Four Roses Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Pork #BourbonBBQ

Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork

May is National Barbecue Month in the U.S., and I celebrated with friends and family over some tasty Slow Cooker BBQ Pork in a homemade Four Roses spiked BBQ sauce. The sauce used in this slow cooker recipe could easily be mixed and used on the grill, too. I’d recommend whisking it up, using half […]

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Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad (ME)

Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

This salad takes Quinoa, a plant based complete protein, and pairs it with protein rich legumes and zesty Lime and Cayenne Pepper to create a tangy dish. Quinoa is one of those perfectly lovely foods created by nature. It has a pleasing texture and takes on the flavors of anything it is paired with. Even […]

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Carrot Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins

I’ve recently jumped on the trendy bandwagon (which I try to never do) and am making an attempt at going mostly gluten free. I’m not going to lie, for years it drove me crazy when someone said they were gluten free (except for those with Celiac Disease of course). I just felt like they looked […]

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Kentucky Derby Recipes: Proper Mint Juleps and Mint Julep Bar

Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps

One of the accomplishments in life of which I am very proud is my ability to turn any Mint Julep naysayer into a Mint Julep lover. Over and over, I’ve proven to people that a good Mint Julep is lovable by just about anybody. I understand people’s supposed dislike of Mint Juleps. If you have […]

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Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cast Iron Skillet Cake (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Cake

This April I hosted an Ayurvedic cleanse for my friends and family, with the intent to bring the cleanse to a broader audience this Fall. After two weeks of cleansing it became clear to me that I feel much better off of gluten. I am not as bloated, I don’t feel heavy after meals, my […]

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Simple Fried Rice (ME)

Simple Fried Rice

I recently traveled to Bali and have been on an Asian food kick ever since. Bali is one of many islands in Indonesia and, while it does have some original foods, most tend to be based on Chinese and Indian foods that came over to the island with the local people. Fried Rice is called […]

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Herbed Ricotta Baked Eggs (ME)

Eggs, Ricotta and Parsley

If you need a simple, quick breakfast dish, this is an easy one. Just chop the herbs, whisk the eggs, place in the oven and “poof!” – breakfast. Serve with a little fruit salad and whole grain toast to round it out and get your day going. Yield: 1 Serving, multiply as needed “ME” indicates […]

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Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust (ME)

Whole wheat pizza crust loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese makes for a satisfying snack or meal anytime of year. Pizza is a comfort food in the winter, but isn’t too heavy for a summer appetizer or meal shared with salad. I’ve been making this particular crust for over ten years and it is always […]

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Cox’s Creek Sling – Four Roses Bourbon, Cranberry and Lime Cocktail

Four Roses Bourbon Cocktail with Cranberry and Lime

Bourbon, Cranberry Juice and Lime may be three of my most favorite things. Combine the three, make it Four Roses Bourbon and it becomes a little taste of heaven. My dad brought me a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon for New Year’s Eve and I knew just the cocktail I’d be making. I […]

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Bourbon Sorghum Pecan Cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap #fbcookieswap

Bourbon Sorghum Pecan Cookies

I’ve already made 3 batches of these cookies (including the initial experimental batch) and it isn’t even December yet! My friends and family have vied for the right to take extras home, and eat as many as they could for themselves. I even found partially eaten cookies lying in the pile thanks to the mouse […]

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