Bonus Post: You Knead It!

So… for our bonus post we had hoped that we would be sharing two fun cocktails to serve at your Super Bowl party.  Since the Chiefs and the Saints are going to be there next year instead of this year, we decided to keep that post for 2020. (wink)  Thus we bring you your January Bonus Post:  You Knead It!

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread.  The winter time is when fresh, steamy bread tastes best.  Is it because it is the ultimate comfort food?  We realized that we have a fondness for featuring good bread recipes on TBPBlog over the past couple of years.  This week we are going to take a look back and revisit some of our “kneadiest” recipes.

Zaya Banana Bread:  Yummy!  If you like banana bread, you need to try this recipe. It is so easy.  Make sure to save some bread for day 2 when the rum is released.  Oh yesssss!

Angry Orchard Bread:  This bread was an overnight success and quickly became a favorite both on the blog and in The Blind Pig household.  Did we mention that there are only 3 ingredients?

Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread:  Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread is the close cousin of Angry Orchard Bread.  You don’t have to wait for the leaves to start to fall to enjoy it.  Try it out today.

Christmas Morning Bread: Craig won’t stop talking about this bread!  This has been one of his most favorite recipes we have ever featured on The Blind Pig Blog.  It is the perfect breakfast bread for a brunch or morning meeting.  Serve it at home or take it to go.

Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls:  No one makes cinnamon rolls like grandma.  This recipe is definitely worth the extra work.  The Kerrygold icing is a hit!

Kerrygold French Toast:  Looks difficult, but isn’t.  Serve this at your next brunch or family breakfast.  It will impress all who attend.

Whiskey Bread Pudding: This is the perfect warm winter dessert.  It is so filling and comforting with just a little zip of whiskey to warm you inside and out.


Seven delicious breads for breakfast, brunch or anytime.  Which one will you try this weekend?




Happy Anniversary, Blind Pig

The Blind Pig Blog has made one trip around the sun!  Yes, this week marks our one year anniversary of The Blind Pig Blog.  What an adventure this year has been! We are so grateful to our faithful subscribers who have joined us in this fun adventure. Each post has had its own special flare and flavor.  At the end of 2017 we posted our Top Ten most popular posts for the year.  This week, we want to take you on a trip down memory lane and share our personal favorites with you.

10. Spiked Honey Watermelon Limeade

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We first shared this delicious beverage with you during our Watermelon Wars.  Not only is the drink fun to make, but it is a great drink for summer cookouts or pool parties.

9. The Royal Hurricane


The Royal Hurricane is one of the newer members of The Blind Pig cache, but will most likely be a crowd favorite at our household this summer.  It’s an excellent beach or lakeside drink.

8. Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls

Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls

No one makes rolls like Grandma Ruth, but these are a great substitute when Grandma is not near.

7.  Kerrygold French Toast

kerrygold french toast

This recipe is a must-have at your next brunch.  By the way, Mother’s Day is just right around the corner.

6. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn

salted whiskey caramel corn

This post is one our favs because it was so darn easy to make, and was such a delightful surprise!

5. Zaya Banana Bread

zaya banana bread

Zaya Banana Bread is hands down the BEST banana bread we have ever had.  It even tastes better after a day or two.

4. Kerrygold Ice Cream

kerrygold ice cream

This post was probably our most overlooked post, and it was definitely one of the best recipes we shared with you.  It is such an easy way to make homemade ice cream, and it is delish!  The chocolate sauce is a dream, too.

3. Caffe Borghetti Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie

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Six words: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie.  Need we say more?

2. Mary Ann or Ginger?

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This fun, easy drink is a crowd pleaser and one of our favorites to serve at get-togethers and gatherings.

1. The Skinny Agave Margaritathe skinny agave margarita

This post started it all.  Not only does The Skinny Agave Margarita taste great, it is a versatile crowd pleaser for any social gathering.  Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a good margarita every now and then?

Thank you for being a loyal follower.  Please share our posts and site with friends. We would love to have them join us.  New to our site?  Please subscribe.

We are closing out this post with a shout out to Blind Piglet #1.  She turns 21 years old today!  Happy Birthday. XOXO

Disclaimer:  The beverages shared on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking. Never drink and drive.


Top Ten Posts for 2017

Happy New Year, friends.  Did you ring in the new year with family and friends or did you spend a cozy night in?  We had a get together at our casa and the Infused Pineapple Vodka did not disappoint.

As we look forward to the new year with optimism and enthusiasm, we also reflect on 2017.  We were surprised to see that we have already posted 33 times on our little blog.  Time flies when you are busy cooking and concocting.  We wanted to share with you our top ten posts that received the most buzz and views.

  1. Zaya Rum Mojito zayamojito5
  2. Tequila Fish Tacostequila fish tacos6
  3. Watermelon Warswatermelon wars 3
  4. Mary Ann or Gingermary ann or ginger
  5. Carpano Antica Sangriasangria 8
  6. Zaya Banana Breadzaya banana bread 1
  7. Zaya Rum Manhattanzaya manhattan 7
  8. Pumpkin Spice Martinipumpkin spice martini 4
  9. Kerrygold Ice Creamkerrygoldicecream
  10. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corncaramel corn 013

Next week we will bring you more recipes and ideas for entertaining and your delight, as well as some more low calorie alternatives for entertaining.

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Zaya Banana Bread

Hello friends!  We missed you.  Last week we took a weekend trip to Nashville to see our son play in a hockey tournament.  Although the hockey did not turn out like we had hoped, we had a lot of fun visiting Nashville.  We ate at a few cute little restaurants and ventured down to Broadway on Saturday night with our friends, Patrick and Molly, to take in a little live music and dancing at Tootsie’s and The Stage!  The live music was amazing and we had a blast.

This week we are sharing our Zaya Banana Bread recipe with you.  When the bananas in our fruit bowl start to turn brown, no one in the family will touch them.  Rhonda likes to save them for banana bread.  One day she was looking at the browned bananas and thinking about how well bananas and rum go together — like in our Zaya Bananas Foster!  She got the inspiration to add some rum to banana bread.  She was feeling pretty proud of herself for her creativity until she googled rum banana bread and realized that many others had beaten her to this wonderful idea.  Oh well… We decided on a recipe from  The prose and photography on this blog definitely have us beat.  If you have time, go check it out.  After you make some Zaya Banana Bread, of course.

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Can’t you just smell the delicious hot banana bread looking at this picture?

Before we share the recipe with you there is one little thing that you might want to know about this bread.  Try to resist the temptation to eat all of it when you first bring it out of the oven.  We know.  It’s sooo hard, right?  Who can resist warm banana bread with just a pat of melting butter?  This bread actually gets better the longer it sits.  The flavor of the rum is more pronounced on the second and third days, and Zaya has the perfect rich flavor to pair with this recipe. Yummo!  (You can still warm in up in the microwave if you like it hot.)  Make sure to keep it in a sealed container if you have some leftover. We put ours in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.


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Zaya Banana Bread

  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark rum (We used Zaya Rum.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions.  Beat in the vanilla extract and mashed bananas until fully incorporated.  Mix in the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in the rum.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool loaf pan for 10 minutes before removing and transferring to a cooling rack.

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This is a great recipe to package for holiday goody baskets, or to serve at a holiday brunch.  Are you having family in town for Thanksgiving?  Make some Zaya Banana Bread to have on hand to serve as a mid-morning or afternoon snack with a warm cup of coffee.

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