Author Archives: A Taste of Kentucky

Racehorse Tarts

CRUST1½ cups flourDash of salt1 teaspoon sugar½ cup solid vegetable shortening⅓ cup ice water1 egg yolkFILLING½ cup flour1 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten1 stick butter, melted½ cup pecans1 cup chocolate chips1 teaspoon vanilla extractGood Kentucky BourbonPreheat oven to 350 degrees. TO MAKE THE CRUSTMix flour, salt and sugar. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter […]

Amelia’s Field Country Inn French Lentil Soup

1 pound French green dried lentils1 pound carrots1 pound onions1 pound celery stalks1 clove garlic6 ounces smoked bacon, cubed1 Tablespoon canola oil1 sprig fresh rosemary2 quarts chicken stock or water1 teaspoon red wine vinegarSalt and freshly ground pepper Wash the lentils in cold water, checking for pebbles. Drain. Peel carrots and onions, and remove strings […]

Brussels Sprouts Supreme

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen brussels sprouts (or use fresh)½ cup water1 cube beef bouillon¼ cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon prepared mustard¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce½ cup sour cream6 slices bacon, crumbled Put brussels sprouts, water, and beef bouillon into a 2-quart casserole andd cover. Microwave on High for 13 to 16 minutes, stirring […]

Country Ham Frittata from Lynn's Paradise Cafe

Vegetable oil for frying1 small green bell pepper, chopped1 small red bell pepper, chopped1 small white onion, finely chopped2 cups whole eggs2 cups heavy whipping cream1½ cups diced Finchville or other country ham2 cups grated cheese1 cup grated Jack or Mozzarella cheese1 cup fresh spinach, cut into ribbons2 cups cooked, diced potatoes½ teaspoon fresh dill […]

Chicken and Dumplings (My Family’s Favorite)

2 quarts water1 large chicken, cleaned and cut up (leave skin on)3 stalks celery, chopped1 medium onion, chopped2 tablespoons butterSalt and pepper2 cups flour½ cup solid vegetable shortening½ teaspoon saltCold water In a large dutch oven bring 2 quarts of water containing chicken, celery, onion, and butter to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer […]