I’ve always considered myself to to be a hip and trendy kind of girl, especially when I was in my twenties. As you get older, though, it gets a little harder to pull it off. Still, I try to keep up with the times. Having a sixteen year old daughter around to keep me informed doesn’t hurt either!
I’m a pretty adventurous “foodie” type person as well, both in restaurants and in my own kitchen. Never one to shy away from trying new things, I’ve eaten a lot of foods that many would run from. (Although, I do draw the line at bugs and things that are still moving! But, I think you get my drift.)
One recent food trend that I’ve had a hard time wrapping my taste buds around, however, is the gratuitous pairing of bacon with various dessert foods. Don’t get me wrong. I really like bacon – on a cheeseburger or lying next to some scrambled eggs. But, bacon cupcakes? Huh! How about some bacon ice cream? Um…I don’t think so. So, while I continued to read rapturous accounts of the love affair among bacon, butter, flour and sugar, I still remained unmotivated to jump on the crowded bacon desserts bandwagon. Until this past Super Bowl Sunday, that is.
Mr. SGCC and I were invited to a Super Bowl Party, and of course I couldn’t show up empty handed. I wanted to come up with something that a bunch of beer guzzling, chili eating sports fans would go for. I also wanted something that wouldn’t drip, run or spill. (All that beer guzzling makes you sloppy.) I could have just baked some regular old chocolate chip cookies, but anyone could do that. I’m the Queen of SGCC-Land! I had to step it up a little. People expect more from me! (Oh, the pressure!)
I was scrambling for ideas, and then I thought, “What about bacon?”.
BACON! In chocolate chip cookies? Hmmm. Why not? It could work. And, it did. read more >>