Grilled Sirloin in Bourbon Marinade

Serves 4 to 6 1 cup beef stock⅓ cup Old Forester Bourbon⅛ cup soy sauce3 garlic cloves, minced3 green onions, dicedFresh ground pepper to taste2 to 2½ pound sirloin steak, 1" to 1½" thickCombine the beef stock, bourbon, soy sauce, garlic, green onions, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour over the sirloin…

My Favorite Milk Gravy

3 tablespoons Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour, if available3 tablespoons pan drippings from meat (sausage, bacon, or chicken)2 cups 2% milk1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper Over medium heat, add flour to hot pan drippings and stir until lightly browned. Add milk all at once, and stir constantly until thickened and bubbling. Add salt and pepper and…

Rosemary and Garlic Red Potatoes

1½ lbs. small red potatoes, cut into quarters1 tbsp unsalted Butter1 tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil3 Garlic cloves, minced4 tsp fresh Rosemary, chopped (2 tsp if dried)Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste Arrange the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, just until tender-crisp or firm when pierced with a fork. Heat the butter and…

Mississippi Mud Cake

Cake:2 cups sugar1 cup unsalted butter3 eggs1½ cups flour½ cup cocoa1 teaspoon salt2½ teaspoons vanilla¾ cup chopped pecans Frosting:1 lb confectioners sugar⅓ cup cocoa1 cup melted unsalted butter1½ teaspoons vanilla¾ cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350°. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add…

Maker’s Mark Distillery Eggnog

I consider Maker's Mark the gold standard for the finest Kentucky bourbon. This holiday favorite is no exception. 24 eggs1½ cups sugar1 liter Maker's Mark bourbon1 quart heavy whipping cream1 quart milkFreshly ground nutmeg for garnish Separate the eggs and beat the yolks until creamy; whip the sugar into the yolks. Beat egg whites until…

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…

Peach Caramel French Toast

1 29-ounce can sliced peaches with syrup1½ cup granulated syrup¼ pound (1 stick) margarine or butter1 cup light brown sugar2 Tablespoons water6 to 8 slices white bread5 eggs1¼ cups whole milk1 Tablespoon vanilla Drain the peaches and reserve the syrup for later. Heat the granulated sugar and butter or margarine in microwave on high for…

Peanut Squash Custard

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche I know that many people have never heard of peanut squash. If you're lucky enough to find it, try this one. It's so good that it's worth finding the variety and planting your own. 1 peanut squash1 tablespoon butter½ teaspoon baking powder1 egg½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground…

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…