One of my favorite things about blogging is the incredible friendships I’ve built over the years! Today, I’m teaming up with some other lovely ladies for a virtual bridal shower in honor of our sweet friend, Megan (Wanna be a Country Cleaver).

Megan and I started chatting through our PW Wednesdays series and then actually met (in real life) in Seattle this past June… she was kind enough to pick me up at the airport and we immediately got to gabbering and totally hit it off! She is super sweet and hilarious which makes for good times! LOVE. HER.

Anyhow, Megan is about to walk down the aisle and even though her blogging friends are spread across the country, we wanted to get together and celebrate in spirit! Thus, the virtual Bridal Shower (Big thanks to Julie for coordinating!) and of course, CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN!!!!!

I’m an appetizer girl, so for the shower I wanted to show ya’ll one of the EASIEST & tastiest appetizers I know of… Bacon Cream Cheese Roll Ups! And I’m talking 3 ingredients, kind of Easy (Yah, you heard right):

This may sound strange, but don’t judge until you’ve tried them. I made them for our Super Bowl Party in January and they were a crowd favorite! Everyone kept saying, “HOLY COW… what is in these?!!?!” and my response surprised every. single. one. of them. Nobody could believe it was a 3 ingredient appetizer!

Easy: Check.

Savory: Check.

Bacon: Double Check!

Everything is better with bacon. Am I Right?!

These little treats have been in our family for YEARS… I can remember my grandma making a batch of these and then them being DEVOURED immediately. And so the tradition continues. I keep making them, and the crowds keep eating them.

If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.

And because no bridal shower is complete without a little bacon… Enjoy!

Megan, CONGRATULATIONS Darlin’! xoxo

Okay, now comes the fun part… you get to go drool over all the other ladies’ creations for Megan’s Virtual Shower!!!! ENJOY!

Appetizers:

Heather {Farmgirl Gourmet}: Deviled Eggs – 3 Ways
Gina {Running to the Kitchen}: Cheesy Edamame Crostini
Kirsten {Comfortably Domestic}: Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Puffs
Rachel {Baked by Rachel}: Sausage & Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
Allison {Decadent Philistines Save the World}: Retro Cheese Cookies

Drinks:

Laurie {Simply Scratch}: Blueberry Lemonade Spritzers
Cassie {Bake Your Day}: Lemon-Berry Granita with Balsamic & Basil

Mains:

Michelle {A Recipe Junkie}: Fresh Melon & Crispy Proscuitto Salad
Jeanne {Inside NanaBread’s Head}: Greek Salmon Wraps

Desserts:

Kathryn {London Bakes}: Eton mess shooters
Julie {Table for Two}: Mini Cherry Pies
Lauren {Lauren’s Latest}: Summer Strawberry Jello Pie
KimBee {Cravings of a Lunatic}: Red Velvet Ice Cream Cupcakes
Kat {Tenaciously Yours}: Good For You Bars
Mads {La Petite Pancake}: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Yield: 16 Roll-Ups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon, sliced in half
8 slices of bread, crusts removed and sliced in half
4 ounces cream cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a jelly roll pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Smear a little cream cheese on one side of each of the de-crusted bread halves.

Take a half piece of bacon and lay it on a clean flat surface (Image 1). Line up the top edge of one of the prepared bread pieces, cream cheese side up & dry side to bacon (Image 2). Starting at the top edge, roll bacon side toward the cream cheese side (Image 3). Continue to roll until "tail" wraps completely around the roll-up (Image 4). Secure with a toothpick and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until remaining roll ups are ready to go.

Bake at 375º F for 25-35 minutes or until bacon is completely cooked and golden brown (Note: oven times may vary slightly). Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.