the rich, flavorful sauce from Argentina is perfectly paired with lean pork tenderloin, then wrapped in crispy bacon, in this decadent dinner recipe that’s super easy to toss together!

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Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread is given a salty, sweet, spicy southern twist with the addition of bacon, honey and jalapeños in this delicious breakfast recipe!

Bacon Jalapeño Honey Monkey Bread

Let me just start by saying, OH… WOW… YUM!

It must have been Pinterest or Foodgawker, or maybe it was just my wandering mind, but somewhere, somehow, about a month ago, I saw a vision for monkey bread in my near future!

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Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

Chipotle Bacon Guacamole is the perfect combination of spice, flavor and crisp bacon crunch, great for dipping or on top of tacos.

Bacon Chipotle Guacamole

It was almost a year ago when I met the love of my life… Bacon Guacamole, haha!

I showed up to my friends annual Comic Con Party (yes, in San Diego, that’s a thing!) and low and behold, there it was, delicious creamy guacamole, filled with crispy scrumptious bacon!

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Candied Bacon Goat Cheese Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Brown sugar candied bacon, fresh blueberries and creamy goat cheese are combined in this decadent, gluten free Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe!

Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

With my love of cheese, there was no way I was going to allow National Grilled Cheese Month to end without me posting one grilled cheese recipe the entire month.

I’m going to help you finish National Grilled Cheese Month with a gluten free bang by sharing this delicious, decadent new grilled cheese recipe!

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Bacon Pistachio Crusted Scallops

Fresh scallops are coated in a crispy bacon, pistachio herb mixture and pan seared for a quick and simple, luxurious and flavorful meal.

Pistachio Bacon Crusted Scallops

Surf and turf was the name of the game for Sunday Family Dinner this week and Scallops and Steak were on the menu.  That was basically the extent of my game plan.

A few weeks prior I had a delicious scallop dish at a restaurant in San Diego. Instead of wrapped in bacon, it was crusted in bacon. My thought was “why didn’t I think of this?”

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Mini Smashed Potato Skins

These Mini Potato Skins are the perfect tray passed appetizer for any party. All the delicious ingredients of potato skins in a bite sized recipe!

Mini Potato Skins

Potato Skins are a game-day classic and these bite-sized versions are perfect for a Super Bowl Party! Their bite-size-ness makes them easier to eat with less mess and no plates needed! (Pretty sure I just made up the word “bite-size-ness”, but I like it!)

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Blue Cheese Spinach Dip

Blue Cheese Spinach Dip with crispy bacon is the perfect warm and creamy appetizer served with a toasty baguette for parties or game day!

Warm Blue Cheese Bacon Spinach Dip

It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, bacon-y goodness all whipped up into one deliciously decadent dip!

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Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

It’s Taco Tuesday and only two days away from the blogs 2 year blogiversary party where these delicious Mini Tacos will be served!

Fernanda Peimbert, the chef at Bailiwick where the party will be hosted, asked what kind of hors d’oeuvres I’d like served at the event.  I told her light, fresh and gluten free!

This is the first of four recipes she created for the party that I’ll be sharing with all of you!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

I shot the images above during a tasting last week at Bailwick, then I came home and re-created the dish.

While Fernanda used pickled red onions, I used raw red onions and pickled jalapeños instead.

To be completely honest, I liked her pickled red onions better than my raw red onions, but I did like the addition of pickled jalapeños on mine!

For those of you making the dish at home, you can try either the raw or pickled red onions and decide for yourself which you like best!

Mini Beef and Bacon Taco Ingredients

Mini Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (raw or pickled)
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (diced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Depending how crispy you want the bacon cook for 2-5 minutes, then add the ground beef.

Beef and Bacon Taco Meat

While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.

Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos!

How to make mini tacos

Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos

Voila “Mini Taco Tuesday” is born!

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Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 mini tacos
Calories 169 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Mini Tacos

  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon approximately 4 slices
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion raw or pickled
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef.

  3. While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos.
  5. Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chipotle marinated chicken is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños in this spicy, flavorful BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich recipe!

Spicy Chipotle Chicken BLT Sandwich

I feel like Joey from Friends would have absolutely loved spending this week in my kitchen with all of the sandwich making that has been going on!

Remember how much that guy loved sandwiches? Am I the only one who really misses that show and continues to watch re-runs on the regular?

Anyway, back to those sandwiches we’ve been making this week!

Spicy Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

In case you missed my previous two posts featuring the delectable Vegetarian Portobello Caprese Sandwich or the scrumptious Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich, I’m on a sandwich making spree this week!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Sandwich

Over the past week I’ve become completely obsessed with Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Spread! Everything from putting it in wraps to spreading it on bagels to simply tossing it on a plain tortilla and digging in!

With the overwhelming popularity of my Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers, I felt like a Chipotle Chicken Sandwich with the delicious chipotle spread would be a perfect match!

Chipotle Chicken BLT Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño liquid
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Chipotle Spread
  • 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small tomato (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup deli sliced jalapeños

Whisk the lime juice, liquid from the jar of  jalapeños, crushed garlic, chipotle powder and cumin together in a small bowl.

Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts.

Marinated Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Coat the chicken well, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.

Marinated Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Turn the grill on to medium and place the chicken on the grill for 10 minutes per side.

The last 3-4 minutes of grill time, add the hamburger buns to the grill to toast.

Remove the chicken and buns from the grill. Spread 1/2 tbsp of the Red Pepper Chipotle Spread on each bun.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

Next, top the bottom buns with the lettuce and tomato.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT Recipe

Add a piece of chicken (whole or sliced, your preference!) on top of the tomatoes, then place one and a half slices of bacon on to the chicken.

On the top bun, add the jalapeños.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

Place the top bun on the sandwich and dig in!

Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

Tons of flavor in this sandwich, great crunch from the bacon and a slight heat from the chipotle chicken and spread! Overall, a winning combination!

Chipotle Chicken BLT with Jalapeños

Spicy Chipotle Chicken BLT Sandwich
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BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chipotle marinated chicken is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños in this spicy, flavorful BLT Chipotle Chicken Sandwich recipe!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 466 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp liquid from the jar of jalapeños
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp roasted red bell pepper chipotle spread
  • 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small tomato sliced
  • 1/4 cup deli sliced jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Whisk the lime juice, jalapeño liquid, crushed garlic, chipotle powder and cumin together in a small bowl.

  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts.
  3. Coat the chicken well, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the grill on to medium and place the chicken on the grill for 10 minutes per side.
  5. The last 3-4 minutes of grill time, add the hamburger buns to the grill to toast.
  6. Remove the chicken and buns from the grill.
  7. Spread 1/2 tbsp of the Red Pepper Chipotle Spread on each bun.
  8. Top the bottom buns with the lettuce and tomato.
  9. Add a piece of chicken on top of the tomatoes.
  10. Place one and a half slices of bacon on the chicken.

  11. Add the jalapeños.

  12. Place the top bun on the sandwich and dig in!

Bacon, Stilton Apricot Cheese Stuffed Honey Glazed Pork Chops

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At my girls wine and cheese party a couple of weeks back I stumbled upon my new favorite cheese, Stilton Apricot.  I drizzled little bites of this amazing cheese with honey and paired it with chopped dates for the perfect bite!

After that night, I knew I had to do something with this amazing combination of ingredients. The simple thing to do would be to fill the dates with the cheese, wrap them in bacon and drizzle them with honey, very similar to the Bacon Wrapped Dates I prepare on a regular basis.  But that was too easy.

I knew I wanted to incorporate bacon into the ingredient list and what goes better with pork than… more pork.  That was when I decided to glaze pork chops with honey, then stuff them with the delicious mixture of Stilton Apricot cheese, chopped dates and bacon.

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The result was a completely amazing lunch for me and my friend Ruby!

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Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 4 slices bacon (fried until crisp and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Stilton apricot cheese

Start by glazing the pork chops. The video below will guide you with step by step instructions.

After 15 minutes in the oven, remove, flip the pork chops and baste with the rest of the honey glaze.

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While the pork chops are in the oven, prepare the stuffing mixture in a small bowl by combining the dates, bacon and cheese. I also drizzled an additional tsp of honey into the mix to help bind the ingredients and for a little extra honey flavor!

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Once the pork chops have been basted with the honey glaze on both sides and cooked for 15 minutes each remove them from the oven and place on a cutting a board.

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Allow to cool enough to handle or use a pair of tongs to hold the pork chop in place while slicing through the center to stuff. Slice the pork chop through the middle while keeping the edges in tact..

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Honey Glazed Pork Chops, recipe, food, honey glaze, pork chops, cast iron skillet, stilton apricot cheese, stuffed pork chops, bacon, datesRemove the pork chops from the skillet. Heat the honey glaze in the bottom of the skillet on the stove top over high heat to reduce.

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Honey Glazed Pork Chops, recipe, food, honey glaze, pork chops, stuffed pork chops, stilton apricot cheese, bacon, datesThere was extra cheese and bacon mixture leftover, so I put a little on top, there can never be too much cheese and bacon!

Honey Glazed Pork Chops, recipe, food, honey glaze, pork chops, stuffed pork chops, stilton apricot cheese, bacon, dates, balcony, lemonade, presentationThese were the most juicy and flavorful pork chops I’ve ever eaten and made for a perfect lunch paired with sautéed kale and fresh lemonade!

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Nothing beats meat wrapped in meat. And the official hot dog of Los Angeles is no exception to the rule!

Street cart vendors can be found outside of office buildings by day and outside of bars by night lining up their carts of pork wrapped pork topped with grilled peppers and onions and ready to be taken down by the citizens of Los Angeles!

With the help of this recipe you can now make these delectable dogs in the comfort of your home from anywhere in world!

Ingredients (makes 2 hot dogs)

  • 2 beef or pork franks
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 jalapeño (sliced)
  • 2 hot dog buns

Start by wrapping each dog tightly with a slice of bacon.

Place the dogs over medium heat on the grill.

While the dogs are grilling,  cook the peppers and onions.

Add olive oil to a large skillet, add the sliced vegetables and cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until tender.

(If cooking these dogs up at an actual camp out, you can cook the veggies in a cast iron skillet placed directly on the grill with the dogs!)

When the dogs are almost finished grilling add the buns to the grill to give them a light toast.

Remove from the grill and place the dogs in the buns.

Next, top with the delicious and colorful grilled veggies!

Now that’s one sophisticated (and flavorful) hot dog!

BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Kale Bacon Caesar Wrap

Every once in a while an unplanned “what’s in the fridge?” meal turns into a new favorite and last week that most definitely happened!

I turned a classic favorite, the BLT, into a new, fun wrap with kale instead of lettuce and caesar dressing instead of mayonnaise!

BLT Caesar Wrap Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)

Start by cooking the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet to steam the kale for 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of a tortilla.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Next add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

Bacon and Kale Wrap

Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Wrap it up and dig in!

Kale Bacon Wrap

Oh my gosh, the crispness of the bacon with the mild bitterness of the kale and the creaminess of the caesar dressing, this was such a great, random concoction and I’m not going to lie to you all, I ended up making it two other times last week!

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Kale Bacon Caesar Wrap
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BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 wrap
Calories 604 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Cook the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet, steam for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of the tortilla.

  4. Add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

  5. Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.
  6. Wrap it up and dig in!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

All of the components of a loaded baked potato including cheese, bacon & green onions are added to this pull apart cheesy Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

While seeking menu inspiration for my Superbowl Party I ran across a recipe for spicy, cheesy pull-apart bread. This is what gave me the idea to concoct this recipe a couple of months later.

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Potato Bread

I took one of the loaves of rustic potato bread I baked last week and packed it with all of my favorite baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

  • 1 loaf potato bread
  • 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)

Start by melting the butter in a small mixing bowl.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Add the cheese, green onions and bacon.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Slice the potato bread loaf both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.

Be sure not to slice all the way through, but enough to reach in there and stuff the loaf with your mixture of baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Now use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread

Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.

Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

After the cheese is melted completely remove the bread from the oven and discard the foil. Place the loaf on a serving plate.

Loaded Baked Potato Pull Apart Bread

I served this with Baked Buffalo BBQ Chicken for a nice twist on a traditional southern meal!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Simply pull the pieces away from the bread and enjoy!

Pull Apart Baked Potato Bread

Loaded Baked Potato Bread
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Loaded Baked Potato Bread

All of the components of a loaded baked potato including cheese, bacon & green onions are added to this pull apart cheesy Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 558 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 4 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1 loaf potato bread

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cheese, green onions and bacon.

  3. Slice the potato bread both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.
  4. Use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.
  5. Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.
  6. Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

  7. Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Bacon. Maple Syrup. Brown Sugar. Three things that when combined equal serious tummy satisfaction!

Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

I’ve had bacon maple donuts before, but decided to skip the frying and turn these goodies into bacon maple muffins! Then I decided, why not add my favorite sweet ingredient, brown sugar, to take these muffins over the top!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffin Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 2 cups and 2 tbsp flour (separated)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Start by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next add the flour mixture.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix together.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Crumble the bacon and add to the batter.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix the bacon in then spoon the batter into lined muffin tins.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

I doubled the recipe and made half large and half mini muffins!

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins

Prepare the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Fold in the butter and use your hands to mix into a course crumble.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Place into the oven for 18 minutes (15 minutes for the mini muffins).

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins

I am completely obsessed with the way these muffins turned out!  I just love the way the crispy brown sugar shines on top of these amazing bacon maple filled muffins!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Oh and the mini version of these muffins were so totally adorable!

Mini Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

 

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins
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Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 9 Muffins
Calories 396 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  2. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

  3. Combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and combine well.

  6. Add the bacon to the batter.

  7. Mix the bacon in, then spoon the batter into paper lined muffin tins.
  8. Make the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  9. Fold in the butter, then use your hands to mix into a course crumble.
  10. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 18 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon. Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free flour.

Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Frittata

A bag of spinach, a carton of eggs and a package of bacon, what to do, what to do?? It’s sounding like my Italian ancestors version of an omelet is about to happen!

Yes, if you were wondering what exactly a frittata was or what the difference between a frittata and quiche were, you are not alone!  So in the simplest terms: a quiche has a crust (usually) and more liquid than egg, where as a frittata has more egg than liquid and no crust, there it is!

So whether you just learned your fun fact of the day or not, you’re about to dive into a delicious recipe for this Italian crust-less egg dish!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1 avocado

Start by frying up the bacon.

Don’t mind those extra couple slices of bacon.  Those are for…. someone 😉 Fry until crispy then drain the grease, crumble and mix together with the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

Next, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the onion and red bell pepper.

Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add spinach and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.

I know that looks like a LOT of spinach, but I promise it will cook down!

See, I promised 🙂

Next, add in the egg and bacon mixture.

Let cook for 2 minutes then crumble the goat cheese on top.

These chunks of goat cheese add an amazing creamy surprise in the middle of the Frittata! Now cook on the stove for 5 minutes, then move into the oven to finish cooking at 400°F for 10 more minutes.  Remove from the oven and voila!

I sliced the Frittata into pieces, topped with avocado and served with homemade rosemary focaccia bread!

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Spinach Goat Cheese Bacon Frittata

Fresh spinach, creamy goat cheese & crispy bacon are combined in this delicious frittata recipe, made in under 30 minutes, perfect for breakfast or brunch!

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 420 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1 avocado sliced

Instructions

  1. Fry the bacon slices until crispy.
  2. Drain the grease, crumble the bacon and mix with the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the onion and red bell pepper.
  4. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add spinach and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the egg and bacon mixture.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes then crumble the goat cheese on top.
  7. Cook on the stove for 5 minutes, then move into the oven to finish cooking at 400°F for 10 more minutes.