Fabulous Friday: #FWCon 2015 Edition

2015 Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida - the recap!

So, it may come as a surprise to you that I attended my second food blogger conference in one year a couple of weekends ago.

I tried to keep quiet about it, I really did. I didn’t mention it much at all.

OK, you’re right, I couldn’t shut up about it. But, believe me when I say that even non-food bloggers would have had the time of their lives at this conference. Between the delectable variety of food, the wines and cocktails, the lessons learned, and the most wonderful company on the planet, The Food and Wine Conference of 2015 ranks right up there as one of the greatest weekends of my life.

Wanna read all about it? I gotta warn you, there are lots of collages and Instagram photos…and then some words to go along with them.

OK, maybe there are a lot of words. Prepare yourself….

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Bacon-Wrapped Summer BBQ Hot Dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Summer BBQ Hot Dogs | Get the recipe at My Cooking Spot!

If you thought I was going to let National Hot Dog Month pass by and NOT post a fun hot dog recipe, you’re crazy.

Some people say that apple pie is the most American food gets.

I disagree. I think it’s gotta be hot dogs.

Sure, they’re actually German. But when I think summer and BBQs and grilling, my mind immediately goes to the versatile franks that remind me of all things childhood and wonderful.

You either love ’em or you hate ’em, but there’s no denying their integral part in our country’s summer cuisine.

This week, I’m sharing my crazy, lazy indoor version of these babies at My Cooking Spot. These Bacon-Wrapped Summer BBQ Hot Dogs can be ready in about ten minutes, and there’s no grill needed – just pop them in the oven and throw everything together. It’s a quick meal that your family is sure to love, and you don’t even have to sweat over flames to get them on the table.

Plus – no forks necessary! Everything BBQ is ON the hot dogs – including the sides! Plus bacon. Always bacon. Head on over and have a look at the recipe, and let me know what you think!

Bacon-Wrapped Summer BBQ Hot Dogs | Get the recipe at My Cooking Spot!
The Wednesday Showcase

The Wednesday Showcase No. 8

Welcome to another fun week of The Wednesday Showcase. Thank you to everyone who applied to join our hosting team last week! We had a lot of great applicants and will be making a decision in the next couple weeks. If you didn’t apply yet but would like to, the form below is still open!

Twist & Shout Shake | A Hard Rock Cafe copycat, this boozy milkshake combines chocolate, caramel, spiced rum, stout, and bacon in an epic after dinner event!

Twist and Shout Shake #SundaySupper

A Hard Rock Cafe copycat, this boozy milkshake combines chocolate, caramel, spiced rum, stout, and bacon in an epic after dinner event! What a whirlwind July it’s been for this girl! Between wrapping up my first blogiversary festivities, The Food & Wine Conference (which you’ll hear all about later this week!), the quick mid-week surprise trip…

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Kielbasa and Pieogies with Summer Vegetables | A summery spin on a Polish classic that's light enough to eat no matter how hot it is! Fresh summer vegetables are sautéed with kielbasa and pierogies, then tossed in a tangy Dijon vinaigrette.

Kielbasa and Pierogies with Summer Vegetables #WeekdaySupper

A summery spin on a Polish classic that’s light enough to eat no matter how hot it is! Fresh summer vegetables are sautéed with kielbasa and pierogies, then tossed in a tangy Dijon vinaigrette. Raise your hand if you love pierogies!! Honestly, it’s potato wrapped in pasta, what’s not to love? Don’t lie, starchy carb lovers. I know you. I…

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Strawberry Pina Colada Popsicles | A frosty, refreshing treat, made with fresh fruit and coconut milk, sweetened with agave, and spiked with coconut rum for the grown ups!

Strawberry Pina Colada Popsicles

A frosty, refreshing treat, made with fresh fruit and coconut milk, sweetened with agave, and spiked with coconut rum for the grown ups! Whew! What a week! Blogiversary week is finally over, and I have to thank you all again for celebrating with me. I’ve learned so much in the last year, but I feel…

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