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.

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…

See Full Recipe

Mushroom Soup

This is a favorite of mine. When my friend Sue Ann Harmon and I are down or having a bad day, a pot of this soup and a loaf of fresh bread help us soar…

See Full Recipe

Peach Caramel French Toast

1 29-ounce can sliced peaches with syrup1½ cup granulated syrup¼ pound (1 stick) margarine or butter1 cup light brown sugar2 Tablespoons water6 to 8 slices white bread5 eggs1¼ cups whole milk1 Tablespoon vanilla Drain the…

See Full Recipe

Peanut Squash Custard

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche I know that many people have never heard of peanut squash. If you're lucky enough to find it, try this one. It's so good that it's worth finding the variety…

See Full Recipe

Racehorse Tarts

CRUST1½ cups flourDash of salt1 teaspoon sugar½ cup solid vegetable shortening⅓ cup ice water1 egg yolkFILLING½ cup flour1 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten1 stick butter, melted½ cup pecans1 cup chocolate chips1 teaspoon vanilla extractGood Kentucky BourbonPreheat…

See Full Recipe

Rum Raisin Holiday Spread

1½ cups raisins5 Tablespoons dark rum½ pound sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated 6 ounces cream cheese Soak the raisins in the rum until they are plump. In a food processor, process the cheeses until they…

See Full Recipe

Scalloped Ham and Potatoes

Scalloped ham and potatoes is a dish I've enjoyed for as long as I can remember. It's still a great one-dish meal on busy days and a great comfort food in cold weather. Of all…

See Full Recipe

Spumoni Meringues

I must admit that I go to great lengths to create spectacular dishes during the holidays to serve to my family and closest friends. This is so simple, yet so elegant. If you love spumoni…

See Full Recipe

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…

See Full Recipe

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.…

See Full Recipe

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…

See Full Recipe