Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kentucky Derby Menu

I have never been to The Kentucky Derby, but I'd like to go someday.  I love the big hats, dressing up to watch horse racing and the actual race.  The yummy food is always a fun tradition.  I try to make a Derby Pie every year and sometimes we even try a fun cocktail.  The big race is this coming Saturday, May 5th. 

Here are some other ideas for fun Kentucky Derby themed foods:

Derby Pie.
This week I'll be making a Derby Pie.  It's like a chocolate chip cookie pie with pecans.  I usually serve it warm with vanilla bean ice cream.  It's amazing.  You can find my recipe here.

Carrot Cake
(because horses love carrots - right!?!?)
You can find my recipe here.

You can make full size cupcakes or mini cupcakes.  They're both delicious!  I made these last weekend to take to girl's night and Fletcher climbed on the counter and ate THREE of them while I was getting ready.  I think that means he approves!?! 

My recipe makes 28 mini cupcakes or 12 full size cupcakes.  I always make homemade buttercream frosting and pipe the frosting on with a Wilton 2D icing tip.  It looks so fancy!

Blush Lily Cocktail
(pretty red drink for the blanket of red roses the winner gets)
You can find my recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars
(a quicker version of Derby Pie if you're not a pie making person)
You can find my recipe here.

Will you be watching and enjoying the Derby festivities this week??


  1. What a fun idea to plan a Kentucky Derby menu!! I have never been to the derby but I think it would be SO fun. When else can you get away with wearing a huge, fabulous hat?!?

  2. I still need to make that pie!!!!! It all looks sooo good!!

  3. Oh that derby pie looks INCREDIBLE!!!

  4. This is so fun! Some day I want to have a Derby party!

  5. Loving all these yummy desserts! Derby Pie looks delicious and the cupcakes look super fancy.


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