Events · Food · Holiday Parties · Themed

Throwback Thursday: Kentucky Derby Party

I can’t believe that a year ago I was just getting back from my first visit to Louisville and prepping for my first try at throwing a Kentucky Derby Party! While this post may be a tad bit late, we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite Kentucky Derby recipes and our gorgeous tablescape! Since… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Kentucky Derby Party

Cakes · Food

Spiked Sweets: Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

What do you make for a beach weekend with friends who are all avid Whiskey, Bourbon, & Scotch drinkers? A Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake of course! I’m always looking for excuses to try out new recipes and visiting/going away with friends is always the perfect opportunity. Typically, I shy away from making cakes for these… Continue reading Spiked Sweets: Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Drinks · Pudding Shots

Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby Drinks: Pudding Shots

Like many of you, I’ll be attending a combined Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby party this weekend. While the two celebrations don’t share much, they do share the first weekend in May most years. It took me a while to figure out what I’d bring to the party, until finally I realized I could… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby Drinks: Pudding Shots

Bourbon Cocktails · Drinks · Summer Cocktails

Kentucky Derby Cocktail: Mint Tea Julep

While I think mint juleps in cupcake form are delicious, my first experience with the cocktail wasn’t as pleasant. To be fair, it was my first time making it so maybe I just picked a bad recipe, but based on what I’ve heard from other people, I think it was probably pretty close to the… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Cocktail: Mint Tea Julep

Cupcakes · Food

Kentucky Derby Dessert: Mint Julep Cupcakes

Whenever I throw a party, I tend to go a bit overboard on desserts. Probably because they are my favorite thing to make and always look the most impressive. For the Kentucky Derby, I knew that I’d need to make something other than my Derby Pie Macarons and so after some research, I settled on… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Dessert: Mint Julep Cupcakes

Cookies · Food

Kentucky Derby Dessert: Derby Pie Macarons

I have to admit that I’ve never really celebrated the Kentucky Derby, mostly because the first weekend in May is typically reserved for Cinco de Mayo festivities. I decided to change that this year though. The more I researched Kentucky Derby parties, the more I realized that I have been missing out. One of the… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Dessert: Derby Pie Macarons