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Bourbon Pineapple Bread Pudding

My sister-in-law Marilyn just visited and she had bread pudding for dessert at a nice restaurant near us. Here is the best tasting recipe we ever developed for those who love pineapple and raisins. We finally developed a proper blend of a delicious bourbon flavor when coupled with the acidic […]


Spice and Herb Advice

Always use fresh if you can. Nothing beats the taste impact of fresh herbs and spices. If you do not have fresh, you can use dried however, you must divide by 3. The recipes contained on this site always assume fresh. If the recipe calls for a tablespoon of fresh […]

Salads, Sandwich

Shrimp Salad

We often do a seafood boil and since we love shrimp, put far more of those little buggers in the pot than we can eat. Consequently, the leftovers have turned into a pretty amazing shrimp salad recipe over the years. We recently made it for the first time in months […]


Good Bourbon?

We often refer to “good bourbon” in our Kentucky recipes. A few folks have asked just what that means. Well we have some very special bourbons like those pictured here, such as the 23 Year Old Pappy’s Family Reserve, the Blanton’s or the Woodford signed by every Hall Of Fame […]


Bourbon Tomato Soup

We first found a delicious tomato soup recipe years ago at a little place called the Chickadee restaurant in Woodbury Minnesota. Several years later, after countless degrees of variation and tasting many Southern versions of tomato soup, we came up with what we think is the perfect true Kentucky recipe. […]


Carolina Barbeque Sauce

Now this is a true Southern Sauce. It is vinegar based and tangy, quite unlike our Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe. We like this particularly on our smoked ribs, and it adds a bit more of a spicy flavor. Many folks South of the Mason Dixon line prefer this flavor, though […]


Caesar Salad Dressing

This Caesar Salad recipe spoiled our family forever because we have never found a better one anywhere. When we do happen to order a Caesar Salad at a restaurant, all we do is compare it to this at home version, and our version always wins. The secret to this family […]

Meat, Smoking

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

Making this at home spoiled us from ever fully enjoying pulled pork elsewhere. The juicy flavor and texture becomes apparent as soon as you pull the shoulder blade bone out of the meat after smoking. Some people have tried this without injecting the meat but we personally find that there […]


Bourbon Barbeque Sauce

This has become our favorite sweet sauce for all smoked meats. It also works great with our meatballs and chicken wings as appetizers. We developed this by experimenting with many of the soda based recipes, knowing that the addition of a good bourbon would intensify the flavor in the sauce.