Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pina Colada Boozesicle


Tomorrow is Labor Day. Allow me to make you a list of the positives and negatives


  1. I can’t wear white shorts any more (Considering I’ve already gotten them dirty, this may not be a problem Also – let’s be honest, no one cares)
  2. The sun will now set before I leave work, which will cause me to cry every night
  3. My commute will now take 2x longer
  4. I have to find my jacket
  5. My perpetually cold hands will no longer feel refreshing
  6. Summer is “over”



…that’s all I’ve got.

However! Thanks to climate change, who knows when the summer will really end?

So to enable the continuation of your summer fun, I give you:

The Boozesicle


One part popsicle

One Two part alcohol

100% delicious


I really don’t think I need to put much of a plug in for these. It’s alcoholic childhood. If you like pina coladas, but not getting caught in the rain, you should just make these. Even if you  like getting caught in the rain. Make these. Then stand in rain with popsicle.

Labor Day BBQ? You’ll be a big hit. Because sometimes life needs some alcohol in your popsicle.

Get to it.


Pina Colada Boozesicle

Adapted from Shutterbean


  • 3 cups chopped fresh pineapple (I used canned. It was fine.)
  • 1/3 cup well-shaken canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light rum (let’s be honest. I splashed more than this in)


Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until delicious. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and  freeze until firm, about 24 hours.


Easy right?


Happy popsicle freezing!


p.s. don’t drip popsicle juice on your white shorts.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

BACON Peanut Butter Cookies

I put bacon in cookies. I put bacon in peanut butter cookies.
They were awesome.
Have you gone to the store to buy bacon yet? I can wait. IMG_2788
So normally I don’t really do bacon. See this post for why. But for something as intriguing as bacon cookies? I will buy the most human bacon I can find just to experience this peculiar sounding combination. The results?
Salty, sweet, peanut butter, delicious.
It was funny to see people’s reactions. When I first  proposed the idea to Suela, she texted me back with something a long the lines of “oh…well that could be okay, but I’m not sure about that…” When I  plopped the container of cookies down at the party I had made them for reactions were similar. People’s eyes seem to light up at the mention of bacon, but then you could see the confusion after the words “cookie” and “peanut butter” were linked to them. Yet after the party, I had already shared the source of the recipe multiple times. Total success.
These also may be the most expensive cookies I’ve ever made…
Still worth it.
They’re not even that bad for you! Not that I checked…I totally checked. I had to check.
Regardless! If you want to freak you friends and your taste buds out, in a good way of course, give these things a shot.
Bonus points – breakfast cookie! Do it. Be a champion.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Adapted from Shutterbean
  • 1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ~ 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced
  • Chocolate chips (optional but AMazing)
Fry up that bacon!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using a mixer, combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined.  Add in  the egg and baking soda and mix for about 2 minutes. Carefully fold in cooked bacon and chocolate into dough. Roll heaping tablespoon sized balls of dough, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Careful – I found the cookies to crack easily like this! 
Bake for roughly 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool and consume!
The one thing I didn’t love about this recipe is that I found the cookie to be quite crumbly. I think if I did it again, I may experiment with a peanut butter cookie recipe that has flour it in. It may work, it may not. I guarantee it will still be delicious. I mean…it’s bacon.