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Celebrate The Kentucky Derby in Your Own Home

A great appetizer for the Kentucky Derby.
A great appetizer for the Kentucky Derby.
Abigail Bernd

The Kentucky Derby is a national tradition. Everyone sits around their TV to see who will win the big prize.

It is an exciting Derby year, with the front runner Eskendereya out of the race. The horse' trainer, Todd Pletcher, had to call it quits for Eskendereya because of swelling in the colts leg. This changes the race altogether. 

In Lexington we have a front row seat to the exciting, and never predictable Kentucky Derby. It is in Louisville, just a short drive from our front doors. 

If you don't feel like braving the crowds and paying hundreds of dollars for seats at the event, have your own Derby party. Make some delicious appetizers and amazing desserts. They will please everyone, and you will have front row seats to the big race! 

The following are easy and delicious dishes. You can throw these recipes together quickly and enjoy your party. 

Recipes For an Unforgettable Kentucky Derby Party

Appetizers

Bruschetta- A fresh and healthy appetizer

Baked brie bites- Creamy brie with sweet apricot make this a delicious appetizer. 

Honey bourbon chicken wings- A Kentucky dish that is filled with sweetness and unique flavor. 

A New Take on Seven Layer Dip- This dish is great served with your favorite tortilla chips. 

Stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese- Shallots and garlic give this dish flavor. 

Desserts

Apple Crisp- A sweet and buttery dessert

Bananas Foster Cake- A moist and delicious cake. 

Delicious Berry Tart- Pudding mix and cream cheese make this filling delicious. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares- These are rich and addictive. 

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