Month: September 2016

Derby Inspired Cherry Pie [A Mellow Taste of Bourbon]

When you think of the Kentucky Derby, you think about horses, hats, and…bourbon. While traditional mint juleps, made with bourbon, take several hours to perfect this pie can be done in a jiffy. Inspired by a Bon Appetit cherry pie recipe, I’ve reduced the amount of sugar while keeping all the yum! Ingredients: For the Topping 1/2 cup Oats, old-fashioned, rolled 1/4 cup Flour, unbleached 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed (I used dark) 1/4 cup Almonds, raw, chopped 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, ground 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Butter, unsalted, chilled cut into 1/2″ pieces Ingredients: For the Filling 1...

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You Drank the Water…How to Live to Tell About it

Your well-meaning relatives wave as you head out the door for an exotic journey to a strange land. It’s all smiles and excitement until your Aunt Gladys (we all have an Aunt Gladys) rushes up and slips you a packet of pink pills, kisses you on the cheek leaving a fresh, bright red lipstick mark, and says, “Don’t drink the water, dear…” Your smile turns a little bit uneasy as you turn and head off on your adventure. Now for the young, and young at heart, not drinking water to avoid traveler’s diarrhea (TD) may seem easy. Simply drinking...

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Bourbon, Horse Racing and Bluegrass: Explore Louisville, Kentucky

Bourbon, horse racing, and bluegrass are not the only things that symbolize Louisville. They are, however, the most enduring Any horse lover worth their salt knows Louisville is the best place to immerse yourself in all things horses. It’s where you can find Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum after all! Always check to make sure you will be visiting at a time when the museum is actually open. There are several tours to choose from and it all depends on what you want to see and how long you want to spend at the museum. Did you...

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