Southern Spoon Bread

1 cup Cornmeal3 cups Sweet Milk1 teaspoon Salt1 teaspoon Baking Powder2 tablespoons Salad Oil or melted Shortening3 well-beaten Egg Yolks3 stiffly beaten Egg Whites Cook cornmeal and 2 cups milk until the consistency of mush. Remove from heat; add salt, baking powder, salad oil and 1 cup milk. Stir in egg yolks, fold in egg…

Mint Julep Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Bill Samuels at Maker's Mark. 1 Bottle of Premium Bourbon WhiskeyFresh mintWater, preferably distilled or springGranulated sugarGarnish with mint sprigs and powdered sugar To prepare the mint extract, take fresh mint and remove the leaves smaller than a dime. Wash, pat dry, and put 40 leaves in a mixing bowl and cover…

Uncle John’s Spice Rub

This reasonably spicy rub is good on grilled foods, including brisket, chicken, flank steak, ribs, etc. Especially great for beer-can chicken. If you're not sure you want a hot spice rub, cut the cayenne in half to 1 teaspoon. ¾ cup paprika (Hungarian paprika is most flavorful)¼ cup ground black pepper¼ cup salt¼ cup sugar2…

Sweet Tea

On a hot summer day nothing tastes better than a glass of sweet tea. You don't have to be specific about the ice; sweet tea means iced tea with lots of sugar. There's a fine line between sweet and extra sweet tea, and not everyone can make that perfect pitcher. "It's an art," said former…

Jonathan’s Kentucky Hot Slaw

Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park in Lexington, has redefined regional cuisine. His restaurant has what he calls "a Southern backbone with influences from all over." While dining at a restaurant in Northern Kentucky, Lundy was inspired to create Kentucky hot slaw. "They had something similar to this, and I was intrigued by…

Hot Brown

4 tablespoons butter½ cup all purpose flour4 cups milk½ cup grated Cheddar cheese1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 pounds cooked sliced turkey16 slices toast, trimmed8 tomato slices16 slices bacon, trimmed Melt the butter; add the flour and stir well. Add the milk, Cheddar cheese, ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese,…

California Succotash with Dill and Savory

2 cups lima beans, fresh4 ears corn, boiled3 Tbsp. butter¼ cup almonds, slivered¼ cup black olives, chopped1 Tbsp. dill, chopped½ tsp. savory, mincedCook lima beans in small amount of boiling water 10 minutes; add corn, cut from ears. Cook 10 minutes longer. Melt 3 tablespoons butter, add almonds and brown lightly. Add browned almonds, olives,…

Mushroom Soup

This is a favorite of mine. When my friend Sue Ann Harmon and I are down or having a bad day, a pot of this soup and a loaf of fresh bread help us soar to new heights. 4 medium onions, minced2 cloves garlic, minced4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter or margarine2 pounds fresh mushrooms, chopped2…