Southern Roots Reunion Review 🐷

Hello again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great week so far! For this special edition of Foodie Adventures, I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes tour and review of the Southern Roots Reunion event from Saturday, April 30th, featuring barbeque from around the state, drinks, music, vendors, and much more, all in support of a great cause! 🙌

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Summer Berry Mocktail

This mocktail “The Summer Berry”, is the first of two themed drinks I created in honor of the Mom’s on the Move Podcast based out of Greenville, SC.

The “Jennifers” (both hosts are named Jennifer, which I love), created their local Facebook group and podcast because: “We want to empower each other and create a place for understanding, while also navigating tough topics, with a few laughs in between. We, as women and moms, are in this together.” Click here to connect with the Moms on the Move community, watch/listen to their podcast, and receive their exclusive biweekly newsletter. Pimento & Prose recipes and blogs are also currently featured in the Mom’s on the Move biweekly digital newsletters along with exclusive local recommendations & coupons to local Greenville shops!

Make sure to tag us @pimentoandprose and @momsonthemove_gvl when you make this exclusive cocktail at home and use the hashtags #summerberrygvl & #squeezethedaygvl too!

I used a ton of in-season, local produce for both of these drinks. The vision was to create something easy and fun to sip on for the women in my life who might not want to, or couldn’t drink alcohol for whatever reason (be it pregnancy, taking a break from drinking, etc.), but who still wanted to have a great tasting, balanced drink they could enjoy for themselves or scale up for a party!

We were also lucky enough to partner with a local Greenville restaurant, Limoncello, to be able to use their restaurant bar for some of our photos and videos for behind the scenes on how to make these drinks (check out our handles above for those later today)! 

I also wanted both drinks to be related to each other with ingredients, so both feature lemon elements and fresh, in-season fruit for our area in them (strawberries in the mocktail, and grapefruit in the cocktail!).

Make sure to check out the sister cocktail to this one, the Squeeze the Day, at the link here!

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Squeeze the Day Cocktail

This cocktail, “Squeeze the Day”, is the second of two themed drinks I created in honor of the Mom’s on the Move Podcast based out of Greenville, SC.

The “Jennifers” (both hosts are named Jennifer, which I love), created their local Facebook group and podcast because: “We want to empower each other and create a place for understanding, while also navigating tough topics, with a few laughs in between. We, as women and moms, are in this together.” Click here to connect with the Moms on the Move community, watch/listen to their podcast, and receive their exclusive biweekly newsletter. Pimento & Prose recipes and blogs are also currently featured in the Mom’s on the Move biweekly digital newsletters along with exclusive local recommendations & coupons to local Greenville shops!

Make sure to tag us @pimentoandprose and @momsonthemove_gvl when you make this exclusive cocktail at home and use the hashtags #summerberrygvl & #squeezethedaygvl too!

I used a ton of in-season, local produce for both of these drinks. The vision for this was wanting something summery and citrusy, yet sweet to sip on for the women in my life to have a great tasting, balanced drink, they could make for themselves or scale up for a party!

Moms are great at seizing the day, so I loved the play on words with the fact that this had two fresh-squeezed juices in it too!

We were also lucky enough to partner with a local Greenville restaurant, Limoncello, to be able to use their restaurant bar and house-made limoncello for this recipe, some of our photos, and videos for behind the scenes on how to make these drinks (check out our handles above for those later today)! However, their version of this tasty liquor is not available for at-home purchase/consumption, so we used normal store-bought limoncello for our recipe testing below.

You can also find the Frankly’s Grapefruit Vodka we used in the Upstate, SC area for around $20-$24 a bottle, at Liquor XPress 3 in Easley, 19 Wine & Spirits in Greenville, or Total Wine in Greenville, or if you happen to have another grapefruit vodka to use up at home, cheers, you can use that too! We loved the fact that Frankly’s had cinnamon, a touch of maple syrup as a sweetener, was #glutenfree, organic, and even Kosher as well!

Check out the sister mocktail to this one, the Summer Berry, at the link here!

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Easy No Crust Apple Pie

This recipe for Easy No Crust Apple Pie was passed down to me from my grandpa on my mom’s side (we called him Papa).

It’s super easy to make with kids, requires less than 11 ingredients, and is a great dessert to make to get rid of all the leftover fruit you have in your fridge and on the counter!

Depending on the vessel you bake it in will depend on whether this turns out more “pie”-like or “cake”-like, based on how tall the “crust” is given space to rise. As you can see by my pictures above, we used a shorter, stouter baking dish, so it turned out more “cake”-like this time. However, if you were to make this in a traditional pie tin or glass bowl, you would get more of a shallow “crust” with this recipe instead.

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East Coast Road Trip – Part 3!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great weekend! For the last of this three-part travel edition of Foodie Adventures, we’re taking you to Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; and Alexandria, VA, – so join us for our recommendations for fun, food, and sights along the way! 🙌

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Copycat Sonny’s BBQ Cornbread

My most popular recipe on the blog, this one is a crowd favorite! Went to Sonny’s BBQ* years ago and fell in love with their cornbread, this is my homemade spin on their classic taste.
We have also recipe-tested multiple gluten-free cornbread mixes over the holidays to see which ones would work best with our existing recipe, and have added those substitutions below to recommend when making this Gluten-free as well!

*Please note: My interpretation of this recipe is in no way sponsored by Sonny’s BBQ.

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East Coast Road Trip – Part 2!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great weekend! For the second of this three-part travel edition of Foodie Adventures, we’re taking you to the Big Apple 🍎🗽- the one and only New York City, NY (plus bonus, Staten Island!) – so join us for our recommendations for fun, food, and sights along the way! 🙌

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East Coast Road Trip – Part 1!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great weekend! For the first of this three-part travel edition of Foodie Adventures, we’re taking you to two cities in Western Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, PA, and Lake Erie, PA; and the Finger Lakes in Upstate NY – join us for our recommendations for fun, food, and sights along the way! 🙌

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