Kentucky Recipes

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Kentucky Pecan Pie

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This pie is a family favorite. I get many requests to make this for our church bake sales.

Mint Juleps

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Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Kentucky Style Fried Green Tomatoes

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If you're not frying your green tomatoes in bacon grease then you have lost half of the great flavor! No self-respecting Southerner fries their green tomatoes in anything but bacon grease!

Kentucky Butter Cake

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Moist and buttery cake made from readily available ingredients with a luscious butter sauce.

Kentucky Spoon Bread

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This is a lovely side dish to accompany most any dinner, but especially prime rib.

Old Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits

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I grew up with this gravy! Everyone has heard of sausage gravy. Well, it don't compare to this! After frying your bacon for breakfast, use the bacon dripping to make true Kentucky biscuit gravy. Fattening? Oh yeah, you better believe it! Worth it? Yes! Pour over biscuits and serve with crispy bacon and eggs in any style.

Original Hot Brown

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This recipe originally came from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. I have altered it based on how I have had it served in restaurants in Louisville. This is a good way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and my husband looks forward to it every year.

KFC® Copycat Gravy

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This recipe is a copycat version of KFC®'s gravy.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

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Try this smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy.

Kentucky Banana Pudding

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This is my grandmother's recipe! A version with a cookie crust.

Traditional Kentucky Burgoo

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This is my version of a traditional Kentucky stew recipe my brother brought back after going to school in Louisville. A favorite on Derby Day or any day!

Kentucky Biscuits

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This is a great recipe, different than the usual biscuit. Serve piping hot with butter, jam, or honey.

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Mildly Sweet Whiskey Chicken

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A quick whiskey chicken that has so many uses, whether by itself, over rice, or in pasta. A great dinner or lunch meal. Again it's best to BBQ the chicken, and you can remove the garlic cloves if desired; they are only there to infuse flavor into the sauce.

Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

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A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch.

Steph's Bourbon Balls

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These bourbon balls are my signature Christmas candy. You'll get requests to make these every year!