BROWN SUGAR BOURBON MEATLOAF

Hi babes! The Brown Sugar Bourbon Meatloaf one of my ALL TIME favorite recipes. When I first tried this, I made it three times in one week – which in hindsight was probably not that healthy for me. Now it has become an inexpensive, quick and easy dinner that I can whip up on my busier days. Most of these ingredients you will already find in your kitchen, so getting the meat & brown sugar is the important part. I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 12cup brown sugar, packed
  • 12cup ketchup
  • 12lbs lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 34cup milk
  • 2eggs
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire
  • 1teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1small onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3cup (italian) breadcrumbs 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
  • Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.
  • Place on top of the ketchup.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 3 minutes, empty out most of the juice.
  • Take the rest of the ketchup and layer it over the top as desired. (Optional)

I hope you enjoy! Drop me a comment on what your hungry for next!

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A WEEKEND IN CHARLESTON, SC

Hi lovebugs! If you follow me on IG, you know that my girlfriends and I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina this past weekend. Minus the humidity- we loved it! We were only there for two full days staying with a friend in Avondale and exploring the best spots around town. I wanted to give you all a recap of my trip and hopefully this will be helpful for anyone thinking of visiting soon!

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REALITIES OF LIVING WITH YOUR S.O

Moving in with your significant other is obviously a pretty big step. It’s a something you do to check if your relationship is going to go the distance, possibly to marriage (if that’s in your plans) and beyond. Hopefully, it’s a romantic process that includes many home-cooked dinners, constant smooching, and quality time spent together. That, of course, is the co-habitation dream.

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SUNFLOWER FIELDS FOREVER

Every year the City of Raleigh plants acres upon acres of sunflowers along the Neuse River Greenway Trail. However this year, they were planted in Dorothea Dix Park to bloom between mid June and early July. Earlier this week my best friends and I went to the park for a GOALFRIENDS photoshoot and some IG worthy snaps.

The City will harvest the sunflowers to create thousands of gallons of biodiesel, which is then processed into fuel to run tractors, trailers and farm equipment! How cool! The field of tall, golden flowers is expected to be in peak bloom from approximately July 4-17, and then possibly still in viewable condition for another week or so depending on weather. 

So here’s my blog about the beautiful Sunflower Field & the lovely photo’s curated from this weeks shoot!

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MOROCCO & THE SAHARA DESERT

During my stay in Malaga I had the opportunity to travel to many different countries, and lucky for me, Morocco was one of them. It was a week long trip that became one of the most colorful, diverse, and  eye opening experiences I’ve ever had. I was enlightened by the cultural encounters with the locals and the differences between western culture and a third world country. I discovered the ins and outs of haggling with Moroccan vendors, my love for tea, and how to ride on camel back just to name a few. Continue reading “MOROCCO & THE SAHARA DESERT”