Tuesday, July 10, 2018



Why hello there :) 

How's it going?! What's new with you! I can't believe it's been 9 months since my last post. A whole, nine, long, tiring months. Things have been pretty pregnant in my life! I'm sure you know this if you follow me on instagram. I am pretty much done cooking the biggest, most amazing thing yet- my baby girl! She is due in less than 3 weeks- wish us all the luck pleaaaase! #makeloveinthekitchen shit just got so real.

I figured I'd try to get myself back to posting recipes to keep that foodie spark in me alive. I've also been doing tons of calligraphy & hand lettering (if you follow me on here)! Life can never be too full or busy can it? The answer is yes.. Yes, it can..

On to this bacon jam. The first time I ever had it was in Austin, TX at this super cute restaurant. My girlfriends & I had just got done swimming at Barton Springs (which is so freaking cool) & we decided we needed some good food to end the day. Off we went to Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar! 

Let's just say that by the end of our meal, all three of us purchased a jar of this crack they called bacon jam. It's been a few years but I was recently reminded of it from a relative posting her batches! I love how food can take you back to a certain time, place, memory. 

This was pretty easy to make- just expect to be standing by the kitchen stove for awhile STIRRING. Also, if you're pregnant your feet will most definitely be sore by the time you're done! I made twice the amount in this recipe & had two full jars of this stuff! I have very lucky friends & family ;)


1 1/2 lb bacon cut into 1" pieces
1 Sweet onion chopped
4 shallots, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cane sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar


1. Heat up your cast iron skillet to medium high. Now prep your onions/ shallots.

2. Prep your bacon! 

3. Add olive oil to skillet & brown onions & shallots.

4. Add bacon & start to sauté. If there's not enough room you may need to work in batches to ensure your bacon doesn't steam!

this was too much & I had to take some out

bacon is a little crisp here!

5. Once you have stirred the bacon around enough to a slight crisp you can add the rest of the ingredients: brown sugar, cane sugar, maple syrup & apple cider vinegar.

6. Bring to a simmer & let the sauce thicken (around 30 minutes). Do a taste test here & try not to burn your tongue! Once thickened, take it off the heat.

7. When the bacon jam is cool enough- start putting batches into a food processor or a magic bullet. Leave some chunks of bacon in tact though for texture!

8. Ta-da! That's it :) Honestly, so easy. Now go & make some deviled eggs or pancakes to throw it on top of.. orrrrrrrrrrr just eat it by the spoonful?!

Mmmmmmhmmm.. thanks for reading & cheers to summer finally being here! Let me know if you are going to try this out.. or if you're pregnant.. or if you are done with this heat.