Mint Julep

A southern classic perfect for Derby Day What is more quintessentially southern than a mint julep? I am a bourbon lover through and through and just adore a refreshing mint julep on a warm day. I make mine with a mint simple syrup. Don’t balk if you’ve never made simple syrup before. It can be…

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

Crispy bacon, creamy deviled eggs Looking for a southern picnic treat? You’ve come to the right place! There’s something about a deviled egg that just says party to me. I top mine with crispy thick-cut bacon and chives from the garden. Pro tip: buy eggs a week before you want to make deviled eggs. Fresh eggs…

Chicken and Waffles with Pimento Cheese and Bourbon Maple Syrup

The ultimate comfort food I make Belgian waffles all the time. I make chicken tenders all the time. But I had never served them together prior to recipe testing for my Kentucky Derby Party. Southern food isn’t really my thing – Californian, Greek, Mediterranean, and Caribbean food is my thing – but I absolutely love…

Bourbon Whipped Cream

I’m a big fan of bourbon. I’m Southern like that. A couple of weeks ago I was inspired to toss some into my whipped cream and was blown away. I could have eaten this whole bowl! The powdered sugar in whipped acts as a stabilizer, so you can keep this in the fridge for two days…