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Fall is here!

Fall is an invigorating season.  It brings with it a break from the summer heat, football and a bounty of fresh root vegetables.  My favorite side dish is mashed sweet potatoes.  I have an easy and delicious recipe that’s kicked up with a little Jack Daniel’s for added flavor.  Fall is also is a time to enjoy fresh apple cider.  It’s delicious on its own but I love to use it as an ingredient for a fall cocktail.  A great pairing is bourbon and apple cider.  Try my bourbon cider either cold or warm.  Cheers!


jack-sweet-potatoesJack Sweet Potatoes

3 29-ounce cans sweet potatoes
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the sweet potatoes in a large sauce pan, over medium heat.  Drain off some of liquid and mash the potatoes. Add brown sugar, Jack Daniel’s, butter and vanilla.  Pour into a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until pecans are golden.


Serves 8 – 10



Bourbon Cidercider

In a rocks glass with ice, add:

1½ ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

4 ounces of apple cider

Dash of cinnamon

Stir and garnish with apple slice or cinnamon stick.

Tip:  This drink works chilled with ice or in a mug with warm apple cider