There’s something about fall that makes us want to get back in the kitchen again and start cooking up a storm – yes, this is probably due to the fact that our house is no longer a million humid degrees (there may have been a stubborn refusal to turn the air conditioning on, AC is expensive). As we cruise Pinterest, it’s clear that the majority of you are craving all things apple and pumpkin, but you’re forgetting one amazing ingredient: whiskey.


Whiskey is a girl’s best friend and our total secret weapon in the kitchen. Adding whiskey to a fall recipe adds awesome flavor and makes you look like an expert chef. Cook up these recipes and enjoy the delicious flavor that whiskey brings to the table.


Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


This whiskey recipe is from the Food Network’s Guy Fieri and he is known for having some really great dishes. We kind of want to sit down with the entire baking dish and just eat out of it with a fork. Is that bad?


Here are the ingredients you’re going to need. Once you’ve gone food shopping, click through to the full recipe for baking instructions.


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 2 cups crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1-inch pieces


Maple Whiskey Chicken


This Maple Whiskey Chicken recipe caught our eye because the blogger who posted it mentioned that you’re going to need to put your fat pants on after eating. We love any excuse to sport an elastic waistband, and we know you do too. You’re going to need:


  • 1lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground clove
  • 3/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whiskey


Head on over to The Hungry Mouse blog for full instructions – there are pictures.


One-Pan Whiskey-Flavored Pork Chops


Not only is this recipe delicious, you only need one pan to make the magic happen. Head over to the full recipe for complete instructions, but until then, here’s your shopping list:


  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rubbed sage
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 6oz. bone-in center-cut pork chops, trimmed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 8oz. package of pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup whiskey