In the Kitchen

Kentucky is the home to great food — Derby Pie, Benedictine, the famous Hot Brown, Burgoo, and much more. We have our own style here in the Bluegrass, and we’re happy to share all our Kentucky recipes and Kentucky food ideas with everyone who cares to visit. So have a seat at our kitchen table, and take a look at some of our great Kentucky recipes and food lore.

Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs

Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs Serves 12 Cooking time: 45 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 dozen eggs 2 T. baking soda 5 ounces of cream cheese, softened 3 T. Dijon mustard ( or any…

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Bourbon Barrel Barbecue Chicken Wings

Makes 60 Wings Bourbon Barrel Wing Sauce12 oz Bourbon Barel Barbeque Sauce3 oz Chef Edward Lee’s Sambal Sauce4 oz Bluegrass Soy Sauce2 oz Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire2 oz spicy KentuckyakiWhisk together ingredients and set aside…

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Uncommonly Good Sausage and Cheese Strata

4 cups dry bread cubes or crumbs1 pound bulk sausage, browned and drained½ cup green pepper, minced1 cup green onions, sliced8 eggs, beaten4 cups milk1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated2 teaspoons ground mustard½ teaspoon Worcestershire…

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Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups cooked Sweet Potatoes, mashed½ stick Butter, melted1 cup Sugar1 cup Coconut1 teaspoon Vanilladash of Salt Topping:½ cup light Flour1 cup light Brown Sugar⅔ stick Butter1 cup Pecan pieces Add melted butter to potatoes.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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