Break out your derby hats, and saddle for the Kentucky Derby! Hosting a Kentucky Derby party is just about as Southern as it comes. The traditional horse race gives spectators the chance to show off their finest outfits while sharing some fabulous recipes. So whether you’ll be sipping a mint julep in the stands of Churchill Downs watching the “Run for the Roses” or just having a good time with your friends in the comfort of your home, we invite you to try our favorite Kentucky Derby recipes!
Grab a spoonful of this hearty side! These tomato grits are a Southern tradition and are perfect for a brunch, late afternoon lunch – or just about any time of day.
Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus
One of our favorite springtime vegetables also makes one of our favorite springtime appetizers. It’s hard to resist just one!
Ready to impress your friends with a savory entrée? Look no further than Paula’s minted lamb recipe. Garlic, thyme, mint and honey come together to make a marvelous marinade.
Corrie’s Kentucky Pie
Paula’s niece, Corrie, has the ultimate dessert for your Kentucky Derby party. Rich and chocolaty, make sure to serve it with a huge scoop of ice cream. The good news is that it freezes well, too!
Bourbon Pecan Pie
If it’s the Kentucky Derby, then it’s got to be bourbon. Take a slice of this bourbon pecan pie, and you’ll be in love at first bite! If you prefer not cooking with alcohol, try substituting non-alcoholic vanilla extract.
Mint Iced Tea
Fill your tea glasses to the brim with Paula’s minted iced tea. It’s perfect for slow-sippin’ on a gorgeous spring day.
Thought not a traditional mint julep, we know you and your guests will love this fruit twist. Add a splash of your favorite alcohol to make a custom adult beverage.
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Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas to Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel (roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale) presented by Alice Travel. We will be having special, separate events for kids on this one with Jack Deen hosting the kids program! Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel Book now before the prices start going up on the cruise and air!
Join the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.
The event is free; 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.
Come see Paula’s live show at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
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Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.