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The Starving Chef Recipe: Peach Bourbon Baked Beans

These baked beans are the essence of Southern flavors. With a bit of bite from the whiskey and a twang of sweetness from the peaches, if you’ve ever wanted to bring some Southern charm to your cooking, then this recipe is for you. Peach Bourbon Baked Beans Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 1 hourServes: 8 Ingredients 32 oz...

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Rosso di Montalcino—Brunello’s little brother

Last month, we reviewed Brunello di Montalcino and noted that the Brunello name is derived from the Italian word for “brown.” This month’s wine choice, Rosso di Montalcino, was once known as Vermiglio (vermilion), meaning “brilliant red color,” to describe its color. “Rosso di Montalcino has been called Brunello’s little...

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With the introduction of its now wildly popular day parties, Saturdays at Blue Heron Brewery have never been more fun

You needn’t wait until the evening stars emerge to begin your weekend festivities. At least not as long as Blue Heron Brewery’s popular patio is popping with its Saturday afternoon day parties. “We have live music from noon to 4 on the patio overlooking the spectacular Austin Badger Park,” says Ben Erjavec, executive chef and...

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Fast N’ Frosty is bringing all the cool summer ice cream favorites you know and love to your neighborhood or special event

I scream, you scream, we’ll all scream for ice cream, especially when we see, or hear, Fast N’ Frosty rolling down the streets of our neighborhoods. There’s nothing like the nostalgic tones of the ice cream truck beckoning us all to enjoy a cold and tasty treat on a hot summer evening. That’s the feeling that the four Garcia-Whitko...

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Savor the sip of authentic bourbon

Realizing that bourbon can be made in any state, and not limited to Kentucky as some believe, we were tired of hearing people say you had to go to Kentucky for good bourbon. We rolled up our sleeves and researched the traditional process to transplant it to Lake County. The first step in re-creating the conditions is to make our own limestone...

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