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Kentucky Mule

Kentucky Mule

Variations on the Moscow Mule are all the rage. You know those super cool drinks served in the oh so hip copper mugs. Yeah, now you know the ones. A Kentucky Mule is one of those variations and it’s made using, you guessed it because you’re smart and you know that BOURBON hails from Kentucky. You also can’t make a mule without alcoholic ginger beer. We’re serving ours up with Crabbie’s. It’s been around for over 100 years, so you know it’s got to be good stuff. It comes in original (which we’ve used here) and two new flavors for you to tempt your taste buds with as well. Spiced Orange and Scottish Raspberry.

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Who doesn’t love meatballs? I mean, well except for vegetarians and vegans, they probably aren’t too keen on them, otherwise, I mean really it’s a meatball. A sphere of scrumptiousness. What’s not to love? They’re magically delicious and when they’re appetizer size (aka fun size) you can pop them right into your mouths and you don’t have to feel bad about devouring a dozen of them because, say it with me, they’re fun size after all. That’s my logic, let’s just go with it yeah? Please don’t burst my bubble. I have enough people in my life who do that already ; )

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Mussels with Tomato and White Wine

Mussels with Tomato and White Wine
I’m a coast kinda girl. The ocean is one of my happy places. If I can get there on my bike well double bonus points for me for combining two of my loves. So naturally it kinda goes without saying that I love all things salt water. Including seafood. One of my favorites are mussels. I could honestly eat bowls of these babies all by myself. Yes, I have. No shame. I lurve ’em. Don’t even attempt to take the bowl from me when they’re done. The cooking liquid is just as tasty. Best sopped up with some crusty bread. Don’t forget the bread with this one. Yes, I’m shaking my finger, isn’t that what you do when you want to get your point across? No? Maybe it’s just me.

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Asparagus and Lemon Rotini

 

Asparagus Lemon Rotini

Y’all know how much we love our pasta around here. My favorite pasta dishes are quick and easy and take me WAY less than 30 minutes to get on the table and into my belly. The recipe possibilities are truly limitless with pasta. I’ve very rarely met a pasta dish I didn’t like, it’s usually one that’s overcooked which is an IMMEDIATE no for me. Who wants gummy pasta? Not me, the only gummy I want is in bear or worm form. Know what I mean?

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BBQ Chicken Nachos

BBQ Chicken Nachos

This post is sponsored by REALĀ® Seal.

Who doesn’t love a giant platter of nachos? I mean really. Chips, cheese, specifically REALĀ® cheese which gives this gobs of gooey goodness, meat (unless you’re vegetarian and then well I’ll eat yours) and beans. Heck to the yeah. They might be the perfect appetizer. Filling, don’t require utensils and they’re not too incredibly messy. Well maybe if you sauce it up and then you’re on your own. Just go ahead and grab some extra napkins. Can’t say I blame you on the extra sauce. I mean it’s BBQ Sauce amiright?

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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

I’m kind of an ice cream nut. Like I will wear out my ice cream maker come spring and summer nut. The bowl stays in the freezer to be ready when I am. In fact, it would probably be a good idea for me to look into getting a second bowl. That’s how much I use it (you can find links for the products I use at the bottom of the post under the recipe). This ice cream is a little different from my normal recipe because it’s dairy free. Wha? Yep, it’s made using Lactaid milk. So all of y’all that have dairy allergies, intolerance or are just avoiding dairy (that one I just can’t wrap my head around but m’kay) this one is for you. It’s also gluten free and vegetarian. We’re ticking all kinds of boxes today!

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