Tag Archives: cooking with bourbon

Guess what’s for dinner? Spoiler Alert: It’s salmon. Again.

Bourbon Grilled Salmon We are a house divided. Divided by salmon. That’s right, salmon is a hot-button topic in our household. We have a family friend up the road who owns some land in Alaska. He spends time up there each year fishing and returns with a bounty of salmon. We’re talking ice chest upon […]

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Fire, Meat, and Bourbon – The primal trifecta of awesomeness.

Charcoal-Grilled Bourbon Pork Loin Grilling with charcoal is a dynamic experience. From lighting and adjusting coals to regulating airflow and controlling flare-ups, it can be an exciting challenge with some seriously great tasting rewards. We like to use lump charcoal when grilling. Lump charcoal gets broiling hot pretty quickly, usually in 10 or 15 minutes. […]

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The best grilled cheese sandwich on the planet has bourbon and bacon in it.

Hammerstone’s Bourbon & Bacon Grilled Cheese The best grilled cheese sandwich is the gooiest grilled cheese sandwich. After you bite into it, the cheese should stretch out past your face as far as your arm will reach. Otherwise, it’s just not right. At least that’s what I thought as a kid. Now that I’m a lot […]

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Take your relationship with vegetables to the next level.

Roasted Bourbon Sweet Potatoes Roasting creates a pleasant, slightly sweet flavor in many vegetables. It’s a simple cooking method that helps preserve nutrients and enhances flavors. Our relationship with vegetables has evolved over the years thanks to roasting. Previously, if we were to saute or steam vegetables, we found them to be mild and approachable; we were […]

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Hammerstone’s Bourbon Bananas Foster

The Ultimate Nightcap We obviously advocate cooking with alcohol. It can be a lot of fun. But when kids are involved one needs to know the facts. Several years ago, we had a dear friend and her 4-year-old daughter over for dinner. We ended a great meal with a signature dessert of ours – Bourbon […]

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This cookie could rule the world.

The Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie We really should not be left alone in the kitchen with a bottle of bourbon. Things happen. Weird things. Sometimes the weird things are also good things. And occasionally something great happens, like these Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Take the three best things you’ve ever had, and bake them into a […]

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Mr. Maple Syrup and Mr. Bourbon, say hello to Mr. Scallop.

Maple Bourbon Scallops Spring is the time of year around here when everyone  taps trees and makes their own maple syrup. If you don’t know someone who was up all night tending their boiler, then you’re not a real New Englander. Spring is also the time of year we pull the grill out of storage […]

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Work is the meat of life, leisure is the dessert. Relax and have some pie.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Pie Our grandmother used to make the best pies. Of course, everyone’s grandmother made the best pies, but believe us when we say our grandmother made the world’s best pies. She made a killer sour cream apple, a delightfully complex peach rhubarb, and a lemon meringue that would knock your socks off – literally, we would […]

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Montezuma would have drank bourbon if he could have. Trust us.

Chili Chocolate Bourbon Cake In the early 1500s, Montezuma in his Mexico City palace drank chocolate daily, usually with red chili in it. Apparently the king knew that chili, in small amounts, amplifies and enriches the taste of chocolate. It appears that he had quite the palate. We’re no experts on pre-Columbian history, but we’re pretty […]

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Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake

Here at Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks™ when the seasons start to turn on us and the weather gets cold, we like to put down our tools and do a little baking. It’s a time of year when warm breads, hearty desserts and spiced flavors are inviting again. So we got creative and whipped up this Sweet Potato […]

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