Derby, Derby, Derby

I have lived in Kentucky almost my whole life, and believe it or not, I've only been to the Derby once. When I was four months pregnant!  I had an unbelievable time, despite my condition, and it just so happens that I'm the only one in our group that remembers all the details of the day.

That's me on the bottom right. 

My fun loving husband didn't make the cut for the photo above and I didn't want to leave him 
out of this derby post, so here he is after the derby modeling my hat and purse. Isn't he cute?  

We are not going to the derby this year, but if we were I would love to wear this dress. 

with this hat

We will be attending a derby party at a neighbor's house and, of course, we will be wearing derby attire.  Here we are last year on our way to the party.  

And yes, I'll be wearing the same hat, again!  It's the only one I own.  

Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie  (AKA Derby Pie)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ready-made piecrust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine. Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture into the unbaked piecrust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
(Recipe from American Food)
Now, go bake yourself a  Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie and get ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports!  


  1. You guys are a gorgeous couple! Love the dress you "would" wear!

  2. How fun! I want a hat! That is a great photo of you and your hubby and I must make that Derby Pie!!

  3. I LOVE Derby time- always makes me miss home. I too have a shortage of suitable hats! I'm in the middle of preparing for my KY Derby party we host annually down here in NC. Check out my blog for a series of posts on it and check back after Saturday for party photos!

  4. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Miss Mustard Seed. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  5. My hubby and I went to Keenland, placed a few cheap bets, ate some Derby food and froze. I went to the Derby in college one time. I would like to go again someday.

    Happy Mother's Day! Glad we found each other's blog:)
    Amy R.


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