Appetizers

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Skillet Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of our very favorite vegetables. Unfortunately, many people do not like this delicious side, often because they have never had them properly prepared. This side goes perfectly with steaks in particular. In addition, we occasionally like our steaks Oscar style, covered in hollandaise or béarnaise sauce. We […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smoked Salmon

I’ll never forget when I discovered the beauty of a smoker, and all the things I could learn to smoke, like salmon. This recipe became a favorite of granddaughter Arianna after she visited us in Kentucky.  Over the years we tried many methods to produce smoked salmon but we found […]

Banging Shrimp

Of course almost everyone loves bang bang shrimp but our Grand Son-In-Law Jeff seemed to love them most of all. As a result, we did the research and experimented until we were able to develop a recipe that rivaled those restaurant quality shrimp, so easily devoured as appetizers. We added […]

Italian Meatballs

We made these meatballs for the famous Rizzardi Italian family, and they loved them. How could we not include them as one of the best recipes on this blog? After these meatballs are cooked as directed, put them into your sauce to simmer for 30 minutes. They will infuse with […]