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Join us for a Virtual Kentucky Derby Party: May 3rd 

Join us on Twitter with hashtag:  #TalkDerbyToMe  on May 3rd (5:30 to 7:30 PM Eastern ) for our Virtual Party to celebrate the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.  I can hardly wait. The food, the fashion, the decor that gets you in the mood. I've put together a menu that reeks of Southern charm AND you can do the entire thing ahead of time. 

  • Pimento Cheese Toasts
    with Bacon Jam
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Biscuits
  • Derby Day “Greens” Salad with Sweet Potato, Country Ham and Roasted Apples and a Buttermilk Dressing
  • Brisket with a Peach and Kentucky Bourbon Glaze
  • Fresh Corn Pudding
  • Champagne Juleps

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Kentucky Derby Party Hashtag


5:30 to 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Pizza in Cortona!

Pizza in Cortona!

Who to follow on Kentucky Derby Day?  

Authentic Official
Kentucky Derby Pie


Derby-Pie® is served in many fine restaurants throughout Kentucky and the US. The history, heritage and quality of this legendary dessert make it a favorite for chefs. 

Southern Buttermilk Dressing

I took the Mayo out of this to help make it more healthy without losing 1 ounce of flavor. 

  • 2 scallions, white and some of the green cut thin
  • 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of a great Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp of mayo, your favorite, this recipe usually uses 1/2 cup or more
  • 1 fresh clove of garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of buttermilk, I am using low fat, you use what you want.S and P to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced chives

Combine everything less the buttermilk in a bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk until dressing is smooth. S and P to taste again if needed. More menu ...

Always use the best ingredients!

Always use the best ingredients!

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