About Matt | Emily Clifton

Emily and Matt Clifton are the founders of the blog Nerds with Knives and have contributed to Serious Eats and written articles for Valley Table. They live in the Hudson Valley of New York. @nerdswithknives

Maple glazed carrots with bourbon and parsnips on a black oval platter with a dish of salt beside it.

Maple Glazed Carrots with Bourbon

Sweet enough to entice the kid in you but boozy enough to appeal to the adult in you. (Apparently we like our vegetables the same way we like our cocktails.)

Two bourbon sloppy joes on sesame buns, topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, and pickled red onion.

Bourbon Sloppy Joes

A gussied-up riff on an American classic made with a bourbon-spiked sauce and glammed up with Cheddar and pickled red onions.