It’s an ice cream social kind of post today ya’ll!  Now tell me, you love bourbon, you love ice cream, and you love cookies, right?  Perfect!  Today, I’m excited to share some ice cream that is at our grocery stores here in North Carolina.  The delicious Graeter’s ice cream, .  They asked me to share their creamy treat, and then I got excited about creating a recipe for them.  The cookies I complimented with the ice cream work perfectly.  There are bourbon-soaked cherries in the cookies, and the ice cream is bourbon pecan chocolate chip.  So much bourbon-ice cream love!  This treat will awaken your tastebuds, and make you beg for more!  Who wants a Bourbon Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich?

Bourbon Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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So, bourbon, right?  We all love it?  I see some of you hiding, but admit it, you love it.  You know how I know?  My bourbon recipes are my top viewed recipes on my blog.  You spoke.  I listened.  There will be many more bourbon recipes coming your way.  Next week we will enjoy some bourbon and ice cream together!  For today, we need a cocktail to cool us down, or for some, it may be needed to warm you up.  This recipe takes the classic whiskey sour to a whole new level.  There will be bits and pieces of strawberries that will join you with every sip… or gulp.  With strawberries, bourbon, basil, and lime, it doesn’t get any better than this!  Who wants me to pour you a glass of Strawberry Basil Bourbon Sour?

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Sour

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This recipe was entered in a contest for Buddig Lunch Meat.  I was one of the top four in the end, so close, yet so far from winning.  It may not have won the contest, but it won our hearts here at home.  There are so many flavor elements to this recipe, that your taste buds will be thanking you with each bite.  The first part of the recipe alone is a true winner in my book.  After boiling and draining your pasta, add Gourmet Gardens Herbs.  Then let the pasta sit overnight to marry the flavors.  So imagine your palate grabbing the tastes of herbed pasta, creamy garlic dressing, mix of veggies, and a crunch from tortilla chips.  Delicious.  Who would like a few scoops of some Fiesta Summer Salad?

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Homemade Corn Fritters (+ Some Special Family Time in Michigan.)

June 19, 2015

Sharing this recipe, also shares a little piece of me.  This recipe is  favorite of mine, and one I enjoyed many times while growing up.  To bring back some fun memories, my Mom visited me in Tucson, Arizona one time, and made these lovely little fritters.  Then, last month we were treated to the little morsels […]

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Coffee-Spiked Venison Sloppy Joes #FreakyFriday

June 12, 2015

If you didn’t already know, this girl LOVES venison.  Each recipe made in our house growing up used venison instead of beef.  The meat is lean, full of flavor, and oh so good.  So, of course when I noticed Kris’ post on Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies, it had to be made ASAP!  I’m so […]

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Summer Berry Pie Cocktail #HotSummerEats

June 8, 2015

Growing up there was a treat my family looked forward to… actually more like begged to have.  We called the treat grape ape, and it was just Welch’s grape juice and vanilla ice cream. Making this cocktail took me back to my childhood.  My last post that was shared was a delicious Summer Berry Pie, […]

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Summer Berry Pie with a Twist #HotSummerEats

June 6, 2015

This time of year is just too delicious, with all the berries, herbs and veggies.  What about mixing the berries with herbs, and throwing them in a pie?  This recipe mixes blueberries, strawberries, basil, and Not Ketchup Blueberry White Pepper Sauce.  When you first dig in, the sweet flavors of the berries burst, then the […]

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