Butternut Squash Gnocchi With a Bourbon Cream Sauce

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I’ve been wishing it was fall for over a month now, since we have ridiculously hot and humid summers here in the Bluegrass State. However, we still have September to get through first. I wanted to channel my inner fall and try to summon the autumn gods to get here faster, so I made a fall-inspired recipe. It’s all about the law of attraction. Maybe, just maybe, fall could come sooner if I put out all those “sweater wearing, boot doting, hot toddy sipping” vibes out there. At least one could hope.

Before I get into the recipe, I’ll tell you a funny story. My husband and I were in the kitchen making the recipe, and then we started laughing and talking about us making a dish that we have never eaten. We’ve just seen it on cooking shows that are on the Food Network. We never have even eaten ‘regular’ gnocchi, which is surprising to me, since I love potatoes (except sweet potatoes, because just no).

This month, any time I posted a recipe, I wanted it to have something to do with bourbon (Mostly, because it would be kind of pointless posting a random recipe that has nothing to do with Kentucky or has any Kentucky ties). I’ll have more recipes to come later this month! After all, bourbon is a HUGE part of the culture here in Kentucky, and September is National Bourbon Heritage Month.

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National Bourbon Day + Cocktail Recipe

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Today is June 14. In Kentucky, it’s especially an important day. Why, may you ask? Today is National Bourbon Day. We are responsible for 95% of the world’s bourbon, so of course, we are going to celebrate it. It’s to celebrate America’s native spirit. There’s actually a whole month dedicated to bourbon; Bourbon Heritage Month, but it’s in September.

Something important to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

I’m not going to make this a history lesson or an informative session on the differences. Instead, I’m going to show you how to make a yummy bourbon cocktail, as well as give other suggestions for some very popular drinks. Drink one of these, and you’ll feel like a true Kentuckian.

I’m going to teach you how to make a Chucktown Sunrise. It’s very similar to the Kentucky Mule, except the Kentucky

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