Sweet & Sassy Bourbon Baked Beans

Bourbon Baked Beans

“I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”  That’s what I was starting to feel like every time I checked the site.  Four years of the same, and beginning to look to me like an old study, I could practically smell the musty books.

So don’t be alarmed – this is still your beloved site, just wearing her Summer clothes, with a bit of light and air added.  I’ve been planning and wanting to revamp the site for ages, and while this is not what I had in mind, until the real site can be revealed, I had to make a change.

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Kick-Offs & Recaps

The Fantasy line-up is set.  The jersey perfectly rumpled.  The beer cold.  The chips and dip aplenty.  Dish with clear line of sight of the southern sky – for maximum Sunday ticket reception.

It’s here dear friends.  The day of days… NFL FOOTBALL!!!

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Eggnog Stuffed French Toast

One of the funniest Tweets I’ve seen in awhile came this week from MayChow. “Egg Nog (for me) is like that guy that you’re just not into.  You see each other every Xmas & at parties, you give it a try, but nada.”  I couldn’t agree more.  I get that eggnog is festive, but quite frankly it’s just kinda gross.

Feeling the need to include it in this holiday recipe line-up, and already having given you my Beer Nog recipe last year, coming across this Eggnog French Toast seemed the ideal compromise.

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Bourbon Chipotle & Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Stumbling upon Ina whipping up these nuts one day, I knew I had to bring them to the holiday party.  My only complaint… where’s the booze girl?  I added bourbon to mine, and a few tablespoons of Vermont Maple Liquer Sapling.  If you can find this in your area… get it, it’s amazing!

This nuts pack some serious punch with the chipotle powder and an unexpected depth of flavor from rosemary and bourbon.  They’re super yummy… make two batches, they’d make a great present for anyone not allergic to nuts… and/or awesomeness!

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Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping

If the idea of cramming a piece of pie or cake into your already overly stretched stirrup pants on Turkey Day isn’t your idea of fun – step into the light my friends.  This tart is just the amount of sweet to curb your sugar cravings, come next Thursday.

A buttery, silky, smooth tart crust provides the home for a sweet and delicious pumpkin filling, while a crunchy topping rounds it out.

A little sliver of this decadent treat is all you’ll need, but I won’t judge if you take a giant hunk and smother it in whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.

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Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

Ever been driving along mindlessly, and before you know it – you’ve sat through an entire song that you otherwise can’t stand?  No, this isn’t a PSA against bad music, although I implore you to listen to the goods, this is a lesson in mindlessness.

It is entirely too easy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn, mindlessly shovel it into your pie hole, and then realize you’ve eaten an entire batch.

I don’t want you getting sick – so take it easy with this stuff… please!

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