The Grand Chawhee’s birthday pie

Grand Chawhee's Birthday Pie

This is a rather belated post about the Kentucky Derby!! We went all out, Mint Juleps and Hot Browns were had as per usual, but we also had this lovely pie!!

Named in honor of childhood memories and The Grand Chawhee, it’s a little more nutty than the standard Derby Pie, but we’re okay with that.

Here’s how to make it:

1/4 cup butter

1 cup Pecan Pie Spice

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

2 cups chopped pecans

pie dough of your choosing (we used the pre-made stuff but if you want to make your own, go get ’em, tiger! We believe in you!)

Melt the butter and let cool. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine Pecan Pie Spice and flour. Mix in butter and all other ingredients.

Place dough into a 9inch pie dish and fill with mixture. Bake for 35 minutes.

Serve all by itself or with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream and enjoy!!

The Grand Chawhee's Birthday Pie

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Hot Browns

Derby Day 2015

This is also a belated Derby Day inspired post! Once you’ve had a Mint Julep or two there’s nothing better to soak up all that alcohol than this combination of classic ingredients. Of course Mint Juleps are not necessary to enjoy this warm gooey comfort food:

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Here are the guidelines:

A couple slices of white bread (no crust)

A couple slices of turkey

A couple slices of tomato

A couple slices of bacon, cooked

A little of your favorite Mornay Sauce

In your dish layer bread, turkey, and tomato. Smother with your Mornay and place bacon on top. Place dishes under the broiler until hot and bubbling. Remove and serve!!! If you don’t have cute little individual baking dishes you should probably get some. Hahaha just kidding!!! You can layer your hot browns in a large baking dish and then scoop them out individually, it’ll just be a little messier.

Cheers,

Charleston Spice Co.

Derby Day 2015

Mint Juleps

Derby Day 2015

This is a belated post about the Kentucky Derby!! One of the requirements of the day is to have our yearly dose of Mint Juleps, and it sure was a beautiful day for a glass of sweet icy bourbon mint perfection.

Derby Day 2015

Here’s what ya need to make a mighty fine Mint Julep:

2 oz simple syrup

Mint leaves (about 10 per glass)

Crushed ice** (enough to fill your glass)

2 oz bourbon (use Woodford Reserve for authenticity or just your favorite bourbon)

Put mint and simple syrup in your glass and muddle. Pack glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon, stir, and enjoy!

**Don’t have crushed ice? That’s okay, here’s how to create your own:Derby Day 2015

Grab a dish towel and place it on a sturdy surface. Place a ziplock bag filled with ice cubes on top of this towel and cover bag with another dish towel. Grab a heavy object such as a meat mallet or a hammer, and get out all that giddy excitement of making Mint Juleps by crushing that ice!

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Whether you have a silver goblet, a commemorative glass, or just a plain old cup we hope you enjoy at least one Mint Julep this summer!

xoxo,

Charleston Spice Co. Derby Day 2015