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.

Blackened Ribeyes with Southwest Butter

Southwest Butter6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened¼ tsp cumin¼ tsp dried oregano¼ tsp chili powder⅛ tsp thyme leaves¼ tsp black pepperdash of ground red pepper For each ribeye use:1 tbsp southwest butter2 tsps blackened steak seasonings…

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Bananas Rolled In Peanuts

4 or 5 pounds of bananas1 cup sugar3 Tablespoons cider vinegar3 Tablespoons water1 egg1 bag crushed salted peanuts Peel the bananas and cut them into 2 inch lengths. Simmer all the remaining ingredients except the…

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Beet Salad With Red Onions

Feel free to substitute fresh beets for the canned beets specified in the recipe — if farm-fresh produce is available, it will just be that much better! 1 (15-ounce) can sliced beets, drained¼ large red…

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Brussels Sprouts Supreme

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen brussels sprouts (or use fresh)½ cup water1 cube beef bouillon¼ cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon prepared mustard¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce½ cup sour cream6 slices bacon, crumbled Put brussels…

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Chocolate Elegance

This is a wonderful version of a southern favorite. Add a fresh green salad and you have a great lunch! ⅓ cups semisweet chocolate chips½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter4 Tablespoons superfine sugar (in the…

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Country Fried Steak

If you're looking for a great Kentucky country fried steak, this recipe is as good as it gets. ½ cup flour½ teaspoon salt¾ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoons paprika½ pound boneless round steak, about ¾" thick, trimmed…

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Beer Cheese

10oz. grated Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese10oz. grated Cracker Barrel mild cheddar cheese2 cloves garlic, minced3 green onions with tops, finely chopped¼ teaspoon cayenne½ teaspoon Tabasco¾ cup stale beer Soften cheese in microwave. Combine all…

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Grilled Lemon-Pepper Catfish

6 catfish filets (6 to 8 ounces)Vegetable cooking spray⅓ cup lemon juice3 Tablespoons melted butter1 Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning mix Place the fish in a grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Combine the lemon juice,…

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Apple and Acorn Squash Soup

1 medium onion, chopped fine1 small acorn squash, peeled and seeded, and chopped3 Tablespoons butter1 cup apple juice2 cups chicken broth1 small apple, peeled and coredSalt and pepper to tasteSugar to taste (start with a…

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