Monthly Archive: April 2014

Cinco de Mayo favorite: Rick Bayless’ Grilled Shrimp with Chimichurri

Rick Bayless showing how to devein shrimpp

Rick Bayless’ grilled shrimp, poultry, or beef with Mexican chimichurri sauce. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo coming up. Rick is one of the most talented chefs I’ve met. One of my favorites during a class he taught for me was a delicious grilled shrimp marinade that doubled as a dipping sauce. Honestly, I could eat …

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Spearmint or Peppermint for Mint Julep Recipe?

Spearmint

Mint Julep Recipe Peppermint for Mint Juleps Spearmint or Peppermint – which is best for Mint Juleps? There’s always a debate about this. Spearmint is traditional, and sweeter than peppermint. Peppermint contains a lot of menthol, which makes it taste stronger. Peppermint is used in a lot of medicines, and also in toothpastes, peppermint candies …

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Clone of famous Kentucky pie perfect Derby Day dessert

Rita’s clone of Kentucky Derby pie Authentic Kentucky Derby pie is a closely guarded secret and even the name is copyrighted. Probably my most requested recipe this time of year. I’ve changed the recipe up a bit and here it is. Start with an unbaked pie crust 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar …

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Kentucky Hot Brown from Brown Hotel

Kentucky Hot Brown wins first place for Derby Day   If there ever was a sandwich recipe contest for Derby Day, the Kentucky Hot Brown would win by far more than a “photo finish”. The Louisville Kentucky hot brown was first served at the Brown Hotel, in Louisville, Ky., in the 1930’s. It’s a famous …

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

  BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH TANGY YOGURT DRESSING Don’t be put off by the yogurt in the dressing for this Broccoli Salad. It’s a yummy salad with the tanginess of the dressing offset by the sweetness of the grapes. My neighbor, Sandy, brought me over a bowl of this and I just had to have …

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