Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars #BaconMonth

For the chocolate bacon fan, these Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars will make them swoon. Unexpected flavors combine for a decadent sweet treat | Cooking In Stilettos

We are nearing the end of #BaconMonth so if you haven’t entered the fab giveaway, enter today!

There is something to be said for bacon in sweet recipes.  Sure, bacon adds that wowza factor to savory applications and it’s the star for brunch, but in a sweet dessert is something that while I initially said “I dunno” and one bite of chocolate bacon changed my world forever.   Don’t even get me started on my ultimate favorite Bacon Bark.  These Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars are sure to be a favorite among bacon lovers.  After one bite, I tend to think that these bars are something that I think even the pastry wizards at Momofuku Milk Bar would love – it’s sweet, savory and decadent…. 

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Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins For Breakfast On The Go #BaconMonth

These Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins are the perfect breakfast on the go. Softly scrambled eggs, cheese and crisp bacon are baked into a sweet corn muffin. Don't you want one for breakfast now? | Cooking In Stilettos

We are halfway through #BaconMonth – have you entered the giveaway yet?

I was going to do something leisurely that would be perfect for weekend brunch but these Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins are more of a grab and go breakfast than a leisurely brunch item I think. Crisp bacon and softly scrambled eggs along with some sharp cheddar cheese are folded into a sweet and smoky cornbread batter.

These Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins are going to be a mainstay in my house – I can make a batch or two and freeze them. Instead of racing through a drive thru in the morning, I was able to grab a muffin, some fruit and was out the door in no time and knew I made a healthier choice for breakfast…. 

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Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites #BaconMonth

These Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites are perfect for your next party. Fresh pineapple and water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon with a sweetly spicy glaze - I dare you to try to have just one | Cooking In Stilettos #BaconMonth

Confession:  I have pineapple for days at my house thanks to a good sale at my local store and lots of recipes in the hopper for Aloha Flavor so when I was brainstorming ideas for bacon recipes for #BaconMonth, I knew I’d have to incorporate pineapple into at least one of the recipes.  I think I found a winner – it’s somewhat retro but with that flair that only spiced bacon can bring – Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites.

Growing up, there was an appetizer that I vaguely remember having which was essentially bites of pineapple wrapped in bacon.  Sure – that sounds tasty but what if you take it up a notch?  I saw a recipe for bacon pineapple appetizers in a Hawaiian cookbook that basically said “take pineapple, put in bacon with water chestnut and broil” and that was it.  To me, while simple, it didn’t have that za za zu factor and for #BaconMonth, I knew I had to bring my a-game…. 

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Toast Date Night With A Sweet Strawberry Rum Punch #DontHesitaste

This refreshing libation was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste

This Sweet Strawberry Rum Punch is the perfect summer sip. Sweet strawberries and fresh pineapple blended with fresh citrus, a touch of rum and a little bit of sweetness thanks to Sweet'N Low® #DontHesitaste | Cooking In Stilettos


For a fabulous date night or relax after getting home from a hard day at the 9to9, why not forgo the standard glass of wine and whip up this romantic Sweet Strawberry Rum Punch.  I know some will say “my guy will never drink something that is pink” but I promise you this – one sip and your love will be asking you to make it again.

Often I make rum punch without the ice blended in, but inspired by this Strawberry Rum Punch recipe and scorching August heat engulfing Philly right now, I figured frosty and frothy rum punch would be perfect for date night and, one sip in of this summer cocktail, I knew that it would be an icy rum punch from here on out.  Added bonus – everything comes together zippy quick in the blender and with lots of fresh ingredients, what’s not to love, right? … 

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Weekend Brunch: Smoky Pancetta Quiche #BaconMonth

This Smoky Pancetta Quiche is perfect for brunch, lunch or even dinner. Crisp pancetta, fresh argula and buttery mushrooms are baked in a cheesy egg custard that will have your guests swooning with every bite. | Cooking In Stilettos

As we are in the midst of #BaconMonth, you know I had to bring you something that was perfect for brunch, right?  This Smoky Pancetta Quiche is so easy to whip up and I promise that one bite of this lovely will have you whipping this up for many a weekend brunch or when you have that breakfast for dinner urge.

Inspired by a classic Giada recipe, I took the recipe’s advice and went with a store bought crust.  Crust and I are not friends, as many know from the Apple Cheddar Pie debacle and my last quiche attempt so I’ve come to terms that perhaps, homemade crust and I will be on speaking terms but for now, I’m not going to feel one iota of guilt for going with the store bought…. 

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