♥ Derby Pie ♥

Ok, so maybe I am cheating a little here. Normally, I only like to post about something I have just done, but I am going to write about something that I last experienced about 5 months ago. Although, I'm sure I will have it again before the year is out!! :-)

Derby Pie! Soooo yummy warmed up with a dollop of whipped cream. Also sometimes referred to as "Kentucky Pie", it was created in 1950 in Prospect, Kentucky (a city in Eastern Louisville...just a few minutes from where I live). The name "Derby Pie" was chosen among others from a hat! It is made with chocolate, walnuts or pecans, a flaky crust, and BOURBON! Haha! It's kind of like a chocolate pecan pie, just with the special little alcoholic addition!

It is really delicious and a favorite at Derby time...or anytime!!


  • Recipe for 10-inch Single Crust Pie Crust
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup gourmet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, shelled and chopped in half if desired
 How To Make Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll crust, or use a store bought pre-baked pie crust, line a 10-inch deep dish pie pan with the dough, and flute the edges as desired.
  • In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed with whisk attachment, whip butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and bourbon together until frothy.
  • Remove bowl from mixer, and fold in chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts. Blend well.
  • Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until set.
  • Serve warm, or cool completely before serving with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Yields 8-10 slices.


♥ Paul's Market ♥

Paul's is a 50+ year old mom and pop style neighborhood grocery store. There are now four locations in Louisville (one is 5 minutes from home, and one is 2 minutes from work!), and although it is a bit pricier than Kroger, it sells very fresh produce and other gourmet items. There is also a deli where we have ordered many a delicious lunchtime sandwich at work.

I love Paul's in the Fall! They arrange all their pumpkins and mums on the front porch of the store with scarecrows, corn stalks, and hay bales. It's so fun to drive by and see all the pretty Fall colors! It's been much warmer and drier than normal so far this Fall, and the leaves are not changing colors yet, so its nice to get to see some of the rich oranges, yellows, and reds somewhere!


♥ Louisville AIDS Walk ♥

Today was the 18th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk. At Rebecca's Wedding Boutique, where I work, we like to give back to our community, so we decided that the Walk would be our charity event for the month of September this year. A group of us gathered downtown at the Belvedere at about 2:30pm, got registered, and got psyched for the 5 km walk across Second Street Bridge to Indiana and back!

It was a great event for people watching...and puppy watching! The walk took a little over an hour, and I had a great time! Besides, how many times do you get to say that you walked to another state?!

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