Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies + Weekly Menu


I felt a little guilty leaving my high maintenance bulldog with my parents while we were in Cabo. Luckily, my mom seemed to take on a new found love for her granddogger and she also kept me caught up on Lily news via email while we were away…

Everything is good love.

Hope you all are having a good time.

Very busy day today so will write when I have more time.

 Hugs & Kisses from your slobbery girl too!



Lily girl is fine although she must have picked her zit under her chin because I found blood last night.  She was laying down by my feet at the dining room table.  I fixed her up – darn teenagers.  She was moving pretty slow this AM.  I think we’re wearing her out.  She is missing her mama but grandma is a good 2nd choice.


Lily is holding down her favorite chair. I think just having Dad home during the day, me swinging in at noon, etc. upsets her day time snoozes.

She seems to be enjoying Bear (neighbor dog) more also.

She was sunbathing in the back yard and she came in when I called so I awarded her.

She’s a good house guest.



I wore girlfriend out. Tonight we played “hide the baby (toy)” while playing tug of war in between.  I finally won! We have a new hide/seek game which challenges her athletic abilities.  We will show you tomorrow night.

Hope you all are having a ball.

Hugs, Ma

Lily is looking a little thick after her return from “vacation” with grandma and grandpa. I know my mom gives her doggy bacon, which she loves…duh. I mean, who doesn’t love bacon? Yes, even bacon in cookies.


 Weekly Menu: April 6th – 11th

We did NOTHING yesterday. My sunburn is finally subsided enough that I can manage a workout today. No plans otherwise…and I love it!

Be well,



  1. Ellen Lewis says:

    I can’t believe that a “Prevention” RD would promote such an unhealthful recipe. Why in the world would you add bacon to an already sugar & fat laden treat? Although “trendy,” current dietary recommendations are to AVOID processed and cured meats, so why add them where they won’t even be missed?

    • Nicole, RD says:

      Hi Ellen, thanks for your comment. You are correct about cured meats and I always use uncured bacon – I edited the recipe with my oversight (thanks for noticing). Prevention RD is a blog and philosophy that is not about perfection, but about balance. Is bacon on a very rare occasion something to demonize? Not by me. I’m sorry if you feel otherwise. Here’s a post I did on nitrates, just FYI: and there have been several since then. Hope that helps clarify my thoughts and opinions and I’m sorry if you don’t agree. Best, Nicole

  2. I am super in love with the idea of these peanut bitter & bacon cookies! Yum!

  3. You are correct, everything is better with bacon! I still miss our dog so much – I just made pulled pork from a pork shoulder, and as I was pulling the pork and separating the fat from the meat, I made a nice little pile because I used to throw that in Ed’s dog dish. It took me a second to remember that he’s not here. :(

    Love your menu! And so glad you had a relaxing weekend – you needed it, even after vacation! :D

  4. I have to say, I have always felt that bacon and chocolate are the 2 best things in the world! BTW, I was googl-ing a recipe for salmon in white wine sauce and someone else’s blog came up with a pretty good recipe. As I was reading it, it sounded familiar, and I noticed it said, “Adapted from Prevention RD”. You, my dear, are famous! Thanks for all the recipes

  5. What an intriguing combination! There’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and then. Can you recommend a replacement for the peanuts? (I’m allergic)

    • Nicole, RD says:

      Hi Sean! Sub in any other nut butter – almond? And some slivered or chopped nuts of any kind…pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc. Yum!


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