My husband (Michael) and a buddy of his recently played golf in the Land Between the Lakes area. Since I didn’t marry a fool, the wandering golfers ate dinner at The Willow Pond in Aurora and paid a visit to the Hitching Post Country Store.
Sigh. I love a man with a brain.
I also love great catfish, so I love all of the Willow Pond restaurants. But the Willow Pond in Aurora is extra-special. Their hush puppies, for one thing, are simply the best. The staff is extra-friendly, the food exceptional and…
…. it’s just down the road from one of my favorite spots in the entire state: The Hitching Post Country Store. While there, Michael sampled the fudge. I would have been beside myself except for one thing – he brought me a piece back.
My favorite varieties of fudge are peanut butter, Tiger Butter, and chocolate. H-O-W-E-V-E-R, the piece of fudge he brought back has thrown itself firmly into my list of favorites. Pumpkin! When I opened the paper, my dessert ninja nose knew instantly that this piece of fudge had pumpkin pie on its mind.
It was outstanding – far better than mere words can describe. So, you know what that means, right? You must take yourself, and every sweet tooth in your head, to Aurora, Kentucky asap and let the exceptionally friendly and warm people at the Hitching Post hook you up with this autumn-ly, Heavenly fudge.
While there, you’ll also wax brilliant if you buy a jar or two or twenty of Red Pepper Jelly. Then, when you get home, take said jelly and pour it over a block of cream cheese. Served with Ritz crackers, it’s a snack you’ll never forget.
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