Inspiration can come from everywhere.
Even from the most embarrassing situations.
Take this Bacon Bourbon Pecan Pie. Around this time last year, I went Christmas card shopping for what was the third time that week. I'm a funny gal when it comes to cards. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m quite fussy.
As I was scanning through a plethora of holiday card boxes, I was also holding an unusually large bottle of almond extract and a bag of sugar. A woman next to me extended her reach and bumped my arm, sending the extract flying out of my hold. The cap cracked and a small gush of liquid ended up on the floor, sending an aromatic aroma into the air. I cleaned it up the best I could with the tissue I found in my pocket until I could notify a store worker. The tissue was unused, of course—I’m all for spreading the love, just not in an unsanitary way.
As I finished mopping the mess up as best I could, an older woman with her friend came up behind me and said, "Mmm... What’s that smell? Are they making scented Christmas cards now?"
I flashed a crooked smile and walked away. As I did, I noticed she had a gorgeous ready-baked pecan pie sitting in her shopping cart as well as what seemed to be eight pounds of bacon. As the almond aroma lingered in my nasal cavity, I was suddenly craving a slice of that pie with a side of bacon.
How amazing would it be to pair the two?
This pie is holiday perfection and great for your next get together. You may even be showered with praise and kisses.
Who needs mistletoe?
Bacon Bourbon Pecan Pie