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Bluegrass State - Kentucky Picnic Menu

Frankfort, KY - Daniel Boone and other frontiersmen settled in Kentucky, the "Bluegrass State," in 1769. Its name comes from the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," or "land of tomorrow." 

Admitted into the Union in 1792, Kentucky is the 15th state and the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Today, Kentucky is associated with coal mines and horse farms and racing. America's most prestigious horse race, the Kentucky Derby, is held in Louisville annually. 

The state flower is the goldenrod, the cardinal is the state bird and Frankfort is the capital.

Beef
Beef Tenderloin with Louisville Sauce
Ingredients: Louisville Sauce: bottle (8-ounces) mango chutney, bottle (14-ounces) ketchup, bottle (12-ounces) chili sauce, bottle (11-ounces) steak sauce, bottle (10-ounces) Worcestershire sauce, teaspoon hot sauce. Beef Tenderloin: butter or margarine (softened), salt, freshly ground pepper, and beef tenderloin (4-1/2 to 5 pounds).
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Salads
Bama's Baby Blue Salad
Ingredients: mixed salad greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette, blue cheese, oranges, strawberries, and Sweet & Spicy Pecans. Balsamic Vinaigrette: balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, cloves, small shallots, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Sweet & Spicy Pecans: sugar, warm water, pecan halves, chili powder, and ground red pepper.
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Side Dishes
Smoky Mashed Potato Bake
Ingredients: garlic cloves, olive oil, new potatoes, shredded smoked Gouda cheese, fat-free half-and-half, Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, light margarine, fat-free cream cheese, and salt.
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Side Dishes
Green Beans with Pimientos
Ingredients: green beans, bacon slices, large onion, garlic cloves, jar (2-ounces) diced pimientos, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and cumin seeds.
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Breads
Homemade Butter Rolls

Ingredients: envelopes (1/4-ounce) active dry yeast, sugar, warm water (100� F. to 110� F.), butter or margarine (melted), large eggs, salt, and all-purpose flour.
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Cakes
Mrs. White's Buttermilk Pound Cake
Ingredients: sugar, shortening, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, flour, buttermilk, and pecans.
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