Navigating the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Navigating the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Navigating the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is easy, and with a little planning, can be a fantastic getaway both for bourbon lovers and those who simply want to sight-see

Navigating the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Navigating the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is easy, and with a little planning, can be a fantastic getaway both for bourbon lovers and those who simply want to sight-see!

Fellow foodies, if you, like me, enjoy tours of vineyards, distilleries, and breweries– listen up!  I’m sure you’ve heard of famous wine-tasting regions, such as California’s wine country, Italy’s Tuscan vineyards, and France’s Loire Valley.  Those areas are special because, while there are other fantastic vineyards scattered across the world, these are in clusters, and make for spectacular vineyard-hopping getaways.  You may or may not have realized, however, that several major bourbon distilleries in Kentucky are also clustered together, and make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  Kentucky’s native limestone rock makes bourbon production easier, and 95% off all bourbon is made in Kentucky.  The Bourbon Trail runs from Lexington to Louisville, and as of September 2016 has nine official stops.

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Food to Pack for Road Trips

Food to Pack for Road Trips - Tips for Packing, Food for When You Have a Cooler, and Road Trip Staples. Bonus: Cooking While Camping

Food to Pack for Road Trips

You’ve been driving for hours.  Your only food options are McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or a gas station, and all you can think is that you really, really, want something homemade and flavorful.  You’re in a food desert.  If this sounds awful, horrible, nightmarish, imagine how you’d feel after several days of barren food options.  How can you protect yourself from this tragic situation?  Pack your own food.  We’ve already talked about how packing food saves money, and it can definitely give you healthier and more flavorful food options.  What, though, can you pack?  Today we’ll look at a round-up of travel-friendly foods from around the blogosphere.

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How To Make Your Food Taste Better

How to Make Your Food Taste Better- 5 Easy Steps for Better Flavors

Have you ever eaten a delicious, mouth-watering meal prepared by a friend, asked them for the recipe, and then discovered, to your dismay, that your version simply doesn’t taste the same?  What happened?!  What mysterious recipe secrets did your friend leave out?!  We’ll assume, for a moment, that your friend actually did follow the recipe.  We’ll also assume, because they love you, that they aren’t trying to sabotage your meal by giving you a faux-recipe, and did not leave out their top-secret ingredient.  What could have happened?  Today we’ll look at a few easy ways to make your food taste better.

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How to Save Money on Food While Traveling

How to Save Money on Food While Traveling: Tips for Eating on Road Trips, Airplane Holidays, and International Travel

Obviously I love food, and I love eating food.  I also, of course, consider eating local food to be one of the best parts of traveling.  You know what I DON’T love?  Spending $20 on awful sandwiches at the airport, all because I was desperate for food and hadn’t planned ahead.  Yes, it happens, but sometimes it doesn’t have to.  Here are a few ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling.

How To Save Money When Traveling: Tips for Road Trips, Airplane Traveling, and How to Find Food in the Airport

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Top 10 Food to Eat After Dental Work

Top 10: Food to Eat After Dental Work

Top 10 Foods to Eat After Dental Work- Because you know you're still hungry even though your mouth hurts

Top 10 Foods to Eat After Dental Work

These Top 10 Foods to Eat After Dental Work will help you stay full after dental work or oral surgery, because even if your mouth hurts and you can’t chew!

Today’s post: Food to eat after dental work.  I’ve always been one of those weird people who loved going to the dentist.  I loved how clean my teeth felt after a cleaning, and how I never seemed to get a cavity.  Recently, however, I had to switch dentists, AND get a few fillings, AND have oral surgery.  Ouch.  After the surgery I remember thinking.. “I’m so glad I can’t feel my face,” and “How much did I just pay??,” and “Did he really say I can’t chew anything for a week???”  I found myself wandering around the food aisles at Target with the husband, looking sadly at all the food I couldn’t chew.

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Why you should shop at Aldi

Why You Should Shop At Aldi

My favorite grocery store is Aldi.*  People tend to either be lovers and die-hard fans, or haters–they’ve either never walked in because they think it’s a ‘low income / low quality’ store, or they walked in and left confused or frustrated.   For me, Aldi is my go-to food source.  I buy 90% of my groceries there.  That said, the chain has a quirky set-up that can take some getting used to.  The food is most definitely lower cost, but not lower quality.  In fact, they carry a lot of organic options.  If you’re already a fan of Trader Joe’s, Aldi is owned by the same parent company, and you may notice a lot of similarities on the shelves.  I do think Aldi needs a ‘How to Shop Here’ pamphlet when you first walk in, because it’s set up differently from most grocery stores in the U.S.  This article is designed to help you know what to expect when you go and give you tips for a better shopping experience.

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