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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 141st running of the derby on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This post 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
Kentucky Derby Cookies from The Hungry Traveler
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. Watermelon and Tomato Salad.
This quote says it best: “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 have a great derby weekend!