Wow. What a fun night we had in Downtown Overland Park at 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE!Here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, we had fun, family-friendly activities and tastings going on out front under our tent and in our Kitchen Shop, plus a Whiskey-a-Go-Go theme in our Santa Fe kitchen with lots of great tastings (food, wine, beer & spirits), cooking demo, food and drinks for sale for dinner, plus live music by Whiskey for the Lady.
Don’t miss Local Life on the next 3rd Friday on August 18, 2017 – jot it down in your calendar now!
Here are some recipes that our chefs offered up for Local Life.
You’re going to want to make them at home…
Daniela’s Bourbon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 3-4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into even cubes
- ½ cup Bourbon
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Put cubed sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and pour Bourbon over top. Toss well with your hands to evenly coat the potatoes.
Over the top of the potatoes, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle salt, pepper, cayenne powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Toss again with your hands to coat.
Arrange potatoes in a single layer and evenly distribute the butter cubes over the top of the potatoes.
Place in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are golden and can be pierced with a fork. Makes 6-8 servings.
- 1 12-oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1 6-oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
- 2 cups strong brewed black tea
- 1 cup white sugar
- 7 cups water
- 2 cups whiskey
- 1 liter ginger ale soda
Mix all ingredients except ginger ale. Freeze. Scoop some into a glass and top with some ginger ale. Enjoy.
Makes about 18 drinks.