Roasted Peaches ft Coopers' Craft Bourbon

Back again with another recipe featuring Coopers’ Craft Bourbon! So for this one, you’ll need

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2 Cups Heavy Cream

1/2 Stick of Salted Butter cut into fours

1/2 to 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

4 Table Spoons of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

1/2 tsp of Kosher Salt

How To Sauce:

In a medium sauce pan whisk all of the above ingredients together. Bring it to a boil, continuing to whisk occasionally. Reduce your heat and continue to cook the sauce for 15 more mins. Let set for 10 mins before serving.

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How to Roasted Peaches:

This is the easier step! Cut your peaches in half and remove the seed. Put the peaches seed side up on a cookie sheet and roast them in the over at 425 for 15 mins!

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Until next time xx

All images were taken by Jesse Volk

This content is intended for people of legal drinking age. Coopers’ Craft 21+ Honor the Craft. Drink Responsibly. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 41.1-50% ABV, Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, KY.

Cooking with Coopers' Craft!

I don’t do this often (blog lol) but a lot of you have been asking and I’ve been trying to make attempts to get back into it but still no promises! Today I’m here working with Coopers’ Craft. I had the privilege of visiting the distillery back in February with the Lemonade PR team! Being able to see up close and personal how the bourbon is made was honestly the neatest thing I’ve ever done. I have such a better appreciation for Bourbon now and all of it’s unique flavors!

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After the trip I was asked to create a fun recipe using the Bourbon! I didn’t want to make a drink because that seemed to easy, so I’ve made two cooking recipes using the bourbon. First one up is an Apple Bourbon Marinade!

Apple Bourbon Marinade

2 cups apple juice

1/2 cup Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

4 garlic cloves, crushed

¼ cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

It’s pretty simple! Take all of your ingredients and put them in your favorite bowl and mix it all together. AND BOOM you’ve got apple bourbon marinade! Make sure that once you are finished that you either use the marinade right away or you chill it until you are ready to use it!

Two things that I didn’t do that I wish I would’ve.

  1. Taken all the ingredients and put it in a sauce pan and added a little heat so that the sugar could dissolve properly before using the marinade.

  2. Used steak instead of chicken.

But hey, you live and you learn. Can’t wait to hear if you all try this recipe our on your own!

xx VA

All images were taken by Jesse Volk

This content is intended for people of legal drinking age. Coopers’ Craft 21+ Honor the Craft. Drink Responsibly. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 41.1-50% ABV, Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, KY.

Beauty Products: Primers + Foundation Tools

last week I did a poll on instagram asking you all if you’d be interested in seeing the makeup products that I use and about 98% of you said yes! WAHOOOO! i’ve decided to break it up as not to overload you with all of my products haha! First up, foundations primers and their tools! being that i have combination oily skin I usually gravitate towards foundations and primers that are mattifying. my face steps go as followed (I’ll share a video next week)

step 1: spray my face with smashbox primer water

step 2: apply benefit porefecting primer in my t-zone

step 3: apply a small amount of the laura mercier translucent powder to set everything you just did #gamechanger. even if you don’t use the two products above adding a little powder to your face prior to your foundation will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. you’ll honestly never be able to go back!

i know this may seem like a lot of steps/ products before we even get to the foundation but TRUST me it’s not! doing these steps prior makes for a flawless foundation for your foundation to lay on. now that you are done priming, time to move on to the fun, foundations! (well sorta)

i’m not really picky when it comes to the type of foundation i wear. i wear a mix of high end and drugstore b/c if it works it works! before i get into that list i’m going to share with you the two products i use the most to apply my foundation.

Foundation Tools:

Beauty Blender: at first, i didn’t understand the hype and was very confused when people would wet the sponge and then put it on their face. i just KNEW that it was going to make my foundation come off haha!

HOW TO: take your dry beauty blender and run it under water (i prefer mine to be luke warm) once you’ve done that, you can either apply dots of foundation to your face with your finger then blend in with the beauty blender ORRRRRRRRRR apply those dots with the beauty blender then BLEND FOR YOUR LIFE!

again this is one of those steps/ products that once you get the hang of it, it’ll be hard to go back! i tried linking a beauty blender bundle where you get TWO beauty blenders + two soaps (for cleaning the sponges) + a beauty blender case for $40 but it’s sold out everywhere online! :( i did find one beauty blender that comes with a mini solid for cleaning!

next tool is a beauty staple. your tried and true foundation brush. i’ve only ever used one that i’ve liked. it’s the real technique expert face brush. im sure there are others out there but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it OKKKUURRR. the same steps used for the beauty blender can be applied with the foundation brush.

to be continued… next up F O U N D A T I O N S!