Author: astarthoraolcom

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Chops for Grilling

A while back we visited Wisconsin and son-in-law Mark grilled us some bacon wrapped stuffed pork chops for dinner. They were great and I left wanting to not just replicate the butcher’s recipe, but add some tricks I learned over the years related to the chops and vegetables that were […]

Kentucky Chicken Wings

Anyone can make good chicken wings but it takes more time, and just a few secret ideas, to make them great. Additionally, most people fry wings but we have found that we get a deeper flavor by baking them. You might want to ask what makes these wings Kentucky wings? […]

Best Kentucky Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs seem like they may have originated in the South but they didn’t. In fact, they trace back to ancient Rome. Nevertheless, they are greatly appreciated in Kentucky and this slightly spicy (Siracha) and tangy (Dijon, Sweet Gerkin Juice and White Wine Vinegar) recipe should excite even Northern taste […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Well it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so we were asked if we have a favorite corned beef and cabbage recipe. We do but in truth, almost all such recipes are similar and contain the same ingredients. Search the internet for the best recipes and you’ll see that’s true. Ours is […]

Mussels in White Wine Broth

Mussels are a favorite but not often freshly available in our region. When they are, we use an old recipe learned from our time living on the East Coast.¬† 1 Cup Dry White Wine 1/8 Cup Lemon Juice 1/8 Cup White Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Chopped Shallots¬† 1 Teaspoon Cracked […]

Kentucky Pot Roast

People often ask how to make an easy but very flavorful pot roast. After evaluating everything from the many Mississippi pot roast recipes and experimenting over the years with old time pot roast recipes found in local cookbooks, we came up with one that is pretty darn hard to beat. […]

Derby Eggs

The picture is not correct for this recipe but I enjoy researching great old menus, recipes and cookbooks. This is an example of a classic old menu at the Brown Derby. (Yep, fresh lobster for $2.25, plus fried potatoes.) Years ago, I came across some old Kentucky cookbooks. Some had […]

Shrimp Dip

Over the years we have been asked for many recipes. This shrimp dip recipe is likely the most often requested and we were surprised that we hadn’t yet posted it on our blog. After experimenting over the years, we came up with a blend that is shrimp forward, yet has […]

Delicious Dipping Sauce

Every so often we just want to have an easy snack night. We might make a few of own snacks from scratch but when we are really lazy we’ll just grab some veggies or frozen chicken nuggets, fries, egg rolls, you name it. We always have to have a great […]