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Happy almost Friday, guys!
I’ve got the urge to get out of town this weekend but I have too many dogs and too many kids to just pick up and leave. So I’m probably going to settle for lying in a beach chair in my backyard and watching all of season 5 of New Girl.
Aaaaaand I bought a new grill this week so I’ll probably grill every meal. I’m pretty excited about that.1
Happy Wednesday, y’all!
Thought I’d share a little something different today.
There’s a food truck event on the 4th Saturday of every month over in Temple, which is just a quick 30 minute drive for me. I try to go every month because it’s a good excuse to get out of Killeen and also because I like to eat.
I could go to all these food trucks any day I want but there’s just something more fun about them all being gathered in one area. And they usually have music and there’s all sorts of stuff going on.0
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Surviving the week so far? Got stuck in a rainstorm last night. In the Jeep. Without the top on. And if that’s the worst thing that happens to me this week, I’m okay with it.
(I secretly love when that happens.)
Anyway, today I’ve got a fabulous semi-homemade recipe today because that’s what I’m all about right now.
I picked up all the new Nestle Toll House Baking Mixes at my HEB the other day.
Wait, Amanda, you picked up all of them?
I like brownies.
What can I say?
So there are 4 varieities: Brownies & More with Butterfingers, Brownies & More with chocolate morsels, Cookies & More with Butterfingers, and Cookies & More with chocolate morsels.
The great thing about these mixes is you can make them as cookies or brownies OR you can use that are your jumping off point and go crazy. Like, the box of Cookies & More with Butterfingers that I used has the recipe for the cookies but it also has a recipe for Cookie Brittle (!) and Banana Snack Cake. Using the mix!
You can turn these mixes into whatever you want!
Another great thing about this line of baking mixes is that they have no artificial flavors or colors. And since it’s from Nestle Toll House, you know you can trust them to put out a premium product.
For these Butterfinger Whoopie Pies, I used the Cookies & More with Butterfingers and instead of baking them as regular cookies, I added an extra egg and some sour cream to make them super soft whoopie pies. And then I made one of my favorite frostings to put in the middle: peanut butter cream cheese frosting!
Seriously good. It took me forever to truly embrace the whoopie pie but I’m all about them now. They’re, like, a cupcake with better frosting distribution.
Happy Monday, y’all!
How was the weekend? Fantastic, I hope.
I had a very busy weekend.
Finished New Girl. Took some naps. Caught a lot of Pokemon.
Definitely not ready for Monday! But I have a delicious recipe to share today so I guess it’s okay.
Have you tried Four Roses Bourbon?
I posted a photo on Snapchat when I received this bottle (follow me!: amandalivesay) and 10 people were all, “OMG THAT’S MY FAVORITE!”
It is the only bourbon distillery that blends 5 proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce 10 distinct bourbon recipes. The bourbon is then aged in one-of-a-kind single story rack warehouses that allows the bourbon to age gently and undisturbed throughout the years. Each bourbon variety has it’s own unique character, spice, and rich fruity flavors.
I used the Four Roses Bourbon Yellow for this Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce. They created this one by mingling all 10 of their bourbon recipes. It’s fantastic, with hints of apple and pear, a floral aroma, and a taste of honey and spice. It’s smooth and mellow and is great for creating sophisticated cocktails.
Check out the Four Roses Bourbon website for more info, lots of recipes, and to find out where to buy your own delicious Four Roses Bourbon!
So this Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce!
I bought a ton of cherries when this bourbon showed up on my doorstep because bourbon and cherries? Perfect together. (Ice cream recipe coming soon!)
This bbq sauce is sweet and spicy and fruity and delicious. Perfect on grilled meat, perfect on a spoon. I’m obsessed. I made tater tots at 1 am the other day and stood at my kitchen counter, dipping them in what bbq sauce I had leftover. That good.
This recipe created in partnership with Four Roses Bourbon. Thank you for supporting my sponsors!0