Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kentucky Derby Recipes

This year marks the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports." (We like the second one better because it makes less sense.) The Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, which includes the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

While it would be great to fly down to Kentucky to see the pomp and pageantry, we're happy to kick back in the comfort of our own homes with the Derby on the TV and a delicious Mint Julep in hand. Plus, we're gonna need some authentic southern snacks:

Mint Julep (Martha Stewart)
This classic cocktail is a Kentucky Derby tradition.
Ingredients: Bourbon, Crushed Ice, Sugar, Water, Mint Leaves

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits (
Southerners take pride in their great biscuits.
Ingredients: Butter, Cheddar, Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Flour, Sugar, Buttermilk, Baking Powder

Kentucky Hot Brown (Food Network)
This smothered sandwich is a Kentucky classic.
Ingredients: Cheddar, Parmesan, Tomato, Bacon, Bread, Flat-leaf Parsley, Maple-Bourbon Roast Turkey

Derby Day Chocolate Chip Cookies (
We plan to finish Derby Day with pecan-chocolate cookies.
Ingredients: Pecans, Chocolate Chips, Butter, Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, Flour, Eggs

Time to get ready for Derby Day!

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