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…

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…

Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizer

I can’t even believe I’m calling this a recipe. It’s so easy! I only used about one slice of watermelon and two slices of Feta for six skewers. You would need about two blocks of Feta cheese for a whole watermelon. Delicious served with sea salts for sprinkling! Photography by Katie Nixon Photography. Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizers Watermelon,…

Aged Fig Balsamic Chimichurri Sauce

I’m always looking for ways to use the fresh mint from my garden. Mint is so good for you that I sneak it in whenever I can. (Try it in a blueberry smoothie!) Most people associate mint with lamb and other Mediterranean dishes but it can add depth to so many recipes. Don’t be afraid to…

Edible Garden Update

I love walking my garden every morning and seeing what’s changed. You’d be surprised at how many rosebuds pop up overnight! Today though I’m focusing on the edible garden. Won’t you take a walk with me? Blackberries My blackberry bush is going strong! I call this my Wendy Plant because my horse Wendy is obsessed…