Kentucky's Best

Best of the Best from Kentucky

Southern Happiness

From: Gwen Mckee

Cookbook Features:

  • More than 350 of Kentucky's favorite recipes are included
  • Contributing cookbooks are listed with ordering information
  • A cross-referenced index makes finding recipes simple and easy
  • Recipes are easy to follow and edited for clarity and taste
  • Photographs, illustrations, and interesting facts about the state add to the enjoyment of the book
  • Recipes from the Kentucky Derby included!
  • Live Foods Live Bodies theme included

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Kentucky Fried Happiness

From: Gwen Mckee


Winning recipes from Kentucky's finest cookbooks! Frosty mint juleps, delectable hot brown sandwiches, tasty bowls of everything-goes-in-the-pot burgoo, cool, refreshing benedictine spread...Kentucky creates memorable dishes that become signature recipes.

From mountain-folk simple to white-tablecloth fancy, the Bluegrass State celebrates good food. It's all inside! Fifty-five of the leading cookbooks in Kentucky submitted some of their favorite recipes to make up this outstanding collection.

  • - More than 350 of Kentucky's favorite recipes are included.
  • - Contributing cookbooks are listed with ordering information.
  • - A cross-referenced index makes finding recipes simple and easy.
  • - Recipes are easy to follow and edited for clarity and taste.
  • - Photographs, illustrations, and interesting facts about the state add to the enjoyment of the book.
  • - Recipes from the Kentucky Derby included!

Best of the Best from Kentucky was among the first cookbooks in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series. We are pleased to offer this completely updated edition featuring all-new recipes from a new generation of fine cookbooks.



Reviews


"This cookbook was purchased for a specific purpose, hosting what will become an annual Derby brunch. It is filled will truly classic old recipes, some of which will be useful, some of which, such as a Brunswick Stew recipe that calls for two squirrels will not. This will no become one of my go to cookbooks, but that is not what I purchased it for. Fans of pone, grits, rabbit, squirrel, pimento cheese and bourbon will find it more useful." --Cynthia A. DeCrow


"We love this series of cook books. They give endless ideas whats to make. This book provides tastety and not too complex recipies from the horse state. We enjoy this very much. The build up of the book is as all the others for quick orientation - morning - drinks - starters - main - dessert." --Jorg Eggers

Includes the Live Foods Live Bodies Theme



About the Author


Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.

Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.

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Recipe Included with this Cookbook:


  • Derby Day Mint Julep
  • Colonel Nickell's Perfect Julep
  • Henry Clay's Mint Julep
  • Frozen Julep
  • Wine Slush
  • The Maker's Slush
  • Aunt Annie's Spiced Tea
  • Spiced Tea
  • Mint Fruit Tea
  • Cranberry Kir Noel
  • Crockpot Wassail
  • Hot Peppermint Chocolate
  • Instant Cappuccino
  • Favorite Milk Punch
  • Dried Tomato Cheese Spread (Drud)
  • Canada Goose Pate
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Mango Bombay Spread
  • Olive Nut Spread
  • Benedictine Spread
  • Pizza Swirls
  • Pizza Snacks
  • Tortilla Pinwheels
  • Beer Cheese
  • Cheese Grits Bars
  • Mini Quichettes
  • English Chester Cakes
  • Cheese Wafers
  • Welsh "Rabbit"
  • Smoked Salmon and Chive Tea Tarts
  • Honkerville Canada Goose Breast Appetizers
  • Baby Hot Browns
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • Spicy Cocktail Deerballs
  • Kentucky Country Ham Balls
  • Spinach and Bacon Puffs
  • Hot Chicken Dip
  • Red Bean and Bacon Dip
  • Mexican Dip
  • Mi Casa Mexican Dip
  • Black Bean Salsa Dip
  • Old Steve Fugate's Bluegill Ceviche
  • Spoonbread
  • Corn Sticks
  • Cracklin' Bread
  • Johnny Cake
  • Pone (1861)
  • Potato Dinner Rolls
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Cheese 'N' Dill Biscuits
  • Garlic-Cheese Biscuits
  • Mike's Specialty Biscuits
  • Angel Biscuits
  • Whipping Cream Biscuits
  • School Day Biscuits
  • Monkey Bread
  • Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs
  • Breakaway Vegetable Bread
  • Bishops Bread
  • Orange Tea Bread
  • Lemon Bread
  • Elmwood Scones
  • Sunflower Whole Wheat Scones
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Breakfast Cookies
  • Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake
  • Banana Sour Cream Waffles
  • Oatmeal Waffles
  • Apple Yogurt Pancakes
  • Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
  • Meal in a Muffin
  • Maids of Honor
  • Brown Breakfast Casserole
  • Sausage and Cheese Strata
  • Kentucky Scramble
  • Crab Omelet
  • Egg Blossoms
  • Tomato Gravy
  • Baked Grapefruit
  • Cheese Souffle
  • Cabin Grits Fritters
  • Grits Casserole
  • My Derby Grits
  • Veggie Stuffed French Loaf
  • Nutty Carrot Tea Sandwich
  • Blue Cheese Tea Sandwich
  • Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
  • Raspberry Tea Sandwiches
  • Original Hot Brown
  • Christmas Ribbon Sandwiches
  • Hot Brown Tart
  • Potato Soup-World's Best
  • Bacon and Potato Soup
  • Country Potato Soup
  • Tomato Celery Soup
  • Wilfred's Creole Onion Soup
  • Clasic Onion Soup
  • Lentils and Carrot Soup
  • Creamy Asparagus Tarragon Soup
  • White Gazpacho
  • Autumn Soup
  • Chicken and Toasted Almond Soup
  • Holiday Soup
  • Taco Soup
  • Cajun Turtle Soup
  • Duck Soup
  • Old Mill Corn Chowder
  • Southern Gumbo over Wild Rice
  • Secret Cajun Gumbo
  • Wild Game Gumbo
  • Friend's Chili
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Hearty Hunters Stew
  • Pine Bark Stew
  • Hunter's Game Stew
  • French Rabbit Stew
  • Tandy Ellis's Burgoo
  • Dead Heat Kentucky Burgoo
  • Mixed Salad Greens and Pears with Basil Vinaigrette
  • Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Almond Bibb Salad
  • Mushroom-Spinach Salad with Parmesan Dressing
  • Apple Spinach Salad
  • Marinated Vegetable Salad
  • Carrot and Raisin Salad
  • Broccoli Salad by Joy
  • Crunchy Pea Salad
  • Red Cabbage Salad
  • Rainbow Coleslaw
  • Cold Slaugh
  • Sweet Potato Slaw
  • Marigold and Curried Egg Salad
  • Appalachian Potato Salad
  • Hot Chicken Salad
  • Corn Bread Salad
  • Mandarin Orange Salad
  • Quick and Easy Fruit Salad
  • Bing Cherry Salad
  • Cranberry Fruit Salad
  • Kentucky Salad
  • Tomato Aspic
  • Pickled Spiced Peaches
  • Watermelon Rind Pickles
  • Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Barn Raising Mashed Potatoes
  • Party Potatoes
  • Potatoes Boulangere
  • Hobo Potatoes
  • Potato Chips (1865)
  • Creamed Peas and New Potatoes
  • Kentucky Yam Casserole
  • Fresh Corn Pudding
  • Corn Pudding
  • Vegetable Casserole
  • Succotash
  • Shuck Beans
  • Barbecued Limas
  • Hopping John
  • Tomato Feta Green Beans
  • Cabbage Casserole
  • Mrs. Wiggs' Fried Cabbage
  • Vidalia Onion Casserole
  • Onion Pie
  • Michael Lee's Stewed Tomatoes and Okra
  • Tomato Okra Casserole
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Oven Tomatoes
  • Tomato Pie
  • Sliced Tomato Catsup
  • Tomato Pesto Tart
  • Herbed Carrots
  • Mom's Marinated Carrots
  • Duck Camp Celery
  • Squash Casserole
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Fried Grits
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Grandmother Felxner's Asparagus Sauce
  • Catfish Fillet in Butter Seasoning
  • Delicious Fish in Herb Butter
  • Baked Bass a la Reelfoot Lake
  • Frog Legs in Mushroom Sauce
  • Swiss Crabmeat
  • Johnny Marzetti
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Baked Chili Spaghetti
  • Skillet Spaghetti
  • Slow Cooked Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce
  • Nina Clooney's Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta Carbonara
  • Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna
  • Baked Pasta Primavera
  • Real Men Don't Eat Quiche
  • Crustless Spinach Quiche
  • Spicy Wine Pot Roast
  • Herbed Pot Roast
  • "Never Fail" Roast with Pecan Sauce
  • Gourmet Beef Brisket
  • Beef Brisket Barbecue
  • Bluegrass Tournedos
  • Grilled Kentucky Bourbon Beef Tenderloin
  • Beef Masters
  • Country Fried Steak
  • Meat Pot Pie
  • Metcalfe Meatballs
  • All American Barbecue
  • Hobo Recipes
  • Mama's Monday Night Hamburger Casserole
  • Veal Cutlets with Lime
  • Corned Beef Casserole
  • Swiss Venison Steak
  • Venison Meat Loaf
  • Grassy Lake Venison Pot Roast
  • Spanish Pork Chops
  • Pork Chops and Stuffing
  • Roasting, Baking, Boiling, and Frying Pork
  • Kentucky Ham Slices
  • Baked Country Ham
  • Smoked Sausage Delight
  • Breaded Squirrel
  • Rabbit Chasseur
  • To Roast a Hare
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • A Man's Barbecue Sauce
  • Old Kentucky Bourbon Marinade
  • Country Fried Chicken and Milk Gravy
  • Chicken Santa Fe
  • Chicken Tetrazzini Glencrest
  • Chicken, Broccoli, and Walnuts
  • Feta Chicken with Mushrooms and Tomatoes
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Chicken and Dumplings Lickety-Split
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken Pot Pie 2
  • Chicken Puffs (1867)
  • Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
  • Creamed Chicken Louisville
  • Cornish Hens with Cranberry Glaze
  • Turkey Hash
  • Wild Goose with Baked Apples
  • Honey Orange Roast Goose
  • Louis Smith's Doves or Quail in Wine Sauce
  • Aunt Tory's Fried Quail
  • Braised Quail or Squab
  • Wild Bird Pie
  • Duck, Peking Style
  • Buttermilk Pound Cake
  • Kentucky Pound Cake
  • Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Hootenanny Cake
  • Bourbon Cake
  • First Saturday in May Cakes
  • Fresh Apple Cake
  • Kentucky Wildcat Cake
  • Orange Slice Cake
  • Cherry Fruitcake
  • Coal Miner Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcut Cake
  • BJ's Black Russian Cake
  • Old Fashioned Molasses Cake
  • Old South Carrot Cake
  • Victorian Poppy Seed Cake with Lime Syrup
  • Mary Todd's White Cake
  • White Chocolate Cake
  • White Monarch Cake with Caramel Icing
  • Daffodil Cake with Lemon Sauce
  • Jam Cake with Caramel Frosting
  • Old Fashioned Jam Cake
  • Old Fashioned Stack Cake
  • Christmas Cake (1862 to 1863)
  • Mound Cakes
  • Blueberry Streusel Tea Cake with Blueberry Curd
  • Strawberry Tea Cake
  • Old South Lemon Custard Cake
  • Mexican Wedding Cakes
  • Milky Way Cake
  • Diane's Heath Cake
  • Luscious Almond Cheese Cake
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • Barb's Cheesecake
  • Quick Good Caramel Frosting
  • White Icing for Cake
  • Almond Torte with Raspberry Sauce
  • Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
  • Sticky Toffee Tea Cookies
  • Lemon Cream Tea Cakes
  • Cookies by Ma Eaves
  • Butter Pecan Cookies
  • Scotch Shortbread
  • Potato Chip Cookies
  • Orange Drop Cookies
  • Easy Oatmeal Bourbon Cookies
  • Santa's Surprise Cookies
  • Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
  • Death-by-Chocolate Cookies
  • Chocolate, Coconut, and Pistachio Macaroons
  • Michael's Treats
  • Raspberry Bars
  • Elmwood Lemon Squares
  • Cranberry Caramel Squares
  • Bourbon Brownies
  • Brownies
  • Rocky Road Brownies
  • Sorghum Caramel Brownies
  • Chocolate Turtles
  • Granny Evelyn's Egg Kisses
  • Lemon Kisses
  • Amaretto Dessert Truffles
  • Orange Balls
  • Bourbon Balls
  • Kentucky Bourbon Balls
  • Kentucky Hospitality Bourbon Balls
  • Microwave Fudge
  • Mints
  • Toasted Coconut Pie
  • Coconut Crunch Pie
  • Coconut Chess Pie
  • Museum Winner's Pie
  • Brownie Bottom Bourbon Pie
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • Pecan Pie by Betty
  • Pecan Pie
  • John Y. Brown Pie
  • Sawdust Pie
  • Butter Crunch Pie
  • Easy Peanut Butter Pie
  • Maysville's Historic Transparent Pie
  • Buttermilk Pie
  • Fresh Sweet Potato Pie
  • Flexner Special Pumpkin Pie
  • Topsy Turvy Apple Pie
  • Ollie Pearl's Stacked Hand Apple Pies
  • Pat Wood's Lemon Meringue Pie Custard
  • Shaker Lemon Pie
  • The Famous Cheese Apple Crisp
  • Easy Peach Cobbler
  • Strawberry Pizza
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Apple Dumplings 2
  • Ulla's Pink Dessert
  • Yum Yum Dessert
  • Chocolate S'Mores Bread Pudding
  • Sour Cream Banana Pudding
  • Woodford Pudding
  • Persimmon Pudding
  • Pumpkin Custard
  • Lemon Curd
  • Warm Chocolate Bliss
  • Baked Alaska in Orange Cups
  • Food for the Angels
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Orange Pinepaple Sherbet
  • Kentucky Flaming Peaches
  • Gateau Ganache
  • PIneapple Meringue
  • Come on Over Cake
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Centre House at Shaker Village of South Union
  • Corvette Museum
  • Cumberland Falls
  • Did You Know?
  • Federal Hill
  • Fort Boonesborough
  • Internatioanl Bluegrass Music Museum
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Land Between the Lakes
  • Mammoth Cave
  • Mountain Homeplace
  • Museum of the American Quilter's Society
  • Natural Bridge State Resort Park
  • Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
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