Spike the Cookies: Baking with Bourbon Part 2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Once a month when I attend my wine club meetings, the hubs gathers with his Bourbon Club. This month was Brady’s turn to “host” at my parents house (where most members live), so I decided to do some cooking with bourbon.

Last time Brady hosted, I made Maker’s Mark cupcakes. This time, I tried a different spin with another Maker’s Mark recipe for Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The recipe, found here, was fairly easy! The “secret” ingredient was a bit tricky. Basically you cook the bacon, save the grease and then chill it until it turns into a gel-like substance. I never said that these were healthy ; )

I can't say that the cookies had rave reviews, but most that tried them said that they were good!
Read More

Feelin' Fruit: DIY Fruit Koozies

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Since the new year, I’ve been in total craft mode. I’ve made a number of trips to the craft store and have been in my nook working on a few projects. One of which I wanted to share today!

The Instagram popular feed has become one of my favorite things to scroll when I’ve gone through my regular list of iPhone checks – email, Daily Mail, Instagram. One day I spotted these amazing fruit-themed koozies and knew I had to recreate them!

This craft is CHEAP. The koozies are $1 and the additional foam was no more than $3. You could totally make these as a favor for a summer or spring party!

Ta da! From left to right you have an orange, watermelon, pineapple, strawberry and grape! 

I should have used a gold Sharpie on the pineapple one. Instead I was being aggressive and used paint and it just didn’t turn out right. Seriously. Ignore the Pineapple. 
Read More