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Southern Sweets

Join us for this week’s #southernchat as we talk about delicious Southern sweets from Goo Goo Clusters and Red Queen Tarts to marshmallows and shortbread cookies.  I look forward to hearing everyone’s favorites and sharing a few of them myself!

I love the history of the products from Chattanooga Bakery, the maker of Moon Pies and wish some of them were still around today! And, we even had a special chat just for Southern artisan chocolates. I loved stumbling across Sir Francis, who pairs such Southern ingredients as bacon & peanut brittle to make their boxes of confections.

To help further the Southern sweets discussion, we will be having special guest Jenny (@SweetSixCandy) who began Sweet Six Candy Co,  Using a recipe from her mother, Jenny spun her own versions of the six ingredient recipe and reeled people into her Sweet Six brown sugar candy. You can get to know more about this sweet company from our post yesterday to get an inside look.

Jenny also recommended I check into Wondermade marshmallows – and if they taste half as amazing as their packaging looks – I’m 100% sold! With flavors like bourbon & lavender, there is no doubt these fluffy wonders were made right here in the South. She also said I should look into  Jane’s Short Sweets, a company that not only makes sweets but is also sweet-as-can-be by donating all of their profits to charity!

Despite the size of your sweet tooth is, I hope you’ll join us this week for #southernchat!

#southernchat

#southernchat:  Southern Sweets (Monday, 4/8/13, 9:00 pm edt.)

Q1:  When you think of Southern sweets, which confections come to mind?

Q2:  What local sweets in your town do you want to share?

Q3:  What makes sweets in the South unique?

Q4: What Southern ingredients to do you love to see in sweets?

Q5:  If you could pick one family recipe for sweets to pass down to your children, what would it be?

Q6:  If you could pick one flavor of Sweet Six Candy to try, what would it be?

Giveaway: Our friends at Sweet Six Candy Co, have kindly offered up one 8 oz. bag of their candy, and you get to choose the flavor! Just join in the chat using the #southernchat hashtag and you’re entered to win!

southern bourbon whiskey

If there is one thing we love here in the South, it is the fine array of bourbon & whiskeys we mix, sip and enjoy for everydays and special occasions alike . There are so many liquor brands scattered throughout the hills and valleys of the South, both big and small, well-known and still-to-be-discovered. And, when I dug in a bit to put the collection together for this week’s chat, what I loved most was the nostalgic look and feel of their defining logos. So, for our hour-long #southernchat this week, I hope you’ll join in the “cocktail hour” and cheers to some of the best in southern spirits!

southernchat

#southernchat: cocktail hour (Monday, 1/28/13, 9:00 pm est)

Q1: What are the first words that come to mind when you think southern bourbon & whiskey?

Q2: There are so many makers of southern bourbon & whiskey. Big & small, let’s share them all. Who are some of your favorites?

Q3: What are your favorite southern-inspired cocktails?

Q4: Sipping in the south doesn’t need a special occasion, but what are your favorite times or occasions to enjoy a drink?

Q5: Time for a little nostalgia. Name a southern drink & the memory it’s tied to for you.

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And, a little fun to leave you with, I simply loved the simplicity and wit in this little piece of art below!

Southern sips: From top, left to right: Southern Comfort, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Chattanooga Whiskey, Wild Turkey, Jack Daniels, American Spirit Whiskey, Four Roses Bourbon, Knob Creek.

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