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.

Baked Chicken Breast with Spinach

4 packages chopped frozen Spinach3 whole Chicken Breasts, halvedFlourMelted ButterSalt, Pepper, and granulated Garlic2 cartons Whipping CreamParmesan cheesePaprika Thaw and drain spinach. Pat spinach into buttered 9×13" casserole dish. Dip chicken breast into flour then…

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Praline Cookies

24 Graham Cracker squares1½ cup Pecans, chopped finely1 cup light Brown Sugar, packed1 cup Butter Place graham crackers close together on 12″x15″ cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Sprinkle pecans over crackers. Boil sugar and…

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Reuben Tarts

12oz. Cream Cheese¾ cup Margarine1½ cups plain Flour½ cup Mayonnaise¼ cup Chili Sauce16oz. can Sauerkraut, drained8oz. Corned Beef¾ cup grated Swiss cheesePaprika Blend cheese, margarine, and flour. Chill one hour. Shape in small balls and…

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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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Lima Bean Casserole

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche ¼ cup chopped green onion2 tablespoons butter1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimientos1 cup sour cream2 cans lima beans, drained, or 2 14- to 16-ounce packages frozen lima beans, cooked and drainedPaprika…

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Marinade

Note: Use this sauce to marinate red meats before cooking and to baste meats while cooking.2 cups soy sauce¼ cup Wild Turkey bourbon2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons dry mustard2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger root(or 1 tablespoon…

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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Burgoo

Owensboro, Kentucky 4 pounds mutton3 pound chicken5 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced¾ pound cabbage, ground or chopped fine¾ pound onions, ground or chopped fine2 15oz. cans corn (we like shoepeg corn) or 2 cups fresh…

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Cranberry-Caramel Squares

1 cup fresh cranberries 2 Tbls sugar½ tsp. fresh lemon juice 2⅓ cup all purpose flour, divided ½ tsp. baking soda 2 cups uncooked regular oats ½ cup sugar ½ cup firmly packed light brown…

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My Derby Grits with Red-Eye Gravy

1 quart 2% milk¼ pound (1 stick) unsalted butter1 cup 3-minute grits4 ounces Swiss or Gruyère cheese, grated (1 cup)Salt and freshly ground pepper1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (¼ cup) Preheat oven to 375°. Bring…

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