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Devil’s Food Doughnuts

Devil’s Food Doughnuts.

I never expected I’d enjoy my doughnut pan so much. I thought maybe I’d buy it and use a few times and then find it a few years later in the back of my cabinet when I was pulling everything out to organize it because I finally got tired of chaotic state of my cabinets. Pans falling out onto the floor every time I go to get the ONE pan I’m looking for. I can’t be on the only one with a hot mess of kitchen cabinets?

If I am don’t tell me, how about just offer to come over and help me organize. We can bake doughnuts while we’re working on it. Sound like a plan?

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Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned.

Where are all my whiskey people? Probably in the back of the room raising their hands and hollering right now. I see you and I’ll join you soon. I am a bourbon girl. I typically take my bourbon neat, but every once in a blue moon when I’m feeling like stepping out of my box I’ll throw everyone off and order (or make) a good Old Fashioned.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, and I’m not going to start at this point in my life, I do things a little differently, this rendition of an Old Fashioned is no exception. This is MY take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. I feel like I’ve stuck to the bones of this iconic drink so hopefully the purists can appreciate that.

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Cereal Doughnuts

Cereal Doughnuts

Cereal Doughnuts.

I traveled to Sevierville, TN last year on a media trip. One of our stops in and around the surrounding towns was at a quaint little donut shop called Courthouse Donuts. It was in fact located across from a courthouse with a giant statue of Dolly Parton in the courtyard. Aptly named. All these months later one doughnut has stuck with me. A colorful Fruity Pebbles topped doughnut.

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how this doughnut was going to taste. It was a doughnut with cereal on top. I am however willing to always (okay most always) take a bite. Sometimes out of those random – how bad can it be – bites you’ll come across something kinda magical.¬† So take the bite.

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Bourbon Slush

Bourbon Slush

Bourbon Slush.

This is not for the under 21 crowd. They have plenty of slushy options this summer (and all year long for that matter) so I don’t feel too badly about this.

Your inner child is going to love this adult only version of a childhood favorite drink. Mine was pretty much jumping up and down. Now you have another option besides the margarita. Say hello to your new favorite summer drink. The Bourbon Slush. It’s an overnight-er so you’ll have to plan ahead. I know, waiting is torture but this makes a big ole batch so you’ll be good to go once it’s ready. Chilling it just a few hours won’t get her done.

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White Wine Braised Carrots

Apr 11, 17 White Wine Braised Carrots

White Wine Braised CarrotsWhite Wine Braised Carrots.

I love carrots. Always have. Whether they’re raw (dipped in ranch, cause RANCH), sauteed, braised or baked in the form of CARROT CAKE. What? There’s carrots in that cake, hence the name. I happen to also love it when a dish requires little to no dishes. Dishes are a thorn in my side and something I do a lot of, job hazard. Doesn’t mean I have to like it.

These white wine braised carrots are baked in a tinfoil pouch. IF you seal it like a champ it won’t even leak onto the rimmed baking sheet so you’ll have ZERO dishes. I can’t properly¬† tell you how giddy tinfoil pouch cooking makes me. I can tell you I will do a little kitchen cooking dance when it happens though.¬†

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Classic Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Classic Coconut Cake.

It’s all kinds of classy. I’m going to start off telling you that I’m not normally a big fan of coconut cake. If I see it on the menu It’s not high on my ordering list. I know, gasp. I might lose my Southern card. Before you write me off, it’s only because I’ve had a few absolutely mind blowingly delicious pieces of coconut cake in my life (Peninsula Grill in Charleston SC) and I compare all others to those quasi perfect slices. Most of the time they fall short and I’m disappointed, so I go for the sure dessert bet instead. But this cake, in all it’s coconut glory, I am a fan of. If you’re going to eat dessert it should be good right. It needs to be worth those extra miles I’m going to have to put in. This one is worth it.

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