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.

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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Vidalia Onion Casserole

Yield: Serves 25. 3 cups crushed round buttery crackers3 sticks butter or margarine, melted6 cups very thinly sliced Vidalia onions (5 or 6 large)6 Tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, chopped6 eggs, beaten2½ cups milk, warmed2½ teaspoons…

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Broccoli Salad

4 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces¼ cup raisins8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled¼ cup red onion¼ cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons vinegar¼ cup sugar Combine broccoli, raisins, bacon and onion. For the dressing, mix…

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Henry Bain Sauce

12oz. Major Grey Chutney½ 8oz. bottle pickled walnuts *14oz. Ketchup10oz. A-1 Sauce10oz. Worcestershire sauce12oz. chili saucehot pepper sauce to taste Mix chutney with walnuts in blender or food processor. Mix well with other ingredients and…

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Country Grits with Sausage and Cheese

2 pounds mild bulk pork sausage4 cups water1¼ cups uncooked quick-cooking grits4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese1 cup milk½ teaspoon dried thyme⅛ teaspoon garlic powder4 eggs, lightly beatenPaprikaTomato wedges for garnishParsley sprigs for…

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Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Rich and elegant. 6 chicken breast halves, skin and bone removed½ cup butterSalt and black pepper to taste2 tablespoons sherry2 teaspoons grated lemon peel2 tablespoons lemon juice1 cup whipping creamGrated Parmesan cheeseLemon slices for garnish…

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Fruit Cobbler

Filling:6 cups fresh or frozen fruit 2½ cups sugar Pastry:2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt¾ cup vegetable shortening⅓ to ½ cup ice water½ cup butter, melted½ to ¾ cup sugar Combine fruit and…

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Fresh Tomato Tart

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell3 large ripe tomatoesSeasoned saltFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil½ cup mayonnaise½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese2 cloves garlic, crushed½ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup cracker crumbs Place…

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Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Complement this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and French style green beans. 1 medium onion, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped1 tablespoon unsalted butter1½ cups crumbs from day-old French bread½ cup milk2 pounds ground sirloin2 tablespoons chopped…

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Shrimp Remoulade with Fried Green Tomatoes

1 cup minced onion½ cup Chopped green onion3 cloves garlic, pressed¾ cup vegetable oil¼ cup tarragon vinegar½ cup brown Creole mustard2 teaspoons salt¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons paprika2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and boiledGreen tomatoes,…

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Apple Butter

Apple butter is a favorite at my house on cold Winter mornings. It's delicious with hot Kentucky biscuits. ½ bushel apples4 pounds sugar2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon salt¼ cup red hots candies…

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Blue Cheese And Garlic Burgers

2 pounds ground chuck4 ounces blue cheese2 Tablespoons garlic, minced and drizzled with olive oilsea salt and freshly ground pepper1 loaf of good Italian bread, halved and cut into 4 sections Preheat your grill. Form…

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