Considering it’s officially fall, I figured it was time to jump on the bandwagon and start posting some fall-inspired recipes. I was itching to make something with apple cider and landed on this cocktail. Although I’m not typically a bourbon fan, I’ve got to say, this drink was fabulous. And it came together SO quickly. Perfect for a get together or holiday!
Happy New Year! I made this incredibly delicious (and time consuming!!) pork tenderloin for New Year’s Eve dinner and it was an absolute hit. Not a drop was left on anyone’s plate! I highly advise splitting the workload up into two days, since the sauces can be made a day ahead. :-)
Happy belated Thanksgiving! I spent the holiday at home with my family eating mass amounts of food and drinking copious amounts of wine. We typically celebrate Thanksgiving at a family friend’s home, but since they were out of town this year, we gobbled up the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes at my house. I made this decadent pumpkin pie for dessert and it was a huge hit. Although time-consuming, the pie was absolutely worth all the effort!
Have I mentioned how much I love pumpkin? Yeah, probably. I love it even more when paired with cream cheese frosting. So, these whoopie pies are right up my alley. The cakes are fluffy and full of flavor, with a slight kick from the bourbon in the filling. Bring these pies to a fall dinner party or Thanksgiving dinner and they’re sure to be a hit.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m still recovering from all the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, dessert and copious amounts of wine. I’m honestly not sure how we were able to eat this decadent dessert after dinner, but who turns down a cake with bourbon as one of its primary flavors? Not me. Needless to say, this dessert is definitely making another appearance soon.
I meant to mention this last week, but my brother, Matt, just got engaged to his girlfriend, Vanya, of six years. I’m so incredibly happy for them and am looking forward to all that comes next!
Last week, my mom and I decided to make a variety of tapas for dinner since it was just the two of us—our meal turned into more of a smörgåsbord. After cooking three dishes, we concluded the meal with a quick and sweet dessert. My mom and her friend continually rave about a peach dessert they made in South Carolina about a month ago, so we decided on this dish. We bought peaches from the market three different times before we finally made the dessert (oops).
Unfortunately, we did not have access to the fresh Georgia peaches like they did in South Carolina, but nonetheless, the peaches we used were juicy and ripened to perfection. But now that I’m thinking about it, I wouldn’t mind taking a quick trip to Georgia just to bite into one of its succulent and sweet peaches. I’m sure it would boost the flavor of this dessert tenfold.