This week in Kentucky is all about horse racing, bourbon, fancy hats, parties and wonderful Southern food and traditions. Churchhill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky will host the “two greatest minutes in sports” and the 140th running of the derby on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Our pot luck is featuring famous Kentucky recipes and derby favorites. We hope you find something to help you celebrate wherever you live.
The following recipes have been collected from around the internet and represent Kentucky cuisine. You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Thank you for your continued support of The Southern Lady Cooks! We love our fans! Just click on the name of the recipe to check it out.
Benedictine Spread from Urban Sacred Garden
The Mint Julep Cupcake from Lovely Crafty Home
Derby Pie Bars from theKitchn
Apple Stack Cake from Brave Tart
Kentucky Burgoo from the Louisville Courier Journal
Mint Julep Ice Cream from Serious Eats
We have been posting Kentucky recipes on The Southern Lady Cook’s Facebook Page this week but we know that some of you are not on Facebook. The following recipes are from our site and we hope you will check them out and enjoy a traditional mint julep or a piece of derby pie.
The Legendary Kentucky Hot Brown, Kentucky Bourbon Balls, Kentucky Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pie (Derby Pie), Kentucky Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, Kentucky’s Woodford Pudding, The Kentucky Mint Julep , Kentucky Butter Cake with Rum Sauce.
Tip of the Week
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
“To win the Kentucky Derby is the goal of every trainer, every hot-walker, every backside person. They may be just rubbing a horse, or hot-walking a horse, but they wonder if they would win the Kentucky Derby.” ~~Bob Lewis
The great thing about the Kentucky Derby is that you can watch it from Millionaire’s Row or the infield in Louisville, you can watch it with family at home or you can watch it with friends at a derby party and it will be an exciting time. I hope you will join my state this weekend and enjoy the derby. From my family to yours we will see you back here next week.