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Everything You Need for a Derby Party


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AND THEY’RE OFFFFF! 🏇 Well, not quite yet but come May 4th what is said to be the “greatest two minutes in sports” will take place AKA The Kentucky Derby. This year is extra special because the derby is celebrating 150 years! Derby day is surrounded with a lot of excitement and it can be such a fun event to watch and experience with a group!

Whether you’ll be cheering on your pick from the comfort of your own home, actually making your way to the bluegrass state, or hosting at a venue – we’ve got you covered for all things derby! 🌹

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Bourbon Slush

  • 46
    oz
    Pineapple Juice
  • 2
    Cups
    Earl Grey Tea, steeped
  • 1 1/2
    Cups
    Sugar
  • 2
    Cups
    Bourbon
  • 12
    oz
    Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
  • 6
    oz
    Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 2
    Liter
    Sprite

  1. Mix together the pineapple juice, brewed hot tea, whiskey, sugar, lemonade concentrate, and orange juice concentrate in a large bowl or container. Pour into shallow bowls or Tupperware. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Remove the frozen mixture from the freezer. Chop with a wire whisk or potato masher to make a slushy consistency. Place scoops of frozen slush into glasses. Top each off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

photo credit: Town & Country Magazine

Mint Julep

The official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1939 with over 120,000 served during Derby Weekend! 🤯 Recipe credit: thechunkychef.com/kentucky-mint-julep/

  • 4-5
    mint leaves
    roughly torn
  • 1/2 – 1
    oz
    simple syrup
  • crushed ice
  • splash
    cold water
  • 2
    oz
    bourbon
  • spring
    fresh mint

  1. To bottom of serving glass, add mint leaves and simple syrup.  Muddle together with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon. 

  2. Top with plenty of crushed ice, then pour in splash of cold water, and bourbon.  

  3. Stir, garnish with the sprig of mint, and serve!

Tip: make a non-alcoholic version with ginger ale, simple syrup, lemon juice, and of course – mint!

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

  • 24 oz
    Frozen Chicken Tenders
  • 1
    pkg
    Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1
    jar
    Marinara Sauce
  • 1
    pkg
    Parmesan Cheese, sliced
  • fresh basil
  • 1/2
    cup
    butter, cubed
  • 1
    Tbsp
    parm cheese, grated
  • 3
    cloves
    minced garlic
  • 1
    Tbsp
    fresh basil
  • pinch
    salt

  1. Use an air fryer [or oven] to cook the chicken tenders per package directions

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  3. Cut horizon rolls horizontally and place the bottom half in 13×9 dish

  4. Once the chicken tenders are cooked, cut them into halves and place on top of the bottom half of the rolls

  5. Layer with marinara, sliced parmesan, fresh basil, and top of hawaiian roll.

  6. For topping, melt the butter in the microwave and then add minced garlic, chopped fresh basil,  parmesan cheese and stir.

  7. Lightly brush the topping on top of the rolls and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted! Be careful not to put too much topping, or the rolls will become soggy!

  8. Remove from and dab on a bit more topping! Enjoy!

Hot Cheese Dip

  • 8
    oz
    Cream Cheese
    softened
  • 8
    oz
    Sour Cream
  • 9
    oz can
    Frito’s Bean Dip
  • 1/2
    packet
    Taco Seasoning
  • 1
    tsp
    Minced Onions
  • 1
    cup
    Sharp Shredded Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix all of the ingredients [other than the shredded cheese] together and place into oven safe baking dish.

  3. Add shredded cheese to the top.

  4. Serve hot with tortilla chips or Fritos! Enjoy!

The Best Deviled Eggs

  • 1
    dozen
    Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 3/4
    cup
    Mayo
  • 2
    tsp
    Mustard
  • 1-2
    pinches
    salt
  • 1-2
    pinches
    pepper
  • 1-3
    pinches
    paprika

  1. Shell your hardboiled eggs, slice them in halves and plop out the yolk into a bowl. Place the eggs on a serving tray.

  2. Smash the yolks with a fork in the bowl.

  3. Add into the bowl, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper and mix.

  4. Once the yolk mixture is to your liking[you can try it, add more anything you just added to get it to your liking!] Spoon the mixture into empty eggs.

  5. Sprinkle the filled eggs with paprika & enjoy!

The Best Veggie Dip

  • 1
    Cup
    Sour Cream
  • 1
    Cup
    Mayo
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Dried Minced Onion
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Dried Parsley
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Dried Dill Weed
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Dried Farm Dust Seasoning

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and store in the refrigerator! Serve with vegetables and enjoy!

Cowboy Crack

  • 2
    8 oz.
    Packages of Cream Cheese
  • 2
    c.
    Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1
    lb.
    Spricy Ground Sausage [browned & drained]
  • 1
    c.
    Frozen Corn
  • 2
    cans
    Rotel

  1. Mix all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 1-2 hours.

  2. Serve with tortillas chips. Enjoy!

Watermelon Salad

  • 1
    Small
    Watermelon, Cubed
  • 2
    Small
    Cucumber, Cubed
  • 4
    oz.
    Feta, Crumbled
  • Fresh Mint, Finely Chopped

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve fresh & enjoy!

Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1
    cup
    almond flour
  • 3/4
    cup
    cassava flour
  • 1
    cup
    cane sugar
  • 1/2
    cup
    brown sugar
  • 1
    tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 2
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground pumpkin spice
  • 1/4
    tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2
    large
    eggs
  • 1
    15 oz can
    pumpkin puree
  • 1/2
    cup
    coconut oil, melted
  • 1
    tbsp
    almond milk
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Whisk to combine and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and fold to combine. The batter will be thick.

  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan.

  5. Bake regular muffins for 22-24 minutes, mini muffins for 19 minutes.  Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan. Serve.

Best Fruit Dip (with dairy free option!)

Fruit is already yummy, but pair it with this dip and it’s elevated for a gathering and the whole bowl will be GONE! So simple but so good!

  • 8
    oz
    cream cheese (use Tofutti for dairy free version)
    softened to room temperature
  • 7
    oz
    marshmallow fluff
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla extract

  1. Beat cream cheese (or dairy free option), marshmallow fluff and vanilla until smooth.

  2. Serve with your favorite fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, etc.

Recipe compliments of: https://glitterinc.com/one-epic-fruit-dessert-board-our-favorite-dairy-free-marshmallow-cheesecake-dip/





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