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.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter½ teaspoon salt¾ cup sugar3 egg yolksJuice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)2 teaspoons grated lemon rind¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground allspice2 cups mashed sweet potatoes1 cup…

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Warm Cider Sauce

1 cup apple cider¾ cup light corn syrup¼ cup sugar4 Tablespoons unsalted butterJuice and grated zest of 1 lemon½ teaspoon ground nutmegPinch of ground ginger Combine all ingredients in saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves.…

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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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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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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…

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