Lavender Julep

It’s a rare day that I post a recipe the same day that I made something but I’m sitting here drinking this lavender julep and I just had to share the recipe with you ASAP. I’m a bourbon girl, what can I say? There’s little I love more than a frosty julep glass and a…

The Best Southern Tomato Pie

Is this not the most delicious looking savory pie you’ve EVER seen? It’s topped with real southern pimento cheese for Pete’s sake. Make this in the summertime when you have really gorgeous tomatoes. My friend JC of JCP Eats posted this recipe and I thought it was so mouth-watering, I asked him to let me share…

Kentucky Derby Party

I’ve always had a love for big hats, bourbon, and horses so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love watching the Kentucky Derby. It’s the one day a year when the rest of the nation loves horses as much as I do! It’s a celebration of the south and gentile glamour. Here’s how…

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…

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…

Mint Julep Brownies

Love a good mint julep? Then you’ll love this dessert! I turned my love of mint juleps into a brownie dessert for my Kentucky Derby Party. Dark chocolate mint bourbon brownies are topped with bourbon whipped cream and drizzled* with dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce. *I use the term drizzled lightly here, as we…

Dark Chocolate Mint Hot Fudge Sauce

Delicious over ice cream, brownies, crepes, and more! I adore mint and chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. This luscious dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce has the most wonderful texture – not too thin, not too thick – and isn’t overly sweet. This hot fudge sauce takes just a few minutes to…

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Great on brownies, ice cream sundaes, pie, and more! Whipped cream is kind of my thing. I’m German like that. When I was a teenager, we were out of granulated sugar so I used powdered sugar to sweeten whipped cream. I whipped too much and stuck the leftovers in the fridge. Much to me and…