Here’s to a great 2018!

Happy New Year from Let’s make 2018 the best ever! Xoxox

Food Crack

My FB friend Carolyn posted this recipe on her page today. You’re welcome!! Xoxo


1 lb. bacon

1 pkg Pillsbury crescent rolls

½ cup maple syrup

¾ cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet (like a 15×10) with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment with cooking spray. NOTE: this recipe was originally made with foil. Since people have had issues with the foil, I recommend using parchment paper. Unroll the crescent rolls into one single plane of dough and pinch any perforations together to seal. Stretch the dough out to fit the size of the pan with your hands so it’s even. Prick the dough with a fork all over. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook your bacon. I like cooking mine in a skillet, but you can bake it – whichever you prefer. Cook it until it’s technically safe enough to eat and just about done, but still lighter in color and not quite crispy. You don’t want it fully cooked and crispy as it will continue to cook in the oven. I pulled mine out of the pan right when they were a medium-pink color. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate.

Drizzle ¼th cup of the maple syrup over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle with about ¼th cup of the brown sugar. Top with torn pieces of the cooked bacon. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top of the bacon pieces, and top with the remaining brown sugar.

Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until bubbling and caramelized. Remove from the oven and allow the pan to come to room temperature or warm to the touch before cutting or breaking into pieces. You can serve this at room temperature or slightly warmed. It tastes best the day of, but can be eaten the next day if stored airtight.

Designers 70% off!

Designers 70% off!

If you are ever in Nashville, Austin or New Orleans you need to stop in UAL. I read about it in the Wall Street Journal. Big time designers at a huge discount. Shoes, accessories and clothes from fashion houses you only see in magazines. Valentino, Givenchy, Rodarte just to name a few. Inventory is limited so you won’t find a DVF dress, for instance, in all sizes, but they do have a wide range available in both men’s and women’s clothes. You’ll find couture racks, super sale racks and everything in between. You can get some fab clothes for a great price! Check out their EBay items and online store too. Xoxox

Ultra Glam Travel

Ultra Glam Travel

T&L recently had an article on the best hotel bars in the world.  If you are fortunate to be in one of these places, you have to visit.  Talk about feeling like a million bucks!  Wait until you see these photos. Wowee! I’ve been to a couple of these places and I totally agree.  Order a glass of bubbly and you can be Princess for the day! xoxox

Peppy Pistachios

Peppy Pistachios

Nuts are great to serve at holiday gatherings.  Serving these fancy nuts in a beautiful bowl can make your party go from ho hum to yum yum!  And they are so easy, give them as gifts too!  See the recipe from Real Simple below to get the party started. xoxo

5 Mins
Total Time
1 hour (includes cooling)
3 cups (2 to 4 gifts)
By Dawn Perry December 2017

¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons hot or sweet paprika 2 teaspoons kosher salt 3 cups (about 1 lb.) raw shelled pistachios
How to Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 325°F. Whisk together lime juice, oil, paprika, and salt in a large bowl. Add pistachios and toss to coat. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake, stirring halfway through, until nuts are golden, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool completely. Nuts will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Merry Christmas

May your holiday be filled with love and happiness and lots of bubbly! Xoxo Bubbly Horse

Egg-Free Eggnog

Some people just don’t like eggs.  Or some people are vegans.  Whatever the case I came across this recipe that I thought you might like.  xoxo


Rebecca Firkser December 11, 2017

Start out with 4 cups unsweetened cashew or almond milk—you can make your own if you want, but it ultimately won’t make or break your eggnog. Pour the milk into a blender. Next, shake up another can of full-fat coconut milk, open it, and add the contents to the blender.

Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon allspice, ¼ teaspoon cloves, and 2 pinches of fine sea salt into the blender. Blend the mixture until well combined and frothy. Transfer the mixture to the fridge and let it chill for at least a few hours.