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    Mini Derby Pies – Kentucky Derby Soiree

    Mini Derby Pies This recipe is a family favorite that we have been making for at least 25 years.┬á Our traditional recipe uses Walnuts, but to celebrate Kentucky Derby, we wanted to make mini pecan pies — so we swapped the walnuts for pecans. Some folks call these Tassies, others call them Tartlets but today we are calling them Mini Derby Pies because they are part of our Kentucky Derby Soiree! Read more about that here┬á– where you’ll find lots of Kentucky Derby┬ádecorating inspiration and some winning recipes for yummy treats like Benedictine Spread and Kentucky Hot Browns! Here’s the…

  • Celebrate - Food

    Benedictine Spread – Kentucky Derby Soiree

    Benedictine Spread Recipe This Kentucky Derby staple was brand new to us, and it definitely received rave reviews from all in attendance at our Kentucky Derby Soiree! I┬ádidn’t┬átake any pictures of the process of making the spread or the canapes, but I’ll┬ádo my best to describe it all! The ingredients were just the basics: 1 block of Cream Cheese 1/4 cup of Sour Cream 1 whole Cucumber, finely grated 1/4 of a White Onion, finely minced The key to this recipe was the draining of the excess moisture from the Cucumber and the onion.┬á The way we accomplished this was…

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    Kentucky Hot Browns – Kentucky Derby Soiree

    Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Bake Recipe In our home, when we find a new event to celebrate we are always very excited.┬á We love all the research and exploration of the traditions or customs behind any event we are about to celebrate for the first time.┬á We love the decorating and all of the creative challenges that come along with it, but one of our family’s favorite parts of a new celebration is trying new foods. It feels so adventurous to try new things, even if it is from the safety of your very own dining room! At the same…

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    A Kentucky Derby Soiree

    Kentucky Derby Festivities underway! Here in the Hickey home, we have never attended the Kentucky Derby, or a Kentucky Derby soiree, but with a little bit of research and creativity we have cobbled together our own little version of the festivities here at home. My fear was that it would end up looking too much like a Christmas party in May, but I think we actually pulled off a festive Derby look! The only things we knew would definitely be part of the table design would be lots of plaid, silver, horses and red roses.┬á We used some dollar tree…