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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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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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,…

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Honey and Basil Chicken

1 cup red wine or basil vinegar3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard2 Tbsp. soy sauce3 Tbsp. honey3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped¼ cup fresh thyme, choppedFreshly ground black pepper4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halvesRiceIn a shallow glass baking…

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Pesto Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

1 pt. cherry tomatoes3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened2 Tbsp. lemon juice¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup pine nuts, finely chopped½ cup parsley, finely chopped½ cup basil, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, finely choppedCut tops…

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Squash Bread

18 oz. box yellow cake mix3.9 oz. box vanilla instant pudding mix4 eggs¼ cup vegetable oil3 cups squash, peeled and grated¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped½ tsp. salt1 tsp. cinnamon1 cup chopped nutsCombine all ingredients…

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