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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 […]

Appetizers, Seafood

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 […]


Grampa’s Best Fluffy Pancakes

Everybody love’s fluffy pancakes that also have a golden brown outside, with just a little crunch. After experimenting, we came up with the perfect blend of ingredients that both kids and adults like. Plus, all these ingredients should always be in any normal cook’s pantry and refrigerator, so there’s no […]

Appetizers, Seafood

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 […]