Everyone’s Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole   Leave a comment

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Not my best picture … but this is a *wonderful* side dish!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sweet potato, cubed (4-5 large)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and bourbon. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.

 

 

Posted December 21, 2014 by henrymowry in Recipes

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Get Your Kicks   Leave a comment

Route 66Fascinating photography project was recently done by Natalie Slater. She chronicled the changes on Route 66, duplicating the angle and perspective of images from a collection of postcards from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.

Fabulous work.

See her website, here.

From Wikipedia:

U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the US Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles. It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66″ and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.

Route 66 logoRoute 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.

Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, and it was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985, after it had been replaced in its entirety by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name “Historic Route 66“, which is returning to some maps. Several states have adopted significant bypassed sections of the former US 66 into the state road network as State Route 66.

The signature pop song, “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66″ was written in 1946 by Bobby Troup, recorded that year by Nat King Cole, and later covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to Depeche Mode.

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White Pocket   Leave a comment

The Milky Way over Arizona's White Pocket. Photo by David Lane. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 12/17/14.

The Milky Way over Arizona’s White Pocket. Photo by David Lane. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 12/17/14.

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Posted December 19, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Vivid   Leave a comment

With its 800,000 acres, spanning two deserts and three of California’s ecoregions, Joshua Tree National Park offers visitors endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Pictured here is the park’s iconic Joshua Tree. Photo by Robb Hannwacker, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/17/14.

With its 800,000 acres, spanning two deserts and three of California’s ecoregions, Joshua Tree National Park offers visitors endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Pictured here is the park’s iconic Joshua Tree. Photo by Robb Hannwacker, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/17/14.

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Colter Bay   Leave a comment

Sunsets in the Grand Teton National Park can be stunning, like this one over Colter Bay shot by Christina Adele Warburg. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior 12/16/14.

Sunsets in the Grand Teton National Park can be stunning, like this one over Colter Bay shot by Christina Adele Warburg. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior 12/16/14.

Steamy   Leave a comment

A winter trip to Yellowstone might be described in one word: steamy. For 21 miles, the Firehole River collects runoff from erupting geysers and boiling hot springs, creating a ribbon of mist and hoar frost as the water begins its journey to the Missouri and beyond. Photos by Neal Herbert. Posted on Instragram by the US Department of the Interior, 12/15/14.

Yellowstone NP 47 - Steamy

Yellowstone NP 46 - Steamy

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Second Beach Sunrise   Leave a comment

With over 922,000 acres, Olympic National Park in Washington is a land of beauty and variety. A day’s exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tide pools. This stunning photo was taken during sunrise at the park’s Second Beach. Photo by Glenn Nelson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior on 12/14/14.

With over 922,000 acres, Olympic National Park in Washington is a land of beauty and variety. A day’s exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tide pools. This stunning photo was taken during sunrise at the park’s Second Beach. Photo by Glenn Nelson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior on 12/14/14.

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The Colors In The Sky   Leave a comment

The sky is ablaze with color during sunset at the National Bison Range Refuge Complex in Montana. One of three refuges that make up the Bison Range Complex, Ninepipe (pictured here) rests among the prairie potholes of the Mission Valley to serve primarily as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds. Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/9/14.

The sky is ablaze with color during sunset at the National Bison Range Refuge Complex in Montana. One of three refuges that make up the Bison Range Complex, Ninepipe (pictured here) rests among the prairie potholes of the Mission Valley to serve primarily as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds. Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/9/14.

Posted December 14, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Utah’s Beauty   Leave a comment

Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires in the heart of southeast Utah’s high desert. William Rainey captured this amazing photo of early morning light illuminating part of the park’s iconic Mesa Arch and the surrounding rock formations. Of the experience, William says, “Sometimes the best photo is not the one you came for.” Photo courtesy of William Rainey. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/11/14.

Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires in the heart of southeast Utah’s high desert. William Rainey captured this amazing photo of early morning light illuminating part of the park’s iconic Mesa Arch and the surrounding rock formations. Of the experience, William says, “Sometimes the best photo is not the one you came for.”
Photo courtesy of William Rainey. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/11/14.

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Building More Boards In 2014   Leave a comment

Handcrafted ByI can see the light at the end of the tunnel … but I’m not there yet.

I never understood how many cutting boards and cheese boards I’d be making this year when I hopped on this merry-go-round. With success … comes work. Here are some of the latest boards I’ve built … and there’s more to come. 2014 is not done, not by a long shot.

Some of these boards were built to fulfill Xmas orders. Some were built for our final events of the year, taking place this weekend. I built all of these because I thought they’d be pretty.

Hope you agree!

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