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.

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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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