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The Kentucky Derby is the most famous horse race in the world.  It brings some amazing horses to Churchill Downs; it also features incredible hats and fashion for the ladies and some wonderful Kentucky cuisine. Attend any Derby party, and you are bound to be served some good ole Kentucky recipes. After all, it’s tradition!

So in honor of the Derby, here are some great Kentucky Recipes!

The Kentucky Mint Julep-If you go to a Derby Party and Mint Juleps aren’t being served…you aren’t at a Derby Party!

Pimento Cheese Biscuits-I promise you’ll find pimento cheese at every Derby party. We highly recommend these biscuits served with country ham.

Kentucky Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Kentucky Bourbon Pie-Kentucky and Bourbon go hand and hand and this derby pie adds bourbon and chocolate chips.

Kentucky Benedictine Spread-This spread was invented during the 20th century by a caterer, Jennie Carter Benedict, from Louisville, Kentucky. It’s definitely a Derby tradition, and it’s DELICIOUS!

Kentucky Recipes with Kentucky Benedictine Spread

Kentucky Butter Cake-if you’ve never had this dessert….you’re missing out. Just make it, you won’t be sorry!

Kentucky Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Southern Spoon Bread-a true tradition in Kentucky and a wonderful dish. I’m all for anything that is “slathered in butter.”

Kentucky’s Woodfood Pudding-This recipe dates back to 1875 and is definitely a Kentucky tradition and absolutely delicious.

Cheese Grits-Southerners love their grits and this recipe speaks for itself.

The Legendary Kentucky Hot Brown-If you’ve never had a Kentucky Hot Brown, I suggest you do so now… can thank us later. If you need more convincing on how wonderful this traditional dish is, just know that the Kentucky Hot Brown has been featured in every major magazine and newspaper worldwide. It’s that famous.

Southern Cheese Straws-a southern classic that is the perfect appetizer to serve to any party guests.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls-everyone knows that Kentucky is known for its bourbon, so it should be no shock we love Bourbon Balls.

Bread Pudding-Most historical eateries in Kentucky serve this dish. This dish has deep southern roots.

Sweet Tea-Sweet Tea is everything in the south. EVERYTHING.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad-this is a great dish that has been known to be served on Millionaire’s Row at the Kentucky Derby.

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Some more recipes that we suggest:

If you love bread pudding, here are few more great bread pudding recipes.

You can never go wrong with our traditional Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers.

For breakfast, you’ll want to give these Sausage and Cheese Grits Muffins a try.

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