Zucchini Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

As a kid, Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies were one of my absolute favorites. I would beg my mom to buy me a box at the grocery, and when she obliged I would take them home, eat them slowly and savor every bite. Magically, though it never occurred to me to replicate that childhood favorite, […]

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Bourbon Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Strawberry Bourbon Sauce

On July 4th I hosted a cookout, and my friend Andy brought enough poundcake, ice cream and berries for a small army. So, what to do with all the leftover poundcake and berries? A light and fluffy buttermilk bread pudding with a spike of bourbon was the perfect option. It was the first time I […]

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Strawberry Lemon Cornmeal Cake

Strawberry season has trailed off, but there are still berries on the shelves to choose from that would be lovely in this lemony cornmeal cake. I recently made two of these to take to two dinner parties in the same night. They were a tasty success, and the plates at both parties disappeared quickly (even […]

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Bacon and Corn Buttermilk Waffles (With Fried Chicken)

I recently hosted brunch for a group of friends over a holiday weekend. Everyone brought a dish and the spread was impressive- Spanish Tortilla, Leek and Brussels Sprout Egg Casserole, Fruit Salad, Donuts, Carrot Souffle, Lucky Charm Treats (YUM!) and Mango Sorbet Mimosas. Amidst all that delicious sweet and savory loveliness these hearty Bacon and […]

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Southern Tres Leches Cake with Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream

It is my birthday week (I officially turned 34 on the 14th) so it seemed only fitting that I create a lovely, fabulous baked goody to post this week. Nasturtium, one of my favorite edible flowers, is growing in abundance in my garden now and I wanted to create a dessert that showcased their beauty. […]

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Kentucky Derby Recipes: Proper Mint Juleps and Mint Julep Bar

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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Four Roses Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Pork #BourbonBBQ

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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Big Lemony Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A few months ago my friend Jen and I hosted a book group for The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. In this particular book group the hosts choose food that is complementary to the book. In our case, the title and cover of the book said it all – we needed a […]

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

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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Easy Homemade Gifts: Bourbon Cordials

I am a Kentucky girl, and I am required by law to drink and love Bourbon. And I do. I love it. It is one of my absolute favorite things on this earth. Kentucky is home to 95% of the world’s Bourbon. Needless to say, I was born in the right state. Because of my […]

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